HI-Monterey is located in the city centre close to Cannery Row, Monterey Aquarium, the historic downtown, Fisherman's Wharf and all the public bus lines.

This Monterey hostel offers all the essential amenities, including a complimentary pancake breakfast, lockers, currency exchange, Internet access and free Wi-Fi. A large chill out lounge with couches, a piano and a selection of books and games is perfect after a day’s exploring the wildlife, history and city of Monterey.

The 18 mile Monterey Bay Coastal Trail is only blocks away and lined with cafes, shops and bike and kayak rentals. Extend your adventure with year-round whale watching and by visiting nearby famous sites in Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea, all located within minutes of HI-Monterey. Also if you visit in September there is a fantastic three day jazz festival!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Socialising

Green rating



I gave already an review on another site of hi so I don't know if you already read it. I think the hostel is fine but it is just the value for the money which drives me crazy. I pay around 36-39$ as an HI member and have to sleep in an 18 people dorm. This is just not worth it. Esp. Compared to prices in other Hi hostels in more prominent cities. I wouldn't recommend your hostel because of that.


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Thu 21 May 2015

The young man Marcus at the front desk is particularly remarkable!


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Wed 20 May 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Whale watching! Suggest Moss Landing. Pacific Grove Monarchs, before they're all gone :(

Avatar for Susan


Thu 30 Apr 2015