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The Venice Beach Hostel Hostel

716 Washington Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291, Los Angeles, USA

The hostel is small but well kept, clean and very friendly offering excellent services and there is plenty to keep everyone busy. Read more

74% Overall Rating 33 out of 52 customers would recommend this property based on 52 reviews

Atmosphere 71%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 67%

Location 73%

Safety 77%

Staff 91%

Value 74%

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Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Important Information

Please note this hostel may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival.

1 - Our guests are all Young International Backpackers and YOU WILL NEED PROOF OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (e.g., Passport with recent stamps or a valid outbound flight ticket) IN ORDER TO STAY WITH US.
If that's not your case, know that at times, we make exceptions and may WELCOME OUT-OF-STATE TOURISTS, however, LOCAL CALIFORNIAN RESIDENTS OR NON-TOURISTS WILL UNFORTUNATELY NOT BE ADMITTED. --> We will try our best to help you, so please call our free toll number 1-800-390-2632 to discuss your situation before booking/traveling.

2 - TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED​ in all the rates shown online.

3 - WE'RE OPEN FOR CHECK-INS​ FROM 9AM THROUGH 12 MIDNIGHT.
Beds/rooms ready from 12 noon and unfortunately, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ARRIVALS AFTER MIDNIGHT, unless by special arrangement.

4 - FREE & SAFE STREET PARKING.
Please comply with all parking rules, e.g. always park on the right side of the road, no parking in alleys, red colored curbs or in front of fire hydrants. Also mind temporary No-Parking Restriction zones due to emergency works, etc.

5 - FREE LAX PICKUP FROM 9:30AM THROUGH 7PM MONDAY - SATURDAY​ (NOT SUNDAY) with two nights minimum stay. When you have collected your luggage at LAX, please give us a call (free toll number 1-800-390-2632) and if our driver is available we will definitely come and pick you up.    
In the event that we're unable to drive, i.e. your arrival date falls on a day of staff holiday, we'll provide instructions on how to reach us with the local buses.

6 - Your reservation is subjected to 48 HOURS CANCELLATION POLICY prior to your arrival date (in case your booking was successful). Failure to cancel in time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 11:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Los Angeles?

Contact us directly

The hostel is small but well kept, clean and very friendly offering excellent services and there is plenty to keep everyone busy. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 13 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 13

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About The Venice Beach Hostel

** OUR HOSTEL IS FOR YOUNG INTERNATIONAL BACKPACKERS/TOURISTS ONLY ** VALID PASSPORT AND PROOF OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIRED ** IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS, PLEASE READ DETAILS BELOW + CALL THE HOSTEL TO DISCUSS BEFORE BOOKING **

Come to Venice Beach, home of surf, sun and sandy beaches. The world-famous Boardwalk with its crazy stores, cool markets and street vendors, talented street performers, skate parks, basketball courts & THE Muscle Beach!
Our small, clean and friendly YOUTH HOSTEL has both communal shared dormitories with bunk beds and 3 private rooms in a nice, safe area.
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IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE BOOKING:

1 - Our Youth Hostel is for YOUNG INTERNATIONAL BACKPACKERS/TOURISTS only and YOU WILL NEED PROOF OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO STAY WITH US (e.g., PASSPORT with recent stamps, a valid outbound air ticket, etc.) -
If that's not you, please call us to discuss your situation before booking/traveling.
Know that at times, we're willing to make exceptions and WELCOME YOUNG DOMESTIC U.S. TOURISTS, however, 
-- LOCAL CALIFORNIAN RESIDENTS OR NON-TOURISTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. --

2 --- TAXES NOT INCLUDED​ IN ALL THE RATES SHOWN ONLINE. Upon your arrival, you'll be required to pay the "Balance Due On Arrival" plus an additional state tax, unless it states that all taxes are included.

3 --- HOSTEL OPEN FOR CHECK-INS​ FROM 10AM THROUGH 12 MIDNIGHT (please do not call us outside these times.) 
Dorm beds/rooms ready from 1PM and unfortunately, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ARRIVALS AFTER MIDNIGHT, unless by special arrangement. 
-- Note that the CHECKOUT TIME IS AT 10AM but you're more than welcome to stay in the lounge area until 1PM. --

4 --- Know we count with two buildings, the main one is a vintage German Style Country House converted to a Youth Hostel 35 years ago making us the longest running Hostel in Venice! The second venue, 300 meters away, is a two storey boutique building, very cozy and will make you feel at home! We try to make your stay in Venice as comfortable as possible by providing: 
--- FREE CONTINENTAL STYLE BREAKFAST AT 9AM (help yourself to tea & coffee, cereal, toast, butter & jams, fruit, milk and orange juice.)
--- The usual Hostel facilities & amenities: luggage storage for staying guests, WiFi, smoking patio, free small lockers for your small valuables (bring your padlock, please!), free Boogie boards, fully equipped communal kitchen and lounge area, Big-Screen TV (LIVE Premier League Football), coin operated laundry room, free all-day tea & coffee, cheap Beach cruisers (bike lock inc.), towels for rent ($2), hair dryers and lots more! 
--- Great night life close to the beach, bars, malls & 3 inexpensive bus lines with easy routes.

5 --- FREE & SAFE STREET PARKING ON BOTH VENUES (Street parking does not mean private parking or a closed parking lot, but it will be free and your vehicle will definitely be safe) - Always comply with all parking signs and regulations, e.g., park on the right side of the road, no parking in alleys, red colored curbs or in front of fire hydrants (not even for 10min while you're doing the check-in). Also mind temporary No-Parking Restriction zones due to emergency works, etc. ( http://ladot.lacity.org/what-we-do/parking/can-i-park-there ) 

--- By the way, for car rentals, you should check out the "TURO app" as they've been getting awesome reviews!

6 --- FREE LAX PICKUP FROM 9:30AM - 7PM MONDAY - SATURDAY​ (NOT SUNDAY AND NO AIRPORT DROP-OFF'S.) with two nights minimum stay. Once you have collected your luggage at LAX, please give us a call and if our driver is available we will definitely come and pick you up. In the event that we're unable to drive, i.e. your arrival date falls on a day of staff holiday, we'll provide instructions on how to reach us with the local bus lines.

---- Alternatively, an Uber/Lyft ride from the airport will be around $10-15.

7 --- 48 HOURS CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE.
Note that so far, you have not paid the Hostel any fees. You're about to pay a small deposit to the booking agent (HostelWorld, etc.) and in order to be eligible for a deposit refund (A.K.A. "free cancellation"), you must cancel your booking on your Hostelworld account page or APP at least 48 hours before your arrival.
-- Failure to cancel in time will result in a cancellation charge fee equal to the first night of your stay. 
-- Additionally, if your Booking is for 7 nights or more, we'll pre-charge your credit card for the first 2 nights and it will be non-refundable.

8 --- TIPS! 
-- Ensure you bring Dollars, not Euros as it will be difficult to exchange them outside the airport. 
-- Get your US power adapters for your smart phones and laptops before your trip. 
-- Bring a small padlock to secure your locker. 
-- Read the arrival instructions and note your check-in location (2915 Yale Avenue).
-- Download + learn how to use ride sharing apps (Uber/Lyft) as they will be your life savers. 
-- There are 3 ATM's close by to withdraw cash (best is Wendy's Donuts!) as well as several phone shops to get a U.S. SIM card for your cellphone.

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We really appreciate you reading the above notes and look forward to welcoming you to our 35 years young homey hostel!

Accommodation Information

** OUR HOSTEL IS FOR YOUNG INTERNATIONAL BACKPACKERS/TOURISTS ONLY ** VALID PASSPORT AND PROOF OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIRED ** IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS, PLEASE READ DETAILS BELOW + CALL THE HOSTEL TO DISCUSS BEFORE BOOKING **

Come to Venice Beach, home of surf, sun and sandy beaches. The world-famous Boardwalk with its crazy stores, cool markets and street vendors, talented street performers, skate parks, basketball courts & THE Muscle Beach!
Our small, clean and friendly YOUTH HOSTEL has both communal shared dormitories with bunk beds and 3 private rooms in a nice, safe area.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE BOOKING:

1 - Our Youth Hostel is for YOUNG INTERNATIONAL BACKPACKERS/TOURISTS only and YOU WILL NEED PROOF OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO STAY WITH US (e.g., PASSPORT with recent stamps, a valid outbound air ticket, etc.) -
If that's not you, please call our free toll number 1 800 390 2632 to discuss your situation before booking/traveling.
Know that at times, we're willing to make exceptions and WELCOME YOUNG DOMESTIC U.S. TOURISTS, however, 
-- LOCAL CALIFORNIAN RESIDENTS OR NON-TOURISTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. --

2 --- TAXES NOT INCLUDED​ IN ALL THE RATES SHOWN ONLINE. Upon your arrival, you'll be required to pay the "Balance Due On Arrival" plus an additional state tax, unless it states that all taxes are included.

3 --- HOSTEL OPEN FOR CHECK-INS​ FROM 10AM THROUGH 12 MIDNIGHT (please do not call us outside these times.) 
Dorm beds/rooms ready from 1PM and unfortunately, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ARRIVALS AFTER MIDNIGHT, unless by special arrangement. 
-- Note that the CHECKOUT TIME IS AT 10AM but you're more than welcome to stay in the lounge area until 1PM. --

4 --- Know we count with two buildings, the main one is a vintage German Style Country House converted to a Youth Hostel 35 years ago making us the longest running Hostel in Venice! The second venue, 300 meters away, is a two storey boutique building, very cozy and will make you feel at home! We try to make your stay in Venice as comfortable as possible by providing: 
--- FREE CONTINENTAL STYLE BREAKFAST AT 9AM (help yourself to tea & coffee, cereal, toast, butter & jams, fruit, milk and orange juice.)
--- The usual Hostel facilities & amenities: luggage storage for staying guests, WiFi, smoking patio, free small lockers for your small valuables (bring your padlock, please!), free Boogie boards, fully equipped communal kitchen and lounge area, Big-Screen TV (LIVE Premier League Football), coin operated laundry room, free all-day tea & coffee, cheap Beach cruisers (bike lock inc.), towels for rent ($2), hair dryers and lots more! 
--- Great night life close to the beach, bars, malls & 3 inexpensive bus lines with easy routes.

5 --- FREE & SAFE STREET PARKING ON BOTH VENUES (Street parking does not mean private parking or a closed parking lot, but it will be free and your vehicle will definitely be safe) - Always comply with all parking signs and regulations, e.g., park on the right side of the road, no parking in alleys, red colored curbs or in front of fire hydrants (not even for 10min while you're doing the check-in). Also mind temporary No-Parking Restriction zones due to emergency works, etc. ( http://ladot.lacity.org/what-we-do/parking/can-i-park-there ) 

--- By the way, for car rentals, you should check out the "TURO app" as they've been getting awesome reviews!

6 --- FREE LAX PICKUP FROM 9:30AM - 7PM MONDAY - SATURDAY​ (NOT SUNDAY AND NO AIRPORT DROP-OFF'S.) with two nights minimum stay. Once you have collected your luggage at LAX, please give us a call (free toll number 1 800 390 2632) and if our driver is available we will definitely come and pick you up. In the event that we're unable to drive, i.e. your arrival date falls on a day of staff holiday, we'll provide instructions on how to reach us with the local bus lines.

---- Alternatively, an Uber/Lyft ride from the airport will be around $10-15.

7 --- 48 HOURS CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE.
Note that so far, you have not paid the Hostel any fees. You're about to pay a small deposit to the booking agent (HostelWorld, etc.) and in order to be eligible for a deposit refund (A.K.A. "free cancellation"), you must cancel your booking on your Hostelworld account page or APP at least 48 hours before your arrival.
-- Failure to cancel in time will result in a cancellation charge fee equal to the first night of your stay. 
-- Additionally, if your Booking is for 7 nights or more, we'll pre-charge your credit card for the first 2 nights and it will be non-refundable.

8 --- TIPS! 
-- Ensure you bring Dollars, not Euros as it will be difficult to exchange them outside the airport. 
-- Get your US power adapters for your smart phones and laptops before your trip. 
-- Bring a small padlock to secure your locker. 
-- Read the arrival instructions and note your check-in location (2915 Yale Avenue).
-- Download + learn how to use ride sharing apps (Uber/Lyft) as they will be your life savers. 
-- There are 3 ATM's close by to withdraw cash (best is Wendy's Donuts!) as well as several phone shops to get a U.S. SIM card for your cellphone.

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We really appreciate you reading the above notes and look forward to welcoming you to our 35 years young homey hostel!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.