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Samesun Venice Beach

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

This is Venice Beach, guys! So you are going to need somewhere suitably eclectic and energetic to stay if you are going to experience it right. This is that place. Sitting right on the boardwalk, the view over the Pacific Ocean in front is, frankly, to die for. What's more, nightly activities make it easy to meet new people - perfect for solo travellers. You can arrange trips to all the attractions around LA, like Universal Studios and Disneyland, from the desk.

Property Description

Located directly on the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk and close to LAX, we are the best and most convenient spot for exploring LA's beaches and beyond! Many of our dorms and privates have a full or partial ocean view, and you can also just walk out the door and be on the beach in 30 seconds.

After you've had a day of sunning, swimming or just people watching, come hang out in our newly renovated lounge to swap stories or just kick back. Our friendly and local staff will clue you in on the best happy hours, favorite places in Venice, or sort you out for a surfing lesson or tour. And you can join our own weekly activities including Taco Tuesday, our Venice favorites bar crawl and our limo tour.

If you need a break from the sun and sand, we're surrounded by places to shop, eat and relax and are just a short bike ride or walk from most of the sites you'll know from the movies, including Muscle Beach, the famous Venice Skate Park and the Santa Monica Pier.

So grab a bike, board or wave and come chill with us in California! View House Rules

Overview

Right on the boardwalk with views over the Pacific is Samesun Hostel on LA's super cool Venice Beach. Celebrate your arrival to one of the most eclectic neighbourhoods in the City of Angels with a happy hour-priced welcome drink. You can whip up something quick in our family-style kitchen before the event of the day begins: will it be live music or an LA limo tour? It's worth having a chat with our knowledgeable staff to put together a great itinerary for your visit – they'll even arrange trips to Disney and Universal Studios for you!

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Location

Once you've touched down at LAX, it's only a 20-minute drive to us and the beach. The boardwalk's brimming with funky shops, places to eat and spots to chill out – or you can walk for 10 minutes and arrive at some seriously famous movie locations. Strut your stuff at Muscle Beach (3-minute walk), attempt a trick at the famous skateboard park or photograph the scene from the neon Ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier (10-minute cab ride).

Rooms and Dorms

Choose a private double or a dorm, mixed or female-only, and either way you'll get an ocean view. If you're after some down time after cruising the funfair-style mayhem along the boardwalk, grab something from the book exchange and hop into your bunk to read under your personal lamp. Fresh linen and blankets are provided, as well as secure lockers for your luggage and souvenirs. You can also choose between rooms with an en-suite or shared bathroom.

Extras and activities

In the morning, we put on breakfast for free! Make the most of our free Wi-Fi and browse your phone from our laid-back restaurant, Surfside Bar & Grill. Take advantage of the on-site ATM before heading out on a hired bike for a sunset ride, or grab a free towel for an evening dip. Whatever your Venice Beach stay looks like, 24-hour security is on hand to welcome you back safely to Samesun.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jan 2020
    Very nice & helpful staff! The showers are private, which is very nice. The breakfast was very good. I really appreciated their help accommodating me for an extra night due to changes in flights.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Dec 2019
    I has a great time! Perfect location right in the heart of the neighborhood. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Great crowd of backpackers to socialize with too.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Dec 2019
    I loved Samesun. It was one of the best hostel experiences I’ve ever had. I chose a private room. It was so beautiful, I hated leave. The staff was super friendly and the bathrooms were the cleanest I’ve seen at any hostel in the USA. The location couldn’t have better. From sunrise to sunset, love every minute of the area. The ROOM was sooooooooooo beautiful, I couldn’t believe my luck!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Dec 2019
    Such a nice place with the best location! They even offer bag storage for before & after you check out! A++
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    This hostel really surprised me as I just booked in for 1 night as it was close to LA airport and easy to get to late at night ($18 uber) but it was a lot nicer than I had expected. I could've happily stayed longer. It has a great location, right on venice beach boardwalk, a really great breakfast and a nice lounge area. Would recommend - particularly if you're looking for somewhere close to LAX.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel, very clean
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    I stayed at this hostel for 6 days and over new years. Had an absolute blast. The hostel run activities weren't the best but they were a good way to meet people. Free breakfast is always an added bonus. The hostel staff were extremely lovey, special shout out to Joe and Gina. The atmosphere was a bit slow to warm up but after going on a pub crawl it became such a fun, friendly space. Wasn't the safest location, I never went out alone after nightfall. Still, would definitely stay here again!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    30 Dec 2019
    I enjoyed my short stay. The location was its highlight. I would recommend it.
    Belarus, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Jan 2020
    Not as clean as the reviews said and not accurately depicted in listing. Super friendly staff and super convenient location by the beach. That being said, it’s a little noisy mid day and at night. It wasn’t awful but was expensive for what it was. Don’t think I would stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Dec 2019
    Very conveniently located if you want to be right on the beach! Not great if you want a quiet, comfortable stay. The bed was horrendously uncomfortable. Staff were super friendly.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Los Angeles

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Samesun Venice Beach says

We are the only hostel right on and right in the heart of Venice Beach. Our fun and social environment reflects this iconic California neighborhood which is quite possibly the best place in Los Angeles. Wake up to ocean views in our en suite rooms and enjoy all that Southern California has to offer while staying with us.

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