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HI - Monterey

778 Hawthorne St, Monterey, California, 93940, United States

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Overall Rating 94%

From 45 Reviews

Hostel rating (45)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 97%
Security 94%
Service 95%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 94%

Monterey Hostel is a haven for backpackers and the budget-minded to families and school groups, only four blocks from the aquarium and coast

  • Dorm
    From $43.00
  • Private
    From $144.00
10 or more people?
hi-monterey

Monterey Hostel

Hostel Monterey

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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!

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 10.8% is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 7 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 08:00 to 11:00
From 14:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-831-649 0375

Fax. 1-831-649 0375

info@montereyhostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (Less than 500 m)
  • Monterey Bay (500m to 1km)
  • Historical Monterey (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

My teenage daughter and I LOVE staying at the Monterey HI. Breakfast, staff, interaction with other guests are all fabulous. And so is the new remodeled decor, and it's cleanliness. It is a very peaceful place in a super central location. Since this stay, we tried other HI hostels in Boston, Philadelphia and DC, and have high praise for them all! (Boston has high quality, but heavy and noisy doors, while all else was great.)

100%

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maja,

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Hi, Maja, Thank you for the awesome review! We love having the opportunity to host families like yours. It’s even better to hear you have branched out further and stayed with some of our sister hostels! Hopefully you and your daughter will stop by and stay with us again soon. Happy Travels!

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. .,

Sun 26 Aug 2018

I appreciated the fact that breakfast was included. Usually it is not in the hostels I go to.

93%

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Albert,

Wed 01 Aug 2018

We appreciate you taking time to write this review! It's always great to hear a guest enjoyed our pancake breakfast.

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. .,

Fri 03 Aug 2018

This was my first time in a hostel and i was nervous as a single female but it ended up being a great experience! Everyone was super friendly and it was very quiet!! The shower could have used some cleaning but my stay was awesome and I will definitely be trying out other hostels!

93%

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Samantha,

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Hi, Samantha, We love getting the chance to host first time hostelers! It's even better to hear that you had such a great experience. Hopefully we will see you around our hostel network soon!

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. .,

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Monterey Peninsula Airport is 4.5 miles away. Local bus #21 to the Monterey Transit Plaza > Transfer to the #1 bus.
Bus
Take metro bus from Salinas to the Monterey Transit Plaza > Then take the #1 bus from the Transit Plaza to Irving Street.
Car
Onsite parking.
Rail
Amtrak provides a bus from the Salinas Amtrak Station to the Monterey Transit Plaza.

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