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Surf City Hostel Reviews

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA

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753 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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A good friendly place to stay., if you're into surfing or other beach sports. Located on the pier area a few hundred feet from the ocean. The location is in over a bar that stays open late on the weekends so getting to sleep early is difficult. Parking is a 15 minute walk away

  • 21st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The staff is super nice, the area is top! Would be nicer i the hostel would have hostel events! But the rest is really good!


Very nice area. It's possible to rent bicycles at the hostel and if starting early it is a very nice day trip to cycle on the beach from Hermosa to Santa Monica. There are some shops and restaurants in the area. Hermosa beach is a very nice place in LA, but it takes 2-3 hours with the bus from Hermosa beach to Hollywood and 2 hours to downtown, so if you are in LA to see all the tourist attractions, you should rent a car if you live there. The busses stops running around 11pm.


First I was a little irritated that my roommates stay there for so long and that there things were kind of everywhere. But finally I realy enjoyed it there. It could be a little cleaner and I don´t know from witch kategorie I should take points for plastic matress covers.


Fun, clean, cheery. What more can you ask for in a hostel on the beach? Nevertheless, the common "living" room had a bit of a moldy smell that they should probably have checked. Also note that this hostel is in a great location due to being on the beach, but it isn't a great location if you're planning on spending most of your time in downtown LA as it's very far from downtown.


no parking at all

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