Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

* Our hostel is for young international backpackers/tourists only * valid passport + proof of international travel required * if you don't have this, please read details below + call the hostel to discuss before booking * Our small, clean and friendly Youth Hostel has both communal shared dormitories with bunk beds and 3 private rooms in a nice, safe area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Things To Note Before Booking: Due to Covid restrictions were are unable to offer free LAX pick up or breakfast. 1 - Our budget Youth Hostel is for Young International Backpackers/tourists + you will need proof of international travel (e.g., PASSPORT with recent stamps or a valid outbound air ticket) - If that's not you, please call us to discuss your situation before booking/traveling. Know that at times, we can make exceptions and welcome young domestic U.S. tourists, however, ** Local Californian residents or non-backpackers/tourists will not be admitted and we reserve the right of admission. ** -- If we're your first hostel experience just remember that we are not a Hotel/Motel & we offer cheap dorm beds/rooms for Young International Budget Backpackers only. During high season, the hostel will be full, privacy cannot be guaranteed & an open mind is required. Other than that, you'll meet lots of like-minded young souls & have a great time! -- 2 --- Taxes not included in all the rates shown online. Upon your arrival, you'll be required to pay the 'Balance Due On Arrival' plus an additional state tax, UNLESS your confirmation email states that the taxes are already included. 3 --- Hostel opens for check-ins from 9am through 12 midnight (Note that we only open our doors at 9AM so please do not call us before that time or attempt to enter the hostel (not even to drop your bags.)) Dorm beds/rooms ready from 1PM and unfortunately, we cannot accept arrivals after midnight, unless by special arrangements and a late check in fee per hour up to 1 am will be imposed after midnight. -- Checkout time is 10am - Please clear your bed/room by 10AM, however, feel free to store your luggage + welcome to stay in the lounge area until 1PM. -- If you need to stay later than 1PM (+- until 7PM) and use the facilities (showers/kitchen/lounge/luggage storage) due to a late outbound flight/train, you'll need to pay us a small day fee of $5. -- 4 --- We count with TWO BUILDINGS, the main one is a vintage German style Country House converted to a Youth Hostel 35 years ago making us the longest running Youth Hostel in Venice Beach! The second venue, 200 meters away, is a two storey boutique building, very cozy and will make you feel at home! You might be staying at either location but YOU MUST CHECK-IN at 2915 YALE AVENUE. Come to Venice Beach, home of surf, sun and sandy beaches. The world-famous Boardwalk with its crazy stores, cool markets and street vendors, talented street performers, skate parks, basketball courts & THE Muscle Beach! We try to make your stay in Venice as comfortable as possible by providing: -- The usual Youth Hostel facilities & amenities: luggage storage for staying guests, WiFi, smoking patio, free small lockers for your small valuables (bring a padlock, please!), free Boogie boards, fully equipped communal kitchen and lounge area, Big-Screen TV (LIVE Premier League Football), coin operated laundry room, free all-day tea & coffee, cheap Beach cruisers (bike lock inc.), towels for rent ($2), hair dryers and lots more! -- Great day & night life close to the beach, bars, malls, 3 inexpensive bus lines with easy routes and for water enthusiasts, the amazing Marina del Rey with kayaks, Paddleboards, etc. for rent. 5 --- FREE & SAFE STREET PARKING ON BOTH VENUES (Street parking does not mean private parking or a closed parking lot, but it will be free and your vehicle will definitely be safe) - Always comply with all parking signs and regulations, e.g., park on the right side of the road, no parking in alleys, red colored curbs or in front of fire hydrants (not even for 10min while you're doing the check-in). Also mind temporary No-Parking Restriction zones due to emergency works, etc. ( ) -- You might be staying at either location but YOU MUST CHECK-IN at 2915 YALE AVENUE. --- By the way, for car rentals, you should check out the 'TURO app' as they've been getting awesome reviews! 6 --- --From the baggage claim exit the building and take the free airport 'LAX Lot South / LAX City Bus Center” shuttle to the 'LAX City Bus Center' then board the #3 or #R3 Big Blue Bus towards Santa Monica. Get off at the Washington/Lincoln intersection (20-30 min.) then cross the street to 'Walgreens' and walk three blocks on Washington Blvd. We are located opposite the '26 BEACH' restaurant (neon sign), at 2915 YALE AVENUE (we're the second building on the right, the brown and white one). The bus costs $1.25 per person and you'll need the exact change. -- BUS #3 & R3 SCHEDULE: -- Alternatively, an Uber/Lyft ride from the airport to 2915 YALE AVE will be around $10-15 7 --- 48 HOURS CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE. Note that so far, you have not paid the Hostel any fees. You're about to pay a small deposit to the booking agent and in order to be eligible for a deposit refund (A.K.A. 'free cancellation'), you must cancel your booking on your account at the website page or APP at least 48 hours before your arrival. -- Failure to cancel in time will result in a cancellation charge fee equal to the first night of your stay. -- Additionally, if you book a private room for 5 nights or more, we'll pre-charge your credit card for the first 2 nights and it will be non-refundable. -- 8 --- 8 - Youth Hostel Rules: Beer & Wine - YES, Vodka, Whisky & Spirits - NO!, Cigarettes - Outside please, WASH UP all your used dishes/pots/cups/cutlery/etc. Marijuana & Weed - SORRY BUT NO! Instead, kindly take a walk towards the beach to get nice & high! 9 - Tips! -- Ensure you bring US Dollars, not Euros/foreign currency as it will be impossible to exchange them outside the airport. -- Get your US power adapters for your smart phones and laptops before your trip. -- Bring a small padlock to secure your locker! -- Read the arrival instructions and note your CHECK-IN LOCATION (2915 YALE AVENUE) specially if you're carrying large suitcases. -- Download + learn how to use ride sharing apps (Uber/Lyft) as they will be your life savers. -- There are 3 ATM's close by to withdraw cash (best is Wendy's Donuts - $1 ATM!) as well as several phone shops to get a U.S. SIM card for your cellphone. --------------------------------------------------------------- We really appreciate you reading the above notes and look forward to welcoming you to our 35 years young homey hostel View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2022
    An amazing experience 🥰
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    I loved my stay at the The Venice Beach Hostel. The staff was so so nice: Ian, Marco, Jamal, Cristina and Ricardo. I'm going to miss those guys. The location is very good, quite close to the Venice Beach and you can find anything you need close by: grocery store, pharmacy, diners, fast foods etc. A big thumbs up for the washing machine and tumble dryer, which are heaven sent, especially when you've been travelling for a while. Great atmosphere, they organized movie nights and a beach party :)
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Jun 2022
    I really enjoyed myself. Will definitely go again.
    Jamaica, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Jun 2022
    Loved it!
    Georgia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 May 2022
    Great homely vibes, would stay again
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    17 May 2022
    I stayed in a private room and it was absolutely fabulous. The facility was secure and so very comfortable. It was a little inconvenient that at my location there was only one bathroom but we made it work. All in all I had a fantastic experience and would definitely recommend this hostel to friends and family.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    18 May 2022
    Great place! The staff are fantastic and the atmosphere is fun!! I agree with some other reviews that the beds are pretty springy/uncomfortable but overall I didn’t mind. Location felt safe, it’s about a 30 min walk to the beach. Easy to meet people and the lounge area felt like being in someone’s living room hanging out. I had a great time!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Jun 2022
    The best hostel I've been to in a long time. This is mostly due to how cool the people who pass through here are. The hostel is perfectly set up to have conversations with other travellers from around the world. However, it's hard to find (at least four people got lost finding the place while I was there) and there's no changing area for the showers nor are there locks outside the two bathrooms so there's a bit of a chance someone walks in on you naked coming into or out of the shower.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    20 May 2022
    not the most secure and the bathroom situation was questionable, the semi private loft involved sleeping on the floor, and the staff have a very specific humour, but excellent value in LA and good location
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.9


    01 Jun 2022
    They charged me extra unreasonably in the name of CA taxes on top of $20 because I paid with the card which is a rip off!!! The payable amount shown on hostelworld reservation was less than I paid. It is a deceptive way of doing business, also the actual location is different than shown on the reservation. Deception!!! every where. The house is 50 yrs old, super quite. It was a dead vibe. I have been to many hostels but this one was the most boring one & WI-FI SUCKS!!!
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wii