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522 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-3411
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#18 of 391 Speciality lodging in Los Angeles
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Carsten ravn wrote a review Oct 2019
Wembley, United Kingdom4 contributions10 helpful votes
I have nothing bad to say about this place. Read what you are buying before to see if it is for you. Great WiFi, amazing garden, lovely staff, great bed (could be a little longer) and really really good location. Gets my highest recommendation
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
VinceistheMan wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions12 helpful votes
If you're after a place to crash that's in the heart of everything and your not to fussed about privacy give this place a go. I found the staff to be pleasant and helpful. You may encounter a snorer though. It's probably best suited to younger people or budget travelers. Probably not a good choice for family's.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: There all the same. I'd try and get a bunk with a window for some breeze.
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whitbyabi wrote a review Sep 2019
United Kingdom589 contributions175 helpful votes
We stayed here 7 nights in their semi private room, (just a mattress on the floor with small table & lamp with dusty floor, dehumidifer & fan) which is a very hot tiny room (we had to have the huge fan on all night so sleep without earplugs was impossible) with a slanted ceiling in the roof of the property & next to a room they hire out for meetings, so at least you have a lockable door & the only privacy you will ever get here! Unlike any hostel I have ever stayed in this is all (apart from that mentioned above) on 1 level, so the front door & reception lead on to where all the beds are. There is a tv room with a toilet and then leading off reception is the kitchen (not cleaned very often by the look of it) and the toliets & showers (you can wash your teeth while watching people check in as there's no door on the toilet & shower area which we found very odd!). 2 toilets & 2 showers serve most of the occupants so get up early unless you want to queue. The same soaking wet shower mats were there all day every day on a very slippery tiled floor, only 1 shower locked and had a bench to put your clothes. The floors all over the building seem to get swept occasionally but never hoovered so if you walk round in socks or bare feet they get filthy. They have Quiet Time from 10pm til 10am, where its lights out and told off for talking if the staff catch you (we were told off for chatting quietly while making a cuppa one morning by staff at 9.45am!!) They do your laundry for $5 but I don't know what with as it didn't come back much cleaner than when it went! The garden area would be lovely to sit in except for the fact everyone lounges about smoking weed all day & night (legal in California). We stayed here as its a good price and 15 min walk to Venice beach. the bus stop outside takes you into the city (takes over 1hour) and opposite the bus goes to Sana Monica. Some of the staff were more help than others and did more work while others seemed to just chat & play with their phones. A good point is there are computers where you can use the internet for free. Its a good place to stay, very basic but I think it needs a bloody good clean & doing more often (esp. the floors as theres a lot of people about and near the beach so its always dirty). They have leaflets saying that if you're in a bunk (or Pod as they call them) not to try & make it private by hanging stuff on the rails as they will remove it as it prevents community living! Strangest hostel I have stayed in for some time, has the potential to be so much better with a bit of care.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want some privacy pick the 1 semi private room upstairs
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InnerSmile wrote a review Apr 2019
Lyon44 contributions17 helpful votes
This hostel is very different to the others ones. It’s clearly a refurbished building, all in wood. Showers are big and very powerful, some toiletries in the showers which is good, free access to computer, bbq, small garden, free towel if you follow them on instagram (or $2 if you don’t have Instagram). The place is pretty clean, and people really respect the quiet hours. However... 3 showers for more than 20 people... there is strictly no privacy and that awful. Even when you’re in the toilet, you don’t feel like you have any privacy, you can hear people peeing in the toilet fell reception or sitting area. People that have a double bed are just next to the kitchen and the bathroom. Even when I was in college I had a better dorm. There is a huge lack of privacy in this hostel. There are no private rooms, it’s only a big buidling with everything inside. For a better price, you can have privacy, nice 4 people dorm and free breakfast in others places. Sorry, but I really didn’t like it
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Date of stay: April 2019
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barbaramariavaz wrote a review Mar 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada41 contributions19 helpful votes
Good for travelers! Shared restrooms and beds.. interesting! Great value. I’ll be back soon, and possibly with friends. They have towels for free if you follow them on Instagram.. I like it! Interesting!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$80 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesWestside / Venice
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Frequently Asked Questions about PodShare Venice
Which popular attractions are close to PodShare Venice?
Nearby attractions include The Brig (0.3 km), G2 Gallery (0.4 km), and Linnie Cana Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at PodShare Venice?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at PodShare Venice?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at PodShare Venice?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at PodShare Venice?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to PodShare Venice?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Lemonade, and Gjelina.
Are there any historical sites close to PodShare Venice?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Annenberg Community Beach House (6.0 km), Los Angeles California Temple (7.7 km), and Shotgun House (2.5 km).