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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Very good location. Not enough bathrooms, breakfast not special and matrasses are too hard. The staff though special the curly girl who likes to do high five is awesome. Parking for free a bit further away is perfect.

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wales
Reviewed 22 December 2015

venice beach is the best beach in the entire world to be on when it comes to the weekend saturday and sunday there aint anywhere that comes anywhere closer los angeles is fantastic place beverley hillls is the place

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I have stayed at Samesun before, the scheduled events were better then. We took a trip to Hollywood Improv and saw David Spade and Hannibal Buress... it seems like all the events now are party/club related. At night the area is super sketchy, but this is an affordable place to sleep right next to the iconic Venice Beach area.

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San Clemente, California
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Its an awesome hostel with a lot of activities. I've met lots of nice people there and my stay was superb. The location is the best! Just a couple of steps away from the most energetic boulevard I ever walked on.

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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The girl at the reception in the morning was soooo helpful and friendly with me. Confortable beds in the dorms and nice bathroom. Breakfast can be better but not bad. Good location, just in front the beach!

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Best place ever if you want to get involved in L.A. party life, enjoy the beach and meet great new people! The staff is amazing and they make your stay an unforgetable experience- I'll be back! :) The location is a big plus too, as you are close to Santa Monica - Venice itself is sort of creepy at night...

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

Thanks for the feedback! Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon. Cheers and safe travels, Sara GM

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Perfect place to have no plans and bum on the beach. If you want though, they organize an event nightly for the hostel to go out together. Friendly staff that make you feel welcome there. Close to everything LA! $35 taxi to LAX. Uber is about half the price

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Bribie Island
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Exellent location, right in the heart of Venice, friendly staff, walk or riding distance to Santa Monica pier, walk to muscle beach and skate park. Breakfast is good. Cheap decent rooms for the location

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The hostel itself was fine, you had your own little lamp with a socket next to your bed. I just wish they had more than only 2 showers for the whole floor! But I stayed for only 1 night anway, ao cant complain. Receptionists were nice, chilled and helpful!

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

Thanks for the feedback. Glad that the new addition the the dorm rooms - lamps, sockets and shelf - were put to good use. The majority of our rooms have bathrooms inside, so the two bathrooms per floor are for the few rooms without. Cheers and safe travels, Sara General Manager

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is definitely one of my favourite hostels in America! 30 seconds from the beach, there's the awesome beach during the day and amazing nightlife, although very expensive. The hostel has very friendly staff

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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: $57 - $219 (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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“Prefer to take the room which is beach facing.”
 of 5 bubbles zunirz, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Single room, and air con is a must have... ”
 of 5 bubbles Stineto2015, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great views from some dorms as they look to the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles AL-TOMTOM, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i liked the seven bed most, 2 almost separate rooms and 3 huge windows with sea breeze and ocean view”
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“The view of Venice Beach is amazing!”
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