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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was a little anxious after reading the reviews about this place, but I decided to stay here anyway. The check in process was easy but it was not very clear where the check in area was. That was fine. The owner or manager was a very nice French woman. She got me set up in my room. The room...

Thank Diane H
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My friend and I to Los Angeles for my 21st Birthday. From the very beginning the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially when it came to directions and how to get to different places in LA. The view from our room was phenomenal, we had a beach view and the sunsets were amazing. The noise from the pier didn't...

Thank Sam O
Okotoks, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This hostel is between two bars. You literally have to wait until the wee hours of the morning to go to sleep. The live bands play until after midnight. It would be impossible to sleep. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Judymarie2014
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I was here two years ago and came back because I liked the People& the atmosphere! And that was a great decision ! Everyone was openhearted and friendly, we checked in very late (1:30 AM) but that wasn't a problem for them.:) Wakin' up and seein' the beach& sea out of your window is awesome!

Thank saraihamburg
San Patricio, Mexico
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The hostel is conveniently situated, right next to the beach (although the entrance is in a parking lot and is a little hard to find) and not far from LAX. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the bathroom was very clean, and there is a well-equipped kitchen. When I arrived, the staff told me that there had been an...

Thank NyxBiscuit
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Hermosa Beach is a great location... perfect for a stay. I only stayed at the hostel one night, location great, their were power boards to available, free wifi, breakfast was okay, beds comfortable and it is right on the beach!! I stayed in a female dorm room. The space available was okay but there was only two of us staying...

Thank Beckstar8
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Can't be beaten on location, right next to the beach and all the bars and shops, walkable to the supermarket to buy food which you ca label store and cook at the hostel kitchen. Nice little lounge areas to sit around and meet people, watch tele, computer. Wifi is really good. Its a small building but its genreally clean. We...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Surf City Hostel was the first place I stayed at the start of a three-month trip around the USA. This was the first hostel I'd ever stayed in, and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was an ideal start to the hosteling experience. For starters, after being delayed in Australia and then arriving bleary-eyed to LAX, getting to the...

Thank D_Tips
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

When we first entered this building there was no clear sign as to where the office was to check in, we were then met by the manager who was the least friendly or welcoming person i have ever met, in actual fact he made both my boyfriend and i feel very uncomfortable! He didn't give us any information as to...

Thank Laurenmeredith
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I will state the facts and you can make your own decision. When we checked in, the staff was very nice. However, when they brought us to our private room, it smelled moldy, the manager sprayed air freshner (hint hint), and when we pulled back the covers which were very messy, there was a bottle cap between our mattress cover...

Thank Evelyne S

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Address: 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Region: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Price Range: $56 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“My room (shared, 6 girls) had a private bathroom, not sure if I had to pay extra for it but not all rooms have it apparently.”
 of 5 bubbles 192marav, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there.”
 of 5 bubbles sierrazephyr, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i guess the dorms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles AnjKumar, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for dorm rooms on the second floor in order to avoid sleeping above the bar on the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles bethanyp139, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing west have the best beach views/less noise.”
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 of 5 bubbles samo757, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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