Venice Beach Hostel, Los Angeles

Venice Beach
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The hostel is located right at the beach so guests just walk out and enjoy the waves and sun; Muscle Beach; and performers, artists, etc.

Our special beach welcome to Venice beach!


* Free computer internet access -- in your rooms *
* Free wireless access in rec. room *
* Free video voice chat in rec. room *

* All rooms - en suite (with bathroom) *

Thanks for taking the time to check our info.
We know you will enjoy our spacious common areas and amenities; enjoy our rooms; enjoy our great location; and enjoy our service to you.

Free computer internet

Shared -and- private rooms have free computer internet access (ethernet) and voip phone access! Commons has internet access (Ethernet) and video chat.

Shared and private rooms have free computers for internet access!
Free email - surfing - phone calling
All available - just use the computer

Enjoy - take all the time you want / need for:
Web surfing! Emailing - at leisure! (Details in hostel)

En suite - bathrooms - all rooms
All shared rooms are small with their own bathroom!
All private rooms - are small apartments; also with their own bathrooms!
Enjoy your stay…

Shared room info:
All shared rooms have: their own bathrooms! Small: 6 persons to a room! 1 with more; phone (in) in room!
With linens; towels available.
Some semi-private space in shared - upgrade only in VBH.

*We have women - only shared rooms!*

Semi-private in shared
Some semi-private space in shared - upgrade only in VBH.

Private room info:
Private rooms are small housekeeping apartments! Private rooms have: bathrooms; phones (in); TV; kitchenettes (in most) and ocean view (in some). With linen and towels. Wonderful for families. (kitchenettes not available in season.)

Private rooms - on weekend requires:
Minimum 2 night stay!
If you book 1 night; then we reserve the right to require 2 nights stay (subject to availability).


* Public areas *

Large kitchen - good cooking and dining area.

Free food, the basics, e.g.: breakfast - pancake mix and syrup; dinner - rice, beans, pasta, and spices, oil, etc. Available - coffee and tea.

Commons: 2 Large common recreation rooms: internet, piano, TV, pool table. Lots of lounge area, laundry. Lockers available; safety box available in office.
Safes - rental available (coming soon).

*Location and services*

Walk out onto beach at end of block.
BUSES right at corner! Market, food, bar, bank at corner. Easy ride from LAX airport (5 miles); 1 mile to Santa Monica; 1 mile to Marina del Rey.
ESL schools nearby; easy to UCLA and Westwood; buses to Hollywood.

*Important notices*

Please note: This micro site info and terms control the reservation.
Please note: all shared is same price; no specific room/size is reserved (not responsible for reservation service form limitations); VBH places shared in any room as per availability at check-in as it determines.

*Check-in notice*
Check-in by 4PM or earlier time provided by guest. Reservation may be released after this time - all or part. If later check-in is needed - Please email or call before 4 pm and request late check-in. Not responsible for released reservation for late arrival without required notice of late arrival. (Original reservation notice is not enough.)

*Last minute reservation notice*

*Please note: Please make reservations early - special re last minute reservations:
Last minute reservations are reservations made within 3 days and have special handling and limitations.
Last minute reservations are subject to written email confirmation of reservation by hostel. They are otherwise tentative. You must check for an email confirmation from hostel.
With the difference in times between reservation services and hostel; and other crossing reservations - there exists the possibility of no availability for last minute reservations.

Venice Beach Hostel Rules and Regulations (R and R's) apply - listed on our website (plant Venice) - please review website. (Planet Venice) Important R & R's (not all), e.g.:

Venice Beach Hostel Rules and Regulations (R and R's) apply - listed on our websites (planet Venice) - please review websites. Important R & R's (not all), e.g.:

(1) Cancellation requirements
(a) By making a reservation you specifically agree to these cancellation conditions.
(b) Cancellation is 72 hours prior to arrival date. No partial cancellation of reservation dates.
(c) Cancellation only by email or other writing.
(d) Please note: VBH cancellation time is different than Reservation Company and controls;
(2) PRICES: cash prices quoted - without taxes, deposit or non-cash payment pricing;
(3) Due at check-in: city occupancy tax, refundable security deposit; balance of price; and non-cash pricing extra:
(4) Reservations more than 30 days in advance may be required to be fully paid. Credit card provided will be used.
(5) In event of cancellation within 72 hr. of reservation date/no show: cardholder agrees that credit card will be charged for room reserved if: no-show; on-timely cancellation plus merchant charges incurred for charging these items on card and/or merchant charges incurred for returning any portion will be paid for by cardholder.
(6) At check-in: you may not change reservation by reducing the time reserved. You agree to be responsible for the time reserved. Otherwise it may be treated as you making an untimely cancellation.
(7) Low price guarantee is for a shared room with the same amenities in room and in hostel and location. (Details in VBH)
(8) Reservation company 10%commission will be deducted from VBH room/bed rates; but each day's balance amount is rounded up to the nearest one-half dollar. Items listed above added. Check-in charges will therefore be different than reservation company print-out.
(9) Children only in private rooms.
(10) Proper and valid ID required. VBH reserves the right to refuse service.
(11) Special rules/limits apply for locals in shared-read R and R's before reserving for shared. This reservation service is only for foreign & out-of state travelers who are continuing travels. All others must contact VBH directly to confirm reservation and verify that they are non-locals & travelers.

*Special note re internet in the hostel: It is free service; we are not techies-so if it goes down; or machines break do not expect that it will be instantly fixed - or that we can do anything about it.

Thanks again for taking the time - and to really enjoy -- please reserve.

Location and Contact


• At LAX -- Take the 'Big Blue Bus' - Santa Monica Bus Lines # 3 bus - ask for a TRANSFER - for the # 2 bus - driver will tell you where to transfer - get off the # 2 bus at Pacific & Windward Ave;
• VBH entrance is across the street;
• Enter VBH - and the alien life forms at Venice Beach will greet you - and check you in !!
• Go from Bus Station to Train Station:
• (1) Take #60 bus (metro) - (a) direction north (toward hills) to train / amtrak station; (b) ask bus driver -- if unsure if it goes to train station
• (2) Pay $1.60 -(a) exact change required; (b) ask for "transfer" ticket
• Train Station:
• (3) At Amtrak station bus stops at "Patsouras transit plaza"
• (4) Transfer to #33 bus (metro) - going to venice blvd.
• (5) Get off at Venice post office ( = venice traffic circle) - ask driver to tell you (they will do that for you).
• (6) Walk west on Windward Ave. - 1/2 block to corner of Pacific Ave. - to northwest corner building - VBH.
• (7) Walk up on Pacific to VBH Entrance.



Address: 1515 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA

Distance to city center: 22.27 km

Venice Beach Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:



Website Venice Beach Hostel Los Angeles (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +1 (310) 452-3052
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Facilities and Amenities

Beach Lovers Retreat

Digital Nomads

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Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table


Wheelchair Accessible

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Female Dorm Only

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