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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wouldn't stay anywhere else! I've been coming here since 2001 so I know a lot of the front desk and service staff. The location is key for me. The city is clean and safe to walk around in at night. The Wednesday Farmers Market is a great tourist attraction. The proximity to the ocean keeps the air fresh and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was fine. Centrally located upgraded my room and met some lovely people. Would highly recommend. As a solo traveller I felt safe beds were clean had safety cupboard in room. Get a room for 4 if you like a bit of space and a bit quieter than 6

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London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

8 months prior to my trip I booked a double room with TV as the photos of the private rooms looked great. We arrive at half 9 on day or arrival, request to leave luggage in luggage room. Staff are slow and rude but I didn't think much of this to beginning with. They said come back around 2/3pm to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great location, very close to the beach. The staff were very helpful. I just stayed here as I was on a layover from LA airport, so I had a full day to wander around and explore. I really enjoyed the area. I do a lot of yoga and there were about 5 yoga schools in walking distance....

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wandering
Reviewed 1 week ago

I initially had to make 2 reservations - switching rooms. When I checked in the woman was able to keep me in one room, the economy dorm I booked for my last 3 nights. When I got the the room, my narrow single top bunk had a huge fan for the entire dorm right above where the head would be...

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zurich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled here this time with my 12 year old Son we stayed at the HIUSA in Santa Monica, this was my 3rd visit but my Son's first and once again it was a great stay. The facilities are fantastic and the whole place is clean, as well as this it is just one block from the beach front and one...

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you and your son enjoyed your stay with us! We can't wait to see you again next time! Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed here. Apart from no alcohol aloud. What a wonderful place for a large hostel. Oh many business people ironing shirts in the morning. Staff have fun inexpensive things to keep you busy if you chose. Comedy night on Wednesday. Free too

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Tom! We were so glad to have you back and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! Unfortunately, as the City of Santa Monica wont give us a liquor license, we are required to be a dry hostel. However, to make up for this, we offer 2 pub crawls each week...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a Great hostel, they have amazing staff, clean rooms and the kitchen and bathroom are also clean and the breakfast is good! Best hostel in my opinion for the price. Definitely recommend this hostel.

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Karen! We are so glad you enjoyed staying with us, and we hope you'll visit us again sometime soon! In the meantime, safe travels and enjoy your trip!

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Amazing stay, very friendly staff and nice facilities. Amazing location near the beach, very good for enjoying beach and parties. The hostel has good breakfast, they also has water machines on the hallways.

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed all the amenities our hostel has to offer. We hope to see you again sometime on your future travels and that you have an amazing rest of your trip! Safe travels!

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was ok... the location was amazing! Walking distance to the pier, shopping malls etc. The staff were very helpful for information too. As with any big hostel, there isn't a great vibe if you're a solo traveller. It's quite hard to meet people, even though the hostel does try to do social things such as a comedy night.

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hey JoelyAnna! Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed our facilities and our awesome location. And we will pass on your comments to our activities director in the hopes that we can help create a more social atmosphere. We hope you have a fantastic rest of your trip! Safe travels!

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Staying in Santa Monica

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HI-Santa Monica hostel is set close to cafes, restaurants and movie theatres, and is only just two blocks from the beach. The J Paul Getty Center, with its spectacular art, architecture and views, is nearby. The hostel has been fully renovated with a fresh, new look. There is capacity for 260 guests and facilities include daily movies, internet access, kitchen, laundry and breakfast.Enjoy your stay at the Santa Monica hostel with easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, Venice, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles. A tour operator services the hostel, with daily excursions to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios, and all the area's famed attractions. This location is the largest purpose-built hostel in the USA,just nine miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Come and check out Santa Monica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

Address: 1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $78 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica 2*
Number of rooms: 260
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“Try to avoid a room overlooking the entrance, just because because of any street noise”
h4r16464, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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 cannabis.”
robertmK847UL, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to ask for a room as far as possible from the elevators.”
  • Inconsiderate roomates going out and leaving their things sprawled all over the place.
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“Book well in advance.”
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