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HI - Santa Cruz

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

89 %

  • Dorm
    From €22.30
10 or more people?

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Unique atmosphere

Hostel rating (61)

89 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 96%
Security 87%
Service 87%
Comfort 84%

Green rating



The hostel was great!! had Thanksgiving there with new friends from all over the world. The staff at the hostel makes you feel welcome and part of the family. I highly recommend this hostel. Located close to the beach. Very clean and quaint.


Avatar for Maureen


Sun 29 Nov 2015

I loved the location only two blocks from the beach, there was a relaxing coffee shop right on the strip with ocean view. The people are very friendly in Santa Cruz. My bunk roomies were very considerate and polite, for bunk beds I was very comfortable and warm. This place was perfect for what I needed, I was in town for the weekend to visit my son at UCSC. Cute clean comfortable place to stay.


Avatar for Diane


Mon 16 Nov 2015