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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 14 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 8.3

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in. Checked all boxes, clean , safe, free breakfast, daily tours, etc. wonderful- enjoyed stay. Thanks for everything.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2019
    Clean, comfortable, & convenient
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Aug 2019
    Perfect location!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Aug 2019
    One among the best hostels I ever stayed. It was very clean and secured. Great location few blocks from the beaches, shopping mall and bars. There are events and tours organized everyday by very friendly volunteers. Overall a very nice place to stay.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Sep 2019
    Perfect location!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    31 Aug 2019
    One of the nicest hostels worldwide that I ever stayed at, clean and maintained and at a perfect location. It is quite pricy though, 60$+ per night for a bed in a dorm.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Aug 2019
    I arrived in LA at 6am, but I couldn’t check in until 3pm. When I arrived early in the morning, the lady at the front desk couldn’t have been more helpful. They stored my bags and let me shower. While I was there, there was a great range of activities and the facilities were very clean. The only criticism I have is the beds have plastic under the mattresses which can be very noisy, especially when sleeping on the bottom bunk. But it’s a fantastic hostel in a beautiful area! You really must stay!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Sep 2019
    Great budget option in an upmarket place. Considering how well everything else is thought out, the beds are awful/so noisy. Should offer some sort of validated parking at garage across the street.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    04 Sep 2019
    Pros - location, clean, decent sized rooms but a bit crammed in, helpful staff, not bad Cons - wrapped excessive breakfast with a sign to explain but I’m sure they could find an alternative - other hostels in the state do. Quite a cold decor doesn’t feel very homely but does the job. Biggest issue is the beds - I’ve stayed in tonnes of hostels and honestly had the worst nights sleep here. I sleep in a rickety bunk bed at home and this was a million times worse - impossible noise to sleep with
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Sep 2019
    Overall, the location of this hostel is great and the cleanliness and tidiness of the rooms and hostel itself was excellent. I have two issues with this hostel; 1. The beds. They are awful. They are creaky and loud and extremely uncomfortable. 2. Having myself worked in customer service I was taken aback by the staff on reception. I felt as a guest I was simply a monetary transaction. No welcome or directions. I was simply told to pay and handed a receipt. I suggest further training for staff
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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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