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Surf City Hostel

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013
Mcell_04 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I have traveled for the past ten years staying in hostels all over the world. But I never have stayed in one in the States. I decided to get ma fix on and stay in a local Hostel in Hermosa Beach. Great idea! I ended up rolling in late and leaving late the next day. There are all types of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I've stayed at the Surf City Hostel a few times now, mainly because Hermosa Beach is such a beautiful place. The hostel itself is about 50m from the beach and right above lots of lively bars and restaurants. One of the things that attacted me back to the Surf City Hostel was the friendly comminity spirit it seems to have... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Great location to the beach but was very disappointed. The directions to the hostel were rubbish & they did not even bother to notify people on their website that the hostel entrance was directly next to a bar & grill. The staff were rude & unhelpful so I was glad to have stayed there only one night.

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Also Known As:
Surf City Hotel Hermosa Beach
Surf City Hotel
Address: 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Location: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Hermosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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