It doesn’t get more Venetian than a converted monastery in historic Cannaregio. This sophisticated hostel mixes original medieval architecture with slick modern design and boasts high ceilings and courtyard views. Combo Venezia is an oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling city – just minutes from the convenient Fondamente Nove vaporetto stop. There are single-sex dorms, as well as twin and double rooms for friends or partners travelling together. Flying solo? Grab a coffee and make friends in the comfortable communal area, and there’s an excellent buffet breakfast available for a small additional cost.