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Hostel California

2221 Lincoln Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA (Venice / Beach Areas)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

OMG! It is horrible in this hostel. The beds are old , rooms are disgraceful. Staff is rude. I have stayed at alot of hostels but this has to be the #1 worst hostel ever. The smells are horrible and you can not sleep. Stay away.

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Kent, United kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

We stayed here for 1 week as no other places avaliable when we was here! It is the dirtiest hostel we had been to in a 6 months of travelling and we had been to india! You pay a ridiculous price for a dirty private room, with 2 single beds with bed bugs and cupboard being held up by books,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

This place is dirty I didn't once take off my shose i travelled all over the USA n mexico only staying in hostels and this place is by far the worst so dirty about 90% of the guest live here. Your stuff in not save!!!! It's half hour walk from the beach and it is dirty dirty dirty grimy walls... More

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Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

Stayed here and got a horrible skin infection/rash/insect bites all over my face, neck, hands, and back. It's been three weeks and I still have marks. The bed was filthy!!! It has scabies. BEWARE!! DO NOT STAY HERE!! I am a backpacker and always stay in hostels. This place is disgusting and you don't want to end up like me.

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Leeds, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

Stayed in a private room, so felt my belongings were safe, but spent every waking hour out of the hostel because it was a bit of a dive. TV blared all night too. Wouldn't recommend unless you plan on hitting the beach hard.

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Sydney
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

This was my first hostel experience and to be honest i could not wait to leave. Travelled with friends, i shared a private room with one of them, the others ended up dragging their mattress into our private room because there room was freezing because the door to the balcony had a gaping hole and one of the mattresses were... More

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birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

It was dirty and the place to keep valuables is a wooden cupboard behind the tv in the living where everyone else is. so they see you put your stuff in there!

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Sydney
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

This review is for backpackers - This hostel is not where you want to be. It is dirty and depressing. As the other reviewers mentioned many of the 'guests' are 'residents'. The atmosphere is one of poverty and despair, hardly the stuff that dreams are made of. I wish I has done some more research and not taken the reviews... More

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Almaty
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2008

When I came there, I did not like it too much, on the first thought. But then I realized it was not a very bad place! Yes, there is a lot of work to be done concerning its cleanliness, amenities, etc. But on the whole, this place is OK for a quick stay. I can say what things I did... More

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Canberra Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

I have never stayed in a worse hostel. It was filthy, and full of people who were living there and working in the area. It was literally falling apart, the bathrooms were rotting and full of peoples' personal stuff, the bunkrooms were full of various shift workers sleeping through the day and night. I was on a top bunk, and... More

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Address: 2221 Lincoln Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice / Beach Areas , Westside
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Ranked #34 of 54 Specialty lodging in Los Angeles

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