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Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages

321 Main Street, Beach Hill, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked this quiet, charming, central location amongst the madness of the boardwalk area. The historic property spread among a number of small cottages with good kitchen and plentiful shared spaces is one of the nicest hostels we've stayed.

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35 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Stayed 1 night on my way up to San Francisco. Dorm room was fine, comfortable enough bed, good shower. WIFI was decent, split across all the cottages. The kitchen was good, all the required equipment. The website says food is available for cooking, that's not really true, it seems like they buy a bunch of stuff every week or so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

The service and people working here is OK. But you are not allowed to drink alcohol on the hostel, and they CLOSE the hostel between 11 in the morning until 17.00. You are not allowed to go inside your own room!! It's crazy sins you payd for it. The good thing is the location and the price.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I recently stayed at Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages. I'd stayed there once before, a couple years ago. It's in a good location, a few blocks from the Beach Boardwalk, but the cottages are severely lacking in quality and customer service. I stayed there for 5 nights the last time I was there - one night in the male... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good place to stay overall. It consists of a group of cottages surrounded by lovely gardens which are well maintained. Good location, short walk to the centre of town. Good quality and clean bathrooms. I was able to park my motorcycle off street. Seemed a little lonely when I was there. Didn't meet anyone else staying there at the time... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

With only 12 hours in Santa Cruz, the hostel provided an affordable, great location in quaint, clean cottages for our family. We booked in advance, found the check-in easy and staff well informed. Towels were nice quality as well as provided bedding. GREAT location to walk to the Beach and Boardwalk for kids to experience a unique California experience -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Rocked up to this hostel today and was turned away until 5pm when I could check in. I've stayed in HI and YHA across the world and never have I known this rule. But what I really don't understand is why? Surely the staff member that turned me away could have spent 5 minutes checking me in. Paid for sitting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Great area. Lots of parking. Very clean rooms- I stayed in 6 male room. Showers and toilets cleaned regularly. Great value. Staff were very kind. Met very cool ppl staying here. Downsides: curfew at 12am, have to be out from 11a-5p. Highly recommend!

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Pauma Valley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

While job interviewing, remained here for a few unexpected, extended nights. Lovely and comfortable restored vintage estate in a lovely and well-kept neighborhood. Very clean. Staff friendly, welcoming, efficient. The estate park-like grounds are open to the public and Hostelers for day use (building access closed 11am-5pm). Great kitchens and laundry facilities. One revels in the "barking" of the wharf... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

As with many HI's in the USA there is an alcohol ban and a curfew, as well as restricted access to facilities during the day for cleaning. However, once you look past these annoyances, the location is fanastic, although you do have to pay extra for a parking pass, and the communal areas are well equipped. The main kitchen is... More

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Address: 321 Main Street, Beach Hill, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
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Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty lodging in Santa Cruz

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