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HI - Santa Cruz

321 Main St, Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States

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Overall Rating 97%

From 26 Reviews

Hostel rating (26)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 98%
Security 97%
Service 96%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 93%

HI-Santa Cruz at the Carmelita Cottages is just a short walk a few blocks to a gorgeous stretch of beach and world-renowned surfing spots.

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Santa Cruz Hostel

Hostel Santa Cruz

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Santa Cruz Hostel is located only a few steps from a surf beach in picturesque cottages in Santa Cruz, California. The hostel is in a historic location, only two blocks from 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 cottage. With Internet and laundry facilities available on site, this is the perfect base for exploring this historic beach community.

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.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 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
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 3 to 5km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Sports Equipment Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 08:00 to 11:00
From 16:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (831) 423-8304

Fax. 1-831-429 8541

info@santacruzhostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • World Class Surfing (1 to 2km)
  • Coastal Redwoods (2 to 3km)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

The place was very quiet. There was a lot of free food, but I couldn't take much of it on the road since it was mostly greens and fruit. (some of it was getting old). A little hard to find in the dark, but really nice overall.

97%

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Nelson,

Tue 28 Apr 2020

Still the best!!!....SLO a close second......

100%

Avatar for Gary

Gary,

Tue 17 Mar 2020

The location is awesome. Great staff.

100%

Avatar for Barbara

Barbara,

Mon 09 Mar 2020

Lovely!

100%

Avatar for Barbara

Barbara,

Wed 04 Mar 2020

Nice, quiet place. No issues.

70%

Avatar for Kevin

Kevin,

Mon 02 Mar 2020

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
San Jose Airport: 34 miles. Requires multiple transfers via public transport.
Bus
From Bus Station it is approx. 10 minute walk.
Underground/Metro
Metro Station 10 mintue walk to Hostel. Or take #7 bus to Second and Main.
Car
5 minute walk to parking location. Parking is not guaranteed.
Rail
Amtrak: Arrives at Bus Station. 10 minute walk to hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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