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
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Surf City Hostel opened in 1996 in Hermosa Beach, California, and is located about 20 minutes drive south of LAX Airport in one of the best areas of Los Angeles.

The hostel provides shared room (dorm) and private room accommodation to travelers from all over the world.

Some of the things which make us popular with guests include our location on the beach, the fact that we are the safest hostel in Los Angeles, the bars, nightclubs, restaurants within walking distance, our proximity to public transportation, supermarkets, and cinemas, and much more. And the fact that there is so much to see and do every day! THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOSTEL CAN BE NOISY ON SOME DAYS OF THE WEEK SINCE WE ARE LOCATED ABOVE A BAR, PLEASE CONTACT US TO REQUEST A BED ON THE TOP FLOOR.

Access to our washing machine and tumble dryers and our fully equipped kitchen.

As well all that you will enjoy the beach and bars, our knowledgeable and friendly international staff are always here to help.

We provide free WiFi. Complimentary breakfast is not provided for the safety of our guests.

There is free street parking within walking distance of the hostel and there is metered parking next to us. Please read the parking signs to avoid fines.

Check-in time is from 3pm-2am the next day.

Please be aware that taxes are not included in your reservation total, you pay it when you check-in.
Sales taxes 14 % payable to property. A credit card is needed to keep it on file for damages, if a guest has a debit card, the guest will be asked for a $100 cash refundable deposit. Please be aware of our policy not accepting Los Angeles residents, this is a hostel for travelers so LA County residents are nor considered travelers for our business.

Please be aware that Surf City Hostel is located in the entertainment district of Pier Plaza and is subject to higher than normal music levels from surrounding bar & restaurant venues...particularly Thursday - Saturday nights. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2021
    Thank you for everything
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    01 Jan 2022
    Amazing location!! I liked free storage room & free towels. The stuff is amazing. There is a great team of volunteers who make the place homie and leave there with you
    Russia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    31 Dec 2021
    I had a wonderful time. The staff were all so very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend to all other travelers.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Dec 2021
    The staff was very nice! Super friendly! If you want to improve your stay, bring your own toilet paper! The toilet paper was an absolut disaster! It’s very thin and you almost need half a roll to wipe your ass properly.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Nov 2021
    Will highly recommend to al my backpackers, I really enjoy it.
    Puerto Rico, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    11 Jan 2022
    Great price and location was beautiful! Thank you!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Nov 2021
    Great location!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Nov 2021
    Hermosa beach is one of the best in LA right now. Easy walk to Manhattan beach. The hostel is very close to the beach and not a bad price for LA. Ask for the top floor, it’s not that loud at night (great views of the beach too). I’ll stay again when I’m back in hermosa beach. Getting a sandwich at Mickey’s Italian Deli nearby is a must as well!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 Jan 2022
    We were given no sheets or towels for the first night and actually went out and bought our own towels. Additionally we were given the wrong keys and couldn’t get back into the property as reception was not answering the phone to let us in. Lastly they lock the kitchen up at night so you can’t even get a glass of water during the night. Very disappointed overall.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    05 Jan 2022
    The most depressing hostel I have ever stayed at. Only positive... It's by the beach, by a beautiful pier. But no outside whatsoever. No courtyard, no porch/balcony, not even a table. On the inside same, two basically storage closets called social rooms. Dreary long, narrow hallway, looks like an old asylum. Rundown, no personality or life. Poor beds even by hostel standards. And their entire talk with you is basically the things you'll be fined for. TLDR: Makes strip malls look like the Ritz
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi