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Reviews of Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue

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

76.7% Overall Rating

309 out of 402 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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76.7%

Overall Rating

309 out of 402 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Venice Beach Hostel - Pacific Avenue'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
77.6%
Value
70.4%
Safety
76.8%
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Customer review

04 July 2007

Liked: Staff are friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 July 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet in room! Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 July 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff,the bedrooms and the common rooms!..the location of the hostel is great too!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

01 July 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet in room is great. Didnt like that we were kept awake most nights with the noise.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

30 June 2007

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 June 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, laidback and helpful staff. Some of the people that use to hang out there, have lived in Venice for several months, and are easy to get in touch with. The hostel has a great location with nearby restaurants, bars, general stores and liqour stores. Venice is all about skateboarding and surfing, so there will be a lot of teenagers running around the streets, it's really just a lot of fun. We walked around Venice after dark, and we never got in to any trouble. The beach walk can be really exhausting on daytime because of all the people, but as soon as you get a bit further out on the beach, you can really relax and have a good time (bring sunblock and use it!). If you're an european, and you like dark and cheap pubs with tap beer, this is not the place for you. They only serve bottled beer, and it's not so cheap - a really good alternative is just to go to the liqour store, buy some 40's and hang out in the hostel lounge with the cool staff and talk bullshit all night. If you like rock music, there's an ok bar across winward avenue. Things here will probably seem really sketchy the first day, but give it some time and you will get used to it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 June 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff & large common rooms + kitchen

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emilia Ryynänen

24 June 2007 Emilia would recommend this property

Liked: location...

Disliked: Emilia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 June 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great room, free internet and tv, view of the Pacific Ocean!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

09 June 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet and very helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 June 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the bathroom faciliteis and the kitchen that regularly offered free food! Altho when going to use the hostel laundry room it was locked nad was told I they locked them for staffwashing as and when they liked without warning and at irregular times and that I should come back about 10ish (pm)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Melanie Cooper

01 June 2007 Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: the staff where great, fun place to be.

Disliked: Melanie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

30 May 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So close to Venice beach, really friendly and helpful staff, free pasta in eve and pancake mix in morning. Free computer with internet in private rooms. Area is a bit dodgy after dark but funky during day, bit of a trek to Hollywood though.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

samantha gabriel

27 May 2007 samantha would recommend this property

Liked: funky deco and computer access in each room!!

Disliked: samantha left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 May 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, the added extras were great the rooms were nice enough, the price was fair

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 May 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to the beach

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 May 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The man that came with the room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 May 2007

Liked: Computer in room with free internet access a huge bonus!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Casandra Athorn

03 May 2007 Casandra would recommend this property

Liked: I was so happy once I arrived here, I have stayed in some pretty dingy places but this hostel was perfect! I got a private room and had my own kitchen, bathroom and internet. It is close to almost everything and It is clean and nicely decorated.

Disliked: Casandra left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

02 May 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect - right by the beach; close to a great little "downtown". It was quiet at night. There was a bus stop right outside and a place to park a car.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Michk Meyer

14 April 2007

Liked: The Location and the staff were friendly

Disliked: Michk left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

13 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic with free internet and computers in all rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet, "surferplace", could need a little repainting but the doubleroom was ok.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 April 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this hostel - the beds were big and comfortable and it has free internet. The first private room I had was huge but quite cold and the free internet pc did not work. I mentioned it to staff and they moved me to another smaller room which was smaller and the internet worked. During my stay I also saw them fix a few internet pcs so they try to keep it working - even though you must remember it is a free service and they are not techies so you cannot complain too much if your one is faulty. They will still always find one you can use in the building. When it works it is pretty fast. The living room areas are really big here too so you never feel over crowded and there is a nice relaxed atmosphere. You can party if you want to - I didn't hear any from my room - but there are quiet hours between 2-6am and there is someone on reception 24 hours. The bus stop is a minute's walk away! The beach 5 minutes. All in all a good hostel for the money. The only complaints I'd have, which I have thought about all hostels - is the cleanliness could be slightly better. The bedding was fine - although comforters as usual had a few stains, but its the ingrained dirt on things I do not understand if they clean every day like they say, its obviously just a wipe over. Also the smell of bleach every morning was horrible. You can buy stuff that is not so offensive.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

BertJan van Wichen

30 March 2007 BertJan would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet in each room, lots of space, two kingsize beds

Disliked: BertJan left no negative feedback.