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The 14 best Airbnbs in Venice

For comfort, affordability and those gorgeous water-side views, check out our picks for the best Airbnbs in Venice

Written by
kyra hanson
&
Rose Johnstone
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There truly is nowhere like Venice. The Italian city of canals offers a surprise around every watery corner, whether it's a charming local restaurant, quirky art gallery or historic attraction. No matter how many times you visit, there's always something new to be found; the only catch is that accommodation can be a little pricey. That's why we've hand-picked our favourite Airbnbs in Venice, so you can swerve overpriced hotels in favour of something more unique and affordable. Whether you're dreaming of a light-filled apartment overlooking Venice's terracotta rooftops or a historic house located right on a canal, you'll find it here. These Airbnbs are also close to the city's best attractions, local bars and restaurants.

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Best Airbnbs in Venice

Eclectic ground floor two-bed in San Marco

This artfully renovated ground floor flat is excellently located for exploring Venice. St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge are just a short walk away, but you’ll have to pull yourself away from the magnificent views through those large arched windows, where you can sit and watch the gondolas float by with your morning cup of joe. There are two double bedrooms, but this former Venetian palace can easily accommodate up to five guests.

 

Huge double room near Santa Lucia station

The recently done up double room comfortably sleeps two. It’s well-located – just an eight-minute stroll from Santa Lucia Train station and the tourist tax is included in the price. So fear not: you won’t have to fish around for spare euros upon arrival. Save them for gelato and prosecco!

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A two-bed apartment overlooking the canal

Located on a buzzy bar and restaurant-lined street near the church of Madonna dell’orto, this small but perfectly formed apartment would suit both couples by themselves or a small family. You’ll have full run of the place, plus access to a private courtyard – the perfect spot for canal-side lounging. 

One-bed penthouse (sleeps four) with terrace near the Grand Canal

As far as convenient locations go, it doesn't get much better than this one-bedroom apartment situated just 25 metres from a vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal. The split-level space includes one bedroom and an extra sofa bed, and a spacious living room. Another bonus is its cute little terrace overlooking Venice's terracotta rooftops. The city tax is included in the price, too.

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Charming two-bed apartment with rooftop terrace in San Marco

Want to stay right in the heart of the action? Wake up to Venetian bells ringing from the nearby San Marco bell tower in your very own apartment. Furnished with lovely vintage furniture and lots of art, the flat also boasts a sunny terrace perfect for drinking wine as the sun sets. There's a spacious living room, kitchenette, balcony and bedroom (although there's no door between this and the kitchen).

Luxurious two-bed rooftop apartment with private terrace

This lavishly decorated rooftop apartment sleeps four (across two lovely king-sized beds) and comes with a gorgeous balcony, which is just screaming out for sunset selfies. (Oh come on, nobody’s above ’em!) Located in the Sestiere Di Santa Croce, San Stae area, you can be at the Rialto bridge within five minutes and the train station within seven.

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Cosy two-bed apartment in Cannaregio

The decor won’t blow you away, but in terms of pure location, space and price, this apartment most certainly hits the spot. It’s easy to reach – just a ten-minute walk from the boat you catch to the airport and it easily sleeps four (though you might end up squabbling over who gets the double bed).

Modern two-bed with garden in Cannaregio

For a spacious and quiet base away from the crowds, this two-bedroom ground apartment might just be exactly what you're looking for. The home includes a king bed and a bunk bed, with a fully equipped kitchen and living room. A real drawcard is the cute little garden; perfect for sunny breakfasts or relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine.

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The canals of Venice are awe-inspiring – so why not stay right next to one? This comfortable room on the Rialto Bridge (the epicentre of touristy footfall) gives you superb views of the water as well as the city. The spot sleeps two, is warmly decorated and also has a kitchenette (not that you’ll want to eat indoors if you’re staying in Venice, but anyway). To enjoy the very best of the Old Town, wake up, open the windows and enjoy a coffee in surroundings like nowhere else in the world.

 

Cheap and cheerful one-bed in San Marco

For price alone, this place is unbeatable – plus your host keeps the kitchen well-stocked, so it’s extra good value. In terms of location, this cute little pad is far enough away from the crowds while still being close enough to the main attractions. Wi-fi, a washing machine and hairdryer are welcome additions to keep you clean, preened and connected during your stay in Venice.

 

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