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HI - Santa Cruz

321 Main St, PO Box 1241, Santa Cruz, California, 95061, United States

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Overall Rating 90%

From 13 Reviews

Hostel rating (13)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 95%
Security 93%
Service 85%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 88%

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

  • Dorm
    From $36.00
  • Private
    From $110.00
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Santa Cruz Hostel

Hostel Santa Cruz

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Santa Cruz is in picturesque cottages perched atop the historic Beach Hill. 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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

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 15:00 and 21:00
  • 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 6 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 14 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • 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 15:00 to 21:00
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-831-423 8304

Fax. 1-831-429 8541

info@hi-santacruz.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

Room A was noisy (street and hall noise)and unwelcoming--it was just a room with a light and beds in it. For the price I felt underwhelmed. Room H was a pleasure and I would have enjoyed my stay better if I had spent both nights there.

77%

Avatar for Sandra

Sandra,

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Love the place. I’ll be back soon.

100%

Avatar for Lorge

Lorge,

Fri 14 Jun 2019

I love the cottage history and accessible staff. How about free events n local coffee!

100%

Avatar for Susan

Susan,

Fri 07 Jun 2019

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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