Great atmosphere, lots of facilities in a great condition, 5 mins away from the beach and center of Santa Monica.
Didn't stayed there for long, (few hours before leaving Australia) but all the access is controlled, I couldn't take advantage of all the facilities, but I would go there again if I needed.
Good sized hostel, not too big. Nice people, good atmosphere, with event organized every evening.
This is advertised as a hostel, but it's more like a cheap hotel with several beds in the room. The staff is professional, but there is not character or atmosphere how it can be in hostel. If you only looking for a room, it's a good one, very close from the center and the beach, with a big pool, decent rooms. However, if you're like me, and want to meet people travelling, or with events organized every nights, go elsewhere, this one. I stayed there during the schoolies though, which didn't help
Very good staff, lots of activities every day, excellent to meet people if you're travelling alone. This is a small sized hostel, with not too much people. However, you have to know that there is no locker in the rooms. It's a shame the Wi-fi is not free access too, but it seems to be a standard in Australia.