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Samesun Venice Beach

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   25 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice / Beach Areas)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and a group of 21 year old backpackers stayed here for 4 nights. We were initially greeted by a young and cheerful group at reception who instantly made us feel at home. The room was an average hostel room which we shared with 2 others who worked in the area but of similar age. The location was perfect -... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. It's great to hear that our staff made you feel welcomed and at home. It is important to us that our guests feel that they are well taken care. Please don't hesitate to let our staff know if there is anything that needs our attention - including Wifi. I know this month we had some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this pretty good place 2 nights with my friend in 4 mixed room and I can tell u guys Im satisfied as never before .... someone who is searching for decent accomodation make sure to visit this hostel... personally I thought that this perfect location for that price will reflect in facilities of the hostel but I... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for such great feedback! It is always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their time here and this will definitely get back to the staff, which they will be happy to hear! Customer service is very important to us! Hope to see you next time you are in Venice. Cheers and safe travels. Sara, General Manager More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the double en suite, which is perfect for couples, the bed was probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on. The location was fantastic, a stones throw from the beach. Cleanliness was good for hostel standards, breakfast was good. Only complaint was that there wasn't a can opener or bottle opener in the kitchen. I would... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the hostel! For future reference and guests, we do have a can open in the kitchen - it is drilled to the side counter so it can't walk off or go missing! We will make sure a sign posted, so that it is better displayed. Cheers and safe travels. Sara, General Manager More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place had really good reviews on the website that we booked it. I can't remember if it was booking.com? Or hotels.com? Anyways, when we arrived, it was just like any other hostel, if not a tad shoddier. The halls were freakishly hot, we slept with our window open wide all night, unfortunately letting in a few wayward mosquitoes. Not... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This room was so bad it smelt like something had died in there! I asked to be moved but they were full! It was sooooo hot in there too and there was no air con just two fans! I ended up leaving early! The only plus side to the hostel was the common room was cool and the cool people... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. From the sounds of it, you were in an 8 bed dorm - our budget friendly room, as it is the room with the most people. We are working on getting individual fans for each bed to help with the heat. Please don't hesitate to let one a staff members know if there is an... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was my first experience in a hostel and I must admit it was better than I was expecting. We had a private room with a private bathroom. We were lucky enough to have a room that looked out over venice beach. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. You get a discount at the bicycle rental shop right next door... More

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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My last night before heading back to London (needed a cheap option after 1 month holiday) , private room with sink & fan. Venice Beach Boardwalk on your doorstep, usual hostel atmosphere. Very quiet, secure & the 24/7 staff were unbelievably helpful, trustworthy & friendly

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. . It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were helpful and lovely. Hope you enjoyed your time in Venice too! Cheers and Safe travels. Sara, General Manager More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been staying in all kinds of accommodation around the states, from hotels, casinos to hostels, and the service at samesun was by far the best! The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to help us out! They took the time to research things for us, book things for us, and answer all our... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. As many of our staff are travelers too, we understand the importance of having helpful and approachable staff. It's great to hear that they helped you out when you needed it! Cheers and safe travels -Sara, General Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The location was good, staff very friendly and organised nights great but unfortunately our room wasn't. We stayed for a few nights in a double room during the May hot spell and with only a fan in the room it wasn't enough. I am normally okay with a bit of heat but it was cooler in the hallway than in... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your feedback. As our building is a heritage building, there are certain amenities, such as air conditioning, that are not accessible. We understand that the ocean breeze might not be enough, and please do not hesitate to let one of our 24 hours staff know of additional services, such as fans, that we can provide. As... More

Galway, Ireland
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights recently, found the location excellent. Rooms were clean & I was lucky enough to have a room facing the sea, which was a bonus. There are lockers in the rooms, but none of the people in my room bothered using them, myself included,the hostel has a very strict no visitor policy, so I... More

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your room and stay with us. As we are shared accommodation, we understand the importance of safety and security, which is why we require all guests to be buzzed into the hostel and no unregistered guests. Glad that you felt safe and secure. Cheers and safe travels. Sara-General Manager More

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Address: 25 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice / Beach Areas , Westside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Venice Beach 1.5*
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Also Known As:
Venice Beach Cotel Hotel Los Angeles

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