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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 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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2021
    I had a lovely time at this hostel and met some great people! I love how big the kitchen is and how well equipped it is with pots & pans for you to use. The Pier & beach is literally right there too! You have super easy access to hostel to & from airport by bus also! You just go to 4st two blocks to left of hostel and take the big blue #3 .. to main bus station (40 min ride or so) then take another bus directly to airport) so convenient wow! The staff was nice & helpful too! Lots to do!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2021
    My very first time staying at a hostel, has to be hands down one of the best experiences ever. Affordable pricing for being right by the beach!! They have everything you can think of and even more amenities than some of the pricier hotels in that area! Will definitely come again!!
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2021
    This was my first experience at a hostel, and this turned out to be a great experience. I checked-in with ease, made friends, great location, everything was clean, and a great value - Highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2021
    Amazing hostel. Everything was great. Will definitely be back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2021
    Staying at this hostel was so much fun! It was very nice and clean, felt almost like a hotel and the front desk guys Chris and Sean were super cool! They made it feel very welcoming and like we were besties:)!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Oct 2021
    Good location and very nice staffs. They are friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2021
    Loved the vibe, location is amazing! Steps away from all the shops and the Santa Monica pier. Restrooms are always clean and nice. Would totally stay here again!!!
    Chile, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Sep 2021
    The hostel itself was great, the co-habiting experience sucked. Walked into the PUBLIC dorm & was met with a woman sitting on the toilet with the bathroom door wide open, SCREAMING because I saw her. She then came out, hostile, upset she wouldn’t have the 10-bed room to herself. She turned the lights off completely as I unpacked, then she played loud videos & finally let off the loudest stinkiest fart ever. I was gagging! She won. I stayed 1 hr only and then slept in my car for the night. Ugh.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    25 Sep 2021
    I like all the remodeled updates they made to the hostel. I remember staying here around 2017 and it was not that great. Now it’s a modern hostel with spacious rooms and well lit bathrooms. I do think that $60 is a bit too much for one night at a hostel but I enjoyed my stay. The bed was comfortable, the sheets were clean, the bathrooms were clean and the front desk staff was super friendly and welcoming. Def would recommend for a night or two by the beach.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    17 Sep 2021
    I was nervous about staying in a hostel during covid, so I called and was assured that they were taking precautions and weren't so booked, but I was apprehensive because they were not requiring testing or proof of vaccination. Considering it's an airborne virus, the twice-a-day cleaning feels performative when my dorm ended up being booked to capacity in a tiny room with only a small window. The beds are so squeaky, any time someone in the room shifted in their sleep, the whole room woke up.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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