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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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East Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was blown away by how centrally located the hostel was. It was a great experience. Friendly staff and very clean rooms. The rooms were very big for dorm style beds ;however they did not have air conditioning in their rooms. The hostel organized a night out in Hollywood which was very fun and a good deal. The price of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little shocked at the price at first but let's face it, it seems that anywhere in a safe and nice location in LA is expensive. I felt like I really got my money's worth staying at HI Santa Monica. The HI is a great choice as it is just a few blocks from the beach and 1... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. I really enjoyed how you focused on the positives during your stay....that great attitude always sets you up for a better time even when things don't go the way you want them too. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were quite helpful, There was a great kitchen and living area, library, cinema, computer room, laundry room. There were lots of amenities and storage areas in the kitchen. We had the best breakfast ever in this hostel (after 2 months of travelling in hostels), they had such a range of choices, fruit, yogurt, cereal, toast, bagels and there... More

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

Thank you so much for mentioning our breakfast and how much variety we offer. After traveling to other hostels, you know what a treat this is. More

Atherstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend this hostel to anyone who is looking for a cheap place to stay. It is in a great location, the hostel is very modernised and clean. It is great for people of all ages, it is not aimed at the younger generation. The rooms are nice and clean, they get abit warm at night though because there... More

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

Thanks for mentioning all of things we love about our hostel too...especially how great the staff is! More

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As two underage girls travelling the states this was our first ever hostel stay. It was a pleasant surprise! Staff were friendly, location was absolutely perfect, rooms were fine, bathrooms were fine and we had no problems at all. Only complaint is the heat in the rooms at night - as soon as the sun comes up it gets pretty... More

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

Thank you for choosing us for your first hostel experience! No problems while you are traveling is always good. I hope you tell your friends about us so that we can show them all a hostel can offer. More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had a nice 5 days stay in a private room, which was big enough and clean. The room wasn't as bright as I like but it had air conditioning and was more comfortable than I expected. You can get towels at the reception for free. Bathrooms are not that bad if you don't bother have shower in front of... More

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

Thanks for mentioning what a great value we are. The average hotel price in Santa Monica in the summer is over $300 a night - so we are great option for the budget traveler. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

HI couldn't have been better! I had just arrived from Sydney and had not set up accommodation yet so I checked the Internet for hostels. I just needed somewhere to get my bearings and get some rest! I didn't sleep much on the plane. I took a cab to the hostel and arrived at the hostel not sure if they... More

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

That is so cool that you landed at our doors your first night in America! Our staff loves to greet people from all over....it's what motivates us to show our best. More

Brockville, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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

You described Santa Monica perfectly - "heaven"! This area can take your breath away. We look forward to your next visit! More

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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 August 9, 2014

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