HI Santa Cruz is a picturesque cottage perched atop the historic Beach Hill neighbourhood. The hostel is in a convenient location, only two blocks from beaches, the wharf and the Boardwalk Amusement Park, and only 5 blocks to downtown. All public transportation is within walking distance.

This Santa Cruz hostel offers dorms and private rooms. Guests can enjoy the pretty gardens, common room, kitchen and dining hall. With Internet and laundry facilities available on site, this is the perfect base for exploring the city. To maintain its high standard the hostel is closed during the day for cleaning, giving you the perfect excuse to get out and explore what the city has to offer.

One of the highlights of Santa Cruz is the Beach Boardwalk which dates from 1907 and is the oldest beachfront amusement park on the West Coast. The boardwalk has a glorious old-school Americana vibe and its most famous rides include the half-mile long Giant Dipper, a vintage 1924 wooden roller coaster, and the 1911 Looff carousel – both National Historic Landmarks.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

87%

Reviews

Love staying at the santa cruz hostel- such a welcoming environment and great local kids that can assist you. Beautiful old houses with lots of history and a much more affordable travel option- I highly reccomed staying here

100%

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Laurel,

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Zachary's Reastaurant for breakfast

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Alyssa,

Wed 12 Aug 2015

Where next?

Pigeon Point, CA

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Alyssa,

Wed 12 Aug 2015