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



I was in a room with 10 beds. Very nice! PLEASE put hooks (2 or 3 per bed if possible) on the wall to hang coats, towels, and clothing. There is NO place to hang items except on the beds and there is nothing worse then dirty towels hanging in my face o the lower bed!!! Rooms need HOOKS!!!!!


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Sun 01 Mar 2015

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

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