Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

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  • 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.
Check our reviews and see what other guests have said!

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 8.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    Great location
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    I wish I had stayed longer; what a great place!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    wonderful place
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 May 2019
    Very king staff, comfortable and organized place. Highly recommended!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2019
    Stayed as a base for exploring the Monterey and Big Sur areas and it was a really great experience. It is well located, clean, tidy, comfy beds, great staff, and free and safe parking. Did have one roommate on our second night whose alarm went off repeatedly at 4am and despite much shaking, prodding, and poking I couldn’t wake him (he was alive - I checked). Hope he didn’t have a flight but doubt he would have woken up if it landed next to him anyway!! Would stay again & recommend!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2019
    Considerate staff who respond quickly to roommates who don’t follow etiquette rules. Great location and very nice continental breakfast. Super simple hostel but super well done, if that makes sense. A bit pricey, especially when more than half the beds in the room were open, but I’d pay it again to stay there.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2019
    Handy to cannery row, plenty of off street parking. Common areas light and bright, love that they make pancakes for breakfast. !!!
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    07 Jul 2019
    + parking, superb location, friendly welcoming staff,clean, lovely common room, comfy beds. - private room very basic and slight musty smell, grumpy staff at breakfast. Breakfast a bit of a disappointment after reading the reviews about the fantastic breakfast. There was only toasts and they forgot to buy milk! Not cheap.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Jun 2019
    One of the best, cleanest hostels I've stayed in. Close to shops, public transport and the beautiful harbourside. Breakfast is provided in the morning. It's not the cheapest hostel but the facilities are pretty decent, especially the living area which is big and open. I only stayed one night but wish I'd stayed longer. A trip up to Pacific Grove is worth the $2.50 on the local bus too.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    26 Feb 2019
    Shower and bathroom not enough for the guest /Location is great : near The aquarium and restaurants/breakfast is very good Only one hostel in Monterey btw
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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


  • 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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