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HI-Monterey

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

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Overall Rating 91%

From 79 Reviews

Hostel rating (79)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 95%
Security 90%
Service 89%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 91%

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 €34.34
10 or more people?
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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

The staff was very warm and helpful and the facility was bright and clean with a lot of charm. I would stay there again or recommend it to family or friends who stay in the area.

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Amanda,

Wed 20 Apr 2016

This is my new favorite hostel. Staff was relaxed and welcoming, mattresses were extremely comfortable. There was fresh paint, a large lounge area and the kitchen offered a variety of breakfast items. With free parking, it was all I could want in a convenient hostel located in the heart of Monterey. Thank you Marcus who greeted us in the morning, Susan who checked us in and the manager who hired excellent staff and made the extra effort create a warm and welcoming environment.

100%

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Leslie,

Mon 11 Apr 2016

Remodel downstairs fast. 8AM wasn't early enough for our group to do breakfast. Your location is perfect for nature photography. I'd love to share photos of the area while using HI-MRY as a base of ops. Its just that to take advantage of the best light we need an early start - way before 8 or 8:30AM. Could guests prep their own breakfast with a task sheet? (The task sheet informing what can or cannot be used, what cleaning should be done, dishwasher protocol, etc.)

83%

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Richard,

Tue 05 Apr 2016

Thanks to Nancy for making yummy pancakes for breakfast and being considerate and serving the hungry travellers before the set time, 8am. I loved the shower token system and I have a renewed appreciation for having shorter showers. The common room and decor are very interesting. I hope i get a chance to stay here again.

100%

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Sowmya,

Wed 30 Mar 2016

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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