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Reviews of SameSun Venice Beach

Hostel | 25 Windward Ave., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA 90291

82.6% Overall Rating

667 out of 746 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2015)

"Great central location at the Venice Beach and promenade,, excellent exterior, nice interior, private bathroom with all new facilities, spacy lockers, comfortable bunk beds, friendly and hepfull staff,, Stylish Danny's…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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.

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82.6%

Overall Rating

667 out of 746 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'SameSun Venice Beach'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
89.6%
Value
73.6%
Safety
87.2%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In front of the beach, safe, clean

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, friendly and a good location

Disliked: The common areas were not big enough for the number of people staying

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

20 March 2011

Liked: the location

Disliked: The matras

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

vanessa christie

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2011 vanessa would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great - right by the beach and all the action. Within walking distance of Abbott Kenny and 1 min from bus stop to airport, UCLA, Getty. Great locale in vibrant part of LA.

Disliked: The kitchen was pretty bad. Small, dirty, not any utensils, no stove or stove-top and no table and chairs for more than 1 person...Definitely needs work. This was barely a place to prepare a bowl of cereal, let-alone an actual meal. Restaurant SEED across the street was delicious though - although pricey for a backpackers budget, its organic, vegan fare was a delicious reprise from the usual stuff you eat while on the road.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bar. Willing to arrange a lot (for example tours or taxi).

Disliked: The kitchen is a bit small. There are not that much facilities to use. This time is was not busy in the hostel, but in a busier period it's definitely not possible to cook on only one cooker. A few more showers would also make sense. 2 per floor isn't that much.

71.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: right on the beach beside venice beach. fairly decent sized room for 6 people

Disliked: could have been cleaner, bathroom was a bit stinking. A bit dodgey going out around this area at night so many people dont. i dont know if i would stay here again. i think i would choose to stay in santa monica next time and just walk up and down to venice beach for the market as ther is not much else there really.

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

jessica emond gagnon

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 February 2011 jessica would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect, 1min.to Ocean and skatepark! Nice view

Disliked: Noisy

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great, being right near Venice Beach and all its greatness. Staff were great and very informative and keen to help. Room I stayed in was good, awesome having a bathroom in the room of 4 bunks. easy to get to from LAX.

Disliked: nothing really, kitchen was a bit funky but it was fine.

74.3%
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Elaine Harris

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2011 Elaine would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right next to the beach. Clean bathroom and shower. Also the bar/restaurant downstairs was nice to hang out in with free wi-fi.

Disliked: The room did smell of wee and the carpets were in bad condition. It is an old hostel in need of updating.

60.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Perttu Ojanperä

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2011 Perttu would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good just by the beach. If you like Venice this is a place for you. Allthough you have to take few busses to get anywhere but that's the same deal anywhere in LA. We took two busses from Venice to LAX and it cost 2dollars! You just have to love Santa Monica Blue Busses. This was a good hostel for us because it was very affordable and in a good location.

Disliked: It could have been cleaner.

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

22 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was amazing!

Disliked: The kitchen only had one working hot plate.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location

Disliked: Not enough toilet/shower facilities

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is very friendly and helpful. Beds are pretty good.

Disliked: A bit far from Hollywood and Downtown. But I guess it is better in the summer.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

27 December 2010

Liked: Have better rooms

Disliked: Most of it

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

Daniel Laycock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach.

Disliked: Hard to get to from downtown, wifi is expensive at $7/day.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Naomi Dongelmans

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 December 2010 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff

Disliked: Small bed. Area not really nice

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

Anthony Nuttall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2010

Liked: .

Disliked: Smoking in the communal area

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

Imre Sebestyen

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

15 November 2010 Imre would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: no comment

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

25 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place to stay, people friendly, parties organized all the time, nice to meet people

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to the beach felt safe and bathroom was clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Family Holiday

19 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free coffee, location, very clean, friendly staff, safe

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are very friendly and kind. The Venice Beach is in front of the hostel, so if you like beach it is good to stay.

Disliked: It will be better to bring own towel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Shopping

20 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean, free use of towels

Disliked: Kitchen a bit poor

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2010

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: We have been travelling for 3 months staying in hostels and this was the worst. Our bed was broken and sagged badly in the middle, the door to our room jammed and could only be shut but slamming it and our level only had 2 bathrooms to share between 12 dorms which were constantly filthy. Plus the hostel itself was located in a seedy area which was full of drug users and drunks after dark. We did not feel safe.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: no free wifi