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Surf City Hostel Reviews

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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84%

Rating
966 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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89%

Right on the beach you couldn't get a better location! Still close enough to day trip into LA if you wish but there is more than enough to do here in terms of beaches, food, drinks and coastal touring to keep you busy. A very friendly and social hostel with fantastic staff. There's always a bit of a party going and it's very easy to meet people and have a good time.


77%

Location could not be any better for a good time - right next to a strip of bars/restaurants. Front/back door was sometimes left open, so security could be a little better. Rooms were extremely hot, as no aircon, showers got a bit sandy so could have done with a quick wash every now and then, but other than that, I couldn't recommend this hostel any more! Place to be!


100%

excellent staff, beautiful views.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

LOVED this hostel! We booked for 4 nights and ended up staying for 9! Located right by the beach, we could see the beach from our bedroom window. As the hostel isn't huge everyone gets to know one another. Met some great people, everyone really friendly. Will 100% come back and stay here again next time I am in LA. Could not fault this hostel, great value for money.


89%

Good hostel right on Hermosa beach. Breakfast basic but quality. Internet available throughout. Can be at bars/beach/restaurants/bike and board rental places in seconds!! Couldn't get my key deposit back unfortunately because they closed reception early the night before I was leaving :( Price seemed best in the city; don't expect european/South American hostel prices in LA!! Will stay here again if I'm in the area!


40%

stairs lead to the hostel, difficult if you have suitcase to carry it alone upstairs, and then lob it through a hallway at the end to the reception. no security, doors left wide open, anybody can access the hostel. dirty, filthy rooms, overcrowded and small with 3 bunkbeds in room 107, no air con and the room gets really hot, and the street noise is unbelievably loud from the pub downstairs which plays loud music and revellers walking the streets, couldn't sleep at all. Dirty bed covers

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I love staying at Surf City Hostel whenever I come to town. It's so close to the beach you can see the ocean from every window. The staff is friendly and the place is clean and easygoing. It's a very warm and inviting place. There are so many restaurants and shops nearby that it really is the best place to stay in the area. It's not to far to walk to Redondo Beach. I love Surf City Hostel.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Armenia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

First time traveller that's 19 years old. This place is nothing more than a place to chill your feet at night. Staff needs to be more serious about their job and clean the damn place. Still would probably go back due to being so close to the beach and have a nice view. Make it more traveller friendly and then this place would be golden!


100%

I had an excellent time at the Surf City Hostel; it was my first time visiting Hermosa beach. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Great location; my room had a view of the beach. I would definitely stay here again! It can be loud at night from the surrounding bars but ear plugs did the trick. The price you pay to stay right in the heart of Hermosa!


66%

The manager seriously needs to change his bad attitude. The other staff was sweet, welcoming and funny. We were many who thought he was arrogant and uncomfortable. Otherwise it was a good hostel. Too bad the managers energy was so negative...


86%

Great hostel! Location fantastic! Located on a plaza with great shops and right on the beach. I had so much fun meeting people that I didn't want to leave! There was some items stolen during my stay (not mine), and some concerns about homeless wandering in, but I never personally felt insecure as the area was super safe, it's a reminder that with all places, you should be keeping your gear under lock and key. Thanks!


74%

I would highly recommend surf city hostel. Location was great and staff were also great. Great hostel vibe

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel was well located and the staff was kind. We felt well welcomed, and we did not have any issues in finding a parking location close nearby.


51%

Cockroaches in the kitchen and bathroom! It's a shame as it's a great little place to stay and you are right on Hermosa beach. Need some tlc!


91%

Great hostel! Clean and secure, lots of amenities. The sound of waves in the morning worth the few screams coming from bars around. Definitly would recommend this hostel.

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

A good hostel, but a little expensive

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Cockroaches in the kitchen


91%

Great location at a great price everyone was friendly and accommodating.


91%

The staff are very friendly especially Odre(the French woman) and Iraqi (Mohamad) The location is great. Hermosa beach is the best. They have bolikes to rent which was awesome. It's great choice to meet people around the world.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Jordan
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

It's the perfect hostel for backpakers


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