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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue

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

75.0% Overall Rating

312 out of 407 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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Overall Rating

312 out of 407 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue'

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75.2%
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92.0%
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70.4%
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73.6%
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74.4%
Value
64.8%
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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.

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Customer review

22 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price, location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

19 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Located near beach

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
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Customer review

18 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

07 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff running the place are extremely friendly n helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Catherine George

12 April 2008 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the beach!

Disliked: Catherine left no negative feedback.

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catherine asasciow

12 April 2008 catherine would recommend this property

Liked: the decor was really funky,the room huge and there,s free internet in your room.Location was great,right on the beach and easy to access local transport.

Disliked: catherine left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

07 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Huge twin rooms with 2 double beds and ensuite bathroom as well as a computer in the room with free internet access! Also right on Venice Beach, brilliant location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
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Carlo Schiesaro

19 March 2008 Carlo would recommend this property

Liked: big bedrooms

Disliked: Carlo left no negative feedback.

54.3%
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Customer review

09 February 2008

Liked: the bed was comfortable

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
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Customer review

24 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to Venice Beach and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Chloe Timmer

14 January 2008 Chloe would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were great, especially the free internet. The Social hangout room downstairs was AWESOME... drinking with other travellers/locals, and the full use of the kitchen, BRILLIANT..!

Disliked: Chloe left no negative feedback.

65.7%
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Customer review

13 January 2008

Liked: Cooking facilities. Room cleaned daily.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

11 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location to beach and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Customer review

10 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

37.1%
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Customer review

05 December 2007

Liked: because they didn't giving back the money that we had given at the arrival

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
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Customer review

05 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great if wanting to go to venice beach, staff helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

20 November 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this was a great hostel to stay at if you were a couple.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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milena naoumova

18 October 2007 milena would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good-right on th beach,the bus stops are 2 minutes far from the hostel to all directions.Also I've had very good internet connection all the time and the stuff was very nice to me.It's clean.;)

Disliked: milena left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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martine loeve

16 October 2007 martine would recommend this property

Liked: free internet, location, ensuite bathroom

Disliked: martine left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Anne-Marie Cleere

10 October 2007 Anne-Marie would recommend this property

Liked: Computer in room, tv with many video choices, comfortable common area.

Disliked: Anne-Marie left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

09 October 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: loved bein close to every thing & easy goin staff at the hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

07 October 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Christopher Whalley

06 October 2007

Liked: Good room with free internet access!! En suite bathroom clean!! Very very close to beach!!

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 October 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The private rooms are well worth the money, the free internet is a brilliant idea and so handy. Bathroom in our room (204) was exceptionally clean for a backpackers and we were delighted with the 2 double beds! I would definitely recommend this hostel as good value for money and the location is ideal.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.