One of the most romantic and unique cities in the world, Venice is a must-visit at least once in your lifetime. And now is the time to do it – thanks to rising sea levels, the beautiful floating city’s days may be numbered. So, travel to Venice to see some of the most incredible Renaissance architecture known to man, take a gondola ride through the canals, and enjoy some of the finest street food the Mediterranean has to offer!
But what about staying in Venice? It’s true that the city can be frightfully expensive, and while there are five star hotels aplenty along the Grand Canal, they’re usually a little (okay, a lot) out of the budget range of your average backpacker. Instead, check out rentals in Venice. You’ve got a better chance of finding somewhere your wallet can stretch to, and it certainly won’t take away from your experience in this incredible city.
We’ve decided to help you out by putting together this list of the 15 best Airbnbs in Venice. We’ve taken into account different travel styles, personalities, but above all else – budgets. So, let’s check them out and get the first step of your vacation planned!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Venice
Charming Studio and Private Garden
- > $
- > 2 Guests
- > Exclusive Garden Space
- > Washing Machine
Attic bedroom in Venice Cannaregio
- > $$
- > 2 Guests
- > Laptop friendly workspace
- > Friendly host
Suite Tower Rialto
- > $$
- > 2 Guests
- > Great location
- > Air conditioning and heating
Historic House in heart of Venice
- > $$
- > 8 Guests
- > Kitchen and cooking basics
- > Children’s toys and games
Penthouse overlooking Rialto Bridge
- > $$$$
- > 4 Guests
- > Outdoor Terrace
- > Rialto Bridge Views
Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to the Best Hostels in Venice!
Why stay in an Airbnb?
Whether you’re staying in a private apartment or shared house, visitors can get in touch with their hosts through the Airbnb mobile app. Use the chat for fast and efficient communication. Any questions about your trip, what to do or where to go – your host can help.
Lots of Airbnbs provide city or neighbourhood guides with helpful suggestions for things to do in your destination – like a favourite coffee shop or unique (or cheap) pubs and restaurants. Some even include transit information, directions to amenities like grocery stores or gas stations and the availability of public transport. This is a great way for travellers to find the best local spots as hosts usually include what they’ve come to love about their city from years of living there!
Save some time by booking with Airbnb rather than spending years on Google to find out what’s around you.
No matter your budget, Airbnb has a place for you to stay – from entire apartments to single rooms, houseboats and even castles. There are over six million places worldwide to choose from.
Don’t split up into two to three hotel rooms! The Airbnb platform accommodates any size, from single travellers to large groups. Everyone gets to stay together, which makes the travelling experience much more comfortable and at the same time way more affordable. Save your money by paying per night, rather than per person. A lot of rentals have more than one bedroom or an extra pull-out couch, futon or trundle bed. Hosts also provide a nice set of clean sheets, a good quality comforter and extra pillows and blankets.
You don’t want to spend a lot of money on having to eat out every night either? Just add the filter “kitchen” into your search and you can choose any home that lets you cook at home with all the cutlery, glasses, pots and pans provided.
Worried about safety? Airbnb wants every guest to be safe and secure. They require hosts to have a keyed door lock and an interior deadbolt or chain. The privacy inside the rental depends on what kind of place you are looking for but you can always find details in the booking description.
Remember that you are living in someone’s home – they want to keep it safe, too. Some properties even have CCTV and a doorman so you don’t have to worry about any undesired visits.
Airbnb also has a 24/7 emergency line with someone ready to assist you in case of any problem. They’re even able to provide a driver, book you a hotel or send a doctor in a medical emergency.
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The Top 15 Airbnbs in Venice
We won’t make you wait any longer. Start planning your backpacking Venice adventure and choose from our favorite Airbnbs in the city!
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Venice – Charming Studio and Private Garden
Let’s kick off our list with the best value Airbnb in Venice. You’d think with the prices in this city that you’d only be able to afford a private room or a homestay, but that’s not the case! This charming studio with a private garden in the Cannaregio district is a real home away from home and it’s not short on facilities either.
As well as a laptop-friendly workspace and a washing machine, you have a fully equipped kitchen and a garden space all to yourself. If you’re staying long term, this host offers discounts for weekly and monthly rents too!
Best Budget Airbnb in Venice – Large King size room in Venice
Venice can be frightfully expensive, so it’s important to find budget accommodation to make the most out of your stay. Thankfully, this awesome Venice apartment has a private room which you can call home for the duration of your stay! The location isn’t bad either – and your host will happily pick you up from Piazzale Roma, where most tourists enter Venice, helping you to navigate the labyrinthine streets.
Once you arrive, you’ll be treated a comfy double with Wi-Fi, a laptop-friendly workspace, and use of the kitchen!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Venice start from $12USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads – Quiet room in great location
When travelling with a laptop, there are a few things that will set your mind at rest. A laptop-friendly workspace and Wi-Fi are absolute necessities, while anything else is a bonus. Thanks to the quiet area overlooking the garden of a convent, you’re unlikely to be disturbed in this cool Venice Airbnb. You’ll also have tea and coffee in the room, as well as your own private bathroom. Your friendly host will give you a map on arrival with their recommendations for the best places to visit in Venice.
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers – Quiet single room by Piazzale Roma
When travelling solo, people will often tell you to head for the nearest Venice hostel. However, we understand that’s not what everyone wants – especially when you can have your own space over a smelly and noisy dorm! This single room is near to both Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station, but the location isn’t the only great thing here! The city tourist tax is included in the price, which is a bonus for travellers on the floating city. You also have basic toiletries included in this charming Venice apartment!
Best Airbnb in Venice for Nightlife – Apartment with Stunning Canal View
Venice is renowned for many things, but nightlife isn’t one of them. In fact, the lagoon is so expensive that most locals head back on the last boats to the mainland! However, there are a few cool bars and restaurants in the Dorsoduro area, so if you want nightlife, it’s a good idea to base yourself in that area. This awesome Venice Airbnb houses up to 2 guests and is located on the second floor. You’ll have one of the biggest canals right in front of your doorstep, offering stunning views. It’s one of the best places in Venice to cure your hangover!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples – Suite Tower Rialto
If you’re travelling to Venice with your other half, then you’re spoiled for places to stay. It’s one of the most romantic cities in the world, after all! Then, you start noticing the prices… and the list gets a lot smaller. Thankfully, not all Venice Airbnbs will break your bank, and the Suite Tower Rialto is perfect for the budget-conscious backpacking couples! There’s a functional kitchen/living space where you can make your morning coffees in the Nespresso machine before heading out to explore town!
Best Homestay in Venice – Attic bedroom in Venice Cannaregio
If you’re looking to keep your costs down and get an authentic experience of a destination, there are few better options than staying with a local. So, check out this homestay in Venice to get to know the city and have plenty of cash left over for the next leg of your Italian trip! This bright attic bedroom is a gorgeous place to wake up, with exposed wooden beams and a skylight letting plenty of light into the exclusive Venetian Palazzo!
Runner Up Homestay in Venice – Historic Residence near La Fenice
There are loads of great homestays in Venice, so we wanted to give you as much choice as possible! If the previous option was a little too pricey, check out this historic residence right in the heart of Venice! The house is shared by three young artists who will only be too happy to give you their recommendations on the best places to visit in town. It’s a great place to stay if you’re hoping to take in an opera performance – this flat is just a stone’s throw from the iconic La Fenice Theatre!
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Venice – Ca’ Zulian Palace – Grand Canal
We’ve already spoken a lot about how expensive the floating city is. However, if you have got the money, you can get somewhere truly special! This Venice Airbnb has one of the largest private terraces in the whole of Venice – and it’s all yours – just imagine sipping a prosecco out there with that view of the boats passing by on the Grand Canal! If you’d rather chill inside, you’ve got your own library and a breakfast corner. This is one of the best Airbnbs in Venice if you want panoramic photos from the comfort of your own home!
Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Venice – Penthouse overlooking Rialto Bridge
Have you ever want to wake up then open your windows to a view of one of the most iconic monuments in the world? Even if you haven’t, you’re not going to turn that down! This Venice Airbnb is gorgeous, but the selling point is definitely that incredible view of the Rialto Bridge from the outdoor terrace. Inside isn’t half bad mind – there’s traditional Venetian architecture, lovely furniture, and room for 4 guests.
You’ll have to try really hard if you want to find a better Venice apartment than this place! Just make sure you’ve plenty of dollar!
Best Airbnb in Venice for Families – Historic House in heart of Venice
Looking for somewhere to stay with the family? Check out this short term rental in Venice – it’s perfectly set up for families of any age! If you’re travelling with younger kids, you’ll be happy to know that there are toys and games which you’re welcome to use, while cots and cribs make it easier to get young ones to sleep. Features like the outdoor terrace, fully equipped kitchen, and large living room mean that it’s a great place for the whole family to spend some quality time together!
Best Airbnb in Venice for a Group of Friends – Santa Lucia Canal and Garden View
When staying with friends, it’s important to have a place that you can chill out together and make the most of each other’s company. If that’s the case, this Venice Airbnb is a shout! Room for 8 guests and a kitchen and dining room, so you can all enjoy making and eating food together! There a couple of terraces and you’ve got access to the communal downstairs too if you want to chill out in the sunshine!
Best Airbnb in San Marco – 21 steps from St Mark’s Square
St Mark’s Square is home to some of the coolest attractions in Venice – the Doge’s Palace, the landmark tower, and some of the best (but most expensive) places to eat and drink in town. You’d think that an apartment in the city’s top tourist area would, therefore, break the bank, but that’s not the case! At this Venice Airbnb, you’ll not only be pleasantly surprised by the price, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of a complimentary breakfast and free maps – trust us, both of those things are invaluable here!
If you have a full Venice itinerary planned, this stunning apartment is the place to be!
Another Great Apartment in San Marco – Amazing San Marco apartment & view
If you’re looking to stay near St Mark’s Square, here’s another excellent option. Just a minute from the square itself, this loft is perfect for a couple or digital nomad. A Venice apartment full of character, it’s also very romantic and you’ve got fast, unlimited Wi-Fi. And that’s not all! Complimentary tea and coffee is included too – if you’re checking out but have a late flight or train out of Venice, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a luggage room where you can store your bags here too!
Top Value Airbnb in Cannaregio – Cannaregio Romantic Mini Suite
We’ve already shown you a few Airbnbs in Venice’s Cannaregio District, and that’s because it’s one of the coolest areas in town! Thanks to having a little distance between here and the main tourist areas, it also offers some of the best prices in town! This romantic mini-suite is a delightful option for a couple, with wooden beams, a comfy double bed, and plenty of privacy! There are many traditional Venetian restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity – a great chance to sample the local cuisine!
What to Pack for your Venice Airbnb
Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.
Check out our definitive Airbnb Packing list for our top packing tips!
FAQ about Airbnbs in Venice
Here’s what people usually ask us when they look for vacation homes in Venice.
Final Thoughts on Venice Airbnbs
So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Venice. We’re sure that you’ll have been blown away by the sheer variety! Whether you want to wake up with a view of the Rialto Bridge, stay in the home of a friendly local, or sleep in a historic Italian Palazzo, there’s an Airbnb in Venice for you!
We just hope we haven’t given you too much to choose from. If that’s the case, just plump for our favourite Airbnb in Venice – Charming Studio and Private Garden. It’s the ideal combination of style and great value for money. Although it’s not right in the centre of the attractions, it’s still well-positioned for exploring the city on foot or by boat!
So, now that you’ve got a better idea of how to make the most of your Venetian vacation, it’s time for us to leave you to enjoy it. We hope you have an incredible time!
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