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Karratha, Australia
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This was our first stop of a 6week holiday around the US. The hostel is really nice and tidy, and in a great location right on venice beach! The hop on hop off bus tours come right by it and its walking distance to golds gym (which was a must for us). The staff were friendly and the WIFI and...

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Location is amazing! As soon as you step outside of the hostel you are at Venice Beach. The best part is sitting at breakfast in the common room, the view is to die for! Staff are great and very helpful. The hostel is very very clean, rooms and bathrooms. And breakfast is really good too!

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Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fair cost option for staying in LA. The location was perfect, right in the heart of Venice Beach. The room was okay. Good quality forniture and celan towels and sheets. My room mates were a bit to messy and the room was this way during all my stay.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel with an ensuite bathroom. I got lucky with some excellent room mates and a view right out onto the beach! Breakfast was great, eggs, oranges, toast, pancakes. It got a little loud and rowdy directly outside our hostel a couple nights but its all part of the Venice beach charm! Would stay here again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were travelling around the USA and found ourselves at Venice beach twice during our trip. And the hostel was so good first time around that we stayed for a second! Each time we were given a room that looked straight out onto the beach - excellent for watching the amazing sunsets. The rooms were clean and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with a friend in a female 4 bed dorm. Had trouble finding the place but the staff at reception were quick and friendly. Room was nice, comfy bedding and clean. Good shower and toilet facilities. Nice views, decent breakfast and perfect location. Would definitely come again, thanks!

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Juiz de Fora, MG
Reviewed 1 week ago

samesun venice's got the best location in town, an amazing staff and perfect acomodations. was my first time in LA and i was travelling solo. wouldnt consider going back to LA and staying somewhere else. totally recommended

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Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The private room us very small but clean. The shared bathroom is adequate but often busy and after not clean anymore. The staff is great and the hostel fun. Location is superb. Close to shops and the beach

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was meylastday in l.a. Room was clean breakfast perfect. No parking lot. For young people it's fantastic near the beach fun and live.I'm 49 I would stay on the next vacation. Bed good bathroom good . They care about you and help when you needed. Friendly good at most here.Thanks.

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at the samesun. The poepie who work there are very kind and will always help you. There are a lot of organised excursions which you van join! For us this was the best place to start our roadtrip!

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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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  • 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: RM191 - RM732 (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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Also Known As:
Venice Beach Cotel Hotel Los Angeles
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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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