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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Rotterdam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to end my summer travelling through the US in LA. Decided on Santa Monica and decided to spend a bit more money for this location. The location of the hostel is unreal!! Right slap bang in the center of everything you need! My only niggle was this out of all of the hostels I stayed in wasn't as good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this hostel! I live in Arizona, but love to get away once in a while and stay here whenever I can. The location is PERFECT, (close to beach and shopping, and trendy shops). They have a very involved volunteer group that loves to help welcome visitors, and are community conscious. There are ample lockers in the rooms, the... More

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Whaley Bridge
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is situated in a perfect location within Santa Monica. Extremely close to Santa Monica beach and pier and has lots of bars and restaurants around it which is always handy. Stayed in a 6 person male dorm which had its own bathroom attached. The room itself was good and had some great nights sleep there. The one downside... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Newcastle, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I stayed at the HI for 6 nights recently. The location is amazing, super close to the beach, one street away from the 3rd street promenade shopping and restarunts and is in a safe location. I felt safe to come & go at night alone. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. The only thing is that we were on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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