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Samesun Venice Beach
Reviewed October 10, 2004

The staff was great, as well as the location. The main problem was the noise! There was a small bar and our room was almost directly above it. The bar was supposed to close at midnight, but many times the noise continued after that. Sleeping was difficult!

We too were supposed to have a TV in our private room, but we didn't have it.

Regarding smoking, when we stayed there, people were allowed to smoke only in the lounge which was good.

The room was small and rather ugly, but it was ok anyway. It was cleaned (superficially) every day.

There were two internet computers in the Cotel, they cost 10 cents per minute. They can be used 24 hrs.

If you stay at the Cotel, take advantage of the tours they provide with some tour organizers. We went on two different tours in L.A. which was neat. The hostel also had a shuttle service to the airport which costs 15 dollars (it's cheaper than taxi). We were close to missing our flight because the shuttle driver was 20 minutes late. The security checks at the airport take time so be sure to be on time.

The Cotel might be the right place for you if you enjoy partying and meeting young people from all over the world and don't care too much for sleeping and comfortable rooms. I guess I'm too old for youth hostels so I'm not going to return there!

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Reviewed May 1, 2004

We stayed at Venice Beach Cotel for 3 nights in April 2004. We had made our reservation based on the description of the room provided on their website and paid $60 US per night.

The place is right on Venice Beach. It is up a couple of flights of stairs - note there does not seem to be any lift/elevator access.

We were promised a private double room with private bath, and television. The room itself is drab but the bedding is very clean which is a plus. The room/bathroom is fairly clean too.

We enquired about the lack of television and were told someone would get back to us - which did not happen.

People are allowed to smoke all over the place, which is gross if you are non smokers.

The place was ´cheap´, but in this case I don´t feel as if we ´got what we paid for´.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled solo
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Stayed: September 2017
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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 #4 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range: $44 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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