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 260 guests and a wide range of facilities including free breakfast, Internet access, well-equipped kitchen, games room 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 organises 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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Relaxing
  • Socialising

Green rating



It's too expensive! And it's not like you get anything more than in other hostels. Also, California is in a drought and there's nowhere signs to help save water or anything, while I saw those in other hostels. Be greener!


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Sat 28 Feb 2015

The location is just awesome. Everything is reachable: Food, shopping, walking, beach... Room is big and bed is comfortable. The dinning area and those living rooms and the exterior space are all spacious. The only thing is the shower temperature is a bit cold on the 3rd floor.


Avatar for Xingkai


Sat 28 Feb 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?


Avatar for shuhei


Sat 05 Apr 2014

Where next?

Universal Studios.

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Evi Susanty,

Sun 06 Apr 2014