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Venice Beach Hostel
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

I stayed 2 nights there and I'm glad to didn't stayed longer ! The room was absolutely not comfortable, small and not very clean. It's really noisy because the windows are useless (it's like sleeping in the street) and the kitchen and bathroom needs to be cleaned more often...
In addition, they say that they have a free shuttle but they don't... I really think that they lie on many things on booking.com but whatever.
Last but not least, the price was 80$ for one night (twin room) and it's far too expensive for what it is !

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ThomasFNLO
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Please NEVER STAY HERE!! My friends and I stayed here for one night whilst in LA and it was horrific. We paid $40 each for the night and we were led upstairs and through a dingy smelling room which has no floor space due to so many beds! We were led up a onto a mezzanine floor where there was not even enough room to stand and no hand rail on the way up. On the floor were three foam mattresses with dirty sheets on them, squashed together with no room to put our bags. As we were about to sleep I noticed bugs climbing on the wooden beams above my head and decided to sleep in all my clothes. I woke up in the morning and was absolutely COVERED in bed bug bites EVERYWHERE. It was absolutely vile, please never stay here!! Our flight was in the evening and we asked to leave our bags in the hostel after checkout and the guy tried to charge us even more money!!! It was unbelieveable. Absolutely grotty horrible place, not worth any stars.

Room Tip: - all rooms are disgusting, do not stay here
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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6  Thank WonderingWanderer08
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

THE ADDRESS IS NOT TRUE: The address they put on the website does not match the actual address. We stayed for a long time looking for the hostel with GPS and we were only able to find after we called to the hostel and got the real address.

THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT IS A HOSTEL: the house has no sign with the name of the hostel or even any indication that there runs a hostel. The frontage is of a normal house. The owner told us that is a residential area so it could´t have anything to indicate that there works a hostel. The wrong location on the site, lack of indication of a hostel and the appearance of the place made us wonder if this place was in fact a regular/legal hostel.

15 MIN WALK TO THE BEACH, NOT TRUE: They said it was 15min walk to the beach, when actually we took at least 30min.

WEIRD PRIVATE ROOM: I asked for a private room with private bathroom and our room had no separation between the bedroom and bathroom. And in the bathroom had no shower (only a bath tub) . Nobody told us that I had to use the toilet in front of my boyfriend or bathing in a tub where several unknown persons usually bathe.

BAD HYGIENE: my friend woke up scratching.

NOTHING FRIENDLY BREAKFAST: breakfast only lasts 1 hour (9 - 10am), so, if you want to leave early to enjoy the day in town, give up breakfast. And also, if it's 10am and you are still having breakfast, the owner starts removing everything from the table rudely without say a word.

RUDE SERVICE: Are two responsible for the hostel, a man and a woman. The man is very friendly. The woman received us very well when we just arrived, but shortly after (coincidentally after we make the payment), she started treating us rudely and always seemed grumpy.

VERY EXPENSIVE AS TO QUALITY: After this experience we chose to search for hotels (not hostels) in the other cities we visited. We found excellent hotels, that were cheaper and definitely much better than this hostel.

I would definitely NOT RECOMMEND this Venice Beach Hostel

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Marieloy
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

So disgusting. We left early after being eaten by bedbugs. You pay for a bed, but you get a mattress on the floor. You pay to be near the beach, you're actually a 25 minute walk away.You pay to stay, you end up paying a taxi t get you the hell out of there. Vile beyond your worst nightmares. Total abject squalor. Just don't.

Room Tip: Sleep in the yard. It ill be cleaner than the hostel.
Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
3  Thank Jude B
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Two girl friends and I stayed here as part of our 1 month California road trip. Great vibe, great people... Only 15 mins walk from the amazing Venice beach, and also great staff who couldn't be more helpful!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Katy C
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