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HI Monterey Hostel

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Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

Thank 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...

Thank 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...

Thank 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,...

Thank SungMeiYee
Balloch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Monterey is an expensive place so it was understandable the dorms were expensive. The hostel is lovely and clean, and the common room is really nice. We were a wee bit annoyed that the wifi didn't reach our room but it was ok to pop upstairs. Breakfast was cracking but I felt totally hounded by the staff to donate some...

Thank sirtripalot2
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place! Clean, spacious and very homely. Staff were always around to help and made checking in and out a smooth and care free process. Big kitchen and common area to meet people. Very chill vibe as is all of Monterey! Wish I could have stayed longer.

Thank LouMiddleton
Danville, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Four of us stayed in one private room, so we did not share sleeping quarters with people we did not know. The property was in a great location with free parking. We checked in on Friday, walked everywhere we wanted to go before checking out on Sunday. Most of the areas within the property were clean. Some of the items...

Thank ButterflyLou211
Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The hostel was very nice, clean, and welcoming. The staff was very nice. You need coins to use the showers. We must be in California. We rode in on our motorcycles and we felt the parking was safe. There is plenty of it as well. No alcohol, huh? We left to early to try out the breakfast, but I would...

Thank tynert2
San Pablo, California
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was my first trip to a hostel which was precipitated by single travel. I work the AT&T pro-am as a marshal and my son could not go with me this year. To save money, since I stay for a week during during a "high season:" hotel rate I took the chance. Am I glad I did. I met wonderful...

Thank ebohsytram
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel has a good location and there is free parking available. The facilities are clean and you can clearly see that they tried to turn this house, which hasnt a lot of charme from the outside, into a little gem. The common areas are very nice and comfy. I was sleeping in a room called big sur with 16...

1Thank kusiw2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: $54 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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.”
 of 5 bubbles ebohsytram, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“clean good common areas friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles petitrire, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring duct tape, the wall plugs are very loose (phone charger kept falling out)”
 of 5 bubbles R66Curly, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“first in first served gets the bottom bunks”
 of 5 bubbles 998daleg, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Flipflops can be useful too.”
 of 5 bubbles aziesemer, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
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