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HI Monterey Hostel

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Some of the most comfortable hostel beds I've slept on! Staff are extremely friendly, there are large open common areas which gives a very relaxing vibe. Short walk from Cannery Row and the Aquarium makes it very convenient, and great value!

1 Thank Rontong
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I stayed here with my son and son-in-law to attend the WSBK races at Laguna Seca. We were in the Big Sur co-ed dorm which sleeps 16 in bunk beds. The other people staying at the hostel were a mix of motorcycle race fans, families, a youth group, and travellers from overseas. The room and beds were clean and everyone... More 

Thank R66Curly
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

It's been a long time since I've stayed in a hostel, but I was pleasantly surprised by Monterey's. The rooms and bathroom are clean, and the location is convenient to the MB Aquarium. Stayed for 5 nights for a conference, and was grateful for someplace reasonably priced to stay. During checkin, the hostel was understaffed so I wasn't told that... More 

Thank katastrophe1
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Location is perfect. It's clean and a nice place. I stayed in a 12 person dorm. It was safe to leave stuffe. They even pay attention to how much water they waste, or at least makes our think about it! I liked it very much. Walking distance to the beach, the city center and it's very safe both location and... More 

Thank Mariamonrad
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Two beds were allotted to us during checkin and when we returned from dinner, one bed was occupied by someone else. The lady said the manager allotted her the same bed!!! Watch out. However the manager was very helpful in knowing good places of visit and other info. The location of the hostel is good too.

1 Thank Amit K
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I was impressed by the qualities of this hostel. Good rooms, great staff, clean bathrooms, good breakfast and very good environment. Monterey is a beautiful city by the sea with a peculiar charm. I had just one day to get to know it but found it really nice.

Thank Victor C
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This hostel was excellent! Lovely homely feel to it. Staff are very helpful, especially David! Close to everything and Monterey is beautiful. Huge living room, every where is clean, yes you may have to use tokens for the shower but its perfectly fine. I would definitely stay here again!

Thank Hannah W
Brisbane, Australia
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199 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Only stayed here one night but based on our visit, here are some quick tips: - staff are pretty nonchalant /apathetic. - kitchen is small with no stove. - rooms are clean, spacious and comfy. - living room HUGE! Well furnished and spacious. A really lovely area to sit and relax, chat or eat dinner. - No alcohol allowed on... More 

Thank MarcPT
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105 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

It's hard to find a cheap stay in Monterey.. This is an alternative if you just want a place to sleep and park your car in a reasonably central location. The shared rooms were rugged and smelled a bit like the old basement it was but the beds were comfortable and I got a good nights sleep.

1 Thank Uldall
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

A nice little hostel a friend and I stayed at for one night on our west coast road trip. Reasonable price, environmentally friendly with a challenge to use a certain amount of water tokens when taking a shower (however they will give you extra). A great location close to local attractions such as the Monterey Aquarium and a short drive... More 

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  • 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: $51 - $107 (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.”
 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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