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Venice Beach Hostel and Hotel

1515 Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I arrived around eight in the evening and was dropped off in the alley way beside the hostel. I was a little disoriented because I could not locate the reception. I did eventually. It is on the second floor and resembles a police station in Texas. The people working at the hostel are very down to earth and helpful. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Ok the one thing going for this place is location. Location is right near the beach but if it's beach you want you'll have a better time sleeping on the beach with the street people. The Venice street people run rings around the staff at VBH. From the moment we walked in we felt un welcomed and not comfortable. Staff... More 

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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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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