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Samesun Venice Beach Reviews

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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83%

Rating
1600 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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94%

Expensive but worth it for a couple of days .... Location is the best in the area hands down ..... Friendly and extremely helpful staff Everything you need is close Clean


91%

They definTely need more showers. Or just a basic toilette so if the showers are taken I can atleast go to the toilette


100%

best hostel ever. on the beach. nice stuff


80%

Hostel really close to the Venice Beach, which is a famous place. But I prefer beaches like Santa Monica. For those who like Venice beach is great place, small but tidy rooms, shared bathrooms clean most of the time, only 2 per floor, but I always found one free when I needed! Very attentive staff.


60%

Staff was really unfriendly and didn't want to help us! We got a damn 100$-ticket for parking in the red zone. We don't know anything about a "red zone" in europe so the staff should have told us about it when they gave us the instructions where we should park!!


69%

Amazing location, you can't get any closer to Venice Beach than Samsun. Great staff as well, super friendly and helpful. Security is incredible as you have to ring the door bell and show your key to enter. As for the hostel itself basic basic accommodation. Showers were horrendous, didn't have a hot shower once and were never cleaned. Room stunk of weed for obvious reasons, fine with that, but no circulation apart from a small window.


80%

Fantastic location! Right in the middle of everything and across from beach. Bathrooms could use an update and and also better ventilation in the dorms as it gets quite hot and stuffy. Lots of different group activities each night but I stayed there to tour Venice not go into Hollywood in a Limo, so a simple pub crawl through Venice would have been good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. Friday night we promote the Hollywood limo tour which does take place outside of Venice, but our other days included Karaoke, live comedy, happy hours, taco tuesdays- all at local venues. Cheers and safe travel. Sara, General Manager

63%

Overall did not have a pleasant stay. the rooms in bedding were unpleasant as well as some of the staff.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. I apologize that your overall stay was unpleasant. I believe you are referring to an issue we addressed with our security policies. No outside/unregistered guests are allowed in the hostel. I apologize that this policy affected your stay with us, however it is in place for the safety and security for our guests. All the best in your future travels. -Sara, General Manager

74%

I was only here for 1 night but I had a good experience. Room was good and the hostel is right on Venice Beach, so if you want to be in this area it's a good choice. There's a bar/restaurant next door that had a good atmosphere, but there wasn't much atmosphere in the common areas of the hostel when I was there.


97%

if have more restroom is better~

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. We are going to be adding an additional shared bathroom in the upcoming weeks! Cheers and safe travels. Sara- General Manager

86%

Really good location, directly at the beach. Really clean. The restaurant/bar underneath the hostel makes meeting people easy


94%

Great location directly on the beach, unfortunately they don't have a common area (e.g, a roof garden) where you could enjoy this marveleous place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. The only common area we have is indoors and nothing compares to rooftop gardens. Hopefully you were able to soak in the view none the less. Cheers and safe travels! -Sara, General Manager

80%

The beds aren't very comfy but it is a hostel, the main problem tho is that the water pressure is so weak it's hard to shower and also the hot water wasn't hot it was barely warm so if that could be fixed if would be much better..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. We will follow with these areas that need our attention. Cheers and safe travels! Sara, General Manager

83%

Nice hostel, however when we talk about breakfast... i'm so sorry but there isn't

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. Our breakfast is between 7:30 -9:00am daily, includes toast, fruit, coffee and tea. Cheers and Safe Travels Sara, General Manager

71%

Not enough toilets...and the room smelled awful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. Soon we will be adding additional amenities, such a more washroom facilities. Cheers and safe travels. Sara, General Manager

77%

FOUND THE STAFF TO BE VERY HELPFULL. I WOULD RECOMMEND SAMSUN VENICE BEACH

  • 11th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you next time you are in Venice. Cheers and safe travels. Sara, General Manager

91%

Great hostel, with great people. Every night they have an event, so you get to know a lot of people in the hostel. It is about an hour walk towards Santa Monica pier, but it is a nice walk. There also busses nearby. At night they say it is not that safe, so you shouldn't be walking by yourself. They have a wonderfull security system and don't let anyone in they don't trust. Good kitchen, but also nice restaurants nearby. Breakfast was allright. One day they ran out of bread...


86%

Pretty good hostel overall. Easy to get to, fun activities at night and pretty good atmosphere. Mindful that 1.5 hours by bus from Hollywood. Staff are all pretty cool and laid back except one American chick at reception who was a bit rude (Abby I think). Otherwise great stay, highly recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. LA is quite large and takes a while to commute between places. We recommend HostelHoppper - they offer a shuttle to and from Venice and Hollywood for $15 roundtrip. Cheers and safe travels. -Sara, General Manager

100%

Have been traveling around America for a while now and this is by far the best hostel we stayed at. Staff were excellent especially Kate who was always willing to help and organize social events. If you're traveling to LA do yourself a favor and stay here! Highly recommend! Marco polo

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for the feedback! Kate has done a great job as our new activities coordinator. Hope to see you during your next visit to LA. Cheers and safe travel. -Sara, General Manager

97%

Fantastic place to stay, pretty much right at the beach. Highly recommend.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
It's great to hear such positive feedback! Hope to see you during your next visit to LA. Cheers and safe travels. -Sara General Manager

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