Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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
  • 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 travellers 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!

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.

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.

Check-in time is from 1pm-2am next day.

Please be aware that taxes are not included in your reservation total, you pay it when you check in.
Sales taxes 12 % payable to property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    The location is insane, the vibes are great. Hermosa is just a great spot so I defs recommend this place.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    I had the best time here everyone at the hostel, guests and staff, were so friendly I felt very safe and welcomed there. The location is perfect right by the beach and hermosa is beautiful. Loved the bike rentals that were available as we took them and rode all the way to venice beach and back one day it's a great way to explore the areas.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2019
    The place is literally right on the beach which is great. Lots of bars and restaurants below and lots to do in the area. The hostel itself was very clean and the beds were comfortable enough. I felt comfortable leaving my belongings in my room during the day without any lockers. Everyone there was so friendly and we met some really nice people. Some staff members were really helpful, but some seemed unwilling to help and a little rude. Overall it was a good stay and I’d stay there again.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Jul 2019
    The hostel is located in one of the best locations for the beach or having a few drinks and food. It's busy with lots of bars and eateries at your doorstep. The rooms are alright we had fans in our room to move the air around but on a hot day it will get hot. You can rent a bike and ride the coast or around for $15 that I recommend. Hostel isn't the fanciest but for the location and cost it's worth the money.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    06 Aug 2019
    This is my second time staying. Great location! Just need open space to make meals or get other things done. Always felt like we were tripping over somebody else.
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Jul 2019
    The location of the hostel was fantastic—it was literally just across the beach. It’s also smacked in the middle of a strip of bars and restaurants in Hermosa Beach, so it could get a little noisy at night. Good thing I had a pair of noise cancelling headphones which were very handy. The hostel staff were friendly and super accommodating. Would definitely stay here again!
    Philippines, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    08 Aug 2019
    Relaxing stay~ The staff were friendly at check-in and gave me a room key. I had to walk a couple flights of stairs. Good to know if your luggage is heavy. I slept well after a certain hour because there was a lot of noise outside. We had a free dinner night and got to know one another. There's a small kitchen if you want to cook. Also enough showers but my hot water knob didn't work and I forgot to let the staff know. This is a good value for being so close to the beach!!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Great location. Quite small lockers for your valuables.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Jun 2019
    Friendly spot, kind staff, everyone was social. Communal areas are tiny, the place is not at all fancy, but the location was worth it. I liked staying here. Ask for a room on the second floor to avoid the bar noise on weekends.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    21 Jun 2019
    Not what I expected at all! So much smaller. Bathrooms weren’t very clean, not filthy but could be improved on! My main concern is the main doors being left open during the day so anyone can come in and up to the corridors! Great area but also very loud. Music heard and felt in room until 2am, good for parties but not for sleep or rest. Wouldn’t stay again personally.
    England, Female, 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