We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

HI Monterey Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
HI Monterey Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for HI Monterey Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 85: English reviews
Danville, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Four of us stayed in one private room, so we did not share sleeping quarters with people we did not know. The property was in a great location with free parking. We checked in on Friday, walked everywhere we wanted to go before checking out on Sunday. Most of the areas within the property were clean. Some of the items...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ButterflyLou211
Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The hostel was very nice, clean, and welcoming. The staff was very nice. You need coins to use the showers. We must be in California. We rode in on our motorcycles and we felt the parking was safe. There is plenty of it as well. No alcohol, huh? We left to early to try out the breakfast, but I would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tynert2
San Pablo, California
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was my first trip to a hostel which was precipitated by single travel. I work the AT&T pro-am as a marshal and my son could not go with me this year. To save money, since I stay for a week during during a "high season:" hotel rate I took the chance. Am I glad I did. I met wonderful...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ebohsytram
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel has a good location and there is free parking available. The facilities are clean and you can clearly see that they tried to turn this house, which hasnt a lot of charme from the outside, into a little gem. The common areas are very nice and comfy. I was sleeping in a room called big sur with 16...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank kusiw2016
California
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Overall it was a pleasant stay at HI-Monterey. The rooms are clean, and the staff members are very friendly. I stayed in the 16-person co-ed room. It was spacious. People were respectful. Free breakfast in the morning. The only thing I wish it could have been different is more grass and plants. The building is very modern and is surrounded...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Meiyi C
Swineshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The Hostel is ran very well, the staff are extremely helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble. The guy on reception gave us some brilliant tips on where to go for food. The beds are very comfortable with good bedding. I will definitely stay again when i return to Monterey. The free breakfast was extremely good, there was a good selection...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scottlou
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was by far one of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed at. It was incredibly clean and the beds were super comfortable. The bedding was also very nice. They don't allow you to bring any of your own bedding (this is good though because, as a result, they've never had any bed bug scares). One thing that threw me...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah_Hannah_H
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the HI Monterey with friends for one night on our road trip down the coast. We all liked the hostel very much! Everything was very clean and tidy and the people were really nice! We slept in a 8/16 (divided by a heavy curtain) mixed dorm and the beds were really comfortable! The hostel has free parking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Vifi42
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here for 6 days and i must say that its just amazing. Its extremely clean and has comfy beds. And there is a kitchen and you can cook by yourself. They have a huge tv room and there are chess, playing cards and some games which you can enjoy your evenings. Sometime you can listen free piano...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ilkay A
Sao Paulo do Potengi, RN
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The hostel is beautiful and clean. The kitchen very well organized and breakfast nice. Also the staff was helpful and friendly. The lounge is big high ceilings and lots of sofas. The price is one of the most affordable and great for quality-price around the Californian coast. The only big but are the beds, I know generally this is the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Beatriz A

34 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Monterey hotels
0.4 km away
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
0.5 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
0.8 km away
Monterey Bay Inn
Monterey Bay Inn
#5 of 55 in Monterey
1,559 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Spindrift Inn
Spindrift Inn
#2 of 55 in Monterey
1,925 reviews
0.6 km away
Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
1.8 km away
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Monterey Hostel

Address: 778 Hawthorne St, Monterey, CA 93940-1102
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: RM159 - RM824 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Agoda and HostelWorld so you can book your HI Monterey Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from HI Monterey Hostel staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
San Rafael, California

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from HI Monterey Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“There are rooms available that sleep a smaller amount of people but you have to ask for one. Rooms for couples or families.”
 of 5 bubbles ebohsytram, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“clean good common areas friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles petitrire, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring duct tape, the wall plugs are very loose (phone charger kept falling out)”
 of 5 bubbles R66Curly, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“first in first served gets the bottom bunks”
 of 5 bubbles 998daleg, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Flipflops can be useful too.”
 of 5 bubbles aziesemer, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
5 of 5