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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

In 2021, Hostelling International became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here

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.

-Proof of vaccination against covid-19 is required at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    I had a great experience at HI Los Angeles. I was there for an 8 day solo trip, and I felt very comfortable in the hostel. The location was perfect and the hostel is very spacious with lots of areas to sit and read/relax/Facetime/etc. I would recommend for anyone traveling on a budget and would stay there again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    This was my first trip all by myself and i felt super safe all the time, this place is close to everything, is huge and i totally recommend
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    Really nice, spacious, clean, modern place just 5 minutes walk from the beach, amusement rides, restaurants, shops, etc. on the Santa Monica Pier (near Los Angeles). safe, clean, comfortable. Lots of public spaces for hanging out or working. (TV Room, [quiet] library room, patio)all with free wi-fi, which kept the bedrooms quiet. Public Parking garage across the street ($25/day) a bit expensive (wish there was a discount for multi-day hostel guests). Would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Apr 2022
    I was travelling by bicycle and the had secure bike storage
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 May 2022
    Good security and very good rooms with everything you'd need. The common rooms and other facilities are well maintained and great for whatever you need to do. The amount of events they do to get people meeting each other could be improved but great place overall.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 May 2022
    Best location in LA, amazing Staff, awesome facilities. Everything is perfect, I would only recommend to work on daily activities/events so customers can meet and interact with each other.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Apr 2022
    The hostel was pretty good, super location ! Really close to the beach and many bars and restaurants. There is a big kitchen and a really nice area to eat (indoors and outdoors). There are many showers and toilets. However, the hostel was not clean, our feet were quickly dark as walking in the room. The beds were quite uncomfortable and really noisy when someone moves. Overall, we would still recommend this hostel if you’re looking for something cool but not expensive !
    France, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Apr 2022
    Great location, clean bathrooms and very friendly and helpful staff! Special thanks to Rome!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    29 Apr 2022
    The facility itself is amazing as usual however I extended my stay an extra night long before I arrived. They told me I was fine to stay in the same room throughout the stay & my key card shut off before the last day so I was locked out on my last night. I had to sleep in my car & when I adressed this with the front desk the guy said he “has no idea what to do about this” as if he couldn’t just put me in another room? I paid a whole additional night for nothing and they didn’t offer a refund…
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2022
    Members only, alcohol free hostel lacking any atmosphere or social… not one for backpackers ($4 extra per day if you’re not a member)
    England, Male, 25-30
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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