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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue

Hostel | 1515 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA 90291

72.6% Overall Rating

312 out of 409 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/08/2014)

Pierre LAPORTE thinks…

"Young team spirit...the good place for back packers! It's not a normal hotel, it's a clearly "youth hostel". Close to the beach."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.00
  • Towel USD 0.50

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that a refundable deposit will be asked for at check in. *Important notices* Please note: This micro site info and terms control the reservation. Please note: all shared is same price; no specific room/size is reserved (not responsible for reservation service form limitations); VBH places shared in any room as per availability at check-in as it determines. *** off - season SPECIAL NOTICE *** All Specials require minimum 2 DAY stay. Specials on-line are 1 time only; may not be re-booked through on-line services. *Check-in notice* Check-in by 4PM or earlier time provided by guest. Reservation may be released after this time - all or part. If later check-in is needed - Please email or call before 4 pm and request late check-in. Not responsible for released reservation for late arrival without required notice of late arrival. (Original reservation notice is not enough.) *Last minute reservation notice* *Please note: Please make reservations early - special re last minute reservations: Last minute reservations are reservations made within 3 days and have special handling and limitations. Last minute reservations are subject to written email confirmation of reservation by hostel. They are otherwise tentative. You must check for an email confirmation from hostel. With the difference in times between reservation services and hostel; and other crossing reservations - there exists the possibility of no availability for last minute reservations. Venice Beach Hostel Rules and Regulations (R and R's) apply - listed on our website (plant Venice) - please review website. (Planet Venice) Important R & R's (not all), e.g.: Venice Beach Hostel Rules and Regulations (R and R's) apply - listed on our websites (planet Venice) - please review websites. Important R & R's (not all), e.g.: (1) Cancellation requirements (a) By making a reservation you specifically agree to these cancellation conditions. (b) Cancellation is 72 hours prior to arrival date. No partial cancellation of reservation dates. (c) Cancellation only by email or other writing. (d) Please note: VBH cancellation time is different than Reservation Company and controls; (2) PRICES: cash prices quoted - without taxes, deposit or non-cash payment pricing; (3) Due at check-in: city occupancy tax, refundable security deposit; balance of price; and non-cash pricing extra: (4) Reservations more than 30 days in advance may be required to be fully paid. Credit card provided will be used. (5) In event of cancellation within 72 hr. of reservation date/no show: cardholder agrees that credit card will be charged for room reserved if: no-show; on-timely cancellation plus merchant charges incurred for charging these items on card and/or merchant charges incurred for returning any portion will be paid for by cardholder. (6) At check-in: you may not change reservation by reducing the time reserved. You agree to be responsible for the time reserved. Otherwise it may be treated as you making an untimely cancellation. (7) Low price guarantee is for a shared room with the same amenities in room and in hostel and location. (Details in VBH) (8) Reservation company 10%commission will be deducted from VBH room/bed rates; but each day's balance amount is rounded up to the nearest one-half dollar. Items listed above added. Check-in charges will therefore be different than reservation company print-out. (9) Children only in private rooms. (10) Proper and valid ID required. VBH reserves the right to refuse service. (11) Special rules/limits apply for locals in shared-read R and R's before reserving for shared. This reservation service is only for foreign & out-of state travelers who are continuing travels. All others must contact VBH directly to confirm reservation and verify that they are non-locals & travelers.

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72.6%

Overall Rating

312 out of 409 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue'

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88.6%
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Customer review

13 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic with free internet and computers in all rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet, "surferplace", could need a little repainting but the doubleroom was ok.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this hostel - the beds were big and comfortable and it has free internet. The first private room I had was huge but quite cold and the free internet pc did not work. I mentioned it to staff and they moved me to another smaller room which was smaller and the internet worked. During my stay I also saw them fix a few internet pcs so they try to keep it working - even though you must remember it is a free service and they are not techies so you cannot complain too much if your one is faulty. They will still always find one you can use in the building. When it works it is pretty fast. The living room areas are really big here too so you never feel over crowded and there is a nice relaxed atmosphere. You can party if you want to - I didn't hear any from my room - but there are quiet hours between 2-6am and there is someone on reception 24 hours. The bus stop is a minute's walk away! The beach 5 minutes. All in all a good hostel for the money. The only complaints I'd have, which I have thought about all hostels - is the cleanliness could be slightly better. The bedding was fine - although comforters as usual had a few stains, but its the ingrained dirt on things I do not understand if they clean every day like they say, its obviously just a wipe over. Also the smell of bleach every morning was horrible. You can buy stuff that is not so offensive.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

BertJan van Wichen

30 March 2007 BertJan would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet in each room, lots of space, two kingsize beds

Disliked: BertJan left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

11 March 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to the see....

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

nia jones

13 February 2007 nia would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel offers free pancake mix for breakfast, and offers free pasta and rice for evening meals. The hostel has good kitchen facilities, and a large reading room and TV room which is really relaxed and a good place to meet other travellers. The best thing of all though is the free internet access in your room. The staff were also very helpful in giving information on things to do and how to get where you needed to go. we really enjoyed out stay there and would recomend it to others. Finally the biggest culture shock we had in LA, was of course LA itself. A crazy place with Crazy people!

Disliked: nia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 February 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you wanna stay close to the beach this is perfect....and its not very hard to take a bus to hollywood or beverly hills the staff will help you. Also close to the LAX bus stop!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

03 February 2007 would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, nice rooms for a good price, big community rooms and kitchen

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

26 January 2007 would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and great location

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

07 January 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

07 January 2007 would recommend this property

Liked: Location Location Location!!!!

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

02 January 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free pancakes & pasta & internet!!!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

21 November 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach. Free internet, and cleanliness

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

05 November 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: It's relativrly cheap, and it's right at the beach.

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 November 2006

Liked: Internet in room is good, good kitchen,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 October 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet in rooms. Great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 October 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Private rooms nice and spacious, love the internet in the room. Staff are quite helpful and friendly. If this place had a face-lift it would make it even better!If returning to this area we would come back again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 October 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Computer and internett in room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

17 October 2006

Liked: When we got back from a day out our room was left open by cleaner, luckily nothing was taken but it was left for anyone to walk in and the lock was then broken we had to move to other room, and didnt feel very safe

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

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

14 October 2006

Liked: One block away from Venice Beach, which was fine during the day, but felt unsafe after dark. Computer in room with free Internet access.

Disliked: left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

25 September 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location (on the beach, good public transport), free foods, free internet, good kitchen, friendly helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

20 September 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet in the room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

12 September 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect Hostel for people on a budget.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

07 September 2006 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big private rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

31 August 2006 would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and the people met here!!!

Disliked: left no negative feedback.