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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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74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: Location, breakfast and dinner us included

Disliked: The lockers are very old.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Brilliant hostel in a great location. Only a short walk from bus stop and a few steps to the beach. Booked a double room which was huge (2 dbl beds), included a safe, free wifi and a PC in the room and a clean bathroom. Free waffles for breakfast were also very nice! We didn't have the free dinner but thats another fab extra. Would happily stay here again!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Romantic getaway, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Near the beach

Disliked: They didn't have my reservation in their computer when I arrived

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff were as friendly as all the travelers. Even after a big week of Coachella fans, they were still friendly to us passers-through. Advice on how to get to and from LAX was very helpful.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I will never book my accomedation with you again if this happends. That's 80USD extra in the price we had not expect and calculated!

Disliked: The property is pretty rough in the edges, it's good in some ways but they are smoking in the commonrooms the ceeling is licking.


The property's response is

Yeah. When someone forgets to close the shower doors - you do tend to get water - and you tend to get water going downwards through a ceiling ( except you call it a "floor" when in your bathroom inside your shared room). But we have a handyman - who corrects all problems - except gravity. But we're trying to teach him !

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really close to all the action on Venice Beach. The breakfast and dinner is great, excellent value for money. Nothing flashy but the staff are really helpful and it's everything you can expect for the price/description. Would recommend it!

Disliked: A little tricky to find the place at first...

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The breakfast and dinner are good, basic but you can jazz it up. Good common area, spacious and comfy.

Disliked: This place is pretty old and so is everything in it, in room wifi is crap, in room computers need updating and they are slow. Laundry is only available after 8pm or before 10am due to the cleaners using it to wash sheets etc- there is only one washer and one dryer for a pretty big hostel- they should have more. Two things we look for when booking is in room wifi and laundry and both here were crap.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Guests: The Real Thing to Look for - Here in VBH you get computer in your room to use! So if you're not traveling with laptop,etc you get Internet included in your stay. Only a cranky person would complain about that.
In addition, we have Wi-Fi in commons; only a lazy person would complain that the reception wasn't so good in his room rather than go to the commons. Please.
Laundry - we now have separate laundry for guests !

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

Anonymous
03 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff + location, location

Disliked: A few rooms can be noisy.......so nothing new there!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Free breakfast, dinner wifi. There are computers in the rooms. Clean and comfortable. Fantastic location one street back from the beach. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: the hostel was fine but old fashioned....the waffles in the morning are great...the best thing bout the hostel is free wifi n breakfast and dinner included

Customer would recommend this property

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