Samesun Venice Beach Reviews
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A great hostel to meet people, with a good range of organised activities, pub crawls, etc. Rooms were clean although we believe one of our party fell victim to bed bugs… However would still go back (with caution) as it's an awesome social hostel and in a great location right on Venice Boardwalk.
Good hostel, but it takes over an hour by bus to get to Hollywood Boulevard. Great location if you want to be close to the beach.
This is a nice chilled out hostel. I stayed here twice. Mainly to see the chicks rollerskating in bikinis on the boardwalk. Probably best to come in the spring/summer as the beach will be busier and the hostel rooms can get a bit cold. But lots to see on the beach and boardwalk or walk along the beach to Santa Monica. There is breakfast if you get up before 9am! Or you can buy some Cherios from a local shop like I did. Area is a bit ghettoy at night but mostly harmless.
it is a very amazing place.. the staff is more than great, always ready to help:-) I arrive 5 hours before chech in and i didn t need to wait because they give me the room.. i just didn t like the people that were in my room:-(
A bit of a hotel/hostel setup - common areas arent great so the atmosphere is a little lacking. Great staff though
Really enjoyed my stay! Great location on the beach. Staff were friendly and helpful, plus we got upgraded for free! Good atmosphere and free breakfast is always a plus!
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This is a great place to stay while in vience beach :) grab a bike from the rental dude out the front and go riding up and down the bike path , had a blast there :)
Such an amazing hostel! I have stayed in all the Samesun hostels and they are all fantastic. The location of this one is unbeatable. The staff are super friendly and helpful, Sara and Abby were awesome! There is great security, the bathrooms are spacious and always clean, rooms are big with great views and the free breakfast is always a plus! I would definitely stay here again!
My girlfriend and I stayed at this hostel and it was absolutely awesome. First off the hostel is located in a prime location (2 mins to the beach). Someone was on the desk 24 hrs which made us feel safe. The staff themselves were very helpful with all of our questions. Abby I think was the one girl on the desks name (she wore a beanie) told us of a great bar to watch football. Sara who I meet in the bar downstairs (had no clue she worked at the hostel) was a riot to drink with.
I stayed here for two nights, it was an okay hostel that has the potential to be really great. It is really clean, but overpriced for what it is, for $30 a night it should at least include a free towel and breakfast could be really improved. I know these things sound stupid but details like that are what makes a good hostel great. The best part of the hostel was the comedy night they arranged for us to go to! The staff were really helpful and booked my airport shuttle which was really nice :)
The position of this hostel is great and you can't really fault anything about the place itself. The directions (using Coast Shuttle) really should be updated as no one at the airport had heard of it an I ended having to pay more for another company. Also, the staff were friendly, but not the most helpful. When asked how to get to Hollywood, they basically just said it was really far away.. I had to step in and give the guy some actual info. Don't let that put you off though!
The hostel is very well oriented, just in the hottest place of Venice. It OK, but not shocking. They've got no parking, but you can easily find a spot nearby (especially during night). I would got there again!
Best location, best staff and so much fun. One of the best hostel I've ever stay. I'll never ever stay in another hostel in LA!
A bit expensive but worth it. The atmosphere is good and the activities are good. The rooms are a bit hot. The location in Venice is just perfect.
Good WiFi, smack up on the beach sidewalk. Location is really perfect. Good connections into LA and helpful staff.
Location was great! We had dorm room for 4 people and it was clean and nice!
All seemed good here; it's a perfect place if you're looking to spend time on the beach. The area seems OK and safe enough, though worth keeping your eyes open when wandering around at night. The hostel seems a bit of a party place, and sound comes through from the adjoining music venue on occasion - though not for very long, thankfully. The hostel was a bit hot inside and had a slight odd smell, but it wasn't that big a worry. Overall I was pretty happy with my stay.
The hostel has great views to the beach and great location. Events in hostel are also great and perfect for youths.
Staff not very knowledgeable and not as friendly as expected in a hostel. Common area is quite poor and not very easy to meet people. If it wasn't for the excellent location I would not recommend this hostel at all!