Hotel Al Vagon
Cannaregio 5619, Venice, Italy star
Doubles from: $80 to $241
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The super-central Hotel Al Vagon offers one-star rooms on the border of Cannaregio and San Marco, within walking distance of most city sights.
Pros: Fabulous location. Clean and quiet. Some rooms with views.
Cons: Rooms are small and basic. Steep stairs (no elevator). Hard beds.
Although the aging palazzo in which it resides dates to the 15th century, the Hotel Al Vagon’s 21 guest rooms offer modern comforts. Décor takes the tone of old-fashioned elegance, with carved antique-style furnishings, brocade curtains and richly patterned bedding.
”Classic” rooms are on the smaller side, but some overlook the canal (and are slightly more expensive). “Superior” rooms turn up the 18th-century Venetian style a couple notches, with more gilding, more space and Murano lamps. Most features, from the closet to the bidet, are bigger and nicer, and some superiors have romantic canal views. The upgrade, however, will cost you another €20-30.
All Al Vagon rooms, classic or superior, are equipped with air conditioning, a safe and phone. Most also feature satellite TV (although some classic rooms do not).
The bathrooms, all private, vary in size. All have a shower, hair dryer and basic toiletries.
The Hotel Al Vagon is simple, but it ticks all the cheapo boxes. It’s affordable, clean, and oh-so-central.
There are a few notable things missing: The Al Vagon does not offer Internet, and there is no elevator (and steep stairs). Breakfast is not available either, but many cafés in the area make it easy to grab a bite. And pet lovers should note that furry friends sleep free.
Reviewed by: Annie Shapero, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- City tour
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Historic building
- Luggage Storage
- No Elevator
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Tourist information
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Wi-Fi: Free
- AC Available
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Handicap accessible rooms
- Soundproofed Windows
Cannaregio, Venice, Italy
About the Hotel Al Vagon neighborhood
Situated north and west of the train station, Cannaregio provides some of the city's cheapest sleeps and eats. It's the most navigable "sestiere" in the city and by far the most convenient area from which to explore Venice. Adjacent to the train station on one end and bordering San Marco at the Rialto Bridge on the other, here you’ll find the Jewish Ghetto and some of Venice’s finest palaces, among them the breathtaking Ca d’ Oro.