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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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 from the iconic Santa Monica Pier which is a 5 minute walk away!

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.

In-hostel amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, 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 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2021
    The community and atmosphere at the HI LA hostel were amazing. All of the staff were lovely, and the living space felt super clean and comfortable. 100% will be coming back next time I'm in LA.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2021
    First time traveling to California and decided to stay at a hostel rather than hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and provided a lot of helpful information for getting around Santa Monica. The hostel was very chic and trendy and had many amenities to use. The hostel is located in the heart of Santa Monica surrounded by many major restaurants, shopping, and bars. This hostel is great for someone traveling and wanting to meet new people in the area.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2021
    Loved this place. Will definitely come back!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Jul 2021
    Perfect location, good beds, nice staff, everything is clean! Overal good!!!
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Jul 2021
    A very modern and well equipped hostel which well maintained. It has great staff and lots of communal spaces. Some beds don't have privacy screens or curtains to block the lights out but it was very comfy with two pillows, blankets, and AC.
    Jamaica, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2021
    Absolutely Love this Hostel. Its huge with plenty of rooms..its layout is Like an Actual Hotel. Staff is So friendly and its Cleansiness Was Great. Next time Im im LA..Im staying here 👍
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Jul 2021
    An absolutely wonderful location! Everything you might need in walking distance and the santa monica pier is like just a 10 min walk. the walls are a bit thin and there’s some room in the door space so at times it felt like someone was in my room at night which was a little scary. Also the blanket is a little uncomfy and the AC wasn’t perfect- it felt humid inside the room. But besides that, the bathrooms are wonderful and clean and a nice space and courtyard to work in downstairs. Nice ppl
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Jul 2021
    The beds are horrible and uncomfortable. The prices per bed are high for a hostel.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    11 Jul 2021
    A very nice hostel especially for the cost and location. However, I was very disappointed by the lack of events put on by the hostel, which made for a very asocial atmosphere. Presumably, Covid, a disease that statistically has no adverse effects on the main age group that was at the hostel when I was there, is the reason for the lack of events. It is impossible to rationalize how a shared sleeping space is “safe” but holding events are not. Also there was a homeless guy passed out in the foyer
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    22 Jul 2021
    Staff dropped the ball on following up with me after I left my phone number regarding my daughters reservation & having her placed in a separate room. When I spoke with GM .. She made excuses for her staff for not following up with me. Both staff & GM were unprofessional.. at my Financial Expense.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 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