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Reviews of SameSun Venice Beach

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

80.8% Overall Rating

647 out of 723 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/03/2014)

Stephanie Horak thinks…

"What a perfect location, right next to the beach! I had a great time, the staff were super friendly and it was easy to meet other travelers on the daily activities. I would definitely stay here again."

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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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80.8%

Overall Rating

647 out of 723 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'SameSun Venice Beach'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
84.8%
Value
76.8%
Safety
81.6%
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Customer review

22 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: one of the best hostels ive stayed in (and THE best in the US), checkin lady was unbelievably efficient, checkin was a breeze and she never kept me waiting long. seriously, give her a raise, she knows exactly what she is doing. she was american caucasian, <25yrs old.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Customer review

18 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: SUPER FRIENDLY STAFF AND RIGHT ON THE BEACH!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Michelle Wardley

13 June 2010 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: We booked a dorm room but were upgraded to a private, which was great. The private rooms were basic but very clean and serviced each day. The hostel was very quiet (and we stayed over a weekend) and is also really secure, you have to buzz to reception to be allowed in through the main door. The location and transport around venice beach is fantastic. The staff are extremely helpful and available 24 hours a day.

Disliked: Michelle left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

31 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, awesome staff...clean, secure, super little bar :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
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Customer review

27 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value foor money Had a bad and smelly room with no view/window first - Switched to room with windows which was perfect

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

24 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location 100 meters from the beach!! i had view of the sea from my window. I was upgraded to an en-suite room, which was nice! Noise from the bar downstairs was lil annoying but not big problem...but still clean and bathroom basically brand new

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Customer review

16 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
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Customer review

16 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people running the place are really friendly and helpful which made the experience the best, rooms are clean but the bathrooms can be dirty. Bit scary in Venice Beach at night so going out from the hostel at these times can be a bit precarious but during the day it is awesome.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Adam Johnson

14 May 2010 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonably good, serviceable hostel in a fantastic location--you're about 90 seconds from the beach. Street parking is free, available within about two blocks of the hostel and seemed easy enough to get (though I was there on a non-summer weekday). The hostel itself and its facilities aren't terribly memorable, and my mattress wasn't terribly comfortable, but the place is definitely good value for the money.Also I STRONGLY recommend the Townhouse bar located across the street from the hostel--especially on Wednesday nights.

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Talia Standing

08 May 2010 Talia would recommend this property

Liked: The location is fantastic and it is very reasonably priced!

Disliked: Talia left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

06 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right on Venice Beach. We did the tours from the hostel- picked you up at door and returned you there- tours good. Hostel great, staff helpful and friendly. Facilities good. Right near bus stop to go anywhere else.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Simon Pearson

01 May 2010 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: great party hostel

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

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Bart Parsons

29 April 2010 Bart would recommend this property

Liked: Our 3rd stay at the Cotel and once again the hostel out performed in every way! Cheers guys for giving us a going away party with no notice! See you next year!

Disliked: Bart left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

28 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: property good , just alot of bums outside on the streeets

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

28 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very cool place--not too many people in the dorms, clean, social, amazing location and very friendly staff. Only let down is slightly expensive internet, but hey, can't have everything, right?

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Robert Richardson

28 April 2010 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: It was just nice and friendly for the word go. Lovely staff, friendly guests, right on the beach, a smoking area with free tea and coffee. Need I say more.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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vizioli serena

25 April 2010 vizioli would recommend this property

Liked: staff, free coffee, atmosphere, lounge room

Disliked: vizioli left no negative feedback.

57.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Chris Vogias

25 April 2010 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Its close to venice beach, thats about it. If your a non smoker stay away from this hostel.

Disliked: Chris left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Customer review

24 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

18 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location but people smoke all over public areas - it is 2010

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Alexandre cattelain

13 April 2010 Alexandre would recommend this property

Liked: Location is amaizing, everything is close by.A lot of people to met in the common room

Disliked: Alexandre left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Ben Tapp

31 March 2010 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right on Venice beach and cheap for the location. Helpful and friendly staff.

Disliked: Ben left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

28 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff and loas of people from everywhere of the worldnot enough toilets

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

12 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great initiative was shown from the staff, who were friendly and helpful, especially with internet log-in and transport issues. Due to transport issues, I checked in reaaally late and the receptionist was nice enough/showed great initiative to give me a free upgrade (female dorm with ensuite this time) cos there was a spare bed. The corridors were a bit bare but the room was really clean and orderly. Right on the footsteps of Venice Beach, cafes, Subway and public transport. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Steffen Schnitzer

08 March 2010 Steffen would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the VB Cotel! Staff is friendly, room service is almost hotel like, it's directly at the beach and the Venice Beach Boardwalk.There are always people to meet and drink with in the lounge. Venice Beach is a great location!

Disliked: Steffen left no negative feedback.