First of all, don’t expect really low prices when you travel to Venice. Venice is built on many small islands and with its limited number of hotels, prices are always higher than elsewhere in Italy. The fact that it is one of the most popular destinations in the world doesn’t make the situation any better. If you are a budget traveller, there are still ways to find cheaper accommodations in Venice. Most of the budget hotels in Venice are low-priced because of the location or the facilities.
Most of Venice’s budget hotels are located on the Lido island. Prices vary greatly depending on the season, so if you want to save big, don’t travel during the high season when everyone is flocking to Venice. During the off season, you may hold some negotiation power over the price, especially if you plan to stay for a week or longer. The best advice is to plan your trip in advance and contact the hotel directly to see if they can offer you a discount. Don’t forget to check out all the possible hidden costs that you may have to pay when arriving.