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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this hostel was the location. Within a few mins walk we were on the beach, making it extremely convenient for beach days. The service was very good too. I needed to print tickets for a theme park and the staff were happy to print them for me. I'd definitely stay again.

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Switzerland
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostels ever! Friendly staff and plenty of activities like pub crawls and bike rides. It was so easy to meet cool people and can't beat the location. My dorm even had an ocean view! Clean, laid back place and decent breakfast with toast, oatmeal, pancakes, fresh fruit and eggs. Also the bus to downtown LA and...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Right next to the beach, good standards, and polite personell. Breakfast included and was ok. However, the kitchen was a little bit small and it could be a little bit noicy from outside in the mornings.

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Cape Woolamai, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay in a double room at Samesun! It is literally right next to famous Venice Beach and you are right in the epicenter of Californian craziness! Only a 3km walk to Santa Monica pier, which will seem shorter because there is plenty to see! The staff were so welcoming and super friendly. They always let us...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Clean beds & bathrooms. The breakfast was really good & they staff were so friendly. They even helped me with my suitcase up the stairs without me asking. i was travelling alone when I visited, they made me feel safe & welcome & included me in hostel events.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The hostel is just next to the beach and you can easily go by foot to Santa Monica or Abbot Kenney which is very nice. But the hostel isn't practical : big stairs (hard with suitcases), only 3 bathrooms, not enough space for everyone to be seated during breakfast... Also be careful, May and June are not the sunniest months...

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Rosario. Argentina
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I spent just one night, the 4 beds dorm is small and hot. Helpful staff, good location near the beach. I participated in an activity and it was very good, we ate burritos at very good price. I can't say anything about the breakfast because I haven't had.

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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Rooms were great, clean and comfortable. We had a shared room with a private bathroom. Great price with breakfast included. Loaction is right on the beach near the skate park and a short walk to Santa Monica Pier. Venice beach is full of Characters be prepared to meet some interesting people.

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Stayed here in a private room, which had a frigde, tv and a sink. Towels were provided. Small room and bed but comfortable. Decent breakfast, with eggs and waffles. Location is perfect, right at the famous Venice Boardwalk. Quite creepy at night with a lot of weird people hanging around. Guess that that's why your roomkey doesn't work at the...

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

COOL AND FUN PLACE! If you're travelling by yourself, this hostel is for you, you can have a lot of fun, make new friends and the best thing is that you'll be very close to the beach, I mean THE AMAAAAZING Venice beach!!

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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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  • 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: €47 - €176 (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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