Sustainability Level 1
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1st - Hostel Chain

North America

Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica

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6122 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

If you're staying in Los Angeles, you want to be where the beautiful people are and that's by the beach. It's quick and easy to find from LAX airport and only a block from the golden Santa Monica sands, so you can start to sun yourself instantly amongst the impossibly perfect and tanned Californians. There are plenty of activities organised at the hostel itself, along with being close to the famed bar crawl routes. The hostel desk can also help you with tours of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and other attractions like Universal Studios.

Property Description

Just a block from the beach in amazing Santa Monica, HI Los Angeles Santa Monica is your laid-back base for experiencing the best of LA. This popular hostel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shopping, and bars, and is a short walk from the famous Santa Monica Pier. When you’re ready to explore the rest of LA, just jump on the nearby Expo Line light rail for easy access to Downtown Los Angeles, or book an LA sightseeing tour or trip to Disneyland from the iconic Santa Monica Pier which is a 5 minute walk away!

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica is fully equipped with everything you need to make the most of your travels, including tons of indoor and outdoor common areas where you can relax and meet other guests.

In-hostel amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, secure luggage storage (may need to pay a fee), and everything else you need to relax and enjoy the laid-back California lifestyle with new friends.

Reviews & Ratings

6122 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

Jun 10, 2024
Not a very social hostel but overall a pleasant experience! Big thanks to the staff giving me assistance right away when needed!
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Male, 25-30
Jun 04, 2024
I was surprised by how nice the facilities were. The staff were friendly and we made some new international friends. Breakfast was simple yet good. Entertainment (comedy show) was vulgar and not family friendly. It saddened me that this is what LA offers as a glimpse of American culture for others outside the USA.
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Mixed Group, 18-24
May 29, 2024
it was a very nice hostel. it's not as clean as a hotel of course but it was good enough:) The kitchen was nice but the location is amazing. you should know however that there os a large unhoused population in the area so be alert and don't go out alone. also if u are a solo female traveler i would chose a female dorm.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi



1st, Hostel Chain North America


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


2nd, Hostel Chain


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain


2nd, Hostel Chain

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HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica says

Penso che quello che gli ospiti di Hostelworld apprezzano di più del nostro ostello sia la posizione fantastica, appena ad un isolato dalla spiaggia di Santa Monica, dal molo e dai ristoranti della I nostri ospiti descrivono H.I. Los Angeles / Santa Monica come un 'grande, luminoso e pulito ostello, al passo con i tempi, situato in un posizione fantastica, a pochi minuti dalla spiaggia'. La loro posizione è spesso citata come 'ideale per un giro in autobus per esplorare Los Angeles', rendendolo 'un ottimo soggiorno in California per il sole, il mare e la storia di Hollywood!' I recensori dicono che l'ostello offre molto cibo e viaggii scontati per gli ospiti e ha 'camerate molto ben arredate, con un sacco di piccoli extra ". Ci piace il loro arredamento colorato e spazioso.

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