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Bay City, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was excited to go to the 'best hostel in the states' according to Hostel World. Well, it was far from. First checking in I was given fitted sheet, pillowcase, top sheet, towel, and duvet cover. All to carry with my backpacks to my room. After traveling far, I really don't feel like making my bed with a fitted sheet...

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Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located right on the Venice beach boardwalk, location was great during the day! At night it gets a little questionable outside, with a large portion of the homeless population gathering pretty close to the entrance of the hostel. It was super secure, they were adding in a new security system during our stay as well.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great staff, cleanly hostile, positive vibes everywhere. Perfect location!!! Fantastic pricing! Great roommates while I was there! Safe lockers. Free towels. Clean clean clean! Hospitable staff! Great events!

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived at this place at night and really felt unsafe due to numerous homeless and dealer at the door. However the guy that checked me in was nice and welcomed me but when I discovered my room it was a complete mess. Cloths everywhere on the ground, alcohol... the rOom was also really cold. Anyway I quickly took a...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love California especially venice beach-its full of beautiful people and color and creativity The sameson hostel is clean and affordable for this frosty northern gal traveling alone clean rooms friendly staff centrally located its my retreat place

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Las Vegas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You look at the rooms online. You are under the impression from the looks on the Internet, it is a decent sized room. It's actually the size of a jail cell, enough room for only you and your mate. It's cold AF in the room with no way to control the temperature. YOU HAVE TO SHARE THE BATHROOM. They have...

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samesunvenice, General Manager at Samesun Venice Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Sorry to hear that there was some misunderstanding on the type of accommodation that you booked. Samesun Venice is a hostel- budget accommodation for the budget traveler. The rooms types vary from 4-8 bed dormitories, some with an ensuite, some with a shared bathroom in the hall. Hopefully this...

Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location right next to Venice beach, very secure and someone always available to ask questions. Stayed in shared accommodations, bathrooms clean, quite overnight slept right through til morning. Even though it was a Saturday night. Every night activity planned. Would stay again on solo trip. Bring passport.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is literally in the most amazing location right on the doorstep of Venice beach. Lovely sunset and sunrises could be seen from my window. The wifi here was average, it would cut out a couple of times. The staff here were amazing, each one of them so so friendly and great choice in music. Rooms were not sound...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location right on Venice Beach. Highly recommend the 4 bed ensuite. Average wifi connection. Decent breakfast for a backpackers. Friendly and helpful staff. Close proximity to Abbott Kinney Blvd

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome staff! The facilities were clean. They were safe. Loved the free pancakes for breakfast, and the organized excursions into the city proper. Good place where I met some of the best people. It was my first hostel. It will always be special to me. I hope to visit again.

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Staying in Venice

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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samesun Venice Beach is the best place to stay in Los Angeles. Located in beautiful Venice Beach, California, our hostel is friendly and affordable, perfect for international travelers. Swim, party, and live it up while you're in LA.Located in the St. Charles Hotel building, the oldest hotel in Venice, Samesun focuses on meeting new people, interacting with other backpackers, and lots of fun. Our vibrant atmosphere brings people together from all over the world and you can expect good times and new friends to come out of your experience. Our friendly staff, including many who are travelers themselves, work hard to make sure your stay is as easy and perfect as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samesun Venice Beach

Address: 25 Windward Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4102
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Price Range: €46 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Venice Beach 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Venice Beach Cotel Hotel Los Angeles
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