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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pub crawl”(22 reviews)
“bed dorm”(16 reviews)
“hi hostel”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there in June 2017. I changed couple of places before . But everyone was talking about how you must stay in Santa Monica because its so great . BIG mistake . This hostel is ok-is. Pro Its pretty clean . Many facilities ....More

Thank Tudor C
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I stayed at this hostel for 4 nights. A very chilled out atmosphere with lots of activity areas. Check in was fast. It's very close to the market area and pier. Plus, you get to meet people from all over the world.

Thank JanuaryTheFourteenth
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

As always the hi hostel is very clean and the staff is very nice. The bathrooms were just remodeled so they are very clean. Even though some of the showers are just dripping so that it's hard to wash your long hair. But if you...More

Thank Klaratie
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I stayed here for two nights, the location is the best. It is very close to the shopping malls, restaurants, bars and walking distance to Santa Monica pier. So you are spoiled for choice. The train station is a few minutes walk as well. The...More

Thank Banester1989
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Hostel is being upgraded at the moment and so the new parts are Amazing! The only downside is obviously the same fact - if you are unlucky to be on the floor which hasn't been upgraded it isn't as nice as the new bits....More

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Response from mainplace, Front Desk Lead at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for your great comments and we are also every excited for the construction to be finished so everyone can have a chance to enjoy our new and improved facilities. We are sorry for the shower and bathroom not working on your...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Price range
US$44 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$44 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Jack H
1 February 2017|
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Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
There is a multi level carpark across the road from the hostel which is $17 for 24 hours
Moataz M
24 November 2016|
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Response from Ahmed N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I called them before going to check if there were any rooms available and then went and paid fully in cash
18 October 2016|
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Response from Jen D | Reviewed this property |
We used the tour company next door to the hostel, they run a bus daily to Disneyland. You can either buy your own ticket to Disney and then pay the tour company for the bus journey or you can buy the Disney ticket and bus as... More
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"If you really want a good room brake the piggy bank before"
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"Away from the activity areas"
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"I'd expect top floor rooms to have better view"
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"ask for the four bed dorms. You'll find them to be much more hygienic. The rest smell of sweaty balls and..."
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