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Hostelling International (HI) - Monterey

778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014
clairewa02 Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The breakfast isn't good. But bed is comfortable and very clean. There is the bed light to help you feel owned place. The whole dorm has big space to put stuff. Staffs are nice. The shower rooms needs the token to limit the time use. Overall the restroom is clean too. Nice and cosy living room. The cleanest hostel in... More

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West Sussex
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Monterey was totally different to what I was expecting - to be fair I don't really know what I was expecting. Its very quiet....We were there on a Sunday, fair enough, but still...it was like a ghost town. The hostel was great, really spacious rooms which are sometimes hard to come by in hostels. The common area was comfy and... More

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London
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21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I stayed here in October 2013 with a friend whilst road tripping through California, north to south. We found this hostel pretty easy to find once you've got the hand of their one way roads, and were relieved to see they have plenty of free parking (it is open though). It is located about 5 minutes walk up hill away... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Everything you could hope for. Great location, friendly staff and good facilities. I was in the mixed dorm, it was spacious and quiet. The common areas are fantastic. Huge lounge room with comfy sofa's and the kitchen is excellent. Free breakfast in the morning was great, pancakes, oatmeal and toast. Overall a fantastic stay, could not fault anything!

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La Mirada, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My first time in a hostel and I'm afraid I may have been spoiled. My wife and I stayed over Labor Day Weekend as a prelude to trying Hostels in Ireland next spring. We are both in our 60's and were a little concerned we might be out of place and also about privacy. Firstly there were others there our... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

160$ for two bunk beds in a tiny room was a real scam compared to every other single room accommodation we encountered during our 17 days trip in Southwestern US. The only good point was localisation.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice cosy hostel with big living room and clean kitchen. You can make your own pancakes for breakfast there and they have distiller water for free. Tom was the reception when I checked in, he was professional and showed me all the facilities in the hostel with emphasise of after-hours quiet times. Met Lora the next morning and she gave... More

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here one night while touring Northern Cal. The hostel was clean and quiet. We are a family of 4 and had a private room and a shared bath. It was perfect for our needs and very convenient to the aquarium, cannery row and an easy walk to the wharf. No worries about parking, just leave it at the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I staied here one night when I was going down from San Francisco to LA. This was the best hostel along the way. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast with complementery panncakes is great! And they have a big parking area connected to the house. It was just great!

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EAGLE POINT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

First time at a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. With 2 adults and 3 large teenagers we still found the 'Point Lobos' family room adequate. The place was clean and felt secure. Staff were very nice. Location was fantastic. It was great having the kitchen to prepare meals/pack lunches.

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Address: 778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more   less 
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