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    Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

    1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
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    Reviewed 27 August 2015

    The location of this hostel is excellent, right in the middle of Santa Monica. However, for the price the lodging wasn't great. Rooms were hot with no real cooling, the beds were poor even for hostel standards and the showers were normally lukewarm. The WiFi...More

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    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

    Thank you for giving us your feed back about your recent stay with us. We do apologize for the following issues you had with your stay. Unfortunately we do not have any air conditioning in our rooms and it does tend get very hot during...More

    Reviewed 27 August 2015

    The management at this hostel were very indifferent and rude. The quality of food and services declined from late summer to present. Property--from myself were stolen and the management made no effort to recover it. They were a guitar and cowboy hat. A number of...More

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    Reviewed 21 August 2015

    Stayed here for a week when I was solo traveller visiting California for the first time on a budget and was pleasantly surprised with this hostel. Very clean, very modern, great food options and when on a tight budget I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    Thank GlassPear81
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

    Thanks for your great review! We are glad to hear you had a great stay. We hope you can come back and stay with us soon!

    Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

    I had previously stated 2 years ago in a shared room. This stay was in a private room Pros overall the room was decent and clean. Staff are friendly & helpful , breakfast was easy and enjoyable. Location is great for exploring which parking across...More

    Thank Chloe K
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

    Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear you had a great stay with us even though there was some issues that needed to be addressed properly. Our staff usually notifies our maintenance department if there are any issues with the rooms. We are...More

    Reviewed 20 August 2015

    I originally booked this hostel due to its' location and based on that alone it was a good pick. Close to the beach and all the action of Santa Monica. It has 24/7 reception which was handy because I arrived in the early hours of...More

    Thank Nancy W
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

    Thanks for your review. We are very sorry to hear you had several issues with your stay. Our staff tries their best to accommodate guests according to the number of nights they have reserved. Sometimes we have big large groups that stay with us and...More

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    • US$59 - US$306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    jujux
    Hola ! quisiera saber si puedo enviar paquetes de Amazon al hostel y si tiene algun costo extra, gracias
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    Jack H
    Hi, I'm due to stay here at the end of March. I'm looking into hiring a car when I land at LAX to assist with my travel around LA. I was wondering where the best place would be to park the car overnight as the facilities states there is no on-site parking. Where are the nearest places to park overnight and what do they charge? I'm not too keen on the idea of forking out hundreds of dollars for car parking. I'm there for 4 nights.
    1 February 2017|
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    Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
    There is a multi level carpark across the road from the hostel which is $17 for 24 hours
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    Moataz M
    Is it possible to check in and pay in full with cash only without a credit card or is a credit card an absolute must?
    24 November 2016|
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    Response from Ahmed N | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I called them before going to check if there were any rooms available and then went and paid fully in cash
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    "Try to avoid a room overlooking the entrance, just because because of any street noise"
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    "Try to ask for a room as far as possible from the elevators."
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