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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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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


Staying at HI Los Angeles Santa Monica means being just a block away from sandy Santa Monica beach. Chill out in our common areas or top up your tan on the outdoor terrace while you get to know your fellow LA star-seekers. Wake up to a free breakfast, then choose from daily free activities like comedy nights and pub crawls or walking tours of crazy Venice Beach and downtown. We can even take you hiking in Temescal Canyon!


Getting here from LAX takes an hour. Get Shuttle C to the LAX City Bus Center, transfer to bus R3 and get off at 4th SB & Santa Monica FS. From there we're a 5-minute walk. Here the stresses stop: you can get to Santa Monica Pier via a leisurely stroll in just 9 minutes. Our laid-back locale has loads of bars and cafés around for LA-style healthy smoothies, or you can get downtown via the nearby Expo Line light rail service (around an 80-minute journey). Want to see Hollywood Boulevard? Public transport gets you there in about 60 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

Linen and towels are included in your room to save you precious dollars. Stash your bags in a locker, or ask about our larger luggage storage facilities for a fee. We have private rooms and mixed dorms, all with air con – ideal after a blazing day on the beach! Your bed will be kitted out with a reading light and power outlets so you can keep up-to-date on social media.

Extras and activities

Pop to reception for info on tours of the Hollywood Walk of Fame or Universal Studios. You can also use our free Wi-Fi to find the best spots to check out. Make a packed lunch in our kitchen before you embark on a star-spotting mission, and take some cash from the on-site ATM so you're not caught out later. Guests of all shapes and sizes are welcome here – we have facilities for people with disabilities and special needs.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    So much fun thank you!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    in terms of facilities, cleanliness, staff and location, this is one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in. However... ...Due to the size of the rooms, people are coming and going a lot, not a problem, unless the doors slam, which they do, I would recommend installing soft-close door shutters. The other issue was plastic boards under the mattresses, they make a horrifically loud noise every time someone moves waking everyone else in the room.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2019
    Amazing 5 stars. Great location in Sanata Monica, right by the pier and beautiful beaches. Clean and nice facilities. Only compliant is the beds make noise every time you make even a slight movement (that annoying loudish springy sound that tends to annoy your roommates, especially when they're trying to sleep)
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Would stay here again. Very cool place.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Jul 2019
    Great Hostel with amazing facilities! A little pricier than most but definitely worth it
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Jul 2019
    I only stayed one night. Clean place, some good hangout spots, looks like they have good activities. Cereal, toast and coffee for breakfast. The beds were pretty creaky tho, so it hella woke me up when my roommates came in from the bar crawl at 3am. Unbeatable location, steps away from the beach and the Promenade.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Jul 2019
    The staff was very odd and not very inspirational. Had no idea the parking would be so scarce and expensive. The bathrooms were really nice and the bed was comfy! The WiFi was great!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jul 2019
    Too many rules to be followed. No alcohol admitted in, but there’s not a bar inside the hostel, so there’s not much of an atmosphere. For the price we paid it was OK.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    11 Jul 2019
    Sheet had stains on it and looked recent-was shocked given this was HI, but was only there for one night, so didn't raise a fuss-very dispointing though
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    03 Jul 2019
    Very clean, nice kitchen and breakfast. Absolutely no atmosphere, no drinking allowed at all, events board was poor and desk staff just wasn’t interested in helping you or welcoming. Extra $4 per night per guest because I guess they can and for what?! Nothing special!
    England, Female, 31-40
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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