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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

If you're staying in Los Angeles, you want to be where the beautiful people are - and that's by the beach. It's quick and easy to find from LAX airport and only a block from the golden Santa Monica sands, so you can start to sun yourself instantly amongst the impossibly perfect and tanned Californians. There are plenty of activities organised at the hostel itself, along with being close to the famed bar crawl routes. The hostel desk can also help you with tours of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and other attractions like Universal Studios.

Property Description

Just a block from the beach in amazing Santa Monica, HI Los Angeles Santa Monica is your laid-back base for experiencing the best of LA. This popular hostel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shopping, and bars, and is a short walk from the famous Santa Monica Pier. When you’re ready to explore the rest of LA, just jump on the nearby Expo Line light rail for easy access to Downtown Los Angeles, or book an LA sightseeing tour or trip to Disneyland right next door to the hostel.

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica is fully equipped with everything you need to make the most of your travels, including tons of indoor and outdoor common areas where you can relax and meet other guests. Our awesome staff and volunteers lead daily free activities like comedy nights, pub crawls, Venice Beach and Downtown LA walking tours, Getty Museum visits, seasonal day trips to Malibu, and even hikes in Temescal Canyon, so you can check everything LA off your bucket list!

In-hostel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a fully stocked guest kitchen, laundry facilities, complimentary breakfast, secure luggage storage (may need to pay a fee), and everything else you need to relax and enjoy the laid-back California lifestyle with new friends. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    beautiful hostel , close to the beach. great staff, the hostel was refurbished and everything is new. one of the best hostel i ever stayed !
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Apr 2019
    The place is in a perfect location and the hostel has all the necessary places to feel comfy. I’ll definitely stay there again!!
    Peru, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2019
    A super clean and super functional hostel. Smells like the accommodation I once lived in UCLA (memorial moment). Right in downtown Santa Monica. Near to the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. People there are nice, but I didn’t found a lot of people to communicate here. It’s quite quiet sometimes. Staffs are nice but they are slow in solving problems. Have to be patient. Definitely recommended.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Apr 2019
    I was traveling with my 13 yr old daughter. The room served its purpose we had separate beds obviously and were housed in a 10 person dorm. Some of the women weren't as clean but that's too be expected in some ways just based on everyone's personal experiences and upbringing. The TV, kitchen and library were always clean and usually empty or with few people. The staff was a hit or miss depending on whom was at the desk and what t. Only major complaint was the deactivation of our room keys daily.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Mar 2019
    SM HI is a really beautiful hostel! Quick walk to the beach & lots of shops and restaurants to explore on foot. My only complaint is with the staff during check in and out. On both occasions I was waiting in line, only to have multiple other guests go up to the side of the staffs desk to ask a “quick question”, which turned out to be services the line was also waiting for. Instead of asking them to get in line, they serviced them, ignoring everyone in line. It was incredibly rude!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Apr 2019
    The best hostel I've been to in regards to infrastructure. Everything is so neat. The location is great. The environment is very quiet. Not your tipical party hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    09 Apr 2019
    Great place to stay for a couple of nights and a short walk to Santa Monica pier and other cool attractions. Nothing too amazing but would probably stay here again!
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Spent most of my LA trip being spoiled here being so close to the beach and nice shopping, plus big breakfast, and nice quiet dorms. Plus it’s really clean and felt like a hotel compared to other hostels. Nice sitting area with a fireplace and good comedy shows too. Price is out of budget for me but with limited options, they got me..
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2019
    I like the hostel. Great location. Good vibe. Amazing people. It all changed the other night when one of the staff slammed the door open at 12pm and turned on all the lights as everyone was sleeping. She then proceed to change the sheets on one of the empty beds banging and slamming things as she went along. This startled me from my sleep. I asked why she was doing this.. She looked at me and said nothing. Very disrespectful. Felt like she didn’t care about anyone other than her self.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    09 Apr 2019
    Excellent communal facilities - the best I’ve experienced. Great location and high quality However, the worst hotel beds I’ve slept in. Uncomfortable and incredibly noisy beds. More than happy to cope with okay beds in a hostel but these were incredibly bad. Unable to get comfortable and every time you or anyone in the room moved there was a huge noise made. The staff are also incredibly difficult and rude. Are happy to try and charge you for anything and aren’t welcoming at all. Such a shame.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table


  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica says

I think that what Hostelworld guests like most about our property is our cool location, just a block from Santa Monica beach and pier and a block from shopping and great restaurants at the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Mall. The Getty Museum is just a bus ride away. Personally, I recommend that our guests visit Jinky's next door for an awesome breakfast.
For fun we have a lot of activities going on, like BBQs, pasta nights, comedy, salsa, poker nights and more. I really think we have the best of both worlds here - if you want to socialise you can join our group activities, and if you want to chill out on your own you can relax in our casual, modern, warm common areas.
Most of our guests are aged 18 to 25 and we have facilities for people with special needs or disabilities. Chris, General Manager