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Adelaide
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107 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I personally don't have anything to compare this hostel to because this was my first time staying in this environment. We stayed in mixed room (211).The room was basic but clean, the toilet and shower were clean which was a bonus. There was a locker for valuables. The location is great but I believe the place was a little expensive... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is located in a great spot if you're trying to stay close to the beach, we were really close to Muscle Beach, the basketball courts, and we could see the Santa Monica Pier, which was not far from us at all, but we didn't have the time to walk there. I suppose that a little more effort could... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Okay so this place is not too bad. It's. Dates but defiantly doable. Plus it's not a bad price. Everyone here is social in the kitchen, the staff are friendly and there's even a t and pool room which is good. Wifi is average and there's a lock out between 12-8am I think... So can't come back @ 4am smashed... More 

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Thank Selina V
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the WORST hostel I ever stayed at. FILTHY!!! Disgustibg seats carpets, furnityre, all stained, dirty, one shared bathroom per 8 person room. Rude, lazy front desk flamboyant wanna be girl. No breakfast. Just bread and coffee. Noisy, i would NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN, the hostel up the street is better, and ocean beach is like a t star hotel... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I arrived around eight in the evening and was dropped off in the alley way beside the hostel. I was a little disoriented because I could not locate the reception. I did eventually. It is on the second floor and resembles a police station in Texas. The people working at the hostel are very down to earth and helpful. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Ok the one thing going for this place is location. Location is right near the beach but if it's beach you want you'll have a better time sleeping on the beach with the street people. The Venice street people run rings around the staff at VBH. From the moment we walked in we felt un welcomed and not comfortable. Staff... More 

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Acworth, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You want a different vacation experience? Can you exchange the perfectness of hotels with making fast friends, meet people from all over the world, and be right next to the beach? I stayed here (in my 30s) with my son (17) for 4 nights and we enjoyed every minute of it. My only complaint is that they stole our towels... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have always stayed at hotels that were 4 stars or better, however due to finances, I had to consider hostels for my recent trip. I looked at quite a few. Believe me, I was very nervous about staying in one because I didn't know what to expect. I stayed here for 5 nights. Well, let me start with the... More 

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Made reservations for Sunday to Wednesday. On Saturday I asked if I could add Saturday when I come check-in past midnight on Sunday, they said that would be fine. Flight got cancelled and had to rebook, contacted them on Saturday late afternoon that I won't be checking in till Sunday noon now. Upon check-in they said I had reserved Saturday... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

First I must preface this with saying that the States don't really have a hostel culture. So if you are looking for hostels with European standards and prices, then you will always be disappointed. You would be better off looking for cheap motels/hotels. That said, while this hostel was very basic, fairly old and shabby, and the staff weren't the... 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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Address: 1515 Pacific Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3611
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Price Range: $58 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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