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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This hostel was excellent! Lovely homely feel to it. Staff are very helpful, especially David! Close to everything and Monterey is beautiful. Huge living room, every where is clean, yes you may have to use tokens for the shower but its perfectly fine. I would definitely stay here again!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Only stayed here one night but based on our visit, here are some quick tips: - staff are pretty nonchalant /apathetic. - kitchen is small with no stove. - rooms are clean, spacious and comfy. - living room HUGE! Well furnished and spacious. A really lovely area to sit and relax, chat or eat dinner. - No alcohol allowed on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's hard to find a cheap stay in Monterey.. This is an alternative if you just want a place to sleep and park your car in a reasonably central location. The shared rooms were rugged and smelled a bit like the old basement it was but the beds were comfortable and I got a good nights sleep.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A nice little hostel a friend and I stayed at for one night on our west coast road trip. Reasonable price, environmentally friendly with a challenge to use a certain amount of water tokens when taking a shower (however they will give you extra). A great location close to local attractions such as the Monterey Aquarium and a short drive... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

i stayed 4 nights in a male dorm. The hostel was clean and staff friendly and helpful, they even made the pancakes for breakfast. real strawberry jam, thankyou. a mixed crowd of varying ages, definitely not a party hostel, but a nice homely feel. the piano and guitar were actually used by some people, a few were even very talented.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Fell in love with the area in February and returned in October. My wife and I had a private room in this clean, friendly and efficient hostel. Special thanks go to Thomas for clearing an admin issue created by my Australian Travellers Card. Looking forward to returning for a third visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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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