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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars NEW

I believe staff was very kind and helpful all the time, rooms are very decent and clean; I personally believe there is a lot of noise around but It may be cause this type of hosteling so If you have a problem to sleep just take with you earplugs! facility was clean and complete all you could need and the... More 

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Guaruja, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an example to be followed by an others hostel. It is very clean, safe and well maintained (rooms, bathroom, common areas). Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00, you can leave your luggage on storage room till 13:00 for free, or pay U$5, to leave all day. After checked out you can stay at the courtyard using wi-fi free... More 

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méxico city
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a great hostel and its best asset it its location. The rooms are clean, (i stayed in two different rooms), the staff is really helpful (some of them speak spanish), the lockers are big enough to put your bag, just remember to bring your own lock. I always found an available shower, and the bathrooms were... More 

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review Majomaol! We're glad that you loved our beautiful city as much as we do. Please come in and see us again the next time you're in Santa Monica! More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here mid June for about a week in a girls dorm with 6 other girls, the dorm was kept tidy-ish but very clean. Theres lockers in the rooms, just remember to bring your own lock! The beds were bunk and everyone was relaxed and chilled. The location of the hostel is fab - minutes away from the beaches... More 

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Lucy! We'd like you to know that we've revamped our breakfast and fixed those issues with our key system. We hope that you will come back and see us again the next time you're stateside. We'd love to take you on one of our hikes, museum trips, or some of our other local outings. Once again... More 

zurich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was perfect and the accommodation was very clean throughout. Included in the rate was a buffet style breakfast which was varied. I felt safe and comfortable, there are lockers available in your room where you can safely store your bags and valuables. I can not recommend this hostel highly enough, it really was first class value for money.

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Zurich! Positive feedback adds fuel to our fire! The next time you stay with us be sure to join us for hamburger night and to check out one of our pub crawls. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location as it is close to the beach and shops. Staff were very friendly and helpful and were very happy to answer all of our questions. There were a few things though that were a let down. Showers were luke warm first thing in the morning and there was no shelves or benches to put your clothes and things... More 

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us Nz1986. We're sorry to hear that you had a few issues. During the mornings, there are a lot of people utilizing the showers and our water heaters have to work over time. This can definitely have an adverse effect on the shower temperatures, we want you to know that... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a very good hostel. The location is fantastic and value for money is incomparable to anything else in the area. This is clear when you see the variety of guests who check in - legit backpackers, travelling party-goers, oldies, young families with kids... its all here! Lots of public transport options run from straight out in front of... More 

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Marc, thank you for taking the time to give us such a comprehensive review! Santa Monica really does have it all doesn't it? We're happy that we could help you enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer. We'd also like to take this time to offer an apology for the showers and the noise in the hallways during your... More 

Tiburon, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

all the rooms where we normally stay in Westwood were booked so my lady suggested something we had always wanted to try, a Hostel. We looked up the one closest to Westwood and found this place in Santa Monica three blocks from the beach. We were for sure the oldest couple there and yet we were welcomed with a great... More 

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Jim, thank you for not only giving HI-Santa Monica a try, but also for giving us a great review! We host guests of all ages, from 6 years old all the way to 90+! If there's one thing we've learned it's that you're never too old or too young for hostelling. We're happy you found our staff friendly and helpful... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Can't really give this hostel any bad feedback other than the rooms were pretty hot in the night! Decent vibe in the hostel. Good chill out spot with a big tv and a nice outside area. Pub crawl was pretty awesome and easy to meet people. Really close to the beach!

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Luke! Summer time is our busiest season and when the rooms are at capacity it can definitely get a little stuffy, but we do our best to keep the climate at a level that keeps everyone comfortable. Still, we want you to know that we're working on that issue so that all of our guests can... More 

Huntly, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I stayed here for 1 night and it was great. The beds are comfortable and have great pillows, the bathrooms were clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I also liked the events they had planned throughout the week everything from pub crawls to comedy shows. All of this on top of it being a 2 minute walk... More 

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mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Kathleen, thank you for the great feedback! We hope that you got to enjoy a few of our activities and that you were able to catch some rays down at the beach. Please come in and see us again soon! More 

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Address: 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
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Number of rooms: 260
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