X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

HI - Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings Explained

85%

Rating
2011 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

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.


83%

A very good hostel in a great location. Great facilities, tidy and clean. verall staff pretty helpful.O


83%

The showers where very hot, but other than that it was a good place to stay.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I was there for 5 days with a friend and we very much enjoyed our stay at H.I Santa Monica. The Staff was always helpful, breakfast was good and the place was clean. The only bad thing I have to say is that showers was sometimes freezing cold or burning hot and there's no way of adjusting it yourself. It's located 10min from the beach and one block from all the shops on the Promenade and many buses run to Downtown LA so it's a very good hostel if you're here to visit but also relax!

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great location, good facilities, and great atmosphere. Washing room not the cleanest, and can be quite hot without aircon.


91%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The people were amazing, lounge areas huge and nice, but showers were either hot or cold, and no A/C on the 4th floor was iiiinteresting. But I would def. come back again if for anything THE LOCATION!


77%

There was no air conditioning in the room, and with eight people in one room it gets pretty hot. Couldn't sleep at all, and that kind of ruind my trip there..

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Excellent hostel. Even in a large dorm I got good sleep. Went for a swim first thing in the sea as it's a 5-10 minute walk. Really cool hostel


89%

The only small complaint that I have is that the Quiet Time rule was not followed. We had girls come in at 1 am and turn on lights, talk and pack suit cases.


89%

great breakfast, - room was extremely hot at night and the one working air conditioning only cooled one or two beds.


77%

A nice place close to the beach but as all the HI hostels, it's not the best place for partying and drinking. Still, the place was clean and I enjoyed my stay there.


86%

Great atmosphere, lots of facilities in a great condition, 5 mins away from the beach and center of Santa Monica.


80%

The key was not working from the first time I got my dorm room but there's no staff taking care of my situation. They just kept saying "wait". So what happened is that only I was sleeping in the room n I coudln't notice someone's knocking on the door. Bcz of that my other roomies (3persons) couldn't get in the room for over 2 hrs....

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

More protein in the breakfast?

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Possibly the best hostel in the World!! Period.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

This hostel was good. Great location, big hostel, breakfast provided, and good value for money.


94%

I had a great time in Santa Monica and the hostel was definitely responsable for that. The location is noble. The best location I ever had in 20 hostels in all over the world. But the hostel must to fix the water temperature, that was completely crazy and make better informations about distances to LA. I lost my train in Union Staion because the desk said that it was 1 hour from santa Monica. I spent 1 hour and 45 minutes. In spite of that I intend to come back again to this Hostel.


83%

Awesome location, the rooms and bathrooms at the hostel are also super clean. Free breakfast and whatnot in the morning was also a plus. The only downside would have to be how nobody talks to each other in this hostel! I really think there should be more of a social focus because apart from a few of the people in my room I got to know nobody.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel could be really cool if it wasn't alcohol free.


(97 results)


View all Santa Monica Hostels

Please give us your feedback