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Samesun Venice Beach
Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Amazing location right on Venice beach. walking distance to everything. the rooms can be hot in the summer with little to no air. we saw other rooms that faced the beach that had big open windows that would have been amazing so next time we have to ask for one.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Where to begin... Unreal Hostel. Fantastic Staff.. Great Location.. Its just Brilliant.. Staff made us feel so welcome. Great party nights every night.. Will be back there. Kitchen to cook food in could be bigger as there is only two hobs. Lots of storage space for food.. If they gave breakfast everymoring it would be a little bit more value for money as it is quite expensive. But I loved it and I will be back again :)

Room Tip: Stayed in a four person dorm
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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samesunvenice, Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your feedback.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, from the staff to the activities. Stay tuned for our newly added feature: breakfast!

Cheers and safe travels.

Sara
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Park City, Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Avoid this place at all cost! We had a private, double-occupancy room. The window faced a wall, which meant no breeze. There were no fans available, and it was so unbearably hot in the room at 10 p.m. that we ended up staying on the beach until we absolutely had to sleep. The carpet is crunchy -- we kept shoes on -- and the halls smell of mildew and rot. Wi-fi didn't work. The sheets were full of sand and had obviously not been changed from the last guest. We tried to sleep on top of our clothes laid out on the bed until we couldn't stand it any longer and gathered our things and crept away from this miserable place at 5 a.m. (There's a great Starbucks two streets over where we spent the morning enjoying a beach breeze, good coffee, and good company.)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Venice Beach Cotel is in the Heart of Venice Beach.
Nice sized room, with 4 beds, one private washroom,
I shared a room with two cool cats, one really quite one from Europe,
and one party Animal from jersey, both chill guys, my items felt safe,
nobody but I really used the locker,
housekeeping was nice,
front desk was nice, very accommodating, they let me stay in the lounge for 2 hours until there was a room ready, I was pretty early. you could come and go, also.

my only complaint, the guy behind me when checking in was told there was no beds left.
but there was a empty bed under mine the whole week I was there, I felt so bad for him.

Room Tip: No card entry, you have to buzz in every time at the front desk.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Fremantle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The hostel is basic, could do with some updating but the location is the #1 reason to stay here. It's literally right on the Venice boardwalk. Amazing location. The only massive downside is a transsexual cleaner who I caught TWICE watching people shower. He/she saw that I caught them the first time and still went back for more.

If you do stay here, make sure you shut the small bathroom window completely and also use the lockers as I have heard some stories about theft here.

All in all aside from those two things, I would stay there for the location alone

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Poznan, Poland
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

It is the chepeast hostel we found in Venice but it was very nice! The location is just perfect, literaly just on the beach and boardwalk. The rooms are very small but hostel is only for sleeping so it is enough. Bathrooms are clean and OK. There is WI-Fi in whole building. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Like a said the price and location is the biggest prons of this hostel. Recomended for everyone!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I had previously left a review of the same sun venice beach hostel which was a positive reflection of the new staff who were taking over this hostel. Unfortunately this review highlights bad practice, poor management and terrible customer service. We were using LA as a transit hub in between travelling central america and going to work in New Zealand. On our entry into LA we stayed at the SS and asked if we could store a bag while we travelled central america for 2mths as we didn't need all our stuff and were coming back to LA for a few days before flying to NZ. The manager agreed, a $40 storage fee was agreed and we were assured the bag would be safe. On returning to the hostel we found no bag and and a manager full of excuses that started apologetically, admitted responsibility and assured us that we would be compensated. After the manager had spent the afternoon agreeing how to word a disclaimer with higher management we were told 'its not our responsibility' and basically you cant do diddly squat. Its impossible to say it was theft from the staff but it would not surprise me at all.

I had no reply from higher management to an email which just proved further how this place treats its customers but my guess is that they will post a comment reply to this review with the 'same sun cant accept responsibility etc blah blah' to try to salvage a bad public image. If so please explain why you didn't have the decency to reply to a customer email about theft? ( im sure they will try )

My advice would be to stay away from this operation and stay at the YHA Santa Monica who are run like a professional outfit.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Samesun Venice Beach
Address: 25 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4102
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 82 Specialty Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Venice Beach 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samesun Venice Beach is the best place to stay in Los Angeles. Located in beautiful Venice Beach, California, 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 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. ... more   less 
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