Very busy hostel, great for party atmosphere. Probably go somewhere else for a more chilled out vibe.
Super convenient to the railway station if you're doing the 774 pacific surfliner or other train. Unfortunately hostel is closed until late afternoon so you need to sit with your gear for a long time after the train arrives from San Fran waiting for hostel to reopen.
Biggest problem - the beds and mattress felt as if they had bed bugs. Rubbish from previous visitors under beds. No thorough cleaning. Hostel owner comes in of an afternoon to collect money - a bit like a ranger visiting campers in a national park. Hostel has many security cameras. Best thing about the hostel is that it is quiet and you have a lot of freedom to come and go with a door code.
Best hostel hostel I've stayed in terms of facilities. Beautiful lounges, pool, rec room, tv room, and gazebo areas. Great place to chill out and meet people. Breakfast is a super sugar and carb loading.
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Top shower was cold at about 9am in morning.