This was the very first place I stayed at on my first overseas voyage, and I must say it was a very positive experience. I stayed in a six bed dorm with a shower & the security is excellent, unlike other hostels I have since stayed at. Like some other reviewers, I found that the atmosphere around the place wasn't quite what I expected, considered the location, I would have thought the place would be buzzing at night, but it was actually all pretty quite. I saw a few signs up for some structured activities in the coming weeks, but nothing while i was there. The staff were less friendly/willing to chat than I expected, but did do a good job. But having said all that, this is a $30/night hostel, and if you're just after a clean, cheap, secure place to sleep/stay, this is EXCELLENT
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica Hotel Santa Monica