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Surf City Hostel

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The one thing you need to know about this hostel is that its miles from LA centre. If you want a beach hostel that most visitors wont know about, then go for this one. In a street that is full of lively parties and mexican restaurants. The facilities are great, showers and rooms shared, and plenty of info going. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012 via mobile

I write this post as I am trying to sleep, the music is über loud from the bar down the road. In terms of the room - think: basic, clean, convenient with nice people, hospitality, free wifi & breakfast included, which, speaking as a long term traveller = value ++.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This hostel is in a perfect location. It is about the third building from Hermosa Beach in a party area with many restaurants and bars literally just around it. It is actually located above a pub/restaurant. This is definitely a youth hostel and a party place. It is a good place to meet people. I really liked Hermosa Beach town... More

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Brunswick, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

As mentioned. Never told about the loud club just below and another next to it. Paid 60 for a single room with no chest of drawers or a chair. Had to leave my suitcase on the floor. Threadbare to the bone!! And dirty window blinds to boot. The staff, right down the hall, was loud as well, so add their... More

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Golden, Colorado
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights on a quick weekend surf trip. The hostel is located right in the main party section of Hermosa beach. There are bars/restaurants below it and next to it. I did wear earplugs to sleep at night but I could still hear the bumping from the club below it a little bit. So the location was... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Our room was given away on the first night so we had to sleep on air beds. Not a great start. Apart from that its clean, friendly and has an amazing location.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Dont expect much of this place, its a hostel and you get definately get what you pay for. Staff were friendly and people very sociable. Alot of the staff live at the hostel so really staff and people is the same thing, it seemed there was the odd traveller. I stayed here for about a week because of the location,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011 via mobile

Brilliant hostel. Could do with a sweep under the beds but not dirty. The staff are really helpful and fun. The common rooms are small but everyone hung out together and had fun. Location is fantastic if you want the beach. Close to shops and bars :)

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Bremerton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

i have stayed at the hostel twice. i have not ran into any bed bugs, giant spders, fleas, or snakes. i will agree the building is old and could be kept in better conditon. it definatly has the appearence of beign dirty, but it is also the fact it is old as hell and not been remodled. if you are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

I regret coming there: the hostel is filled with cigarette smoke (which I believe is illegal in California); as a person with asthma I had to be subjected to second hand smoke in all common areas. Also, the hostel is not women-friendly and harassment of women is okay there apparently--it's filled with weirdos who'd drinking all over the place, some... More

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Address: 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Location: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
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