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Venice Beach Hostel and Hotel

1515 Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

First I must preface this with saying that the States don't really have a hostel culture. So if you are looking for hostels with European standards and prices, then you will always be disappointed. You would be better off looking for cheap motels/hotels. That said, while this hostel was very basic, fairly old and shabby, and the staff weren't the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The location is great, the hostel needs a bit of work. It is a bit dirty and the staff aren't overly friendly. They made you feel like a burden if you asked for anything. The common room is really good though - great way to meet people. This was one of the most fun places I have stayed, which brings... More 

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Marseille, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I called them to try to book a room. The guy started making fun of my accent, then hung up on me when I was saying I would stay 1 or 2 nights, telling me to "make up my mind" before to cut the communication. Shocking. I'm really happy I never got to stay there.

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

August 12th, My friends and I were supposed to spend the night in this hostel after booking it (and paying the deposit they asked for) according to their policies, and for some reason the reservation got canceled one day before (August 11th). We had to look for another hostel/hotel for that night. Best of all, today is October 2nd and... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I don't like slating places but honestly, this place was shocking. We arrived to check in and were told it was $12 to pay by card or the cash machine cost $3.50 and the max you could take out was something like $250. The lady checking us in didn't speak English and so couldn't answer our questions on "where is... More 

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Malaga, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I cant understand how people are telling this hostel was their best experience ever. I consider myself traveller and backpacker because I've been travelling over 20 countries and leaving long time in others (The Netherlands, Serbia, Finland, etc.). However, I never found a hostel as bad as this. Rooms are too old and smell very bad. Hostel in general is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stayed here for 6 nights and it was a pleasant stay. It is in a great location to get to Venice and Santa Monica by bus, it has a great cafe opposite the hostel to get breakfast and or lunch. The beds were comfy, there was a fan to keep the room cool at night and the atmosphere was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Venice beach hostel for a total of 4 weeks in June and July 2014.Looking at the reviews we were pleasantly surprised, most people writing negative reviews in my opinion are being a bit too picky. The hostel hasn't had a massive refurb or been modernised like the samesun hostel down the road but your... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a few days upon arriving in the states. After a long flight the staff at reception told us they were busy and we had to wait 20 minutes to check in. The same staff member (thin man with grey hair) was abrupt and discourteous throughout our visit. Our dorm and the whole hostel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived as a group of 5 and they put us into 3 separate rooms, then to top that off two of us who were in one room had unpacked and settled in when we were informed we would have to move rooms because a family had booked our room. We spent one night in the new room and were... More 

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Address: 1515 Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
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