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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.
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Important Things To Note Before Booking:

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:
--- FREE CONTINENTAL STYLE BREAKFAST AT 9AM (help yourself to tea & coffee, cereals & toast, butter & jams, fruit, milk and orange juice.)
-- 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. ( http://ladot.lacity.org/what-we-do/parking/can-i-park-there )
-- 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 --- FREE LAX PICKUP FROM 9:30AM - 6:30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY (NOT SUNDAY AND NO AIRPORT DROP-OFF'S.) with two nights minimum stay. Once you have collected your luggage at LAX, please give us a call on 1-310-301-3983 and if our driver is available we will definitely come and pick you up.
In the event that we're unable to drive, i.e. your arrival date falls on a day/week of staff holiday, please TAKE THE LOCAL BUS TO REACH US:

--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: https://www.bigbluebus.com/Routes-And-Schedules/

-- 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.

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We really appreciate you reading the above notes and look forward to welcoming you to our 35 years young homey hostel View House Rules

Overview

You'll get cosy home-style accommodation in one of LA's most iconic neighbourhoods when you stay at The Venice Beach Hostel. We're in a safe, laid-back area just a short stroll from the famous boardwalk. Discover who else is staying in the hostel at our daily free continental breakfast. Made a couple of new pals? When you're not hitting the surf with our free-to-use boogie boards, see if anyone's up for a game of pool, a go on the Wii or a marathon board game session.

Location

Heading straight for the water? We're just a few blocks away from Marina del Rey. It takes about 25 minutes to stroll to the Venice Boardwalk from our front door, and 18 minutes to reach Abbott Kinney Boulevard – a mile-long street lined with boutiques, art galleries and cool places to grab a bite to eat. You can get to us from LAX Airport in 40 minutes using public transport, though we'll give you a ride ourselves if you book more than two nights. We also have free parking – handy if you're joining us as part of your West Coast road trip.

Rooms and Dorms

Our private double rooms are a sanctuary away from the buzz of our common room. If you want to keep the good times going, book a bed in one of our mixed dorms and get a good night's sleep surrounded by your new friends. You linen's free and all of our rooms have small lockers to keep your electronics safe – just remember to bring a padlock along with you.

Extras and activities

When you're hanging out with us here, cheer on the local teams on our big-screen TV, grab something gripping to read from our book exchange or just chill with a tea or coffee. That's if you're not spending all your spare minutes on Muscle Beach! You can rent beach cruiser bikes from reception, too – we'll even throw in a bike lock to keep it safe while you paddle.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    Really inexpensive stay at a really cool hostel the Venice beach and shopping is walking distance. All the staff were super friendly. I was only in LA on a layover so I would say that if you were coming to get to downtown it may be a bit far.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Dec 2019
    my favourite hostel, felt so homely we had real blankets and pillows. The owner remembers everybody's names and awesome to chat to, so lovely. Would happily live there, cool people staying and very central, would highly recommend, till next time :) good kitchen also
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Dec 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay here. Location is good, close to the beach, shops around and safe neighborhood. The owner and all staff are really cool and helpful. Free breakfast, cheap bike rentals, washing machine and dryer. Definitely would come back!
    Czech Republic, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Jan 2020
    Great place to stay !!
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Dec 2019
    The hostel: Amazing! Staff are kind and extremely helpful. Do your research tho. This is more like older style European hostels. Lots of beds, but for non-private use only 2 showers and 2 toilets to cater to everyone. Mixed washrooms too. So just be cool about it and you will have a great time!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Jan 2020
    Really nice staff and a great place.only downfall was one toilet which is in shower room so ya might have to wait a bit
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    Great place, great staff, good location, would certainly visit again! Have a great wedding Ian!
    Netherlands, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Jan 2020
    Good vibes, the staff is really kind and especially Alex always tried his very best to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The common area is really nice to hang out, but the building is very old and therefore in winter also very cold at night. There is no heating so don't stay here if you can't sleep in a cold room.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    02 Jan 2020
    We stayed in this hostel for one night. While the staff was nice there is a lot of room for improvement in this hostel. The beds were the most uncomfortable beds we’ve ever experienced in a hostel. They really need to buy new mattresses. The ones they had were way too old and you could feel every coil spring. It was too cold and we were freezing, even with two blankets. The 13-bedroom dorm is stuffed with beds, two standing right in the middle of the room. Wouldn’t go back.
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 3.4

    Rating

    10 Jan 2020
    Nightmare to check in. 2 locations means walking back and forth for check in & checkout even breakfast is only in 1 location. It took over an hour after arriving to get to our room. There’s no parking it’s just street parking with a tow away zone in most areas. There was also only 1 bathroom with the toilet so there are not enough facilities for all the guests staying.Main door has to be locked by guests which doesn’t happen, we got there and just pushed the door open at 10pm. bad management
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wii


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