Basically if you can put up with the poor quality service and this is the cheapest place then I guess go, but otherwise choose more wisely.
1. The manager is very difficult to deal with and is really quite mean. She threatened to kick me out with no where to sleep because I asked for the price advertised on the website that she previously agreed was the price over the phone. I then had to plead with her to let me stay so I was not on the streets.
2. It's extremely cold, and the other lady who works there said "too bad, I'm not turning on the heating because some rooms will get too hot" I suggested she just buy 20 $10 wall heaters for each room, which would solve everything, and she told me to go out and get one if I didn't want to freeze because they were not going to buy heaters or turn on the heating,
3. Between the entire hostel there are just four combined shower and toilet rooms, you can guess the gridlock there.
4. As I said the price went up from $60 which was agreed to when I made the reservation, to $100 when I walked in the door, and because it was late at night, the fact I had booked in advance at a totally different price that was still advertised on their website did not matter.
I would advise you go elsewhere
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Venice Beach Cotel Hotel Los Angeles