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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue

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

75.4% Overall Rating

305 out of 395 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/10/2013)

Tamara Davidson thinks…

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

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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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75.4%

Overall Rating

305 out of 395 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
88.0%
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70.4%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
79.2%
Value
71.2%
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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.

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

Customer review

18 October 2008

Liked: Right near the beach, internet is free and in your room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Mark McKean

18 October 2008 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: every room has its own comtuer for internet access, nice hot showers, fab location, right on the beach

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Jerome ROBERT

26 September 2008

Liked: free internet

Disliked: Jerome left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

23 September 2008

Liked: Very few - location only

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Natasha McShane

18 September 2008 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: Oh my god this was the most amazing hostel ever. The staff are the reason I loved it so much. Josh 'Master Chef' cooked us food on sunday and monday definately one cool guy to take home to meet your mother. And eriic the musician put on a great show for us the 1st night, what a really nice fella. All the boys in the hostel Ken, J and Alex really spend time with the guests tend to your every need and keep you entertained if you are on a budget and cant afford to go out, im Irish so I know how to have a good time and so do these boys. On the other side of things everything was really clean they do housekeeping every day really like hotel service and they keep the kitchen tidy and no dirty dishes lying around. I can't express how much I loved it it was the best trip to LA and all becasue of the workers in this hostel. Hey Lads thank you sooooo much

Disliked: Natasha left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

11 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff and nice atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Dijana Vukojevic

09 September 2008 Dijana would recommend this property

Liked: It's location. It's right on the beach.

Disliked: Dijana left no negative feedback.

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

Carolyn Sinclair

08 September 2008 Carolyn would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Carolyn left no negative feedback.

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

Malte Proeckl

08 September 2008 Malte would recommend this property

Liked: great location...near to the beach, cool staff, place to meet people to party with

Disliked: Malte left no negative feedback.

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

Christina Comfort

07 September 2008 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: Venice Beach Hostel = awesome. Great relaxed atmosphere, easy to meet tons of interesting and fun international travelers, steps from a quirky, lively beach, and really chill and friendly staff. It's a bit of a trek on the bus to Hollywood and other LA attractions, but at the end of the day its best to be by the beach. Great place to stay.

Disliked: Christina left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 August 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's directly at the venice boardwalk - but it takes up to 1:30h to downtown LA by pubtrans!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

darragh garvey

18 August 2008 darragh would recommend this property

Liked: I was very impressed with Venice Beach Hostel's hospitality. I thought the private room that we stayed was extremely clean and well kept and I loved how cozy and inviting it was. The hostel is in a great location with great access to public transportation. It was a great place to stay while vacationing in Southern California.

Disliked: darragh left no negative feedback.

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

barry franklin

18 August 2008 barry would recommend this property

Liked: good, friendly staff. great party atmospher. hostelbookers screwy you over thou!!!!

Disliked: barry left no negative feedback.

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

Gustav Skands

10 August 2008 Gustav would recommend this property

Liked: It was quite expensive.. But it was the best hostel we've been to. People were so nice and we partied hard every night. Props to Ken!

Disliked: Gustav left no negative feedback.