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



As awhole, it was very good. Though, I notice the bathrooms in the second floor were not as confortable as those of the third. (They can acomodate more people). That's about it.


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Tue 24 Nov 2015

Recepcionist questioning about my passport. I found it not necessary and felt outraged. The commom room as announced in hostel picture was closed for the public, so I felt cheated in this regard.There was a free stand up show, so it was nice. Fair place to stay. Don´t expect too much, neither from employees nor from comfort. Suggestions: inform if any facilities are closed and for what period, so people will know. Trai employed not to humiliate clients, we are not there as refugees.


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Tue 24 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