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Surf City Hostel Reviews

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, USA

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86%

Rating
953 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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...


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


94%

I enjoyed my stay, it met my needs. The owner was very nice.


97%

Hermosa Beach has a special, easy-going atmosphere and Surf City Hostel is just like that. The location right by the beach and next to pubs is excellent. Easy to rent a surf board and start practicing, or play beach volley with new friends... The breakfast is great with so many sorts of food. Definitely would recommend.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Awesome staff and friendly people. Plus it's really close to the beach! The neighbourhood it's probably the best of LA, better than Venice beach and Manattan beach too. Can't decide if it's better that Santa Monica but it's defined a place that I would recommend to everyone.


100%

great people, great staff, great location, great breakfast. I had so much fun at this hostel. Will definitely come back somewhen


83%

* location is great - close to many restaurants, bars etc * bus connection to downtown LA is slow (1,5 h) * Some people I met had to pay 10$ per bike and some 15$ thats a bit annoying


54%

No Wifi in the dormitories, only in the common rooms. Hair all over the bathroom. Soggy towel left on bathroom floor for days. Garbage never changed. Room very very humid and smell of mold, which penetrated all my clothes.

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Fun and clean hostel. Lots of bars to go to in the evening and great tacos next door. Plenty of bikes to rent! Recommend riding to Venice. Not a party hostel but can be loud with club below. Room pics don't really match pics on the site otherwise rooms are clean and staff is great!!


100%

I stayed a few days in surf city hostel at the very end of a long trip. It s a very nice, relaxing (but lots of party also if you want to) place. 30 secondes to the beach (hermosa beach is very clean and huge), staff is always helpful, free breakfast very big. It's not a huge hostel, which allows to meet people easily in the common area. A perfect stay, thanks.


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