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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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 2 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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Diggle, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Paris, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed with a group of 7, we had the 7 person room all to ourselves, which was great. Our room has lockers for your valuables (take a padlock) and an ensuite bathroom, which was excellent. The hostel offers a simple breakfast for free, which seemed very generous given the price, which is by far the lowest we could find in... More

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Nantes, France
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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Address: 25 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice / Beach Areas , Westside
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Venice Beach 1.5*
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Venice Beach Cotel Hotel Los Angeles

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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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