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

84%

Reviews

The hostel is very nice overall, with friendly and helpful staff. My room was unbearably hot, making sleep very uncomfortable. It's great that the hostel provides breakfast, however for what the cost is for a night it would be nice to see more substantial and nutritious offerings. Everything els was great.

90%

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Lorraine,

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Humid, but otherwise exceptional in all aspects. Clean. Sturdy beds. Ample shower and washrooms. Robust continental breakfast. Secure. Great location. Friendly accommodating staff. Accessible building.

93%

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Karen,

Mon 31 Aug 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