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



Poor air quality in rooms.


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Jonathan Samuel,

Tue 24 Mar 2015

This hostel is great! Ticks all the boxes and is perfectly situated. The room was large (although I understand they are not all large) with good security facilities. Never disappointed by HI, this hostel is fantastic and definitely worth staying in. Also, if you have a hire car, there is a parking lot over the road $14 a day or the first 90 mins for free. Great beach access and amenities. I would definitely stay here again, thank you!


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Mon 23 Mar 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Bungalow Bar is great!

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Thu 24 Apr 2014

Attraction tip

Griffith Park

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Mon 14 Apr 2014