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HI - Los Angeles - Santa Monica Reviews

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

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86%

Rating
1906 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

great location, great facilities, very clean, has everything you need. Not so much a "party" hostel, but the hostel runs pub crawls and there are lots and lots of bars within a short walk if you are looking for a party. If I was to go to Santa Monica again I would definitely be happy to stay in this hostel again. If I had one issue (which is a tiny one), my access card stopped working a few times. It was always fixed very very quickly, but slightly annoying.


80%

Over all not a bad hostel however a little over priced I felt.

  • 6th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Location, location, location.....compared to a hotel in Santa Monica that is one block from the beach, the Pier and Third Street Promenade we are very reasonable. The average rate right now in Santa Monica is close to $300 - our average rate is $39. Alot of people would say that that is a reasonable price for the area.

86%

This location is superb! Practically across the street from the Santa Monica beach and the staff is great. The only real downer is no reasonably priced overnight parking available anywhere in downtown Santa Monica. Other than that, this is a fantastic place.


80%

Hostel was in a beautiful location, about 5 minutes' walk from Santa Monica pier, which was great! I wish there were better options for parking if a guest is driving in (across the street at $14/night is too much if one is staying there for multiple nights, and the garage that's about a 10 minutes' walk away at $5/night is better but not the best option for solo females walking alone in the evening). Also it'd've been nice if breakfast included some fresh fruit or eggs or something.


69%

Bathrooms were gross and needed a real clean not a quick rinse that they got each day. Showers were either too cold or too hot

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

No vibe at all. Boring experience.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

They need a ventilator in the mens bathroom, 3rd. floor.


94%

Stayed in the 10 female dorm with my friend. The room was spacious and clean. Large lockers were provided. There were power sockets and night lamp for each bed, which was highly convenient. Location was within walking distance to the beach and the main strip. Large parking station was across the road with reasonable day rates. Simple breakfast of toast, cereal and yoghurt were provided. Would stay here again.


89%

Great location. The free tours are a nice touch.


80%

Close to the beach and a really nice hostel with pool table, library, outdoor garden and more. Breakfast good, beds good, kitchen good. Staff nice except for a guy which seemed annoyed of me asking questions about transportation to the airport. I was amused by the fact that its a alcohol- free hostel, which is a nice break from some other hostels with a lot of drinking.


97%

Overall an excellent hostel, with a location that cannot be beat. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Only negative were the showers which had some temperature issues (too hot!). Otherwise a great stay.


97%

Very helpful staff. Great communal spaces. Decent breakfast. Clean rooms. Two blocks from the beach, perfect.


80%

Toilets don't flush correctly. The room was smelly.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

without a doubt I think it's a bit expensive and very poor breakfast

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm sorry you felt that the breakfast is poor. We offer cereal, fruit, yogurt, bagels, toast, cream cheese, boiled eggs, orange juice, coffee, tea. I think you will find that we are the best value for your money if you want to stay in beautiful Santa Monica one block from the beach. Unfortunately, superb locations cost a little more but only you can determine the value of that.+

86%

The location of this hostel is amazing, and it has everything you need, almost! It does lack that getting-to-know-people-feel that most hostel have. Its a very big hostel (260 beds i think) so i feels a bit more like a hotel, with shared room! A big downside is that they cant garantee that you share a room with your own group, you could get in a situation where you are in seperate rooms! But its a good location for shopping and beach time!


77%

Thank you for an nice stay.

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice hostel very close to many restaurants, stores and beach. Staff is convenient and safety place. However, first time I must pay for computer use in a hostel.

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Typical HI hostel. Might need a little paint here and there but generally very clean. Nice size rooms, comfy beds and lockers for everyone. Excellent location between beach and shopping area in Santa Monica.


83%

Clean, nice place. Bit expensive, you could probably also book a motel for that amount of money if you're traveling with someone else. Excellent kitchen and very good location. Quiet hostel at night


86%

Breakfast could do with some varity. Wifi was good across the hostel. Lots of things to do.


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