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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 8.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2022
    This is hotel was above and beyond my expectations! I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the US, staff were kind and extremely helpful and the location was amazing! The hostel was very clean which I was so thankful for, can’t wait to stay again in the future!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2022
    Amazing location and great Staff
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Sep 2022
    Great hostel! Well located and has everything you might need! Super clean and friendly staff. :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Sep 2022
    The perfect spot to be in the main area and a few minutes walk to the beach. The beds/facilities were clean and the staff was really nice! Security wise, there was a homeless man that parked himself outside, with others nearby, but I never had any issues so it wasn't a huge deal. It just made arriving back at the hostel later at night is a little daunting as solo female.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Sep 2022
    Excellent location, friendly staff, extensive kitchen and lovely courtyard to eat in. Not much of a social atmosphere going on as it’s a large hostel but that’s to be expected.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Sep 2022
    Awesome hostel right next to Santa Monica pier. The location is perfect and going downtown is also easy with the light rail station only a few minutes away. What I didn't like so much is that there are plastic cutlery and paper plates provided in the kitchen, no reusable ones. A bit of an eco-bummer. Overall I'd go there again when in LA.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Sep 2022
    Really enjoyed this hostel! Has a gigantic kitchen which is so helpful as LA is so expensive to eat out. Trader Joes and Target being so close is very helpful. The courtyard outside is a very cool place to hang out too. I unfortunately had a pretty bad experience with some of the girls I was sharing with but the staff offered me a different room which was nice. Is super close to the beach and the bus is mega mega cheap if you want to go in to town (it will take about an hour though).
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Sep 2022
    Wonderful location, great atmosphere, backpacker vibes and amazing space. The toilets facilities could be a bit more private, but other than that, perfect stay!
    Portugal, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Sep 2022
    Would have loved to have a beer with fellow travellers at some evenings in the hostel but since its not allowed, i couldnt. Which is a shame if you ask me…
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    18 Sep 2022
    Location is great, walking distance to Santa Monica Pier and beach. But: this area has the highest density of homeless people, with on average one every 15m (not kidding). There are always some handing around at the hostel entrances and some even book the hostel for a night. So the smell and vibe at the entrance is terrible and in our room there was one as well… terrible experience, disgusting smell, we felt very uncomfortable and disgusted the whole stay…no disrespect, just facts. Better avoid
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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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