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Samesun Venice Beach Reviews

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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84%

Rating
1971 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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74%

Great location


89%

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel and it had a good atmosphere. The location is awesome and the staff people are nice. Especially Jordan is quite a character and THE real living legend. I would recommend to stay at this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and the staff were a memorable part of your stay! Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

91%

Very great location, learn to surf for 70$ right next door, guarantee to stand. Staff friendly n safe facility, may be frightening for some ppl if not used to ppl around all night. Our sink was clogged but it was fixed the next day but we had a bathroom n shower in our 4 bed dorm all female. Overall wonderful hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear the you enjoyed your time in Venice and took advantage of all the great activities - including surfing! Sorry to hear about the plumbing issue - I am glad that it was attended to quickly. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

97%

Lovely staff! And good location!


77%

Excellent hub for exploring the area. Decent showers and secure entry system to the building. Most staff are quite nice. This isn't a very social hostel,, alright if you are with friends though.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. We do offer daily and nightly activities that help bring the guest together -such as sharing a jug at sunset (Monday night) or biking along the boardwalk (Wednesday day). Hope to see you next time you are in Venice! Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

80%

The hostel is in a really good location, we just found our room to be extremely stuffy with no fresh air and the common room is tiny which makes it difficult to hang out in to meet other people staying at the hostel. And with no wifi in the rooms the common room was often crowded with no where to sit.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. We have just upgraded our wifi network, with the ability to reach all rooms in the hostel, as well as provide a stronger signal. Hopefully next time you are in Venice you'll notice a difference! Cheers and safe travels, Sara GM

69%

The atmosphere was great in the common room however no hot water at all and the bathrooms were not the cleanest. Still good to be right on the beach though

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. We are currently in the process of making changes to how we can improve the water situation, especially during peak times! Hopefully next time you are in Venice you'll stay with us and be able to experience the upgrades! Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

69%

Okay hostel. A bit smelly and loud, but friendly staff and awesome location.


89%

Awesome location, had a perfect view of the beach from my room. Staff were hit and miss with regards to activities, the rooms were cleaned daily and to a good standard. Overall a good a good place to stay as long as you have done washing before hand as the hostel doesn't have laundry facilities.


100%

Rad location, met some awesome people. Staff were helpful. I'll be back here for sure.


57%

Despite the location it's not worth the money. Next time in LA I'll book another place.

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. Sorry to hear that the hostel wasn't a good fit for you. Hopefully you were still able to enjoy LA and take advantage of what we offer - daily and nightly activities, free breakfast, wifi and helpful staff. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

100%

Great time!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

overall a really good hostel, great location, some friendly people and can always find people to talk to and do stuff with. bedrooms were good, there arw lockers but I left stuff on my bed and all fine. breakfast was pretty basic, bread, orange slices and pancake mix but was fine. nice friendly staff too. rated banana bungalow slightly higher overall but this has the better location for sure!


97%

I had a great time at the Samesun Venice beach Hostel & I recommend it to everyone! The staff was very helpfull & friendly !! The location was excellent ! Everything you need was at a walking distance. It was easy to get around the city by public transportation ! I will definitely come back !! ;)


86%

Nice staff, nice location, nice atmosphere, great break fast as well!


97%

Great location, clean rooms and toilets would stay again! But a minus for the uncomfy beds could feel the steal springs through the mattress


83%

I had an amazing stay at Samesun! the staff and visitors alike were fantastic. I loved all the planned events each night.

  • 2nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

This hostel is in an awesome location and the staff are super friendly. The showers and wifi here are THE WORST though (no hot water at any time of day, the wifi works in 1 specific corner of a hallway - which sucks if you're trying to book more travel etc, as its hard to know if something is confirmed when the wifi drops out mid-transaction). However, the place is clean, the breakfast is decent and everything in Venice Beach is at your doorstep

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

I thought the staff was ok but they never answered my questions or request right away. I always had to insist. I really enjoyed my private room with tv, fridge and an amazing view of venice beach.


86%

Great hostel, nice rooms, best location in Venice!


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