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Santa Cruz Hostel

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240 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Stay with us in a historic cottage at the Santa Cruz Hostel. We are located on a street lined with Victorian houses and a unique location, only steps away from the beach and boardwalk!

Check out these local favorites: Natural Bridges State Park for monarch butterflies and tidepools and Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwood forest.
Sandy beaches and volleyball courts, Prime surf spots of Cowell’s and Steamer Lane, Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, Municipal Wharf, where you can fish, bark with sea lions, eat fresh crab, ride a boat, shop, surfing museum, and cruise on West Cliff Drive with awesome walking and bike paths that line the Pacific Ocean. Eat at a variety of cafes and restaurants for every wallet and palate. Shop eclectic mix of local boutiques.

Cook a hearty meal in our large fully stocked kitchen. Discuss travel plans with other guests over a fresh cup of free coffee. Create lasting friendships during weekly hostel activities for guests. Keep in touch with loved ones at our onsite internet kiosk. Park your car for $10.00/day(free October 1st - May 14th). Access loads of info about Santa Cruz from our friendly staff & bulletin boards.

Things to know:
-Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am. No check-in after 10PM!
-Upon check out, you must remove your linens and place them in the bin in the laundry room.
-You are expected to clean up after yourself while staying at the hostel (dishes, wiping tables, cleaning any mess you make).

Reviews & Ratings

240 Total Reviews
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  • Staff
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  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Mar 16, 2020
Great place to stay! Super comfortable building and very friendly environment. Feels like home!
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Male, 18-24
Mar 06, 2020
This is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Staff were friendly and accomodating (s/o to will and james and lily who were always around to answer questions). Beds were comfy and warm, bathrooms were always clean. Kitchen is well-equipped and is a great place to chat with other guests--although the toaster is a little moody haha The hostel is also a short walk to the beach and downtown, and is surrounded by pretty houses.
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Female, 25-30
Feb 15, 2020
What an amazing hostel! Fully restored modern facility, but with all the vintage charm intact. The staff was knowledgeable and super-friendly. Comfy beds and bedding. Great kitchen and hang out areas too! Loved it, I’ll be back.
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Female, 41+


  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi