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Samesun Venice Beach Reviews

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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84%

Rating
2024 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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94%

Staff at the hostel were always great fun! Were always looking for an event to conduct and get people mixed together. The location on the Boardwalk of Venice Beach was amazing and convenient. All the facilities were good and in working order except for the rooms had a mixed quality of air conditioning. One room had three wide open windows whilst the rooms in the middle of the building were awful, with a small window facing a wall and even the 3 fans couldn't keep it cool thus a sleepless night.


83%

Great hostel, although the showers are a little iffy! Superstar staff and most awesome location... Miss it already!!


60%

just to expensive


100%

Awesome hostel, perfect location, great beach views. Staff are really friendly, special thanks to Jordan for looking after me and shout out to Bae for being her brilliant self. Also, high five to Kyle - hardest working man in America.


51%

The hostel has a rubbish lay out, tiny common room as well considering how many people actually stay there. Breakfast was barely edible and the hostel staff don't really make eye contact with you and aren't really friendly. The rooms are quite claustrophobic and the heat in there to Sleep is unbearable why they can't just invest in air con or some decent fans to make the overall experience a bit more comfortable! Location was great but I couldn't wait to leave To be honest.

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. Sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to par. For those reading, our breakfast is toast, fruit, coffee, tea, juice and pancakes. During the summer months we use fans to help with the heat. Please don't hesitate to ask the staff, who are always more than happy to help out. Hopefully you enjoyed your time in Venice. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

100%

Location is great! The place is immaculate. Love the security here it's awesome!


86%

I had a great stay. The only problem was that the room was so hot. The AC unit was tiny and barely did anything

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I've never traveled before and knowing that there could be places like this reassures me that all comforts are not the same as home. The staff was great, intellegent and caring. Very respectful and so down to earth had one of the greatest times in Venice and definitely won't forget it any time soon or in the future. Dominic is a great guide and knows his stuff I suggest the pub crawl they offer just stay with the group and you'll be okay. You'll meet great people from different paths of life.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed here for 4 nights. Really really good experience and wished I could have stayed longer. The staff were fantastic - Dom and Nic organised the social events when I was there and they were both such good fun and made the experience so much better! Very cool vibe and the hostel is right on the beach front. Great place to meet new people. Breakfast was perfect and the hostel was super clean. Good system for security and overall an amazing experience. Thank you so much!


80%

You can't beat the location, right on Venice beach! The cleanliness of the hostel was pretty similar to others I've stayed in, although the bathrooms were kinda gross... Overall though, it was a fun experience, the staff was friendly, and the location is excellent. I would stay there again! I also really appreciate the free breakfast, as most hostels don't even offer breakfast.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Staff was really great and helpful, Nick, Abby and Jordan are great guys. The atmosphere was superb, couldn't ask for more. Really great place to stay.


77%

The dorms were very hot, and there was a slight shortage of bathrooms. The location in Venice Beach is great, and the staff were very helpful!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey Thank you for the feedback. We definitely have hit the summer heat. Fans have been purchased to place all throughout the hostel to help with this is issue. Hopefully next time you are in Venice you can take advantage! Cheers and safe travels, Sara GM

94%

Samesun was a great hostel to stay at, the location was the best thing about it. They also had activities on every night, super friendly staff, nice common area, big kitchen and good wifi. The offer company's to do tours/day trips to different places in LA and it was just a generally welcoming place. I'll defiantly be staying there again when I'm in LA next.


97%

I had a great time at the Samesun Venice Beach Hostel. Everyone was very nice and sociable. The free breakfast was definitely a plus. I will be back... ;)

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Hostel location is near the beach but far away from other things although that cannot be helped due to the size of Los Angeles. The rooms were a bit cramped and the kitchen was so small it is impractical to try and cook. The free breakfast was really nice though.


71%

The overall experience was nice. I just thought that the rooms and the lockers were a bit too small. Also, it gets quite noisy in the rooms because of the proximity to the promenade. However, they do have a lot of activities going on at the hostel. I would check out more options before booking this one.


94%

Staff is so friendly and the atmosphere is great. If you are traveling to meet people and have a great time this is the place to go.


89%

Thank you for making our first night in Venice beach one to remember!

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

Smelly room without aircon and shared bathroom for 130$. Bathroom was always busy. Nice location but that's about it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the beach and our location. Sorry that you weren't happy with the room type chosen. We do have several room types - next time I might suggest an ocean view room which has a bathroom attached. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

91%

If you're staying in Venice you'll want to be here- palm tree views, pancake breakfasts, and an awesome crew who bring out the best in everyone. Big thanks to Laura, Abby, Dan and Nick for making our stay so memorable. Peace ✌️


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