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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Samesun Venice Beach

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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

The beach, a bar and beautiful views are what you get when you stay with us! Located directly on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and close to LAX, we are the best and most convenient spot for exploring LA's beaches and beyond!

Iconic Venice Beach is world renown and we're right in the heart of it. Many of our dorms and privates have a full or partial ocean view, but you can also just walk out the door and be on the beach in 30 seconds.

And after you've had a day of sunning, swimming or just people watching, come hang out in our Surfside Bar & Grill, with our guests getting to enjoy happy hour drink prices all day.

We've something happening daily with Trivia Night, Open Mic and live bands in the bar, as well as a limo tour and other activities.

And if hanging at the beach is not enough, our knowledgeable local staff can fill you in on what to do both at the beach and in L.A. 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, our famous Venice Skate Park and the Santa Monica Pier.

In addition our guests also get:

-Complimentary breakfast that includes eggs, fresh fruit, baked goods, coffee/tea and fruit juice
-Central air conditioning
- Free luggage storage
-Fast and free wifi
-Guest kitchen
-Luggage lockers for each dorm guest
-Light and shelf on each dorm bed
-Intimate lounge
-Laundry service

So grab a bike, board or wave and come chill with us in the California setting you've always dreamed of!

Please note:
**Listed prices do not include taxes. A 14% city/hotel tax will be added at check in.
**A valid passport or out of county ID will be required for check in.
**Private rooms with shared bath include a sink, hairdryer and towels. These rooms do not have an ocean view.
**Private rooms with a full bathroom include a hairdryer and towels. These rooms range from a partial to full ocean view. View cannot be guaranteed at booking. View House Rules


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!



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 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Over exceed expectations. We wish we could have stayed there longer than one night. Hostile doesn't have a parking spot but there are plenty of spots where you can pay for overnight.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    Good hostle, only complaints were the typical inconsiderate people you may stay with. Staff was friendly and facilities were nice. Doors were loud upon opening/closing but I think thats just part of having a security door for the rooms.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    Great hostel, the go-to place if you are looking for a well-located, social while affordable stay in LA. The staff are extremely nice and helpful with anything, I could use facilities even after check out. I stayed in a 4-bed female dorm. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. There was no problem with any noice even though the bar street was nearby. Good breakfast. I would stay again!
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Absolutely amazing! Location was fantastic, staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast included and activities available everyday.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2019
    I was looking for somewhere to stay on a tight budget where I could feel safe. Would definitely recommend. I stayed in 4 bed dorm with en-suite.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Aug 2019
    I had such an amazing stay, the hostel had more than what I expected and the staff were amazing! Overall great experience :)
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Jul 2019
    I was positively surprised by this hostel! I expected the worst, with it being right on Venice beach but they were really nice about my late check-in, the rooms are clean, beds were comfortable, showers and toilets are separate, big choice of breakfast, a chilled atmosphere.. what else do you want? Would def stay here again!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Jul 2019
    This hostel has an amazing location, that is why I would recommend it to everyone that would like to be close to the beach. My 4-bed room did not have a real window to the street or anything. There were only 2 showers on the floor and they were not so great also. Overall I enjoyed my stay there since I was able to easily go for a morning jog on the beach and have some nice walks to the Santa Monica pier. There is a pub downstairs with $5 beer and live music, a cool place to chill afer long day.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Aug 2019
    When I got there the night staff wasn’t particularly welcoming , maybe I was expecting a warmer welcome but that’s me. I haven’t been told about everything but I got a free towel which was very good and clean. I got almost ill because the air con in the room is automatic and strong , if I had knew I wouldn’t have gone there, it’s a big issue for me. The room floor was not clean, however the best was very comfortable which is so important!! Poor breakfast, very nice atmosphere though.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    15 Jul 2019
    Honestly, it’s heaven for druggies, but I’m not personally into any sort of recreational drug use. It just reeked of marijuana and I’m just not about that, personally. You guys should probably know this stuff. Lots of young people but they seemed like zombies. Kinda terrifying tbh.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games

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.