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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue

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

71.5% Overall Rating

317 out of 416 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/07/2015)

"The only thing I really liked about this hostel was the location, it is perfect for spending days on the beach and the bus services are easy to use. Secondly the bathroom in my specific room looked newly renovated and…"

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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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71.5%

Overall Rating

317 out of 416 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue'

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72.8%
Location
95.2%
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63.2%
Cleanliness
70.4%
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70.4%
Value
58.4%
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horvath margaret

Alone

18 August 2010 horvath would recommend this property

Liked: Great friendly people comfortable felt welcome and safe the best location :)

Disliked: no parking for guests :(

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

04 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: there is so much free food at this place, i couldnt believe it. this place was great. it is alot better then the Venice Beach Cotel which i have also stayed at. one of the best hostels i have ever been to. so close to the beach and everyone is so nice!

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

07 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its very close to venice beach and good food. seed is a fantastic organic and vegan cafe

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

06 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: TV in rooms does not work - Was not told unti I asked, and was advised "oh that's because we have not upgraded to digital yet".Was emailed by hostel after booking saying that "the desposit paid was not actually a deposit and still had to pay full amount on arrival". After contacting Hostelbookers about this through their website, I go to reply. I emailed Hostelbookers again about 2 weeks later who advised me that they had spoken to VBH and told them they had to honour the deposit. This was honoured when I got there.They have free pancake/waffle mix every morning, free condiments (sauce, spices, butter, jam/jelly, sugar, coffee mate/creamer), also free pasta, rice and pasta sauce, free wifi aswell. Overall it is a good hotel for perks, but was annoyed I was not told about the broken TV, nor was advised if/when it was going to be fixed.Also, only got new towels when mine were covered in red and black hair dye stains from my hair.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jessica Ford

22 March 2010 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: The free dinner and breakfasts were a great bonus. The staff were always hanging around the common room and kitchen so there was always some one to talk to and they were very friendly. Had a very funky and homely feel - a good mix!

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: private rooms are spacious with great views

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big double room, computer with internet in the room, breakfast and dinner offered. Nice :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice atmosphere and facilities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's close to the beach !

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, they cleaned every day our room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

11 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, right near the beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

07 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet in the rooms and the location close to the beach!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect but it would be nicer if the rooms are cleaner.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right in the heart of Venice Beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun, friendly atmosphere. Literally a stone throw away from the beach :) I would recommend this hotel to my friends!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super location and cool kitchen.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Melanie Rowland

26 July 2009 Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of internet access, big kitchen, great location.

Disliked: Melanie left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

22 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - cool location directly at the beach- bus stop (Metro & Blue Line), ATM and supermarket nearby- safe and computer in the rooms- own bathrooms- by Metro to: Santa Monica --> 15 min, Hollywood --> 40 min, Downtown/Union Stadion --> 60 min, Anaheim/Long Beach --> 120 min

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Marja Verkerk

16 June 2009 Marja would recommend this property

Liked: Great location to all facilities, beach, shops, local groceriy, bus transport to downtown, easy walk to Santa Monica easy access to LAX

Disliked: Marja left no negative feedback.

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

Shane Crocker

03 June 2009 Shane would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Shane left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very weird staying in a hostel with virtually no guests but odd body builder men instead. Cheap though!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

veer khunti

04 March 2009 veer would recommend this property

Liked: location!

Disliked: veer left no negative feedback.

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

Karyn Flower

28 January 2009 Karyn would recommend this property

Liked: Great loction, staff. Very relaxing.

Disliked: Karyn left no negative feedback.

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

David Steele

04 November 2008 David would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice hostel close to the beach about a 3 minute walk.Free pancakes for breakfast.Helpfull and friendly staff.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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

Riste Kjandovski

20 October 2008 Riste would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the people.

Disliked: Riste left no negative feedback.