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

Julius Humenansky

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2010 Julius would recommend this property

Liked: good and safe location. for 1 or 2 nights just fine.

Disliked: little far to the Kodak theatre and Universal studios

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

Daniel Crowder

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

07 September 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: A fantastic hostel. Great staff. A suburb place tomeet people, close to the beach and the famous Abbot Kinney Blvd for nightlife and restaurants. Has a proper hostel atmosphere unlike the impersonal overpriced HI Santa Monica down the road.

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

07 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good for relaxing

Disliked: The bathrooms can't be locked.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: offenes Haus mit netter Atmosphäre und coolen Leuten

Disliked: Schlafraum sehr chaotisch / unaufgeräumt

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

05 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good loctation, very secure area .

Disliked: the hostel wasnt very clean

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ernst-Johan Eklund

Alone

24 August 2010 Ernst-Johan would recommend this property

Liked: This place was like coming home, already from the first day. They even picked me up from the airport. Really good service and safe place. I chose to stay longer since I liked so much.

Disliked: Ernst-Johan left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Bob Sylvester Hoeing

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

22 August 2010 Bob Sylvester would recommend this property

Liked: I especially liked Emanuelle who works there - I think maybe without he knows it, he brings a lot of good karma to the place in his own laid back chilled-out kind of style, which is very nice. He has a good sense of humor and knows the neighborhood very well.

Disliked: Bob Sylvester left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2010

Liked: Not too much to be honest although its ok for a quick overnight stay!

Disliked: Not much privacy in the upstairs bathroom...no door handle or lock.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

srinivas nedunuri

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

19 July 2010 srinivas would recommend this property

Liked: Its clean. Its about 15 mins walk from the beach

Disliked: - As I mentioned, there's wireless internet access only in the main building, not in the building where the non-dormitory rooms are located - Someone is supposed to show up every morning and stock the kitchen with breakfast supplies, but I've never seen any. There was a box of cereal for a while but that was gone - While the building itself is quiet, its noisy on the street b/c of the road construction. Bring earplugs if you want to sleep!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

19 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was helpful

Disliked: Showers are mixed & not separated in the Bathroom -> Not much privacy

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2010

Liked: Homely atmosphere.

Disliked: Location is not great, some strange long term residents, not super clean.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 July 2010

Liked: nothing

Disliked: room durty, location, staff...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had a great relased atmosphere so made it easy to meet lots of poeple. It was a good place to just chill out for a few days if you like a good walk to the beach

Disliked: The location is pretty bad, it is a good 20min wald to the beach and forever to get anywhere on public transport. It is very Isolated. However Public transport is cheap and effiecent It is run by a group of blokes and it is so obvious!!! It has a lot of potential... not much privacy for showers, and some beds were just a matress on the floor

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Thomas Lloyd

With friends / other travellers

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

06 July 2010 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Great, Friendly Place

Disliked: A Random Stranger wandered around the hostel and entered rooms, no locks on rooms

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Nathalie Buerkler

Alone

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

03 July 2010 Nathalie would recommend this property

Liked: the friendliness from staff

Disliked: to less bathrooms

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

10 June 2010

Liked: There was a friendly atmosphere encouraged by the staff. Unfortunately, there is no sign on the front of the house to show that it is in fact a hostel, making it very difficult to find if you don't take the hostel's airport shuttle. There is no lock on the front door, no locks on the bedrooms, essentially anyone could walk in and do whatever. The lockers are not big enough for all computers, and considering there are no other locked areas of the hostel, this is very inconvenient. The location is good for venice beach but not for anywhere else in LA, downtown being at least an hour away on the bus. The beds don't feel stable, there are up to 13 people in one room, there are no ladders to get onto the top bunks. Breakfast was not always on time, and was only available for one hour. There is only 2 showers and 2 bathrooms in the whole place. Good atmosphere if you want to feel as though you're a guest in someone's house.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

06 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were very friendly and met some cool people. right by venice beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

06 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Daniel Lampard

26 April 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff, always a friendly atmosphere. Good location...15 minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes to a supermarket. Bus stop 2 minutes away to get to where ever you want to go. Free wi-fi with a good connection and satellite TV with all the football :-) Definitely recommended.

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, staff were funny and nice to talk to. close to major supermarkets and also 20 mins from venice beach

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

22 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is nice and helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Maxine Weatherilt

14 January 2010 Maxine would recommend this property

Liked: Very down to earth and relaxed hosts with a homely atmosphere. 10-15 minute walk from Venice Beach, close to the airport, short walk to the mall.

Disliked: Maxine left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Robert veland

07 January 2010 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Workers look out for your best interest too an incredible degree.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

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

julian saye

07 November 2009 julian would recommend this property

Liked: the staff where extremely helpful and friendly to me and all the other patrons!just a short walk straight down washington blvd to venice beach!close to shops and bars!great place!freindly staff and an all round great environment and atmosphere!

Disliked: julian left no negative feedback.