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Samesun Venice Beach

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, USA, Distance from city centre: 22.5km

Rating: 77% from 18 reviews

  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 92%Location
  • 66%Value for money
  • 67%Facilities

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  • We were overall quite satisfied with the room we got (ocean view from 2 windows!) and the general atmosphere at the Samesun, Our main issue was a malfunctioning shower in our room, and mostly the absence of any kind of heating system, or availability of additional blankets in the hostel (we were told that many customers complained but nothing could be done about it). We spent a really cold night, which shamefully spoils an otherwise great place!
  • 63%
  • 28 Dec 2014 Anonymous France
  • I stayed for only one night and it was not really long enough to make a qualified judgement. Having said that I would definitely go back to the Venice Beach Samesun hostel.
  • 86%
  • 23 Dec 2014 Richard USA
  • Kitchen ware could be better.
  • 80%
  • 11 Oct 2014 Junghsuan
  • This Hostel is HOT!!! They don't use any AC so be prepared to sleep with the window open and not be around during the day if you're going during the summer. We look forward to going back here but only during the winter months.
  • 80%
  • 31 Aug 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Email I recieved told me I only had to pay 230 when I got to hostel, when I arrived they demanded I pay 260
  • 60%
  • 29 Jul 2014 Anonymous
  • Over all Samesun was good. Location is excellent. There is no better one at Venice I think. But one could complain about the prices instead. Its not worth it respecting the size of the location and the room and all its facilities. One could describe it cozy. I know. Breakfast was poor. Staff very friendly.
  • 66%
  • 06 Jul 2014 Jens Germany
  • perfect for party and sports, less appropriate for people looking for a calm place to stay
  • 86%
  • 16 Jun 2014 Anonymous Germany
  • The area is very specific and fits for hippies and their fans :) Although Santa Monica beach is very nice and close. In the evening there are many weird homeless people nearby the hotel, so it was not very nice. Car parking (free) is not infront of the hostel, but 10 minutes walk. Inside it's quite crowded and shared bathrooms are not always clean. Some smell in the room and almost no natural day light because the window opens at the brick wall of neighbour building.
  • 57%
  • 09 Jun 2014 Anonymous Russia
  • This was perfect! Our window faced the ocean and it was gorgeous!The bed was clean but the bed frame/headboard (we stayed in the double private room) was pretty dirty- I would recommend they just get rid of it if they don't want to replace it. This didn't affect my stay, just something I noticed. The staff were rad and they have different outings every night which we didn't go on but would do it next time. The price seemed high but it's worth it. Thank you!!!
  • 100%
  • 30 May 2014 alexandra Canada
  • The bread had fungus. The wifi seems to record the MAC address of your phone/laptop if you forget to tick the "I accept the terms of service" checkbox, and then bans your device from using the wifi. I told this to the staff and her response was that that was happening because my phone was low on battery (!!!).
  • 60%
  • 14 Apr 2014 Anonymous Spain
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