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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Washington Bld

Hostel | 716 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA CA 90292

71.0% Overall Rating

146 out of 239 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2014)

Tatjana Leuthner thinks…

"Very friendly and helpful staff, breakfast included (cereals, milk, orange juice, toast, butter, jam), great atmosphere, just a 15min walk to the beach"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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71.0%

Overall Rating

146 out of 239 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Washington Bld'

Atmosphere
66.4%
Location
72.8%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
63.2%
Staff
88.0%
Value
68.0%
Safety
70.4%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Trent Hanrahan

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

24 August 2011

Liked: The homely feel

Disliked: -No airport shuttle occurred -States 8 person dorm, had 13 ppl -2 toilets & Showers for 35 + ppl -no spirits, only beer -Paid $35 each to sleep on a mattress on the floor with no space...should have been offered a lower price for not having a bed or any room in our little loft -staff are nice, hostel is just well ovepriced for what is offeredin comparison to other hostels. $20 max per night

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - the atmosphere -like a house sharing with some friends - a different hostel not so typical. - you can rent a bike very cheap

Disliked: cant close the shower. so you give up all your privacy no hostel acitivities

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011

Liked: Great for the beach, local bars etc. Laid back like the area itself.

Disliked: We were packed off to an annex which was far less impressive than the main hostel. It was far more shoddy and with none of the amenities the advertised hostel had. The rooms were uncomfortable hot and one of use got bitten for sleeping there.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2011

Liked: the friendliness of the owner

Disliked: the rooms were very old and not so clean

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Filiz Yuce

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: it'wasn't clean and rooms was so small for 8 people also i had to share bathroom with 20 more people they only have 2 bathroom upstairs and down stairs and they have almost 40 bed in 4 rooms

48.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 August 2011

Liked: The owner was really nice and helpful but he did lie about trips.as when we went to book with the other staff he told us it was a lie. There is a nice and social tv area.

Disliked: Sleeping on mattresses on the floor about an inch away from other ppl.no lock on any door. Kinda smelly.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

christopher jones

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2011

Liked: There is honestly not a lot to like about this property, apart from them offering $1 beers in the vending machine.

Disliked: No locks on the bathroom doors. They claim they have no curfew, however one night a few of us were drinking no later than 1am at which point we were told of for disturbing the peace. The next day we thought nothing of it and went on with our day to the beach. It was only on our return from the beach at 5.30pm we were told our behaviour from the night before was unacceptable, no second chances were given and myself and 3 others; one of which who was in bed at half ten the night before were given 30 minutes to find another location to stay and then asked to leave. We were not allowed to discuss this situation with management, or even explain or apologise for our actions from the night before, we were merely thrown out on the street.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

eve trueman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2011

Liked: Was clean.

Disliked: Some of the staff that worked there were rude. Had to be quiet after 12am.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Louis Jones

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2011 Louis would recommend this property

Liked: 1 dollar beer in the vending machine

Disliked: Nothing. Awesome place!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were big and comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and nice. The breakfast was good, because there was a big variety of food.

Disliked: It was allowed to smoke in the kitchen and in the lounge. Also you have to walk 20 minutes to the beach.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Petr Kozdon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2011 Petr would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpfull staff. Location for the beach.

Disliked: Smoking inside the building.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, the host Ian was very kind and helpfull, 10 minutes walk from Venice Beach, close to airport.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike during our stay there.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jonathan Denis-Jacob

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2011 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Owner was very nice and helpful. We had a private room which was basic but very decent for the price.

Disliked: Check-out was 10am.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Rami Latif

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

14 May 2011

Liked: close to Venice beach

Disliked: No WiFi. Alot of noise beside major street

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great people, nice old house. Not exactly a hotel experience, but certainly value for money.

Disliked: Smoking allowed downstairs results in the whole place smelling. Furniture all a bit aged, minimal linen resulting in a pretty uncomfortable and cold night.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Henry Geary

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2011 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: Had all the amenities we required

Disliked: Very cold, and not too clean

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Helmut Umschaden

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2011 Helmut would recommend this property

Liked: Friendlyness of personal

Disliked: nothing

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 November 2010

Liked: 10 minutes walk to venice beach.

Disliked: the hostel and hostel room were old. furniture were in bad condition. kitchen was gross.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely charming hostel. One of those hostels where you don't wanna leave the house, because the people in there are so funny. A lot of weird but lovely people just hangin out all day.

Disliked: Not very clean, especially the kitchen. But no ''pets'' and you can live with it, if you're not a sissy.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2010

Liked: Free pick up from the airport.The staff were VERY helpful in giving directions etc although their information on the level of bus fares etc was very out of date.

Disliked: Unfriendly fellow guests who seemed to be long-term residents. Dirty throughout and very old fixtures and fittings etc. Very poorly equipped kitchen. Poor security (inadequate lockers and no locks to the dorm doors). No privacy (no locks to the shower/wc doors).

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katrina Mitchell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 October 2010 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: Can not fault this place. Ian was unbelievably friendly and extremely helpful and gave us lots of good directions! He also helped us out with ideas for what to do when we had nothing else planned. The hostel is only a 10 min walk to Venice Beach which can not be missed on a weekend due to it's festival vibe. Breakfast, tea and coffee were all included in the price. Best thing about this place are the vending machines....you'll find out why when you stay!

Disliked: Katrina left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

keira martin

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2010 keira would recommend this property

Liked: great value for money, friendly staff, great location short walk to the beach

Disliked: smoking is allowed indoors

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

matthew rickard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2010 matthew would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was amazing, so helpful and friendly. the hostel has a nice homely feel about i. nice place to chill out

Disliked: nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: not to far from venice beach, nice staff but place not that clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

21 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very laid back and friendly staff

Disliked: too far away from nightlife