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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
  • 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 8.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 May 2019
    Such a nice hostel! Great bathrooms, always very clean
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 May 2019
    This hostel is so perfect for people wanting to travel to Santa Monica- the beach is right there, lots of food and shops around! Free breakfast was really good and the staff were so nice and helpful when I messed up on my booking a little! The place was clean, the rooms were nice and the showers were nice excellent and clean!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    It’s a great place to be in shape that carried a great atmosphere through the halls.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 May 2019
    Perfect accommodation in Santa Monica! The staff were really nice and the hostel is perfectly located.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 May 2019
    A good bed. Safe.
    Singapore, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    05 May 2019
    Great location and friendly reception staff. Free breakfast is good please consider adding soya milk so everyone can enjoy the cereals. There is a mass of plastic waste at breakfast which isn't acceptable.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 May 2019
    Pretty decent value in an expensive area. Staff mostly friendly, but we did experience some rudeness - your bag storage policy might be obvious to you, but not everyone knows it! Similarly, if you’re going to have a washer/dryer which only takes quarters, maybe be a little more flexible with your cashback policy? Or at least less rude when a guest asks you about it. Or have an ATM that actually works. Also all the fruit and yoghurt at breakfast ran out by 8.45am. The TV room is cool though!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 May 2019
    Great location - within walking distance of the Beach, Shopping & Restaurants as well as the Venice Beach area. Very well kept facility. The complimentary breakfast was rather laughable, even compared to other HI locations I have stayed at. Also the beds are unreasonably squeaky, every time moved I felt like I was going to wake everyone up. But overall good experience, would stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    09 May 2019
    Actually overall I'd give this location a 8/10 BUT there were two employees working the front desk that were EXTREMELY CHILDISH (more like two flirtatious teens). They were RUDE AND UNPROFESSIONAL. I walked in and informed one of the employees (male) that I wanted to check in. He looks at me and says "uh-huh" and turns back around to talk to his (female) co-worker. I waited 3 minutes. LEFT. Came back. STILL no acknowledgment on return. Will contact head management.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    04 May 2019
    For the location it must be a lot better.i guess is ok for some international students.i didn't like it
    Bulgaria, Male, 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