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HI - Monterey

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

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Overall Rating 92%

From 65 Reviews

Hostel rating (65)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 95%
Security 90%
Service 92%
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 $41.00
  • Private
    From $84.00
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 of 10.8% is payable at check-in.
  • 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

Overall I'd rate my stay as "excellent", especially when considered in light of the usual cost of accommodations in Monterey. I have not significant complaints, & love the general ambiance of the IH Monterey facility.

97%

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Peter,

Sun 17 Sep 2017

This was my first time staying in a hostel. I loved the experience. The hostel was very clean which is very important to me as I work in medicine.

100%

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John,

Wed 13 Sep 2017

N/A.

63%

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Brett,

Tue 12 Sep 2017

It was the best hostel experience I had on my road trip from Yosemite to Santa Barbara. My only issues were having to repress the sink faucets or use coins for the shower and the number of children there. I don't know if it was just my timing, but there were a dozen children there of all ages running around, which was unusual from the hostels I've stayed at and also a bit annoying.

97%

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Peter,

Wed 06 Sep 2017

We are happy to hear our hostel topped your list, despite the few issues you mentioned. We use shower tokens and low flowing sinks to help save water. We are now posting signs in the restrooms to tell our guests about the California drought and what we do to help. Our hostel welcomes travelers of all ages, though your stay did coincide with a school group. We appreciate your thoughtful comments.

Manager avatar

David Martinez, Hostel Manager

Fri 08 Sep 2017

The kitchen needs to be larger.

100%

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Jack,

Mon 04 Sep 2017

Thank you for feedback. We will look into how we can maximize our space to make it more accommodating for our guests. We hope you had a great time experiencing Monterey and all it has to offer!

Manager avatar

David Martinez, Hostel Manager

Wed 06 Sep 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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