Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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! FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOSTEL CAN BE NOISY IN 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, our fully equipped kitchen, the library of travel guides for the USA and other countries around the world.

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

(BREAKFAST WILL NOT BE SERVED FROM 4/01/2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICED DUE TO COVID 19).We provide free breakfast from 8am-11am and also free tea and coffee all day, free maps,free WiFi and free body boards on loan.

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

Check-in time is from 1pm-10pm.

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.

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.

Also, if you are interested in joining some ACTIVITIES, please message us directly via Hostelworld and we can BOOK the following activities for you:

Surfing & Surf Lessons:
- 1 hour PRIVATE lesson: $135 per person, price includes surfboard AND wetsuit
- 2 hour PRIVATE lesson: $159 per person, price includes surfboard AND wetsuit

L.A. Tours:
- 'The Perfect L.A. Tour' (5.5 hours): Adults $70 per person, Children (13 years & UNDER) $65 per person *Tour may include: celebrity homes, Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Mulholland Drive, Sunset Strip, Chinese Theater, movie studios, filming locations, music venues, famous hotels, and popular restaurants.*
- 'Malibu Star Homes & Beach Tour' (2 hours): Adults $30 per person, Children (13 years & UNDER) $30 per person *Tour may include: celebrity homes (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk, Reese Witherspoon, Conan O'Brien, Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen, Rihanna, Steven Spielberg, and more) and filming locations & highlights (Baywatch, Two and a Half Men, Beverly Hills 90210, The Getty Villa, Attenberg Beach House, Malibu Pier, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Charlie's Angels).* View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Dec 2019
    Great place and a good value.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    04 Mar 2020
    Super cute place. Close to a beach and restaurants and a bus stop. It was pur misunderstanding of how big Los Angeles's really is so to see some of the sights took us a long time to get there from this location. But it was clean and we really enjoyed our stay. Would defiantly recommend
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Dec 2019
    The hostel is directly above a bar and being on the first floor is the loudest of any hostel I have stayed at (impossible to sleep). Luckily the staff was friendly and accomodating and I was able to move up a floor where it is quieter. The hostel itself was clean. It is nice that there are full bathrooms not just stalls.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Jan 2020
    Cool hostel, safe area. Close to the beach, really friendly staff and great people!!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    28 Dec 2019
    It served its purpose. Maybe they can put everyone with sleep apnea in the same room.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    02 Mar 2020
    -Good location right in front of the beach -Good security -Very noisy: 1 array of cleaning/dehumidifier carpet equipment was left on all night across the hall generating a loud humping noise. 2. The hostel is situated right above a bar with live music nights even on week days until 2am.
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    25 Nov 2019
    This is the third time I've stayed here over 3 yrs This year was different from the other years. The staff didn't seem as well trained. The security was iffy...and there was no longer a surfer they no longer rent surf boards. It seemed more like a desolate house for waywards. Even though the place wasn't full..they packed the rooms to capacity..even when they closed the common areas down for a pest control day? Nice Thanksgiving Dinner cooked by manager:)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 4.6


    18 Jan 2020
    The place doesn't look like the photos at all. It was extremely noisy (due to several bars next to the hostel) and almost no common spaces. The room itself was super tiny.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    28 Dec 2019
    Very weird atmosphere- had move rooms after couple looking for a private night in one 4 bed dorm room.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.6


    13 Dec 2019
    this place is terrible. no where online does it say that it is located above a night club which bumps until 1am. not a place for sleep or rest, or cleanliness for that matter. seriously misrepresented online - looks nothing like the photos - would not return. you will not be comfortable here. no star rating.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub