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HI - Monterey

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

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Overall Rating 92%

From 73 Reviews

Hostel rating (73)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 96%
Security 91%
Service 92%
Comfort 89%
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 $139.00
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

  • 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

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

This is a great hostel - we had a really nice stay ad especially appreciated the breakfast. One tiny comment: the cloths in the bathrooms for folks to use to clean up after them are microfiber. This is an oil-based filament that harms sea life. Old cotton wash-cloths would be a greener choice.

100%

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Julia,

Mon 10 Jul 2017

Thank you so much for staying with us. I hope you had a fun time on your trip to Santa Cruz. I really appreciate your comment about the microfiber towels. Thanks for your help.

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David Martinez, Hostel Manager

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Tolles Hostel. Super Frühstück. Leider keine Schließfächer in den Schlafsälen. Und 45$ für eine Nacht im 16er-Dorm sind einfach viel zu viel. Sorry, aber Monterey ist nicht Paris oder New York.

80%

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Elmar Linus,

Sat 08 Jul 2017

A lovely hostel in a great location. Not enough showers though - unless I looked in the wrong places!

97%

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Christopher,

Sat 08 Jul 2017

Thank you very much for staying with us. Hope you had a great Monterey experience. Next time you visit we can show you around a little better. There are 5 separate showers in the house. That's 1 shower for every 9 beds. I know this can be kind of tricky when the house is full so I appreciate your patience.

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David Martinez, Hostel Manager

Mon 10 Jul 2017

Thank you so much. I enjoyed my stay. When i was younger and traveling around the world staying at hostels my favorite thing was meeting the people. This was before cell phones and computers. We all would hang out in the living room area and talk and exchanges life stories. But now with everyone on their phone there is no interaction. I know this is a huge issue in life now, but I wish there was a way to bring that back when staying at the hostels. :)

100%

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lynda,

Wed 05 Jul 2017

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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