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Okotoks, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
1 review
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... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Beckstar8
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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... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank D_Tips
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Laurenmeredith

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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... More 

Thank Evelyne S
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This hostel is perfect if you're after a place close to the beach, surrounded by bars/restaurants and close to the attractions in LA. I was with my boyfriend and stayed in a shared room with shared bathroom. The staff are fantastic, super helpful! The only thing is the bars below - there is music playing until about 1am every night... More 

Thank Caris8
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Over the past 5 weeks my boyfriend and I have stayed in over 10 hostels and few hotels in the USA . This hostel was by far the worse we have stayed in. We are not fussy people just like a clean rooms and decent service. You do not receive either at this hostel. Pros : it's location is right... More 

Thank Chloe K

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Additional Information about Surf City Hostel

Address: 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Region: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Price Range: $54 - $142 (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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