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778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, USA

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82%

Rating
366 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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20%

I made this reservation for my sister, a lifelong resident of the Monterey Peninsula who was / is in the process of moving across the country, given the fact that for the needed dates there were no motel rooms less expensive than a small fortune. Had your website stated the condition that guests may not be local residents, it would have saved my sister much consternation and inconvenience, and me the same, as well as much money. You people are dolts and assholes. Jeffrey Akard.

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

All round a great stay!! Thanks!!


86%

Not particularly social but everyone was really friendly. Attracts a mix of people. Very large hostel and plenty of space. Really close to town and very clean. Overall it was a good experience! Just lacked that social hostel vibe for me.


83%

Overall good, the only problem I had is that thee is no alcohol allowed and shower time is limited to 3.5 minutes by using tokens.


77%

Overall hostel was very comfy to stay at. One of the sinks in the mens room was not working right on the bottom floor.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great location, very quiet, super comfortable beds. Highly recommend it

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

There is a 1am curfew that kinda sucks. Also, there is no alcohol permitted. Other than that (which is potentially a big deal!) it was a nice place.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

Breakfast was disappointing

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel in beautiful location. You will fall asleep hearing just the sound of seagulls outside and occasional car. Cons One of the female shower stalls doesn't drain well. No on site laundry, you have to walk a few blocks to the nearest coin laundry.


74%

We stayed in the 16 bed mixed dorm, it's a good size for the number of beds in there although it could easily be split in to two 8 bed dorms which would be better. The beds are comfy too. The doors to the dorm didn't close automatically so were often wide open so not great for security. The communal facilities are all in good condition and well organised. The place is very clean too. The girl that checked us in wasn't the most helpful or friendly. It is a bit over priced for what it is too.


89%

This hostel was great! I stayed in the seaotter all girls room and it was well set up and comfortable. The only down sides were that there was no stove top and no alcohol was permitted on the grounds. All and all great stay.


60%

Pretty basic hostel. I had booked an 8 bed female dorm but somehow ended up in a 16 bed mixed dorm. Security wasnt great - no lockers provided. Location was ok, 5 min walk to the boardwalk however a fair distance from the main area of Monterey (10/15 min drive). Wifi was good and nice big lounge area. Breakfast included - free pancakes.


94%

I really enjoyed my stay here. Great staff, clean, nice location etc. I don't really know if the token/shower system works that we'll in terms of conserving water though... would be nice to have lockers in the dorm although the place did seem pretty secure overall.


74%

It's a good place to stay for a couple of days. When I was there, there wasn't much of an atmosphere. People just did their own thing, which suited me fine at the time. The 16-person dorm is fine, although the mattresses creaked very loudly, which with that amount of people meant that I had trouble sleeping - also it's a bit smelly - the other rooms are probably nicer! The breakfast was great though and staff very helpful!


49%

Too many older people, alcohol forbidden, security code at front door wouldn't work- we had to break in with a plastic card- sucess after 20 seconds, room door always open- come on!


60%

Location good, 30 min walk to Monterey downtown or very quick bus but it's only once an hour, close to Cannery Row/Aquarium. Wifi good. Nowhere secure to store luggage. Beds comfy but we weren't given a sheet. Shower ok, toilets clean. Atmosphere very quiet, some odd characters about. Entrance not locked so anyone can walk in! Expensive for what it is but that's Monterey for you. Overall OK, it did the job.


80%

Safe, clean, but staff not too friendly


77%

A good place to explore Monterey from, very friendly with good facilities.




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