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



Very good hostal in a great location. Comfortable with good facilities and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Great free breakfast as well. The only thing I missed was there was no laundry on site.


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Wed 02 Sep 2015

Would be nice if the beds were already made for us on our arrival. Otherwise, no complaints. The price is right for the service provided.


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Mon 31 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, and Big Sur

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Wed 03 Jun 2015

Where next?

Santa Cruz or Big Sur

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Wed 03 Jun 2015