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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've grown to have tremendous faith in the Hostelling International brand. My first stay with them in Sydney was amazing, and so when I needed a cheap place to stay, I looked up the HI in Los Angeles. I didn't even consider the location when I booked it, so when I arrived and found myself a stones throw away from... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights here, 14th and 15th of July. The location was excellent, within walking distance to third street promenade, and of course Santa Monica pier. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm with a bathroom included in the room, and shard facilities on the floor. Heaps of space, and large lockers, which is always a bonus. There were plenty... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of June and had a very enjoyable experience. I was in an 8 bed female dorm which was fine, little bit cramped and got extremely warm when everyone was in as there was no air con but was clean and quiet! Plugs and lights next to each bed were very handy! The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend a few days checking out Santa Monica and Los Angeles. I slept in an 8 bed female dorm - a little small, but very comfortable. Premises are clean and tidy, with lots of little areas to find a quiet spot to relax, including a really lovely courtyard. Breakfast is provided - coffee, cereal, bagels, toast...... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Hostelling International in Santa Monica for 5 nights (29th July- 3rd August and highly enjoyed my experience. The staff were friendly and the facilities were always clean. The location is so amazing with the hostel being both close to the beach and shops and is an easy place to catch a taxi from if you are wanting... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about this hostel is its location just a block away from the Santa Monica Beach and a 5 minutes’ walk from the Santa Monica Pier. The bus to downtown LA is very convenient and has a good frequency. The reception staff was great and helped me book the trip around the city and places. The rooms are... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi Santa Monica is literally the BEST location possible if you are cruising along the LA coastline looking for a place to stay. The Hiking trips offered by the volunteers at the hostel are pretty great and newest Santa Monica volunteer Giovanni is a legend! Rooms are well maintained and the bathrooms provided in the 8+ bed dorms are super... More

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We are so pleased that you took advantage of all that we offer and chose to tell other travelers about your experience. I am happy to announce that we have just installed a new key system that you will just love! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hostel was in a perfect location, between the beach and the main busy city areas. The rooms were a good size and the hostel put on a good number of different activities to take part in. The downside of this hostel was that there was only 1 bathroom per floor (and they are big floors) and also in my... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Only stayed one night so can't say I got a proper feel of the hostel. The rooms are clean and tidy with plenty of storage. The bathrooms are separate, could do with an update as they are quite old and the water not hot, and the hair dryers don't work. Wifi works everywhere Staff helpful and friendly You can leave... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The location of this hostel is perfect literally one block over from the beach and in the other direction one block over from a street mall. The rooms are tidy with lockers, bathrooms are massive, tidy and easy to use. There is an information centre next door which makes life easy. All of the free tours offered by the hostel... 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
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HI-Santa Monica hostel is set close to cafes, restaurants and movie theatres, and is only just two blocks from the beach. The J Paul Getty Center, with its spectacular art, architecture and views, is nearby. The hostel has been fully renovated with a fresh, new look. There is capacity for 260 guests and facilities include daily movies, internet access, kitchen, laundry and breakfast.Enjoy your stay at the Santa Monica hostel with easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, Venice, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles. A tour operator services the hostel, with daily excursions to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios, and all the area's famed attractions. This location is the largest purpose-built hostel in the USA,just nine miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Come and check out Santa Monica. ... more   less 
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