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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel Los Angeles Hostel

1515 Pacific Avenue, Venice, Los Angeles, USA

Atmosphere 73%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 62%

Location 96%

Safety 72%

Staff 69%

Value 59%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 4.00USD
  • Towel 0.50USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Los Angeles?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 73%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 62%

Location 96%

Safety 72%

Staff 69%

Value 59%

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80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location, close to everything on the coast!

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The location to venice boardwalk was nice

Disliked: The only lockers were in the hall, lots of long term residents, I felt like I was staying at a homeless shelter. Didn't have a room key for me so I had to ask to be let in my room constantly. Sheets seemed dirty, no outlets in the room. Furniture in the common areas was old and unclean did not want to sit on it and I am normally a very relaxed person when it comes to hostels. This was the only hostel (I've stayed in maybe 8) that I had a problem with. I should have taken more notice to other reviews.


The property's response is

There are Safety Lockers in room for valuables.
Hall lockers increase safety: anyone can walk by any time vs an empty room.
Beds have a Shelf and a Light for comfort. Outlets in all rooms; at the Room Desk a computer & monitor plugged in for your internet.
All guests are travelers; not locals.
New folks to LA are subject to stay limit set out on reservation service. No long term residents.
Whole World comes to LA to try their talents in the Music / Film Industry.
Enjoy.

20% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
20% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Absolutely nothing. My friend and I booked four nights in thos hostel amd after ten minutes inside we felt disgusted and unsafe.

Disliked: First there are no elevators, so you must lugbyour bags up the stairs, next you will get charged a six dollar credit card fee to pay for your stay. You will be stuck standing in the office with people smoking. Then you get to the room and it will be old, moldy, dirty and just plain gross. The beds are old without proper ladders for top bunks. Bathrooms need updating, wifi doesnt work. Honestly save your money. We were lucky to get three of our four nights refunded and stayed at thw HI hostel in santa monica


The property's response is

Yes, to enjoy the beach in a classic original Venice building, you have to walk up a flight of stairs.
Yes, as described in the reservation service info, our prices are cash prices.
Maybe just a bit over the top to give us a zero for that?
No smoking rooms! Yes, at reception, we have ashtray – for people first coming in!
Computer and internet in all rooms. Wi-Fi is in commons- Please.

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break

Liked: Cost performance was awesome, super nice location, including dinner and breakfast ...

Disliked: nothing special

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Liked: Location

Disliked: -

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: LOCATION!!! STAFF!!!

Disliked: Cleankiness

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Its Central and close to the beach, food was ok and the room old but nice and clean!

Disliked: You had to choose between toast or waffels for breakfast you could not have both

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Events / festivals, Shopping

Liked: location

Disliked: old building, carpets look dirty

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: it was really near to the beach. the room had it's own restroom

Disliked: the neighborhood!!!parking was really expensive


The property's response is

Silly, our MAGIC - VENICE BEACH HOSTEL - IS THE GREAT BARGAIN - the CHEAPEST WAY : TO SEE THE MOST EXCITING, MOST VISITED BEACH IN THE U.S.A. !! Sure the things at the beach are expensive - and you SAVE MONEY by staying at VENICE BEACH HOSTEL !!

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Visiting friends or family

Liked: The price includes the breakfast and the dinner

Disliked: The menu of the breakfast and the donner, and the service is too slowly.

Customer would recommend this property

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