Travel Budget: Venice

While Venice is definitely not the cheapest city to visit, there are a few tricks I learnt during my stay that saved me a tonne of money. If you plan to visit The City of Canals on a budget then this post is for you!


City: Venice, Italy

Travel Style: Budget

Currency: Euro

Daily Spend: 53.6€



Cost Breakdown

Accommodation: 3 nights = 51€

Stay in Mestre rather than Venice itself. There’s nicer budget accommodation options for half the price and it’s only a 15min train ride into the heart of Venice. You also get to experience the old town of Mestre which to me, felt like a more authentic local Italian vibe than touristy Venice.

  • 17€ per night for a 6 bed dorm room at Anda Hostel. This hostel is a stone’s throw from the train/bus station so it’s very convenient when arriving in the region and also to get into and back from Venice. One of the better hostels I’ve stayed in
  • If you want to save more money then stay at AO Hostel. It’s also very close to the train station and super clean and modern but has much less of a cool hostel vibe than Anda


Transport: 3 days = 36€ 


  • Daily return train tickets to Venice: 2.70€
  • Walking around the canals
  • One day water ferry ticket that will get you all around Venice and out to Murano: 20€
  • Airport bus/train: 8€


Food & Drink: 3 days = 74€

img_4697Eating at Venice’s traditional bacari is not only a great way to experience the local culture but also saves a lot of money compared to eating at a restaurant. In this post I list 7 of my favorites in Venice.

  • Breakfast: I opted for the buffet breakfast at the hostel for 6€. Alternatively you can grab a cappuccino and croissant in Mestre for around 3€
  • Lunch: bacari with spritz, 8€
  • Dinner: I alternated between bacari with wine (6€) and restaurants in Mestre- for example da Bepi seafood restaurant has an amazing 3 course dinner for 20€


Total spent:  161€ / 3 nights = 53.6€ per day



Author: Emma

I'm an Aussie who loves exploring my new homeland of Finland in my day to day life and traveling around Europe in my free time. I'm particularly passionate about solo and eco-friendly travel.

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