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HI - Los Angeles - Santa Monica

1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, California, 90401, United States

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Overall Rating 91%

From 41 Reviews

Hostel rating (41)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 96%
Security 93%
Service 90%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 82%

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Santa Monica Hostel

Hostel Santa Monica

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Just two blocks from the beautiful Santa Monica Beach, HI Santa Monica hostel enjoys a superb location close to cafes, restaurants and movie theatres. The world-famous Third Street Promenade, known for its weekly farmers’ markets, excellent food, great shopping and engaging street performers, is nearby.

The largest purpose-built hostel in the USA, there is capacity for 273 guests and a wide range of facilities including free breakfast, Internet access, well-equipped kitchen and daily movies.

Enjoy your stay at HI Santa Monica with easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, Venice, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles. The hostel also organizes activities including pub crawls, food events and tours, and there are daily excursions to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios and all the area's famed attractions.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 14% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-310-393 9913

Fax. 1-310-393 1769

reserve.santamonica@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Santa Monica Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Hollywood (More than 10km)
  • Malibu (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

This is hands down one of the best hostels that I have been to in terms of facilities and activities. The hostel organizes activities everyday and it is a great chance to meet other travellers/make new friends. The continental breakfast is also quite filling and there are a good variety of restaurants nearby. The cleaning staff also work hard in keeping the place clean. My only real qualm was that the hostel is ridiculously far from downtown if you're taking public transport, so you do need to be prepared for a train/bus ride of at least an hour if you intend to venture downtown.

93%

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Kenny (Pui In),

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Hello! Thank you so much for staying with us and your kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in our facility and were able to meet other great travelers and make new friends........we LOVE hearing this!!!!! Our staff also really appreciate the compliments as they do work hard to maintain a clean and safe facility for our wonderful guests. You are correct in that we are not in the downtown area of LA, but guests can use the Expo line to get down there generally in about 45 minutes. We are however, a 5 minute walk to the beach, so we hope that helps! :) Please come back and see us again sometime soon!! Safe travels!

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Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Fantastic location and the dorms/bathrooms were lovely and very modern. Some staff were very friendly whilst others were the complete opposite.

93%

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Rhiannon,

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our facility. We are sorry to hear that not all of our staff were friendly as we pride ourselves on having great customer service. Management has seen your comments and will be working with staff to ensure this comes across to all of our guests all of the time. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!

Manager avatar

Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
LAX: Shuttle - World WY Bradley Terminal to LAX City Bus CTR to Santa Monica #3.
Bus
MTA #733-Cesar E Chvez Ave/Arcdia St-Ocean/Santa Mnica Blvd. MTA #720-Centrl Ave/6thOcean Ave/Clrdo.
Rail
LAX: 6.00-23.00 Shuttle - World WY Bradley Terminal to LAX City Bus CTR to Santa Monica # 3 From: LAX City Bus CTR to 4th St/B'way.
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