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Venice Beach Hostel and Hotel

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is absolutely nothing good that can be said regarding this establishment. The communication was rude and unprofessional (who writes email replies using all capitals letters)... No "great location" can make up for the treatment we experienced!

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Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel was all good, but when we finished cooking our meal on our last day, and were about to wash our dishes, someone wanted to use what we were using (like a pan or something) right away, without us washing it and we gave it to them (not directly, just placed it on the counter) and he said thank... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

My friend and i booked this hostel prior to our arrival. We flew from New Zealand and were very tired and jet lagged. The gentleman at reception was so rude and unhelpful. He made us wait 1 hour and a half for a room as he didn't know who was checking out. He finally gave me a key and said... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

I don't really understand the bad reviews on this place. It was my first time staying in a hostel, and I had a great experience. While it's not like staying at a five star hotel (you're staying in a hostel what do you expect?) the room was much bigger and cleaner than I expected. As a young female traveler, I... More 

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Adelaide
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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
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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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4 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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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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2 Thank PattyFarias
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Venice
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: $78 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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