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

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.

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

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.

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

Simon Pearson

01 May 2010 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: great party hostel

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Customer review

24 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Robin Gardner

07 March 2010 Robin would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location and friendly and enthusiastic staff.A coat of paint, a larger common room and some kitchen facilities would be useful. Internet access was expensive.

Disliked: Robin left no negative feedback.

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

Scott Handley

01 March 2010 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff of the hostel impressed us greatly. The location was great, and we had a stunning view from our room.

Disliked: Scott left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

22 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome location...great set up...definitely safe and incredibly friendly people working there...loved it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jeanette Bryan

21 February 2010 Jeanette would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location - staff very helpful and friendly. ONLY downside is the smell of cigarette smoke in the non-smoking areas.

Disliked: Jeanette left no negative feedback.

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

Kate Mitchell

13 February 2010 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are amazing and we got a free upgrade!

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

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

Susan Gorman

10 February 2010 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right on Ocean Walk, Venice Beach. We had a view of the Pacific from our window! There's a good pub downstairs and other cafes nearby. One problem is that smoking is allowed in the lounge so we had to eat in the kitchen.

Disliked: Susan left no negative feedback.

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

james fletcher

07 February 2010 james would recommend this property

Liked: Kerrys good business head and good looks

Disliked: james left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Shaun Mutlow

07 February 2010 Shaun would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel right on venice beach, a little out of central LA but easy bus system so was no hassle!

Disliked: Shaun left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

06 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: First Hostel on this trip and one of the best all round hostels I have ever stayed in. Staff were amazingly helpful and the local is amazing. Highly recommend.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.