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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:

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:
--- 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Sep 2021
    This hostel was very nice! It is located in a nice neighborhood in Venice and I didn’t have any concerns about safety even when walking at night! It’s conveniently right down the road from a bus stop which costed me a grand total of $2 from LAX. Venice Beach is also close as you can take a Bird/Lime Scooter and get down there in a breeze. Overall this place is WELL worth it and the people you meet are amazing. The hosts were great and friendly and I would recommend EVERYONE to stay here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2021
    Amazing! I don't have any other way to describe it, everything was solo great; Ian, Jaman and Annette were the best host ever, they're super nice and easygoing! I had never felt so at home being away like I did these past two days, everyone staying there was amazing too, met some really nice people! THANK YOU
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2021
    The best environment if you want to enjoy yourself and meet new people from across the world. Best vacation I’ve had in years! The staff are incredible people who provide a safe loving space from all walks of life👌🏾
    Haiti, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Oct 2021
    Wonderful hostel, great owners, great staff. Made me feel very welcome. Would reccomend to anyone traveling to LA
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    11 Oct 2021
    The cleanliness was mostly good except in the private room where I stayed could have used some work before I arrived. The window didn’t shut all the way and the traffic was loud but ya know. To be expected. My room had two beds, they were both extremely old mattresses, one far better than the other. sadly a place like that doesn’t seem to make any money to replace such things. The staff was kind, the other lodgers were interesting. All in all good price for the area. Glad I had a private room.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    29 Aug 2021
    Good location in venice, about 25 minutes walk from the beach, plenty of places to eat around. Facilities were always clean. Staff was great - the owner is very friendly and welcoming. I always felt safe there. Would recommend!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2021
    The locations is great and in a safe area, the staff is friendly and there's a night atmosphere; however, the mattresses have sweat smell impregnated and they are not firm enough. It is okay for one night or a couple of nights maybe but after that your back will start to scream. The mattresses need to be changed asap.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2021
    The staff were very nice and accomodating. Unfortunately I did not get great sleep because the room I was staying in upstairs, the door was sort of jammed so every time someone came in and out it woke me up. Other than that everything was fine.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0

    Rating

    02 Oct 2021
    Worst hostel experience in my life and I stayed in a lot of hostels. Just spare yourself the struggle - I would never stay there again. Sooo disappointing! I don't know how they could get any good reviews?!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0

    Rating

    18 Sep 2021
    The staff were extremely rude and refused to confirm their location, which is difficult to find. They insisted that there were no beds available, despite availability on website. They insisted that I have a reservation before they would confirm their location. So despite my being near their location and my phone about to die, I went on the website and made a reservation. I literally had to BEG THEM. They then purposefully sent me to the wrong hostel and refuse to honor my reservation.
    USA, Male, 41+
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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
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 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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