Venice Beach Cotel calls itself “a hostel with hotel standards.” It is, as the name says, in Venice Beach, right on the city’s boardwalk and steps from the famous Muscle Beach (which can be a good or bad thing depending on how much you like to watch oily muscled men strut their stuff). The hostel is only five miles from Los Angeles’ airport, and operates daily door-to-door tours of the city’s main attractions – so even though you are at the beach, you do not need to sacrifice seeing the sights of the city.
There are both dorm rooms and private rooms at Venice Beach Cotel. The dorms are either co-ed or female only, and some include en suite bathrooms and an ocean view. The most beds in a dorm is six, so none of the rooms are overcrowded. Some of the private rooms are en suite and boast an ocean view, some of them have a shared bathroom in the hallway. Bed linens and towels are included in the price, and beds are even made up and ready for you when you arrive.
Some of the amenities you will find at Venice Beach Cotel are:
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- Free linens and towels
- Internet access and WiFi
- On site bar and travel desk
- Discounts on car rentals
- Guest kitchen
- Luggage storage and security lockers
- 24 hour reception and 24 hour check in
In addition to the tours of local attractions, Venice Beach Cotel also offers beach-related perks, too. For instance, you can use a boogie board on loan from the hostel to see how well you do in the ocean waves. And the friendly staff will probably be able to give you some guidance on what exactly to do with the boogie board, too. If that is not your style, they will certainly be able to assist you with any other travel needs you have, from restaurant and bar recommendations to visitor’s tips for Los Angeles.
You cannot beat Venice Beach Cotel for location, right on the Venice Beach boardwalk, and for the fact that most of its rooms have ocean views. If you thought all hostels were out-of-the-way dumps, Venice Beach Cotel will change your mind in a hurry.