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HI Monterey Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our travel plans changed and we wanted to stay in Monterey - booked online that afternoon! Best thing was the social breakfast, free pancakes and cereal and a nice communal place to eat. We had a great chat which got us in a great mood for the day (vagabond, surfing sister you know who you are! - please get in...

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great hostel! Clean and organized with amazing communal areas. The beds are really nice, perfect for resting after a long day walking around. They have a 3,5 minutes shower policy, but the showers are great and it is enough. I only stayed for one night, but the hostel seemed ideal for a prolonged stay for someone looking to explore the...

1Thank Maurício M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was on a backpack trip with a friend down the coast of California over the Christmas break. We stayed at this hostel on Christmas day and were greeted with a bunch of friendly faces of people from all over. There was even a big feast, giving opportunity to meet and talk to new people. We were told about all...

1Thank Andrew D
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 18 January 2017

After a terrific experience at the two HI hostels in San Diego, I wanted to see if the experience could be replicated closer to home. Nice clean hostel in a quiet part of the town, friendly staff. HI staff hosted a Christmas dinner - good food & enjoyable conversations in a big, spacious living/dining room. Learned a lot more about...

1Thank cmasc
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I had one night on my own after visiting friends in San Jose. I took a shuttle from the San Jose airport that dropped me off at my hostel. Since I wanted my own room , I had to take one for five people at about $89.US/ night. Other rooms in the surrounding area were several hundred, so it was...

2Thank catherinej62
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Such a great hostel. I've done a bit of traveling and stayed in every type of hostel, and this place is definitely doing it right. I Just moved to the Monterey area a few days before Christmas and I didn't know anyone in the area, so I decided to spend Christmas eve and day there. Great decision, as the staff...

2Thank Kelly T
Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have stayed at many hostels around the world and this one is one of the best considering location , cost, amenities, etc. It is still a hostel and should be compared to other hostels. I have stayed here 3 times over many years and still rate it highly. Seeing how much other accommodations cost in the area makes this...

1Thank Scott R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The motel/hotel rates all appear to be through the roof in Monterrey. That is why is was such a pleasant surprise to find this gem. The place was clean and comfortable, plus contained a large common space 'living room' to relax in. They provide you tokens for a shower (each token is worth 3.5 minutes) but they give you three...

1Thank Rob7171
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I stayed here two nights on a cross country trip from TN so hostels are a must when I'm able to save money. Never did I ever think I was about to stay in something so beautiful and nice! I mean, any hostel international place holds up pretty good standards of what a hostel should be but this just blew...

1Thank Ausin Elizabeth R
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I travelled with another lady friend and stayed in the 16 beds mixed room. The bed was comfortable enough for me to sleep soundly every night. There's also plenty of space in the room for my two suitcase. The "quiet hours" rule works really well to ensure you a peaceful night. I love the common area on the first floor,...

1Thank SungMeiYee

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Monterey Hostel

Address: 778 Hawthorne St, Monterey, CA 93940-1102
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $65 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“There are rooms available that sleep a smaller amount of people but you have to ask for one. Rooms for couples or families.”
ebohsytram, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“clean good common areas friendly staff”
petitrire, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring duct tape, the wall plugs are very loose (phone charger kept falling out)”
R66Curly, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“first in first served gets the bottom bunks”
998daleg, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Flipflops can be useful too.”
aziesemer, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
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