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



Great hostel, great location and GENUINE friendly staff; however this hostel has got lost in it's size, for example Hi Point Loma in San Diego has cracked it; why? Because guests have a community table where many travelling stories are exchanged something that is severely lacking at Hi Santa Monica where you connect with people in the rooms.


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Sat 21 Nov 2015

Fue una muy grata experiencia en todos los sentidos, desde las instalaciones, la gente que conocí hasta lo bien ubicado que quedó con respecto a los lugares que tenía que visitar.


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Tue 17 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

To visit the beach and meet new friends!

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Gian Karlo,

Mon 12 May 2014

Budget meal tip

The THAI restaurant nearby and visit the shopping street there is an Asian restaurant that is so cozy.

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Gian Karlo,

Mon 12 May 2014