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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
  • Late Check-out
  • 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
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • 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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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Good location and friendly staff.

Disliked: Not totaly easy finding all the breakfast food.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, clean spacious rooms and cozy beds, WiFi in the rooms, best bang for the buck. Recommended to anyone visiting LA / Santa Monica.

Disliked: Nothing to complain about.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: location, laid back, free breakfast computer in room

Disliked: not very clean, hair all over everything and lots of old towels, toiletries in bathroom

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location and price

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
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49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: location near beachinternet

Disliked: see above

57% Overall Rating
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57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Close to the airport, next to the Venice Beach. Ideal place for the first night for waiting a friend flying from other city...

Disliked: Not very efficient staff... Check in took almost 2 hours and they did not even offer the people to put their luggage in the storage room while waiting.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 40%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: -

Disliked: It seemed as if the staff would have no idea about how to check people in. Theire system is too bad and so they haven't had our reservation...we had luck because after about an hour waittime we finally got our room but a lot of people that also had a bedbooked for the night were sent away and they often overbook theire hostel!!!!

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: free breakfast and lunch, super nice staff

Disliked: a few party hungry young guys, but nothing really bad

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The property has all the facillities you would need. Free internet, WIFI, breakfast is good, the free dinner is pasta or rice, which you have to cook yourself. The rooms are cleaned daily, and despite being a bit old and shabby feel clean. Location is great for Venice beach

Disliked: It is a bit run down. The staff are helpful, but not friendly. I had to pay more than what was described on HB. The location is great for the beach, but miles from Hollywood. It is not a safe area to be out at night time. No AC in the stuffy dorms

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 60%
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great relaxed, chilled out atmosphere, very sociable! Free wifi and internet/PC's in rooms. Breakfast and dinner available along with good cooking facilities, provide all extras condiments etc. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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