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Samesun Venice Beach

Book more than 7 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 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    I never leave reviews but these guys deserve one. Hostel is clean as you will get, not a better location in VB and there’s a bar downstairs so real easy to meet people if you are a solo traveller, plus the buffalo wings are unreal. I’ve stayed in many a hostel all around the world, this is up there with the best.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Needed somewhere to stay in LA for the night and this was perfect. Staff were friendly, free breakfast was a welcome surprise, and fellow guests were super nice.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2019
    Would recommend, amazing location!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2019
    My first time and a great time!!!!!!!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2019
    I was only in Venice beach for one night... if you like Venice beach, this is the perfect place. The location couldn’t be any closer to the beach and all the action that comes with it. That being said, if homeless people and chaos make you uncomfortable, this might not be the place for you. But that has nothing to do with the hostel- The hostel was clean, bed was comfortable and staff was very nice.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Jul 2019
    This place was super hospitable (helping me with a mobility issue, at checkin etc) and was very clean. I slept well, too.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Jun 2019
    I come to LA every few months and this is my go to hostel. The atmosphere is pretty clean, could use a little work, but it is in prime location. There are plenty of affordable food options within a minute walk from the taco place to the boardwalk. This is the perfect place to be for sunrise and sunset. Don't bother staying at Venice Beach Hostel because it is literally gross - so if you love the Venice Beach vibes - Samesun is it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Jun 2019
    Positives: The hostel is smack right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Venice Beach. The scenic skate park and graffiti wall are within 3-mins walk. Easy access to Culver City Bus and Metro Bus. Within a walking distance to Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Negatives: Decent breakfast, but sadly it is on a first-come-first-serve-basis. They won’t replenish once it runs out. The air conditioner is centralized, as such, you won’t be able to adjust. Kitchen closes at night :/
    Singapore, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Jun 2019
    I think that the location of this hostel is the best because of the boardwalk, the beach and everything. My only concern is the fact that in the 3 nights me and my bf stayed, we would wake up because people are screaming to one another outside. Felt a little unsafe, however the hostel is locked.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.1


    01 Jul 2019
    Outside of our window was a shantytown. Tents with homeless people were everywhere. Homeless people are all over the street and many of them try to get contact with you. Major saftey issues here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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.