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Reviews of Samesun Venice Beach Los Angeles Hostel

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 78%

Location 97%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 78%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Important Information

All Guests Need Valid Passport Upon Check In and anyone without valid ID will be charged a nights stay and will not be allowed to remain on the premises. All Credit Cards will be charged for the first nights stay at 8:00am (PST), if it's not approved your bed will be set free. So please call if you have any Credit Card issues at least 24 hours in advance.
All payments must be done CASH only.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Los Angeles?

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Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 78%

Location 97%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 78%

Showing 11-20 of 39 reviews

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

Anonymous
01 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location next to Venice Beach.

Disliked: No elevator, pretty old interior.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
22 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff were helpful, great location.

Disliked: Smells like urine, bit dirty, very noisy late at night & in the mornings - partying in the common area, loud music outside and you can hear everyone having breakfast inside.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location! Nice to have free breakfast. Reasonably clean beside bizarre odour!!

Disliked: Really bad showers with no water pressure. Room smelt a little of stale sweat. Bathrooms often occupied by other guests!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Amazing location, my view out of my room was the legendary Venice Beach! the staff were very helpful to, the activities were cool to.

Disliked: Their could have been more activities lined up for guests I felt although I did miss weekend events so perhaps things were more lively then, still a great place to stay!

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks for the feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We offer daily and nightly activities from beach volley ball, promenade bike rides to sunset happy hour and taco Tuesday - not just on weekends. Hopefully next time you are in Venice you can participate in as many as possible!

Cheers and safe travels,
Sara
General Manager

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: Close to the beach and shops the staff were friendly and happy to help.

Disliked: I would no recommend someone that is easily scared and travelling alone to check in this place after dark, the area at night is not the safest. The hostel is dirty and not really worth the amount we paid. If renting a car the parking is terrible and costs a lot.

100% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: Great staff, great location, great atmosphere.

Disliked: Third floor was a little hot, but nothing major.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Liked: It was very clean and the staff was very helpful. Location perfect.

Disliked: Not enough bathrooms just 2 on one floor.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location is good - close to airport. Easy to get around.

Disliked: 8 person dorm was hot and not enough airflow - there was only a tiny window. Not enough showers and toilets for the amount of people staying on our level. Ok for a night or two but I wouldn't want to stay any longer.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
05 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Atmoshpehere, staff and location

Disliked: Rooms can be so hot and stuffy!

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. With summer approaching, we have increased the amount of fans in the hostel to help with air flow and fight the heat of the Southern Californian sun!

Cheers and safe travels!

Sara,

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great location. friendly staff. clean bathrooms.

Disliked: The room had a window but it was completely blocked over. made for a really stuffy room with 8 people....

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. As the eight bed dorms are not ocean view (and more budget friendly) they don't get the ocean breeze but we have recently installed more fans in the rooms, and are looking at additional options to help with air flow.

Cheers and safe travels.

Sara

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