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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


HI Monterey

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

HI-Monterey Hostel is the perfect place to stop while traveling along the California coast. Halfway between L.A. and San Francisco, we are located at the Northern boundary of the Big Sur coastline, which is one of the best parts of the USA. The Monterey area is a perfect balance between nature and city.

Enjoy whale watching, scuba diving and kayaking on scenic Monterey Bay. Bicycle, run, or walk for miles on the coastal recreation trail for miles up and down the coast. Drive or take the bus to Point Lobos and Big Sur. Or just rest and relax in this area of natural beauty. Only a 5 minute walk from the hostel you can enjoy the Aquarium, Cannery Row, beaches, and see marine life such as Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Seals, and numerous sea-birds!
Over 20 restaurants and bars within 5 blocks of the hostel, with great live music and many festivals and events.
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We have a nice large kitchen, big common area, plenty of free parking, free WIFI, pancake breakfast, and a wonderful helpful staff.

Groups welcome!

Prices are quoted for Hostelling International members:
Non-members pay an extra $4/night daily membership.

Register between 4:00pm and 10:00pm - call for later arrival - front desk closes at 10:00pm.
Registered guests have access all day, no daytime lockout. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    I was extremely well taken care of. Everything was squeaky clean. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Staff were more than friendly and extremely effective. Kudos to managers for picking great people and running a wonderfully tight, but relaxed, ship. I will be back. Thanks to all the staff.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It definitely met all my expectations. I'd strongly recommend it.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2019
    The staff at the hostel were all extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful. It's just a few minutes' walk from Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Fisherman's Wharf was also walkable, but farther. The kitchen had loads of supplies if you wanted to get groceries and cook for yourself. Breakfast was included and I found that they had a good variety of options. I also loved how conscious they were of their footprint! Composting, shower tokens, etc. enabled guests to make sustainable choices!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2019
    This location is in a former carpenters union hall located close to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is also near a coastal recreational path that you can take for a long distance. The common room is huge and was very quiet when I was there. The breakfast consisted of pancakes fruit and lots of toppings for the pancakes. Showers are on a timed system will you get 3 1/2 minutes per token but the front desk gives you enough tokens. Make Sure to take your room key when using lavatory.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    27 Sep 2019
    Excellent breakfast and helpful staff. Shared dorm can be challenging but ok.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2019
    I had a good experience here. The location is great, the staff is friendly, and there is a great community feel. Bonus they were water use conscious wich I think is great!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    I went during off season so it was very quiet and relaxed in the hostel and in Monterey. Very clean. Marcus gave excellent recommendations regarding hiking trails and sights to see.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Nice staff and good location just up from cannery row. Parking was a great bonus. Nice quiet atmosphere with a nice common room and kitchen. Could do with more bathrooms etc especially if it was busier. Overall a really nice place to stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Dec 2019
    It's not bad but I have seen better hostel with more facilities
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    04 Nov 2019
    When booking online it’s hard to know if the 4 bed room is private or shared. Cost is too high for what it is and the lack of cleanliness in some areas. I hate to say it but I think there are bedbugs. And using that quilt with no cover that everyone else has touched with no top sheet or cover for it is not acceptable.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket


  • 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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