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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nantes, France
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 5 nights in 4beds room, was nice, clean with bathroom ensuite. Breakfast include : tea, oatmeal, coffee, bread, jam butter, slices of orange. Good enought to start you day :) Staff friendly ! Cleaners too. Location perfect ! If you come by bus as i did, and from Union Station, take the 733 ! One bus only, was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is absolutely in the heart of Venice Beach - you can't get any closer and is good value for money. I found the place clean - clean rooms - clean bathrooms, the staff were friendly and the kitchen and lounge facilities adequate. There is a luggage room if you need to leave your stuff for the day. The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bedroom dorm with ensuite. The room was adequate and on west side of building so we had a view of he beach. The location is excellent and unbeatable with the beach on your door step. From there you can easily walk to santa monica or rent a bike... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in May 2014, got the double suite as wanted privacy. Great hostel, staff friendly and always asking if your interested in activities such as cheap taco nights or sight seeing. Located next to Venice beach so easy to walk, surf and enjoy beach without transport. Restaurants and bars in same building. Common room that has tv etc and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice staff, clean rooms, common room to meet people, great location on the ocean front walk. I met a bunch of awesome people, that actually made my stay perfect. but I would definitely recommend this hostel even if the price is high!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed here with two friends recently and it was awesome! Great atmosphere in the place and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included, but very simple so get down early to avoid the crowd in the living area. It's right on the beach so awesome location, and there are lockers and you need to show your key... More

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to hear that you like our security measures. It is very important to us that our guests are, and feel, safe. Breakfast hours will be extended soon to provide breakfast for those who want that extra 30 minutes of sleep! Cheers and safe travels. Sara General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Hostel is in a great location, but that is all about it. We were staying in 8 bed room and the window was facing the wall so the room was constantly dark. The room had a fan, but it was still extremely hot, even though the outside temperature was only around 70 F. Not sure if I was unlucky, but... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. The eight bed dorms unfortunately do not face the ocean, therefore lack the nice cool breeze. We are currently exploring some options to help with this. We are staff 24 hours a day to make sure we are able to address any issue, for example noise, to make your stay as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The hostel was very nice, great location right next to the beach! The staff were sooooo nice, especially the guy that do nights. They were more than please to help us with anything. The only thing was the simple ( toast and oatmeal) and early breakfast but hey you gotta wake up to enjoy your day. Really great stay would... More

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

Thank you for the feedback. It's always great to hear when the staff were able to help with everything you needed! We will be extending our breakfast time to allow more guest to enjoy the toast, fruit, coffee, tea and oatmeal that we provide. Cheers and safe travels -Sara More

Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Clean and comfortable, I shared a four bed dorm with three other females. Located literally in the heart of Venice Beach the outside noise is to be expected. Bring earplugs and an sleeping eye mask, you'll be fine! Bathrooms and Kitchens are kept very clean and tidy, common areas are small but adequate. Staff are super friendly and always willing... More

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

Thanks for the feedback! We have a large supply of earplugs, so we have you covered! We will look into upgrading the towels. Cheer and safe travels. Sara More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The staff are very friendly in this hostel and it's right at the beach. The issue we had was the heat in the room even with 2 fans on it was impossible to have a good night sleep and there was only 2 showers for the floor which was fine if you wanted a shower, but when you just needed... More

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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 some feedback. During the summer, the beach breeze helps with the heat, however, there are rooms that are not ocean view, which prevents them from getting that breeze. We are currently looking into alternative options to help with the summer heat. Cheers and safe travels. Sara 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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Samesun Venice Beach is the best place to stay in Los Angeles. Located in beautiful Venice Beach, our hostel is friendly and affordable, perfect for international travelers. Swim, party, and live it up while you’re in LA.Located in the St. Charles Hotel building, the oldest hotel in Venice, Samesun Venice focuses on meeting new people, interacting with other backpackers and lots of fun. Our vibrant atmosphere brings people together from all over the world and you can expect good times and new friends to come out of your experience. Our friendly staff, including many who are travelers themselves, work hard to make sure your stay is as easy and perfect as possible. Our Los Angeles International Hostel’s main idea is to bring people together and introduce them to LA. ... more   less 
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