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Samesun Venice Beach

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25 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location is the only positive thing about this place. You need to have more than 2 showers / toilets per floor. This is crucial for the morning rush. Also, my key to the room never worked - always had to knock and hope someone would open it for me. Another suggestion is organising more activities for everyone to do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed four nights , its a cool hostel good place but i was double charged + i paid for five nights even i booked for four nights. its been a month since i emailed them but still no answer & no reply to my mails , no payback just nothing. I dont know what to do.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. To confirm, we have received your emails and have responded. We we will resend our replies, as we have every intention of settling this issue, we are just on hold waiting for your reply/required information to get it sorted. We will contact you directly again. Safe travels, Sara More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel has the best location you could imagine.. I've been to samesuns before in Vancouver and the bar you have there is epic to meet other people..the vibe here is not the same.. It's Awesome you have activities every night.. Open mic night was pretty ordinary at the whaler.. But there was no hot water and 8am (this I understand... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

With the cost of Hotels in LA being so high i decided to spend 5 nights here at the start of my trip to save money & was pretty happy with my stay. Yes the rooms don't have much sun light but you are like 30 seconds walk from the beach so its a great location. The staff were fine... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Firstly... we arrived at the Samesun with a friend of ours, who lives in LA and was dropping us off, be aware YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED OUTSIDE GUESTS! Having just arrived we obviously didn't know this but were royally scorned by the rude (maximum attitude) staff immediately... needless to say we weren't off to a good start. (Although, the reception... More 

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

Thank you for providing your feedback. The cable company was upgrading the cable boxes which required the TVs to not have as many channels as regular. We do apologize that this happened during your stay. Unfortunately not all the rooms we have are ocean view - the more budget friendly and shared washroom rooms are not ocean view. We will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

So basically I arrived here not a great place dirty and staff rude however this is not my issue. I didn't receive my room till 2 which is fine so I decided to go for a few beers in the mean time when I returned at 3 they didn't let me take my room because I was intoxicated ... Like... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Our check in time is at 3 pm, which allows the housekeeping staff the ability to clean the rooms and hostel. I apologize for any miscommunication there seems to have been during your check in, The front desk requested that the check in... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are on a budget but still want the great location then this hostel is ideal. You won't find cheaper and closer to venice beach (trust me I tried). We stayed in a private room, it didn't have an AC unit just a fan, which in the summer was very hot, but it was pretty quiet down there at... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I have stayed at few hostels, but this is my favorite. The location is unbeatable. It's in the heart of venice beach, above a bar and also across the street from another bar. The one thing (as a young adult) that sets this hostel apart from most i've stayed at is that the common area doesnt have quiet hours. (so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We picked Samesun due to the great reviews it received on tripadvisor, but it was a real disappointment. The first problem arose when we tried to get into our private room. It took about 5 minutes to unlock the door and about 4 different keys, seeing as we had to jimmy the lock in every direction to get in. Once... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Sorry to hear about your experience with us. Hopefully you enjoyed your time in Venice. For those reading, out breakfast include toast, fruit, coffee, tea and pancakes. We have daily housekeeping, as well as staff 24 hours a day if there is anything that needs immediate attention. Safe travels. Sara... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Great location for the beach however at night time for me it was a NO No outside the hotel. There were HOMELESS PEOPLE every where sleeping literally a 20 second walk from the hostel which was nasty and looked like a load of drug pushers.not great. Good in the day, not at night time. Taxi rank outside, Clean enough. Staff... More 

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