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Reviews of SameSun Venice Beach

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

80.3% Overall Rating

648 out of 724 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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80.3%

Overall Rating

648 out of 724 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'SameSun Venice Beach'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
84.0%
Value
76.8%
Safety
81.6%
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80.0%
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Joshua Hindson

20 November 2009 Joshua would recommend this property

Liked: Unbeatable location - even tho its an hour bus ride to down town there is so much more happening on Venice Beach than down town itself and staff will organise tours to the big LA sights for you. We had a really dark dingy room with no sunlight although it was fine for sleeping - we got very cold during the nights. Although staff were generally very willing to help a couple were not particularly friendly. The place was kept very clean. I would definitely recommend to everyone - only one thing I would change - stop smoking in the communal lounge.

Disliked: Joshua left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Mark Tinker

16 November 2009 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

10 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff, the friendlyness the lication

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

01 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, cool lounge, unfortunately no free wifi nor laundry. Friendly staff, very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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KATRIN GERLACH

30 October 2009 KATRIN would recommend this property

Liked: greetings from germany alles wunderbar

Disliked: KATRIN left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

27 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great but also the rooms and bathrooms were nice and spacious. Cleanliness is excellent. For anyone with a car, there is ample free parking located a few minutes' walk away. In short, an excellent choice for LA!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

23 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, ocean view room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Chris Gould

18 October 2009 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Had a great stay at VBC! Kerry and the staff were extremely friendly and very, very helpful. Couldn't ask for a better stay, wouldn't hesitate in staying there again.

Disliked: Chris left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

18 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Laura Rooke

15 October 2009 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, and good mix of international travelers. Also liked the beach views from our twin bedroom.

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

15 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The great location and its a good hostel to meet other people

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Customer review

15 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location. lots of steps. seperated showers and toilets would have been nice and a few more of them would have been great too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

14 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the helpful staff made the stay so easy. Loads of cool people to meet staying there too!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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thomas lacey

12 October 2009 thomas would recommend this property

Liked: the staff realy made it for me. lots of banter. thanks kerry for a great stay!

Disliked: thomas left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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myles pritchard

11 October 2009 myles would recommend this property

Liked: Very very cool.....

Disliked: myles left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jennifer Smith

10 October 2009 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Great new computers!

Disliked: Jennifer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

03 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and the staff are really helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

21 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and friendly staff, great location right on Venice Beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jodie Cole

18 September 2009 Jodie would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel and lovely people who run it, especially the crazy manageress Kerry - she's great. We had a room of four which was very clean with its own bathroom that was also very clean. Downsides: there's not a lot to do in Venice Beach. Santa Monica has much more going on at night. Walking to Washington Boulevard (where all the bars and restaurants are) takes about ten minutes along the boardwalk which can be quite dodgy. Also the hostel doesn't do breakfast and only has two computers so it takes ages to get on one.

Disliked: Jodie left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

18 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are amazing, such an awesome hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Brian Plu

16 September 2009 Brian would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostel, Great private rooms, Great location, Great staff....did I mentioned that the hostel was great?

Disliked: Brian left no negative feedback.

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Chris Colborne

15 September 2009 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Almost right on Venice Beach!

Disliked: Chris left no negative feedback.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

14 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pros: The location of the hostel is excellent, staff is ultra-friendly and fun. Showers are good and clean. Cons: our room didn't smell very nice, nor was it decorated in any way.I would definitely recommend this hostel to backpackers/students/surfers visiting Venice Beach!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Emily Cook

13 September 2009 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Kerry the manager is fantastic and Venice is certainly a crazy place. great fun and a nice hostel so I'd recommend it. it's right on the beach too! try mao's house for amazing value noodles and massive plates of great chinese food.

Disliked: Emily left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach and bike trrail!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.