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Samesun Venice Beach Reviews

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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83%

Rating
1879 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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83%

The hostel is ideally located if you're keen on spending time around Venice Beach, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica, which are really cool areas. The facilities are clean and generally pretty cool and the beds are comfortable. The vibe at the hostel is also pretty great (the staff are all fun). My only criticism is that it is very expensive for what it is.


66%

Hostel is nice enough, would recommend an end suite as fighting for bathrooms is a nightmare. Personally wouldn't stay here again, didn't feel there was much socially to bring people together. Location is amazing though and staff are helpful and friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. We provide daily and nightly activities to help create a social atmosphere. These activities range from bike rides down to Hermosa Beach to open Mic nights in Venice. Don't forget to ask the staff or take a look at our activities board to see what's happening. Cheers and safe travels. Sara General Manager

71%

Sink was blocked, kitchen is over crowded and the drying plates are really not clean. Cleaners were really friendly. Lots of people seemed to hang around outside our room and the reception area and were very noisy. Venice Beach is a little sketchy at night!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. We are staffed 24 hours a day - please don't hesitate to let a staff member know of any area that needs attention. Hopefully you enjoyed your time in LA. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

83%

The people/atmosphere and its location is really what makes this hostel. It is exactly on Venice beach making the view from some windows very very beautiful. Only negative is that one of our showers didn't have a proper shower head and it wasn't SUPER clean and one of our rooms wasn't insulated enough and got quite cold at night. It is deffinitaly your place to be if you're an easy going person :)

  • 22nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


37%

We paid an excessive amount for a private room. In which we had a TV where we got to watch a great blue screen. A mini bar fridge bed side table that didn't work, and a door that took at least 5 minutes to unlock due to the faulty lock. Bathrooms were very unclean and the showers had minimal pressure. When trying to leave one of the desk staff was more interested in talking up one of the guests and taking up the whole stairwell rather than moving to one side.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the feedback. The cable company is currently upgrading our boxes, which means that they are not at full capacity until the new boxes are installed, as stated on the tvs. I do apologize if this was made unclear. The lock on your room has been reviewed by maintenance - all seems to be working well now. Hopefully you enjoyed your time in Venice despite some of these issues. Safe travels. -Sara General Manager

97%

Loved this place! Best hostel we stayed at in America by far!


80%

The location on venice beach is brilliant. I had a room at the back so it was quiet but dark, which was good as I needed sleep. So much gping on in Venice beach, you may as well spend time out there. Staff very friendly.


94%

I only stayed one night, but it was a pretty good hostel overall. The room and bathroom were clean and the staff were friendly. There wasn't as much going on the night I was there, but the people were certainly chill enough. You can't beat the location though with beautiful beach views.


83%

Bit pricey for a hostel (maybe that's just LA). We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom. Bed really comfy compared to other hostels. Shower not very hot. Free pancakes


97%

Best place, best people working there, good vibes!


100%

Amazing Location, Free parking all around the area very easy to find. Very friendly staff, 100%


89%

Had a great time here, great place to meet people if you are solo, staff are also great, will stay there again if back in Venice


100%

This place was home, and staff was my family during my stay here! The views are incredible, friendly guests and the most warm and welcoming staff ever!! Keep up the great work and thank you to everyone who made my stay unforgettable! Special thanks to Sara for always going the extra mile! Will miss this place!

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.


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