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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.

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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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2021
    This is by far the best hostel I've been to, and I have been to over 20 in the last few months of travel. There isn't one detail or service they missed. From the showers, to the details in the bedrooms, to their cleaning regimen, to their laundry and kitchen facilities, they have thought of it all! It's the small details for me, like hooks in the bedroom to place your towel to dry after a shower for example. HI Santa Monica is the luxury hostel of hostels at competitive prices.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2021
    Everything was great!
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2021
    Probably the best hostel I’ve stayed in. Felt more like a fancy hotel. The only issue is that parking is not available and you have to park at a parking garage which gets really expensive.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2021
    AMAZING location felt very safe in the hostel and met amazing people! I was travelling alone there is lots of homeless around the beach so it was nice to have met people to go out with! The beds are comfy just kind of loud! The place is clean and the staff are very kind! I highly recommend to stay here nice and close to all transportation!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Nov 2021
    Had a very wonderful experience and stay at this hostel and it was very close to the pier and boardwalk which was awesome. Staff were very helpful and they also has proper and safe COVID protocols which I greatly respect and appreciate
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    13 Nov 2021
    Pros: Couldn’t be a better location for Santa Monica. Lots of people staying if you want to make friends. Things felt very clean. Cons: It got super hot in the room at night, even for November. Very slow check-in process. My bed reservation was mixed up twice which is never a fun surprise (system issues?)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Nov 2021
    The staff or general atmosphere was not very social/typical hostel. The building seems very updated, big kitchen and nice clean bathrooms. FANTASTIC location. Expensive parking if you have a car but a great location comes at a cost. My only real complaint is that the bed frames are VERY noisy, if the person on top moves slightly it feels like the bed is going to collapse onto you on the bottom bunk. Didn’t sleep much because of that. Would I stay here again? Possibly. Might consider elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Nov 2021
    I had a nice time staying at HI santa monica, the location is perfect, and the staff is incredible. The beds and pillows were quite uncomfortable, but nothing too bad. The bathroom attached to my room was fabulous. The courtyard was super cute and I loved the size of the kitchen. There were a lot of very nice people here. I highly recommend this for any solo female travelers!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Nov 2021
    Welcome to Santa Monica. You might be here on vacation, and you might be considering a move to Los Angeles. Either way, this hostel is among the top 2 in LA, but it's numero uno for hostels on the west side. Steps from the Promenade, steps from the beach and the pier with the Ferris wheel, with the perfect mix of swanky vagrant atmosphere. Showers- B+ Bunk beds- C (loud and squeaky, but each with a small light and 2 outlets) Kitchen- A Location- A+ NEEDS: a soft drink machine
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Nov 2021
    It's fine The location is great, and it wasn't very expensive. It's a youth hostel, so no alcohol inside. Rooms where kinda ugly and bland. Mainly no atmosphere at all. I don't really recommend if you're a solo traveler hoping to have fun
    Israel, All Male Group, 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