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HI - Los Angeles - Santa Monica Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
1919 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

Had a great time Lyn and I met some nice people and great locstion snd friendly staff.


69%

The showers on Floor 4 were scalding. There was no way to regulate temperature - they were either on or off. Fresh towels daily would also be much more sanitary, since there was no way to properly dry the ones we were given. You could put a towel hamper in the bathroom. I also think that children should not be allowed to stay. Someone was allowing their young child to run -- literally -- shrieking up and down the corridors and common areas, which was an unacceptable nuisance.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

This hostel is in a fantastic location but it felt a bit institutional... there wasn't much atmosphere despite it having a great kitchen, dining room etc. The window in the girls dorm wouldn't shut which made it cold at night and it was a long walk to the bathroom. All in all though, it's good value for Santa Monica.


91%

My only complaint about the hostel is that you don't see much joy, chat... No stimulation to a social relationship inside there, like places that you can eat and drink for a happy hour etc. It is a very serious mood. If it was a younger weather, would be perfect! That's it! I hope I was helpful... Thanks!


100%

Awesome modern place with big kitchen area and lounges.


86%

Very nice staff. Felt safe. Everyone pleasant and helpful. Thankyou.

  • 1st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

great locatiuon with great staff. I have no complaints. If there is something, maybe the showe ficility can be improved as it really lack ot privacy.


63%

Did you see the prices of this hostel? it is the most expensive hostel I have never been! in the prices showed in internet is not included taxes, and not included 3 Dollars/ per night if you are not a member of Hostelling international. If you want to stay the weekend, 2 nights in this hostel you might pay 100 $ for a single bed in a dorm of 8 or 10 people! Can you imagine it? if paid 50 $ per night and in my room were sleeping 8 people, how much is the profit of the hostel?


83%

Ended up staying for 3 nights, very centrally located, good parkings near, near beach and 3rd str promonade. I would definately stay here again!


74%

No, own parking, I came at night, to find free spot was impossible there.

  • 24th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great experience staying at the hostel, rooms were good size, clean & staff were helpful. The atmosphere was good & I really liked the fact it wasn't a party atmophere but there were still activities you could join in on. Only complaint is thst the mattress was pretty uncomfortable!


100%

It is vety near to the beach


66%

Other occupants of room were untidy and had food in room. Rooms should be checked daily by staff.

  • 11th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Everything was nice: excellent location, the Hostal is clean, the only thing that really upset me, was my roomates, they were really loud. Plus, my keys was always uncharging but the staff was very compreheensive about it, so it's ok.

  • 9th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Rooms have enough space! top location of the hostel!


89%

Large lockers in the room are good! The washrooms were large and clean, but the shower wasn't really hot. The breakfast was pretty good, and it was warm and welcoming. The location was excellent, and it felt really safe.

  • 3rd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed here 18 years ago, and then again last weekend. First class hostel across the board!

  • 27th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

That's a very good hostel, especially the location that is so close to the Santa Monica beach. If you are afraid of where is kind of far away from Holywood, Disneyland~ don't worry, there are some tour agencies providing all kinds of tours. Actually Santa Monica is a wonderful attraction, don't forget to take a sunset tour on the beach if you hit there, that will be fantastic.


86%

Kind of expensive for a hostel, however its a Nice place.


80%

There could be a few more couches in the hallways or more lounge areas to hang out in.


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