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

Stay with us at the historic Beach Hill Cottages at HI-Santa Cruz Hostel. We are located on a street lined with victorian houses and a unique location, only steps away from the beach and boardwalk!

Get back to Nature in the fabulous state park system. Check out these local favorites: Natural Bridges State Park for monarch butterflies and tidepools and Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwood forest.
Sandy beaches and volleyball courts, Prime surf spots of Cowell’s and Steamer Lane, Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, Municipal Wharf, where you can fish, bark with sea lions, eat fresh crab, ride a boat, shop, surfing museum, and cruise on West Cliff Drive with awesome walking and bike paths that line the Pacific Ocean. Eat at a variety of cafes and restaurants for every wallet and palate. Shop eclectic mix of local boutiques.

Cook a hearty meal in our large fully stocked kitchen. Discuss travel plans with other guests over a fresh cup of free coffee. Create lasting friendships during weekly hostel activities for guests. Keep in touch with loved ones at our onsite internet kiosk. Park your car for the low fee of only $2.00/day(free October 1st - May 14th). Access loads of info about Santa Cruz from our friendly staff & bulletin boards.

HI-Santa Cruz Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in: 3: 00 pm to 9 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m. .

Payment upon arrival by credit card or cash.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception: 8:00 a.m. - 11: 00 a.m./ 4: 00 p.m.- 10: 00 p.m.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
Santa Cruz Hostel Society non-member fee is billed at arrival for $3. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    This is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Staff were friendly and accomodating (s/o to will and james and lily who were always around to answer questions). Beds were comfy and warm, bathrooms were always clean. Kitchen is well-equipped and is a great place to chat with other guests--although the toaster is a little moody haha The hostel is also a short walk to the beach and downtown, and is surrounded by pretty houses.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    By far probably the nicest hostel I have stayed in! Awesome, helpful welcoming staff, CLEAN, amazing location close to beach and downtown Santa Cruz, safe, and I will definitely be back!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    What an amazing hostel! Fully restored modern facility, but with all the vintage charm intact. The staff was knowledgeable and super-friendly. Comfy beds and bedding. Great kitchen and hang out areas too! Loved it, I’ll be back.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    This hostel was one of my favorites! The staff have great vibes. Will, Tanya, y’all are awesome! It’s also in a pretty nice area that is close to a lot of the main attractions, while also being secluded and a stones throw from the water. Really great price and exceeded my expectations. Will definitely return!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    Very cool, old California style house. Great location, 2 blocks from the beach and the Santa Cruz Pier, 2 blocks from downtown. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Loved this place. Very quaint. Like a cottagey house. Within walking distance of shops, the seafront or the boardwalk. Staff are fabulous!!! Rooms were cosy. Didn't use the kitchen but it's all there. Would stay again
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    The staff was friendly and accommodating. I will stay again
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Mar 2020
    Great place to stay! Super comfortable building and very friendly environment. Feels like home!
    Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Feb 2020
    nice hostel, located in a quiet neighbourhood nestled between beach and downtown; not sufficient number of forks in the kitchen; the six bed mixed dorm felt stuffy the first night, whereas the second one noise generated by a ventilator resulted in no high quality sleeping time; however, overall is about a place I would stay again and recommend others, as well
    Greece, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    28 Dec 2019
    Neighborhood has character near beach and easy walking to Wharf. Some quests were mindless with their mess ~ simple courtesy is required in shared room
    USA, All Male Group, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi