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Venice Beach Hostel and Hotel

1515 Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Venice Beach Hostel and Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015
rubix1138 Acworth, GA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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Acworth, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You want a different vacation experience? Can you exchange the perfectness of hotels with making fast friends, meet people from all over the world, and be right next to the beach? I stayed here (in my 30s) with my son (17) for 4 nights and we enjoyed every minute of it. My only complaint is that they stole our towels... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have always stayed at hotels that were 4 stars or better, however due to finances, I had to consider hostels for my recent trip. I looked at quite a few. Believe me, I was very nervous about staying in one because I didn't know what to expect. I stayed here for 5 nights. Well, let me start with the... More 

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Made reservations for Sunday to Wednesday. On Saturday I asked if I could add Saturday when I come check-in past midnight on Sunday, they said that would be fine. Flight got cancelled and had to rebook, contacted them on Saturday late afternoon that I won't be checking in till Sunday noon now. Upon check-in they said I had reserved Saturday... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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