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Samesun Hollywood Reviews

6820 Hollywood Blvd, Los angeles, Los Angeles, USA

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78%

Rating
170 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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60%

Unfortunately this hostel wasn't the best, not very clean. Great location though.


80%

Nice place, specifically for the location! I recommend host here, absolutely. :)


63%

Great location and atmosphere! The general stench of human feces in the room wasn't very enjoyable though. But hey if you don't have a sense of smell book ahead ;)


54%

The lack of air conditioning in mid-summer was expected from previous reviews However, the bathroom facilities were well below standard - while renovations were being done on oneside (which I completely understand has to be done for improvement) there was nothing but a sheet between the workers and showers - which would have been fine but there was no shutters or blinds on the bathroom window which openly faced a lane with visible public view - so it seemed either way you were exposed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, I would like to thank you for your feedback. As stated we are doing renovations to the men’s and women’s bathrooms to help address privacy issues. We ask for all guests to bear with us as we continue to improve the hostel, as well as to enhance the traveler experience here at Samesun. I hope to see you return to Samesun Hollywood in the future Sincerely, Tahj General Manager

69%

Comfy beds and clean rooms. The bathrooms, however, were not good. Of the four showers, three of the cubicles were missing their curtains (two were added while I was there) and there is nowhere to put your towel or clothes while you're showering so you just had to hang everything over the top, or outside the shower which was wet. The big open window also looks out onto the street so people can see you getting changed. Needs a curtain?? Could definitely be cleaner too.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, I would like to thank you for your feedback. During your stay, we were doing renovations to the women’s bathroom. New bathroom curtains have been installed, as well as a newly installed women’s changing room. I hope to see you return to Samesun Hollywood in the future. Sincerely, Tahj General Manager

83%

When we checked in, the staff seemed a bit annoyed and there may be good reason for this. To enter the hostel, you have to be buzzed in. For the person trying to enter, it can be hard to hear the bell amidst the noise and ramble on the street. As a result, some staff members were observed yelling into the microphone with disdain. In the days following our checkin, the staff was very helpful in suggesting attractions and assisting with travel.

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Stayed here having lived the Venice location. Staff weren't as friendly, all of the fire escape doors were open all night, seemed like it would be easy for someone to break in


54%

The hostel is old, and in general it smells bad. The bathrooms were not clean enough, and I think that the facilities are quite old.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. As posted on our website, we are going through renovations to help improve the guests experience here at the hostel, including in the men’s and women’s bathrooms. As of now, bathrooms are cleaned throughout the day by our housekeeping staff. All guests are encouraged to come to our 24 hour desk agents with regards to any areas that may need attention. I hope to see you return to Samesun Hollywood in the future, safe travels. Cheers, Tahj General Manager

83%

Loved staying here, the staff were amazingly helpful, really great vibe and lovely rooms too! Defiantly reccomend!


86%

The hostel is great, the people, the environment, the rooms, the unique problem is the noise from by the street, but the rest is cool.


69%

It was ok but to loud and toilets were not that good but wasnt that bad and location was good!

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

The location of this hostel is its main selling point, if you don't mind the hussle and bustle of Hollywood Blvd at night. I felt there was a real lack of atmosphere here. As a solo traveller I wanted to meet people and get involved in group activities, but there didn't seem to be any effort here to incentivise this. Not a terrible place by any means, but there are better places in the vicinity.


97%

I really enjoyed staying at the Samesun Hollywood. Free pool table, free breakfast, great location, staff was lovely. It was under reservation while I was there in the summer (July 2015) but it was still a delight, not really a disturbances. it will be awesome place to stay when the reservations are complete. Thanks Samesun Hollywood


74%

More outlets in each room would have been really nice!

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

okay rooms and common areas, nothing to complain about but nothing out of the ordinary. Perfect location in hollywood. Nice and helpful deskpeople.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

women's bathroom-curtain was what separated the construction workers and the woman's bathroom?workers could see in-male staff member came into women's bathroom to change paper. did not call out &wait for women who were in shower naked-to call out&say it was ok to come inside. he just said"i'm coming in" &entered.i went down stairs to tell people at front desk-they had excuse that there wasn't a woman to do it &yet there was one at desk when i went to tell them?

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

It was a nice place and great location, but you guys need to think about changing the breakfast, not same food every morning, thank you

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

Very noisy area and it may be difficult to sleep at times. clean and secure hostel.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Great place, great people, great location...

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very well priced, perfect location.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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