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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

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, 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 9.7

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2020
    Great location, friendly staff, clean facilities and respectful guests.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2020
    I just love Santa Monica. This is one of the most cleanest hostels ever.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2020
    What an amazing beach (literally one block over) place to chill, watch TV, write, be an artist, All good. I highly recommend this wonderful hostel with its exceptional staff. They know everything ~ just ask! If you want to get away, this is the perfect place to do so. Their Covid-19 procedures are amazing, if that is of concern to you. Enjoy! You’llfel like you’re at a ***** resort, but with the money you save, you can explore more of LA! Highly recommend and I’ve been around the world. Thanks~
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    Totally worth for money, such an amazing hostel vibe. Located in the middle of town, 5 minutes from the beach. They do plenty lf events so people get to know each others. 100x would recommend
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    I stayed in the HI hostel in Boston - they had amazing facilities, so I decided to stay in HI Santa Monica. Glad I did as facilities were great here as well. After traveling with a 35L backpack for a few days, being able to do laundry is a big deal! And the last time I'd been to Santa Monica was, um, about 45 years ago. Was interesting to see the things that hadn't changed. Anyway - great location, with some good restaurants nearby. Easy to get to as well.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    Loved it!!! I'll definitely come again the room was clean and also the shared bathroom nice staff ,
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Oct 2020
    Hostel was real nice. Bummed that kitchen was closed and also they didn’t offer another type of breakfast. When I asked the lady at the front desk for a paper bag (which it was advertised all over the hostel that they did offer) she said they DONT.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Mar 2020
    Hostel itself was ok - my room was quite dated, but the location was fab. Apart from cancelling the daily tours, I was surprised the hostel wasn't taking any further precautions in light of COVID-19.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    17 Mar 2020
    Clean and well located hostel but no alcohol allowed and minimal atmosphere. Felt more like a school camp location.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    23 Mar 2020
    The staff were not understanding of the COV-19 situation and have no regard for the health of their customers. They did not want to issue me a refund and were not flexible at all.
    USA, 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
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 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