Heading down Windward Ave towards the beach you’ll see the last hotel on the north side covered in murals. Look for the neon “hostel” sign & the archway doors. You can get to our hostel in Venice Beach from LAX Aiport in about 20-30 mins, making our budget accommodation the perfect option for a layover in Los Angeles.
Samesun Venice Beach is located on Windward Ave in the original St. Charles Hotel building, the first hotel in Venice. Windward Avenue was the hub of Venice at its beginnings and still maintains that popularity now, mostly due to new attractions such as the beachfront skate park, artist markets & surf culture. Santa Monica is about a 15 bike ride or 30 min walk along the ocean front from our hostel in Venice Beach.
LAX Super Shuttle
For arrivals at LAX we recommend the Super Shuttle. They are located out front of each terminal and do not require reservations between 8am-10pm. For times outside of this please make a reservation at www.supershuttle.com. The cost for this service is $16. Alternatively a taxi costs around $30 (tell the driver to take Lincoln).
Hostel Hopper Shuttle
Hostel Hopper provides shuttles daily between LAX & Samesun Venice Beach for $20 p/person. It’s cheaper than a taxi and much faster than the bus. Prices vary depending on your destination. They offer shuttles to/from Santa Monica, Hollywood, San Diego, Union Station, 6 Flags, Disneyland and other destinations.
Hostel Hopper have multiple daily departures between Samesun Venice Beach & LAX.
$20 one way & must be reserved in advance.
Call Toll Free 1-855-464-6777 for bookings & more information.
There is plenty of free street parking nearby to the hostel, you just need to know where to look. So we’ve created a special map showing the different types of parking available in our area of Venice Beach. Paid parking lots usually charge from $20 p/day, coin operated meter parking is around $1 p/30mins & there is free parking listed on the map (and many more on the surrounding streets). If you have a lot of luggage, it might be easiest to take a metered street parking right on Windward outside the hostel for 15 mins while you load your bags upstairs, then move your vehicle to a free spot afterwards.
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