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Samesun Venice Beach Reviews

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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83%

Rating
1812 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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)


89%

Perfect location if you want to go to the beach! And the beach is the best part of LA. Ensuite bathroom is pretty handy! Great staff! Nick, thank you! You're awesome!


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.


71%

Terrific staff, I had a great time talking with everyone and they were informed regarding the locale.

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

I had not really good experience when I was there, because the roommate brought a guy back in our female room. It made me really uncomfortable.


89%

Great location right next to the Venice Beach boardwalk. Staff was cool. Would stay again.


100%

In love with the staff and locals. I'll be back soon!


94%

Everything about SameSun was perfect. However they don't have a very good communal area to meet people. I was only there for 3 days though so I didn't really get to experience any of the proper group activities.


100%

Great hostel. Best location and heaps to do in the area. The staff are freaking awesome and keep the vibe going around the place - especially thanks to Jordan for the sick skating lessons on the boardwalk. Already planning to come back here ASAP.


83%

I only stayed for a few hours but it was good. there was always a taxi cab nearby if needed. Right next to be beach and other facilities. A few "interesting" characters out and about but that didnt bother me at all. Good place to stay


80%

Fairly basic hostel with a great location (20m away from the beach). Staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were comfortable - the common area is comfortable but if you're looking to socialise the bars outside are really the best place.


100%

lovely happy staff, always ready to advise and support. The location is one of the best.

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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