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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pub crawl”(22 reviews)
“bed dorm”(16 reviews)
“hi hostel”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

This hostel is in a great location within easy walking distance to the beach. The shops and bars around the hostel are fantastic. The hostel had a great vibe with big communal areas and kitchens. The staff where fantastic and helped me out with a...More

Thank Markabroad91
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Wonderful location, great staff, bedroom was superb, breakfast generous, socialising areas were abundant and laundry clean and efficient. So why not 5 stars? The bathrooms. The bathrooms are not modern but that is quite acceptable. What disappointed me was the lack of cleanliness in the...More

Thank mmahoney60
Reviewed 6 November 2014

My friends and I had booked to stay in this hostel as we wanted to spend a couple of days at the beach and exploring Santa Monica. Upon arrival (10am) we were told we could not check into our room until after 2pm. We were...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2014

The location is great and there are some good facilities but was let down by bad cleanliness during my visit. Every single time I visited one of the communal bathrooms during my two night stay there was blood or some kind of mess, which wasn't...More

Thank Samantha C
Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 9 February 2015

Thank you for the feedback Samantha! I'm sorry to hear that the bathrooms weren't as clean as they should have been during your stay. I can assure you that this is not the norm for HI-Santa Monica and that our housekeeping team works very hard...More

Reviewed 29 October 2014

This hostel is in a great location to visit Santa Monica beaches, pier and 3rd Street Promenade for shopping/restaurants. Also well connected by bus and cycle routes if you want to venture further in to LA. Great breakfast (which was included in price) had pancakes...More

Thank 681AmyJ
Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 9 February 2015

Thanks for the review and the great feedback Amy J! August is not only one of our busiest months, but one of our hottest months as well. Still we'd like to apologize that the rooms were so hot during your stay and we want you...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$43 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$43 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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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
Moataz M
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
18 October 2016|
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Response from Jen D | Reviewed this property |
We used the tour company next door to the hostel, they run a bus daily to Disneyland. You can either buy your own ticket to Disney and then pay the tour company for the bus journey or you can buy the Disney ticket and bus as... More
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"If you really want a good room brake the piggy bank before"
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"Away from the activity areas"
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"I'd expect top floor rooms to have better view"
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"ask for the four bed dorms. You'll find them to be much more hygienic. The rest smell of sweaty balls and..."
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