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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone who values their life should avoid this place. It's very dirty and is surrounded by homeless people. This is hardly the hostels thought as they are in the middle of Venice beach. I would also avoid going out to surroundings in the evening as it does get dodgy. Only reason I can think of staying here is if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Given this hostel is in a fantastically central spot on Venice beach, it's really not worth what you pay. There is a musty unclean smell through the entire hostel and the rooms are quite old. The breakfast is ok for being included, however again, this hostel is extremely expensive for what you get, you really are paying premium price for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hostel is alright for the price. They dont have an AC but two ventilators in the room. Pancakes in the morning are delicious! The location is right next to venice beach, if you wanna go there like we did its perfect

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel could do with more toilets and showers on each floor. Always a que to use these facilities. A few hooks or shelves in the bathrooms would help also as there is no where to put stuff. Location is excellent but maybe slightly overpriced. Dorms a decent size with personal light and enough sockets to share.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, great staff, very nice people. Ive slept both in an 8-mixed dorm and in 4-female dorm, everyone are really nice and I got to know great people. Most people come by themself so its really nice to meet up. The only problem is that in the rooms there are 2-3 big fans, no AC, it was soooo hot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see the appeal of this hotel - location- however we were not amused, for low low budget travellers it would be acceptable but the smells we encountered where horrendous , rooms below average , staff were friendly, glad we were only there for 12 hours!!

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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. Sorry to hear that the hostel was not up to par. we are staffed 24 hours a days in order to attend to any issue that needs our attention. Please don't hesitate to let one of our friendly staff know of any issues. Cheers and safe travels, Sara... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great stay at samesun Venice beach. Kevin on reception was super helpful with every thing! The place is nice and clean. The location is great. And there is lots of activities to do. Riding the bikes along the boardwalk is probably my favourite.

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

Thanks for the great feedback and the awesome shout out to Kevin. The south beach bike ride is one of my favorite things to do in Venice as well. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked over the phone over a month ago for 2 people, only to arrive at the hostel to find out they had booked the wrong month. The staff were useless and would not give us any help, only telling us to try another hostel as they were full up. This was their mistake as I had told them the... 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 your feedback. Sorry to hear that there was an error in the booking. I am also sorry to hear that it happened twice. We do pride ourselves on great customer service and I am sorry we fell short. I know that a confirmation email was sent out day of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time here. The location is perfect if you want to head to the beach or surf all day. I met some cool people in the hostel. Activities that the hostel ran were a plus if you were on your own and breakfast is free every morning as well. Wifi was crap, but hey, it’s not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the samesun venice for 5 nights in a 4 bed dorm and absolutely loved it. The hostel itself is clean and inviting with lovely staff who will answer any questions. The breakfast is fantastic including pancakes, toast, coffee and fruit. But it's the location that really makes this hostel great. It is directly in venice beach (you... More 

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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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