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1436 2nd Street, CA 90401, Los Angeles, USA

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2097 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The first room we were in was awful, so tiny and hot with no bathroom. We were moved into a bigger room to be with the rest of our friends and it was the same priced room, but much bigger with its own bathroom. The pricing doesnt seem fair for the huge difference in the two rooms.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Would be nice if you could have a few drinks in the court yard otherwise pretty good


Room was very very hot. We had an 8 bed room which was very small for that many people. Washing was quite expensive (cost $1.25 each). No parking at all for free, it was either an expensive one close by or seven blocks away for $5 a day. They were always cleaning the bathrooms but they did them all at the same time so there was no where to pee. It was social but there weren't many meals etc organised so you had to do it all yourself (not like a lot of the other hostels).

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This summer was unusally hot in Santa Monica so that had an effect in the rooms. It's not uncommon not to have free parking in a popular urban area...I'm sorry you were surprised and unprepared for this. Sounds like you took advantage of our social activities so that you could get out and enjoy the area.


This place was nice although not lively at all, i would definitely recommend staying down in Venice Beach where they have hostels on the beach. Santa Monica beach itself is nice although you can easily get there if you're in Venice. This hostel has potential but I just couldn't see anyone staff or guests getting involved in any activities while I was there.


Had a f*$@:-) blast....

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Well located, nice & clean rooms, good breakfast, good facilities in general.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Loved the hostel, such a great area, just thought my room little small, they add one bunk, so we couldnt even have space to open the suitcases, but all the rest, can't complain!


Great location for the price and easy toget to from the airport


Nice hostel and great location, but social areas are not great for mixing and luggage will only be held until 1pm the next day. Great breakfast!


Great location, helpful staff, clean and comfortable.


Location, Staff, Beds, and Facilities were amazing!


Good location. Very nice hostel. Something on every night.

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