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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Do not believe anything on the website. Misleading and straight up false advertising.
Only good thing is the close proximity to venice beach. But even that- its a dodgy area.
Security at the hostel is non existent-safes broken and the locks on windows. Rooms are in a terrible state,as is the whole hostel.
We stayed in a double private room. Expected a fridge,tv,microwave and a nice room. None of the above!! on approach to staff-quote "the website is old". why not update it then to show the true simplicity of this dump??? no air con,cigarette butt burns on bedding. Toilets,showers=old and need replacing
staff- arrogant,rude,unhelpful and straight up dont care. Except simon.
You do get free breakfast and dinner(if you like straight rice) so can save money.
Smoking in common room aint cool.
Honestly- dont go here! Spend a few extra dollars and stay in santa monica. Better safer n cooler area during the day and especially at night!!! You can still easily walk or hire a bike to check out venice beach.
Avoid this hostel unless you like being confronted with rudeness begging and horrible conditions

  • Stayed: September 2013
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2  Thank Cippa86
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This place is really awesome. At first sight it looks run down and shabby, but the cool people and atmosphere really make up for that. It's pretty clean and it's right down the block from the beach, so it's a great location. They offer free breakfast and dinner, what more can you ask for? Plus the German receptionist (Simon) is serious eye candy. Being able to look at his beautiful physique, smile, perfect hair and gorgeous eyes is enough reason to stay there. Most of the other staff are hot too!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank AvaNYC1
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is practically on the beach front. Great location. You have to park a few streets away in order to park for free bit not a massive issue. The staff were very helpful and our private room and bathroom were very impressive. Large, airy and clean. The place was a little worn but it added to the overall feel for me. Didn't really use the common areas so can't comment on those.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Danika9288
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you are looking for hotel quality accommodation then look elsewhere. If you are on a budget and are willing to compromise on the creature comforts then this hostel is fine. We booked a private double room twelve months in advance, which was rustic, spacious and came with it's own bathroom. One block from the boardwalk, therefore the beach, and plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants within a short walk. The complimentary breakfast was make your own waffles and plenty of coffee.

Room Tip: ask for a top floor private room well in advance.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DavidUnitedKingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Good location for Venice Beach and comfortable common rooms. Cameras everywhere and strict rules. Staff is partly really helpfull and partly not. Rooms are cleaned daily but the shape of the building is pretty old. Pricy. Included Pasta and rice and waffles for breakfast. Vomitting smell on the couch.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Moritz W
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