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HI Monterey Hostel

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778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try this place! Friendly staff, it's clean and there's anything your may expect from a HI and more. Nice homey atmosphere. Carmel and Pebble Beach are simple yet nice single & double rooms. Nice breakfast, oatmeal tea and coffee. Nice dining room.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at HI Monterey in November '14 for one night to start a small road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. I do not have any negative things to say, although the basement rooms were kind of dark. The lounge area seemed cosy and the staff was pleasant. There are a few shops and restaurants near the hostel but... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I stayed here just for one night (definitely would have loved to stay longer!) mainly due to the price and location. I was originally going to camp at the Veterans Memorial Park...but that was $30 a night, plus $10 to park the next day in town....much better value at the hostel and much more comfortable! The hostel is a couple... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

As you can tell I like this place. The staff were helpful and chirpy upon arrival, explained how everything worked and got us checked in within minutes. They even recommended decent restaurants in the area and gave us a map to find it. Perfect if you're visiting the aquarium as it's just around the corner, and also provides decent parking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Some of the most comfortable hostel beds I've slept on! Staff are extremely friendly, there are large open common areas which gives a very relaxing vibe. Short walk from Cannery Row and the Aquarium makes it very convenient, and great value!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I stayed here with my son and son-in-law to attend the WSBK races at Laguna Seca. We were in the Big Sur co-ed dorm which sleeps 16 in bunk beds. The other people staying at the hostel were a mix of motorcycle race fans, families, a youth group, and travellers from overseas. The room and beds were clean and everyone... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's been a long time since I've stayed in a hostel, but I was pleasantly surprised by Monterey's. The rooms and bathroom are clean, and the location is convenient to the MB Aquarium. Stayed for 5 nights for a conference, and was grateful for someplace reasonably priced to stay. During checkin, the hostel was understaffed so I wasn't told that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Location is perfect. It's clean and a nice place. I stayed in a 12 person dorm. It was safe to leave stuffe. They even pay attention to how much water they waste, or at least makes our think about it! I liked it very much. Walking distance to the beach, the city center and it's very safe both location and... More 

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Two beds were allotted to us during checkin and when we returned from dinner, one bed was occupied by someone else. The lady said the manager allotted her the same bed!!! Watch out. However the manager was very helpful in knowing good places of visit and other info. The location of the hostel is good too.

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1 Thank Amit K
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I was impressed by the qualities of this hostel. Good rooms, great staff, clean bathrooms, good breakfast and very good environment. Monterey is a beautiful city by the sea with a peculiar charm. I had just one day to get to know it but found it really nice.

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