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Samesun Hollywood

6820 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Formerly Hollywood International Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first arrived at Samesun I couldn't believe where it was situated. Probably the best location any hotel or hostel could have in Hollywood. Staff were really friendly as well and told me about the local star tours and how to get to the awesome Amoeba records. Common area was a sweet place to meet people and I formed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to LA and what a trip it was. When I first checked in to this hostel, I was pleasantly surprised on how big and spacious the rooms were. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. One of the reasons I chose this hostel was to be close to Amoeba, the world famous record store,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Despite some of the pervious bad reviews we booked this hostel anyway as it was the best place to see the Oscars. We had no problem with this hostel at all, friendly staff who helped us with our bags on arrival. We have a nice clean room and the shower room was clean and always had hot water. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This hostel is just what I needed. I was looking for a place right in the heart of Hollywood with affordable prices, and I know the past reviews may shy you away from this place, but I gotta tell you, they upped their game or something, because I had nothing but a great time. One of the workers, Chris, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Staying at the Hollywood Youth Hostel is the most incredible experience in Los Angeles!! Located just steps away from the Graumann's Chinese Theater and Dolby Theater, home of the Oscars, I was able to watch Brad Pitt AND Angelina Jolie walk the red carpet from only 20 feet away, along with all of my favorite stars celebrities as they made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great hostel for the price, 24 hour supermarket nearby was awesome. Chinese theatre 100.shout out to Henry. He e is the best guy, he really brings the place to life with his friendly smile and wicked sense of humour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Right on hollywood blvd. This hostel is at the center of the famous walk of fame. Directly across the road from the metro and bus stop so getting around the la area is no problem at all. The hostel itself is A friendly and homey environment. All types of people from all over the world and they are all very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The place has a great location and the staff was friendly aswell as the other guests. But it's a really simple hostel. You almost get what you pay for. There is other hostel nearby... But this one is the cheapest. If you need a cheap place this is OK. If you can spend more money - go somewhere else :-P

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed in a 6 person female dorm. It took us 2 hours to check in while the manager Peter chatted to his colleagues about random stuff instead of checking everyone in. There are signs EVERYWHERE from telling u when to shower (literally a sign saying you must shower daily), when to do washing, saying there's no hot water between... More 

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petegas78, Manager at Samesun Hollywood, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the feedback. I just wanted you and everyone else to know that as of March 16th, the Hollywood Youth Hostel is now Samesun Hollywood. We have undertaken extensive renovations and are also under new management. Those shower signs were removed immediately after we moved in. = Cheers! Pete (a different Pete) =) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The hostel is in an excellent location and has easy access to everything that LA has to offer. The staff were also very friendly and helpful, the Internet connection was good most of the time. However at night the noise from the street could get a little loud however this didn't bother me. Overall a great experience that I'd recommend... More 

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