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Samesun Venice Beach Reviews

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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85%

Rating
1760 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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71%

Sink was blocked, kitchen is over crowded and the drying plates are really not clean. Cleaners were really friendly. Lots of people seemed to hang around outside our room and the reception area and were very noisy. Venice Beach is a little sketchy at night!


37%

We paid an excessive amount for a private room. In which we had a TV where we got to watch a great blue screen. A mini bar fridge bed side table that didn't work, and a door that took at least 5 minutes to unlock due to the faulty lock. Bathrooms were very unclean and the showers had minimal pressure. When trying to leave one of the desk staff was more interested in talking up one of the guests and taking up the whole stairwell rather than moving to one side.


97%

Loved this place! Best hostel we stayed at in America by far!


80%

The location on venice beach is brilliant. I had a room at the back so it was quiet but dark, which was good as I needed sleep. So much gping on in Venice beach, you may as well spend time out there. Staff very friendly.


94%

I only stayed one night, but it was a pretty good hostel overall. The room and bathroom were clean and the staff were friendly. There wasn't as much going on the night I was there, but the people were certainly chill enough. You can't beat the location though with beautiful beach views.


83%

Bit pricey for a hostel (maybe that's just LA). We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom. Bed really comfy compared to other hostels. Shower not very hot. Free pancakes


97%

Best place, best people working there, good vibes!


100%

Amazing Location, Free parking all around the area very easy to find. Very friendly staff, 100%


89%

Had a great time here, great place to meet people if you are solo, staff are also great, will stay there again if back in Venice


100%

This place was home, and staff was my family during my stay here! The views are incredible, friendly guests and the most warm and welcoming staff ever!! Keep up the great work and thank you to everyone who made my stay unforgettable! Special thanks to Sara for always going the extra mile! Will miss this place!

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Awesome location right on Venice beach. Clean bathrooms. Friendly, useful staff. I would stay again in an instant! Thanks


100%

Great staff, great beach front location. Highly recommend.

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Great reception and info from the people working there. Very helpful friendly people. WIth great background music haha

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Great spot, Pretty expensive as far as hostels go Had to book room three times to stay with friend Staff friendly


31%

I'd suggest the Banana Hostel. It's in a much more centric location, much better priced, and much cleaner. This hostel was unclean, didn't have lockers, and had sub-par desk service.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. We have daily housekeeping to make sure the hostel is up to standards. If there is anything that needs extra attention, please don't hesitate to let one of 24 hours staff know. As for location, beachfront isn't for everyone. For those who are reading the review, we have lockers in every room so please disregard the statement about no lockers! We also have a safe at the front desk that is accessible 24 hours a day. Cheers and safe travels, Sara

69%

An alright place to stay - good location on Venice Beach, friendly staff and variable atmosphere. My only complaints are of no hot water showers.


100%

You're one of my best experiences in a hostel. Best location ever, best staff ever, and friendliest environment. You guys rock.

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

the Location of the hostel directly at the beach is nice. However, there are a lot of homeless people there and the entire area doesn´t look very safe. the hostel itself is average. The rooms are okay. In the bathrooms there often was no warm water, which can get really frustrating after some time.breakfast was included in the price, but wasn´t good at all. Especially because of the location of the hostel in such a sketchy area, I wouldn´t stay there aga

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. Venice is a very unique and eclectic community.. We are staffed 24 hours and have security measures to help offset the unfamiliarity of the neighborhood to our guests. Hopefully you were able to enjoy our nightly guided activities. For those reading breakfast consists of toast, fruit, coffee, tea and pancakes. Cheers, Sara -General Manager

83%

The hostel is really near to the beach so if you are coming to LA to enjoy the sea this is the perfect place. It is also possible to go to Santa Monica walking. The beds are good and the place is ok, I really liked it and enjoyed the location. The only problem is for going to downtown without a car, it is very very very far and for every place(like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, museums, etc) that I went I had to take around 2 hours in buses to go and more 2 hours to return to the hostel.


100%

Jordan at samesun venice deserves special mention. He was very friendly and was my favourite staff member.


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