Overview of Hostel
WELCOME: Life's a Beach - JOIN US.
RIGHT AT CENTER OF VENICE BEACH!
ALL INCLUDED: Breakfast; Computer: Internet &
Wi - Fi !
Wake up to – all – you - can – eat BREAKFAST (see info)
Play all day;
return to - $2-3 all – you - can - eat SPAGHETTI POT OR CHILI POT (some nights);
SOME AIRPORT INFO :
Venice Beach is only 5 miles from LAX (the airport): 12 minutes by car; 25-30 minutes by shuttle; 35-40 minutes by bus.
Bus $1.50: take the FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE (outside the terminal at curb you'll see sign) to the BUS CENTER (by long term parking) ; take the #3 BIG BLUE BUS (Santa Monica Bus Line) TELL the BUS DRIVER you WANT A TRANSFER and ask the driver to tell you when to transfer to the #1 BIG BLUE BUS to get to Venice Beach (you transfer at Lincoln Blvd. & California St.); transfer to the #1 Blue Bus; ask the driver to tell you when to get off for PACIFIC AVENUE and WINDWARD AVENUE (near the VENICE TRAFFIC CIRCLE).
(FROM THE AIRPORT, THE #3 WILL TRAVEL ON LINCOLN BLVD., A LARGE COMMERCIAL STREET.
AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT INTERSECTION OF CALIFORNIA STREET (A SMALL STREET) YOU EXIT THE BUS.
YOU WALK ACROSS LINCOLN BLVD. AND TAKE THE #1 BUS FROM THE BUS STOP ON CALIFORNIA STREET. THE BUS STOP IS ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CALIFORNIA AND LINCOLN.
THE #1 BUS WILL THEN TRAVEL ALONG THE CALIFORNIA STREET AND OTHER SMALL STREETS,etc. UNTIL IT GETS TO VENICE AT THE BEACH - AT THE VENICE TRAFFIC CIRCLE. GET OFF AT WINDWARD TRAFFIC CIRCLE.)
Walk to the corner of Windward Ave. and Pacific Ave.; and then cross the street. The building on the corner is the Venice Beach Hostel - 1515 Pacific Avenue (entrance just north of the corner of the building at Windward Avenue). The building has stores on the ground floor.
Shuttle -- $16+ per person (varies by season): EXPRESS SHUTTLE. Free phone at phone advertising board in lobby when you exit with your luggage; then walk outside to SHUTTLE SIGN - shuttle waiting area outside terminal exit ON SECOND PEDESTRIAN SIDEWALK. . (There are only 3 different shuttle companies permitted to pick up at LAX; so little competition. )
Cab -- $30+ for the cab; not based on number of persons. Many different cab co's. One is: Yellow Cab free phone 1 (800) 711-8294.
For return: Cab station around corner from VBH.
Car Rental -- All major car rental companies have a free shuttle to their rental office. They all have free telephone from each terminal. If car rental company is listed on advertising board - just pick up board phone, dial as shown and talk to them. Otherwise, use regular phone and dial their free (800 or 888) number. There is a car rental shuttle stop with a posted sign outside each terminal..
RIGHT at VENICE BEACH !! walk out to -- ** MUSCLE BEACH ** ** ROLLER BLADE DANCE AREA ** ** SKATEBOARD AREA ** ** VENICE FREAKS & FORTUNE TELLERS & VENDORS & MUSICIANS & ALIEN LIFE FORMS ** ** DRUM CIRCLE ** ** SAND, WAVES & SURF ** (not 2 miles away like some 'venice beach' hostels) easy to: SANTA MONICA; MARINA DEL REY (1 m) easy to: LAX (5 m) all conveniences - at corner
Conditions & Policy
Important: Refundable deposit added & also due; tax not included in listed price; due at check-in. We have a 14 night maximum stay. Any guest booking for longer than 14 nights will have their bookings cancelled. NEW: WEEKLY SHARED – shared room: 7 nights required for this special booking and price. Payment will be taken at time of booking from card provided. You may not book for less or more nights. If booked for less and/or more, then treated as a regular shared booking and will be so charged at check-in. Non-cancellable. This weekly shared does not include any food/meals; you may add at check-in. Hostel Pricing & Reservations (1) Prices: cash prices quoted - without tax (14%), add-ons, deposit; non-cash payment pricing; (2) Due at check-in: balance of price; tax, refundable security deposit; card use charge is extra. (3) PLEASE NOTE: (a) If you have already contacted hostel directly and we have sent a Reservation Form - you must reserve through hostel and not an outside Reservation Service, such as here. The outside Reservation Service charges us a 10% commission - your deposit - to them. Such reservation and/or - deposit - commission is not honored if you had previously contacted hostel and we have sent you our info or sent the reservation info form. (b) Renewals of guests in hostel may only be done in hostel; not through outside reservation services (4) Holiday Periods (incl. its weekend): added charge in hostel per night. Shared - $3 and Private - $6; added person/private - $3. (5)WEEKEND & HOLIDAY -- SPECIAL NOTICE RE PRIVATE STAY. All stays must be at least 2 days in private and/or a $25 add-on will be added to any one night only stay (1/2 persons; pro-rata for added persons). It is also subject to availability after multiple days reservations. Weekends are Friday - Sunday. (6) Breakfast and dinner and internet prices included in reservation price. (1a) IN SEASON CANCELLATION IS 7 DAYS (NOT 3 days) PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL DATE (March - October). (1b) NO PARTIAL CANCELLATION of reservation dates / reservation at check-in or in VBH; no cancellation of holidays or holiday weekends dates. (1c) OFF SEASON CANCELLATION is 72 hours (3 days) prior to the arrival date (Nov. - Feb.). (1d) Cancellation only by email or other writing. WE TAKE ONLY VISA - MASTERCARD - AM EX * prices quoted are cash prices * card use incurs charge * no third party cards may be used at check-in unless card and card holder present Cancellation is 72 hours prior to arrival date. No partial cancellation of reservation dates, including at check-in; no cancellation for holidays or holiday weekends. Separate cancellation for multiple room, bed, long reservations, see that info below. If fail to pay for all nights of reservation at check-in, then you agree you are still fully obligated to pay for all nights of reservation as made. Cancellation only by email or other writing. PRICES: cash prices quoted - without taxes, deposit or non-cash payment pricing; Due at check-in: city occupancy tax, refundable security deposit;balance of price; & non-cash pricing extra. Reservations may be required to be fully paid in advance when reserving: (a) with credit card expiring before date; (b) more that 1 private room; (c) 4 or more beds; (d) 4 or more nights; (e) less than VBH cancellation period; (f) holidays and holiday weekends; (g) in high season; (h) more than three months in advance. Credit card provided will be used. Refundable deposit will be due at check-in. Reservations which take such larger amounts of our small and limited inventory out of availability both require the advance payment and are consequently not governed by the regular cancellation policy. There is special cancellation for these types of reservations. Cancellation is conditional: upon our having been able to replace with other reservations in total so that there is no loss of rooms / beds, i.e., that we are full; so cancellation is determined after the reserved dates; and then the cancellation is of fifty percent of the reservation less card charges. Debit Card Reservations are to be fully paid upon receipt of reservation and in advance. 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; non-timely cancellation plus merchant charges incurred for charging these items on card and/or merchant charges incurred for returning any charges or portion will be paid for by cardholder. 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. Low price guarantee is for a shared room with the same amenities in room and in hostel and location. (details in VBH) Reservation company 12% commission will be deducted from VBH room/bed rates; but each day's bed price / balance amount is rounded up to the next dollar. Items listed above added. Check-in charges will therefore be different than reservation company print-out. Children: may stay only in private rooms; with parent or authorized adult. Proper & valid government ID required. VBH reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and is not responsible for any payment to reservation service. Special rules/limits apply for locals in shared-read R & 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. No Drug Use Policy. No drugs allowed in VBH; no drug use in or about VBH. Immediate removal and no refunds if this is violated.