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2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Hostel Chain

North America

Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica

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9.3
Superb
6048 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

9.3
Superb
6048 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.3
  • Atmosphere
    8.8
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    9.1
  • Facilities
    9.3

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Apr 16, 2024
HI Santa Monica is an excellent hostel. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The facility seems newly built or newly renovated. The common areas are beautiful. Everything (common areas, rooms, toilets) was spotlessly clean. The hotel is located just a block in from the waterfront. There are plenty of food options nearby.
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Male, 41+
8.6
Fabulous
Apr 08, 2024
Good hostel, good location and clean
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Male, 31-40
9.1
Superb
Mar 31, 2024
It's overpriced but there aren't many hostels in LA so they have us by the wallets. Not a party hostel (that's not good or bad, i just know that matters to some people). I would definitely stay there again. Really clean and the staff are lovely.
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • 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

Awards

2024

1st, Hostel Chain North America

2019

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

2nd, Hostel Chain

2016

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2015

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2014

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2010

2nd, Hostel Chain

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HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica says

I think that what Hostelworld guests like most about our property is our cool location, just a block from Santa Monica beach and pier and a block from shopping and great restaurants at the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Mall. The Getty Villa is only a bus ride away. Personally, I recommend that our guests visit Jinky's next door for an awesome breakfast. For fun we have a lot of activities going on, like comedy nights and more. I really think we have the best of both worlds here - if you want to socialise you can join our group activities, and if you want to chill out on your own you can relax in our casual, modern, warm common areas. We have facilities for people with special needs or disabilities.

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