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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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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Samesun Venice Beach was so awesome, best location right on the beach, cheap aswell. Free wifi, rooms were clean, bed was comfortable, stayed in 4 bed girls dorm and the bunk beds were really comforatable, would stay again for sure.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Samesun is located right in the heart of the Venice Beach. As soon as you go downstairs you are at the boardwalk, with tons of stuff to do. The rooms were good, with a decent bed, clean bathroom and standard room size. The lockers, though, are really really small, compared to the other hostels I have visited. A traveling...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Nice hostel, friendly people. Clean, good activities, perfect location at the boardwalk and so close to the beach. You can rent a bike downstairs and in just a couple of minutes you're at the santamonica pier or the canals of Venice. Every Tuesday they have taco night at the bar around the corner. Having fun for just $5 and a...

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Lakeland, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed a private room at the Samesun. We were pleasantly surprised to discover a small refrigerator and sink in our room. We never turned it on but there was a nice wall mounted TV in our room as well. The bathrooms were clean and well lit. With a couple on each floor there was almost never...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2016

it was clean Hostel and quiet in the room, they have place to meet people and near everything. Venice beach is super nice place a lot of little shop near Santa Monica but less commercial end tourist that SM.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Pros: Great location, right on Venice Beach. Cons: You can only enter the hostel via a huge flight of stairs, and you'll need to carry all of your luggage up them - then further stairs inside to get to your room. Only two bathrooms on each floor, which each have a toilet and shower. So if two people are using...

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

Sorry to hear about your experience at the hostel. We recently installed air conditioning in the hostel, a grand upgrade, which was decided on the fact that people found the southern Californian heat a little too much. Although this amenity was intended to improve our guests stay, it is clear that it did not improve yours and for that I...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

A friend stayed at samesun in Canada and recommended it to me. I booked it and it's probably been my favourite hostel in the states! Awesome place to stay as a solo traveller. Made loads on friends really easy. Friendly staff and awesome location!

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Idaho City, Idaho
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I had a very enjoyable stay at Samesun Venice Beach hostel. I was there for thirsty Thursday, where I was able to meet a lot of very fun, young people. The employees were very nice and personable, and the room I stayed in was perfect for what I needed.

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New York
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The atmosphere was good. Facilities were poor though, room didn't have proper ventilation and the bunk beds were very uncomfortable. Towels not provided. I stayed at the HI Santa Monica on my way back, and for ten same price it was a far better hostel. It was cleaner, better location, great facilities and even had my own charger and lamp.

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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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  • 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: $70 - $255 (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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“Wear earplugs. People snore.”
 of 5 bubbles damensdraeko, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try the activities.”
 of 5 bubbles O3830PAsamt, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Very clean room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mazd879, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Dont know anything about the private room upgrades... but its on my agenda... ”
 of 5 bubbles 240johne, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you got a car - parking is free a couple of blocks behind the beach. ”
 of 5 bubbles BCSjoholm, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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