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Surf City Hostel

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a cheap room right near the beach this is the place to stay. It is not the best hostel in the world however it is an absolute fantastic location at Hermosa Beach (which can make it a bit noisy at night if you are a light sleeper) and far cheaper than any other alternatives in this area... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stop at the location being great everything else was below standard. Shower had a roach in it sink flooded then they had a go at us even though it wasn't either of us that did it. If you're into Latinos the bars down stairs have you covered. Wasn't our sorted place though. Found really good pub up the road... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I went for my 25th birthday by myself. First hostel experience I've ever had and let me tell you, I had the time of my life. The staff was amazing...I'll forever remember Fab, they did a wonderful job making sure everyone was having a good time and was included. I'll always remember the people I met there. Such a solid... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

This is seriously the WORST hostel i've ever stayed in. The room smelled like a public bathroom, with old sheets and no closet, chair or table. The people working there were really unfriendly, except for the French lady owner. There was no decent place to sit down to meet other travellers, except a little room full of drunk kids and... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I would like to say this was an awesome hostel! I have been to many and never been to a US hostel. I would say my experience was overall positive..great staff, friendly guests. Best location you could ask for, right in the middle of the action and a few steps from the beach. Might be a little loud from the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I have been at too many hostels to count over many years, and this hostel does stand out as one of the better. Its cleaned regularly, including toilets shower which is important. Theres quite a lot of space with two common rooms and kitchen and plenty fridge space Close to beach Laid back atmosphere, some of the staff live and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Surf City Hostel. It's a 20 stride walk onto the beach and you can hire a bike and ride for miles along to Santa Monica - it's the prettiest of bike rides. It is a hostel - so no you don't get a 5 star room and an en suite and it is... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The hostel is pretty much on the beach, you come out the door and the the sand and sea are steps away. There is no better location in Hermosa Beach! I've stayed all over the world in hostels and hotels of all classes and it's true this is a very basic hostel. If you're coming to LA to explore and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

this isn't the kind of place to stay if you are a princess as it is right on the beach so lots of sand is walked through, the showers and bathroom isn't immaculate but you can not fault the location. The french lady that runs the place is really lovely and so are the staff. It is directly above bars... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

You will read negative reviews about Surf City Hostel and it doesn't deserve the bad reviews. Yes, this hostel is lively being that it is directly above Watermans Bar and off the Hermosa Beach Pier. If you are looking at staying at Surf City Hostel, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals from all over the world. While we... More

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Address: 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Location: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
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