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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to stay - stayed in a 8 bed dorm - was an excellent room in great condition - although the window wouldn't close in the room which was a pain. Also another negative would be older people staying in the room with you - asking to borrow your things and getting in your space. Make sure to ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a belated review of HI - Santa Monica/Los Angeles which I should have submitted back on October 2014(!) but forgot to do so. Santa Monica was a great area to visit and Hostelling International in Santa Monica was a great place to stay in. I enjoyed the pasta night and the pub crawl they had on offer at... More 

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

Thank you for submitting your awesome review from your previous stay! Were glad you got to enjoy the activities our hostel has to offer. The pasta nights and pub crawls are always a success for our guests and we are happy you got to be a part of it. As for the rooms we are sorry you got to experience... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived with the intention of only staying one night, however the hostel had great facilities, pool table and courtyard area. We were able to meet some really nice people who shared with us that the hostel offers free tours, to downtown LA and a hike in the Santa Monica mountains. All you pay for is the bus! So we... More 

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

Thank for your time in writing this awesome review! We are very happy you got to enjoy our great facilities and amenities our hostel has to offer. We're glad you got to experience our activities and we try to make it as affordable as possible for all of our guests to enjoy. We look forward for to seeing you again... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This hostel is situated in probably the best location in LA for a visitor. It is on 2nd Street which is a very short walk from Santa Monica Pier and Beach, and just a block away from Third Street Promenade with thriving restaurants and shops. I felt like it was in a safe and affluent area. The price varies day... More 

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

Thank you for submitting your great review about our hostel and location! We are very fortunate to be located in the great city of Santa Monica where you can find everything from the Beach to lovely shops and good places to eat and drink. We are happy we met your expectations for your stay and we look forward in seeing... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great location, excellent value, clean, plenty of showers, room was spacious compared to other hostels I've stayed in with plenty of storage, very secure, fantastic facilities and good breakfast - we really couldn't fault this place at all. They even had fresh coffee in the room - felt more like a budget hotel than your typical hostel.

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

Thanks for a great review! We are so happy we met your expectations for your stay and we look forward in seeing you in the future. Cheers! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I'm a Scottish exchange student studying in Louisiana. Having travelled the West Coast with some friends over the winter break, we had a very enjoyable 4-night stay in Hi Santa Monica over the Christmas period. The hostel had plenty of cooking and recreational facilities that we took full advantage of. The hostel had events for guests almost every night that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I stayed for two nights in September and only really used it for a bed, but the facilities were good and the location was excellent, close to the beach and close to the shops and buses. I definitely recommend

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. Made some good friends, best location and yummy breakfast. Front desk staff are very helpful. I stayed in the girls dorm for the 1st night before moving to mixed dorm to be with my friends. Hostel is clean, modern and safe!!

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

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our hostel and made some new friends. We look forward to seeing you again n the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This hostel is right in the heart of LA, Santa Monica which is a relatively safe place to stay. Staying in Santa Monica you'll also be brushing shoulders with some of LA's wealthiest and greeted every morning on the sea front (which is 2 short blocks away) by Ferrari's, Lambos and many exotic cars. It's also right next to a... More 

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

Thank you for the comprehensive and overall awesome review! We're happy to hear that you were able to enjoy all of our on-site amenities and that you found some time to explore our beautiful city by the sea. Please come back and stay with us again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good hostel, brilliant location! Rooms could do with an upgrade, but the facilities are great, lovely courtyard, little cinema room and nice big kitchen and dining area. It is right next to the beach, and close to lots of restaurants, shops, the pier etc. I recommend going to Venice Beach and Malibu. The hostel arranges nights out and trips which... More 

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

We're happy to hear that you were able to enjoy all the amenities our hostel has to offer! And that's awesome that you were able to tag along on some of our daily (and nightly) outings. Be sure to check out our Getty Museum trip the next time you stay! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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