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HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica

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5627 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

In 2021, Hostelling International became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here

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.

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5627 Total Reviews
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Mar 12, 2023
Overall the hostel is great my only two complaints are the lack of activities and the that large groups are allowed to stay. For example there was a group of 30 that stayed during the same time as my visit. The group did not interact outside of there group which Seemed like a lost opportunity to have 30 random individuals from around the world to connect with. Do not miss the Sunday bar crawl, it’s a great opportunity to make connections.
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Male, 25-30
Mar 11, 2023
Moderno hostel. Limpio y amplio. El trato es mas de hotel que de hostel. Te cobran por guardar las valijas el dia del checkout (si es dsp de las 13hs), lo que no se suele caracterizar en los hostels. Tambien te cobran una fee por dia.
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Female, 18-24
Mar 07, 2023
It's good. People were so kind there.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
  • Entertainment

    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi



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HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica says

Lo que más les gusta a los huéspedes de Hostelworld es nuestra fantastica ubicación, a sólo una calle de la playa y el muelle de Santa Mónica y a una manzana de las tiendas y restaurantes de la Third Street Promenade y del centro comercial Santa Monica. El Museo Getty está a un corto paseo en autobús. Personalmente, recomiendo a nuestros clientes que visiten Jinky\'s, justo al lado, si quieren un desayuno impresionante. Tenemos un montón de actividades organizadas para pasarlo bien, como barbacoas, noches de comedia, noches de pasta, bailes de salsa y timbas de póker, entre otras. Tenemos las mejores opciones para todos los estados de ánimo - si quieres socializarte puedes unirte a nuestras actividades de grupo, y si quieres descansar por tu cuenta puedes relajarte en nuestras modernas y cálidas zonas comunes. La mayoría de nuestros clientes tienen de 18 a 25 años y tenemos instalaciones adaptadas para personas con necesidades especiales o discapacidades.