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Samesun Venice Beach

1.5 of 5 25 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I stayed here in a Private Room for a few nights towards the end of our trip across America. There were many issues with the room and the facilities that ended up having a profoundly negative impact on our enjoyment of Samesun. Firstly, the lock to the room had been worn down so much that it would only respond to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I wil come back for sure! very clean, nice staff, not far from the airport, very close to the beach. I really liked this place! breakfast was good too, however there are good places to eat just in front of the hostel. I met cool people from everywhere...

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Address: 25 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Venice Beach 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Venice Beach Cotel Hotel Los Angeles

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