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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to be in L.A. for a morning appointment so decided to come in a day early. I didn't want to spend a ton of money...and as a single female traveller wanted an area where I'd feel comfortable walking. This Hostelling International location was ideal - just a short walk from the beach and the promenade/shopping area with loads... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a 6 person dorm room which was fine, pretty much what you pay for, the nice big lockers were very much appreciated. However if you are staying here make sure you get some really freakin good earplugs as the air conditioning in our room was a massive wall mounted fan which we had to keep on all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is in a great location within easy walking distance to the beach. The shops and bars around the hostel are fantastic. The hostel had a great vibe with big communal areas and kitchens. The staff where fantastic and helped me out with a lot of recommendations. I would certainly recommend this hostel.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location, great staff, bedroom was superb, breakfast generous, socialising areas were abundant and laundry clean and efficient. So why not 5 stars? The bathrooms. The bathrooms are not modern but that is quite acceptable. What disappointed me was the lack of cleanliness in the level 3 male bathroom. Blocked lavatories, cotton buds and other items littering the floor for... More

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Newcastle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I had booked to stay in this hostel as we wanted to spend a couple of days at the beach and exploring Santa Monica. Upon arrival (10am) we were told we could not check into our room until after 2pm. We were told they could store our bags for us until then. They then took payment off... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great and there are some good facilities but was let down by bad cleanliness during my visit. Every single time I visited one of the communal bathrooms during my two night stay there was blood or some kind of mess, which wasn't exactly pleasant. Other than that, the rooms were decent, the staff were friendly and helpful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location to visit Santa Monica beaches, pier and 3rd Street Promenade for shopping/restaurants. Also well connected by bus and cycle routes if you want to venture further in to LA. Great breakfast (which was included in price) had pancakes and cereals and toast! Slight set back was that is was slightly pricey (but hey... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hostel. Best kitchen in a hostel ever, they have cheap food nights with BBQ, pizza and pasta. Loved the chill out area out the back. Close to the promenade and the pier with the ability to take cheap tours into la to do the main sites of Hollywood On the expensive side but you get what you pay for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good hostel, located centrally and 1 block away from the beach and the promenade. Room was clean, breakfast was good. Showers were maybe a bit embarrassing but if you are travelling for only a few days you'll get by just fine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stayed here for three nights in July. The building is nice and functional. But there are a number of issues. There is no air conditioning. The showers on one floor didn't work. Breakfast was dissapointing and wasn't re-stocked. The electronic card didn't work three times. One time I had to go downstairs in the middle of the night to have... More

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Additional Information about Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

Address: 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 260
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