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

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85%

Rating
1956 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

Loved it! Definetly going back. Excellent location near the beach, shopping area, bars and bus stops. Friendly staff and very helpfull. Get into the daily activities the hostel plans, the tours are host by locals so you get to know the real thing! (: also is really good they dont allow alcohol, the enviroment is good and really safe.

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Scandaleux d avoir des lits si inconfortable pour le prix qu on paie!!!( les matelas sont plus grands que le cadre, du coup ca fait un creux au milieu)

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

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


83%

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).


71%

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.


100%

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

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


94%

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

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


83%

Séjour de quelques jours, dans une chambre commune de 10 lits. Bonne rencontre ! Contrairement à ce que je m'attendais confort de vie agréable même à 10. Espace de vie commun très spacieux.


86%

Très bon voyage, j'y suis allée l'année dernière pendant une semaine et j'y suis retourné cette année! Emplacement parfait, bon personnel et plutôt propre. L'auberge propose de bonnes activités... Je recommande d'y aller!!


94%

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!


83%

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!


94%

Great location, helpful staff, clean and comfortable.


97%

Location, Staff, Beds, and Facilities were amazing!


86%

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


86%

+ Pour l'accueil souriant même après une arrivée tardive (0h30). + Les dispositions (cuisines, sanitaires, billard) sont disponibles à toutes heures. + Localisation dans l’essentiel de la ville (café, bar, restaurant, bord de mer). + Proximité de Venice. + Les breakfast (compris dans le tarif) sont complets. - Le stationnement reste un budget conséquent à prévoir (= 14$ / nuit) - Le trafic routier bouchonne énormément.


94%

The showers were cold on two of the three floors. But as California is on a bad drought, I guess it was better for everyone and not really bothering considering how hot it was! Apart from that and the price per night that was maybe a bit high (38 euros) this place is JUST AWESOME! Such good vibes, super movie room, super reading room, super common room, great kitchen, awesome patio, very friendly staff, so many things organized every day that you couldn't be bored... I recommend this place!


77%

The shower water system was changing when I was there.... So the water was not stable all the time.... And the key card didn't work out couple of times.... I had to go to the counter redo it. I don't know if there has stuff to clean up the fridge. It looks really a mess and packed all the time. The value of this hostel I think is the great location. Ten minutes walk to the beach and two mins walk to the downtown area....

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

We had cockroches in our room!!!!


80%

Fantastic location and lots of free or cheap tours offered out of the hostel. Breakfast and dinners I had were good as well. The room was very hot with only a fan and no air conditioning, and the 3rd and 4th floors did not have any hot water in the showers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments. We had a major plumbing problem during your stay and had to order some parts but the showers are working properly now....yay!

91%

Terrific central location.Close to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants and shops.Parking is only 14 dollars a day across the street. A bit hot at night, but otherwise a terrific place w knowledgeable staff.


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