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



Ich habe den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Alles perfekt. Einzige Ausnahme ist die krasse Müllerzeugung bei eurem Frühstück. Das hat mir gar nicht gefallen. Alles einzeln verpackt. Wirklich unnötig. Andere Hostels ( z.b. Green Tortoise ) haben einfach eine Schüssel mit Marmelade und ein Korb mit Brötchen. Das ist viel besser und man beendet das Frühstück nicht mit einem Müllberg!


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Mon 29 Jun 2015

HI Santa Monica is amazing. The building is very clean especially the bathroom. Location is very good! It's near to Downtown Santa Monica, restaurants, beaches, and many attractions. I stayed in female dorm. The room was nice, simple and my bed was comfortable. My roommates were polite and quiet. The room was a lil bit hot during summer, but it is totally fine. Sometimes the neighbor was noisy a bit because of people who walked from bar and club. However, the experience I had there was amazing!


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Sun 28 Jun 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