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

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Overall Rating 93%

From 59 Reviews

Hostel rating (59)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 96%
Security 92%
Service 94%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 93%

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 €33.99
10 or more people?

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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • 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

From 08:00 to 11:00
From 14:00 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-831-649 0375

Fax. 1-831-649 0375

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



Unfortunately, had to cancel my stay this time around. But love your hostel!


Avatar for Marion


Fri 30 Sep 2016

Great atmosphere in the common room. Lots of places to sit and dine. Well stocked kitchen. Good pancakes made by MARCUS. Well maintained, comfortable, clean dorms and restrooms. Parking available for those who need it. Could you add a place for "take a book, leave a book." I didn't see one.


Avatar for Gaynell


Wed 28 Sep 2016

I actually liked only getting 2 tokens instead of the 3 for showering. It's limiting yet sufficient👏


Avatar for Debbra


Tue 27 Sep 2016


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

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

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