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Hostelling International (HI) - Monterey

778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't a lot to do in Monterey and this hostel reflects that well. It's quiet and peaceful not nothing really ever happens. We were given shower tokens to allow us a few minutes of shower time and I thought this was a great way for the hostel to help us not waste water in the drought. There was a... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

They had codes for the bedrooms which was very secure and meant you didnt have to worry about losing the key. (code for the front door too). It had the potential to be a really nice environment, a nice living room and social area, although while we were there the atmosphere was rubbish and there were alot of families staying.... More

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NY, NY
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Highlight here is the temperpedic mattresses! You won't find a more comfortable sleeping experience. Pretty bare bones otherwise. Showers on timers because of the drought in Central Coast California. No really nice outdoor space. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Homemade pancakes and oatmeal for breakfast. Clean bathrooms and showers. Would stay here again. Great location three blocks from Aquarium... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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Number of rooms: 6
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