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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue

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

76.3% Overall Rating

310 out of 403 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/07/2014)

Byron Cotton thinks…

"Venice Beach Hostel is a real hostel with comfortable sofas, bookshelves (with books!), and a game and tv room and kitchen which makes it a home away from home."

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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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76.3%

Overall Rating

310 out of 403 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
76.8%
Value
70.4%
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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%
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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.

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

Customer review

06 August 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The private room was incredible and the free pancake mix was good - so worth the money!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

monika bitschnau

13 July 2008 monika would recommend this property

Liked: the staff

Disliked: monika left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

12 July 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Albergue un poco cutre pero para gente joven y nada 'tiquismiqui', está muy bien. Tiene bastantes cosas útiles, como internet, cocina, salón, billar... Está muy cerca de la playa. No es muy limpio. Y lo malo de alojarnos en esa zona (venice beach) es que a partir de las 19:00-19-30 cierran prácticamente todo y sólo hay vagabundos.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Paul MCMAHON

12 July 2008 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the staff and the size of the rooms.

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Annika Lassnig

09 July 2008 Annika would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the atmosphere there, it was just great, thank you for that!!

Disliked: Annika left no negative feedback.

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

leesa wood

05 July 2008 leesa would recommend this property

Liked: lovely room, very nice place to stay, shame we were double booked as we would have liked to stay longer- i would recommend only the private rooms though

Disliked: leesa left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 July 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and nice hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Amanda Ross

29 June 2008 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location if you are into the beach. Can walk to Santa Monica and if you get good directions from staff you can get into the city easily. (recommend you buy a day pass as you need to get multiple buses!)

Disliked: Amanda left no negative feedback.

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

Julia Ickert

23 June 2008 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is right next to the beach, which is really nice. it has a kitchen and it sometimes offers free dinners.

Disliked: Julia left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

22 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the space of the room, availability of internet access inside the room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: computer with internet access in room. Location is excellent, right on beach in centre of Venice Beach action

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jessica Dushane

16 June 2008 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Inexpensive

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Karin Sobeck

10 June 2008 Karin would recommend this property

Liked: very good location, also near the airport, nice people

Disliked: Karin left no negative feedback.

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

Chung Suk Ying

08 June 2008 Chung would recommend this property

Liked: This is really a wonderful hostel tht I have ever met. It is close to the Venice Beach and Santa Monia. It is convenient to the downtown of LA. The staff here is nice and the decoration of the hostel is good. The cost is reasonable!!

Disliked: Chung left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 June 2008 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%

Patricia Kilkenny

29 May 2008 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet

Disliked: Patricia left no negative feedback.

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

Amalia Vulala

24 May 2008 Amalia would recommend this property

Liked: the people that work here are very helpful, interesting and nice. the rooms are clean and the location is perfect.definitely a place to recommend.

Disliked: Amalia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

22 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price, 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

19 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Located near beach

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.