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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a backpack trip with a friend down the coast of California over the Christmas break. We stayed at this hostel on Christmas day and were greeted with a bunch of friendly faces of people from all over. There was even a big feast, giving opportunity to meet and talk to new people. We were told about all...

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San Jose, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a terrific experience at the two HI hostels in San Diego, I wanted to see if the experience could be replicated closer to home. Nice clean hostel in a quiet part of the town, friendly staff. HI staff hosted a Christmas dinner - good food & enjoyable conversations in a big, spacious living/dining room. Learned a lot more about...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I had one night on my own after visiting friends in San Jose. I took a shuttle from the San Jose airport that dropped me off at my hostel. Since I wanted my own room , I had to take one for five people at about $89.US/ night. Other rooms in the surrounding area were several hundred, so it was...

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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Such a great hostel. I've done a bit of traveling and stayed in every type of hostel, and this place is definitely doing it right. I Just moved to the Monterey area a few days before Christmas and I didn't know anyone in the area, so I decided to spend Christmas eve and day there. Great decision, as the staff...

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Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed November 10, 2016

I have stayed at many hostels around the world and this one is one of the best considering location , cost, amenities, etc. It is still a hostel and should be compared to other hostels. I have stayed here 3 times over many years and still rate it highly. Seeing how much other accommodations cost in the area makes this...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed October 29, 2016

The motel/hotel rates all appear to be through the roof in Monterrey. That is why is was such a pleasant surprise to find this gem. The place was clean and comfortable, plus contained a large common space 'living room' to relax in. They provide you tokens for a shower (each token is worth 3.5 minutes) but they give you three...

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

I stayed here two nights on a cross country trip from TN so hostels are a must when I'm able to save money. Never did I ever think I was about to stay in something so beautiful and nice! I mean, any hostel international place holds up pretty good standards of what a hostel should be but this just blew...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I travelled with another lady friend and stayed in the 16 beds mixed room. The bed was comfortable enough for me to sleep soundly every night. There's also plenty of space in the room for my two suitcase. The "quiet hours" rule works really well to ensure you a peaceful night. I love the common area on the first floor,...

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Balloch, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Monterey is an expensive place so it was understandable the dorms were expensive. The hostel is lovely and clean, and the common room is really nice. We were a wee bit annoyed that the wifi didn't reach our room but it was ok to pop upstairs. Breakfast was cracking but I felt totally hounded by the staff to donate some...

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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great place! Clean, spacious and very homely. Staff were always around to help and made checking in and out a smooth and care free process. Big kitchen and common area to meet people. Very chill vibe as is all of Monterey! Wish I could have stayed longer.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Monterey Hostel

Address: 778 Hawthorne St, Monterey, CA 93940-1102
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $32 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“There are rooms available that sleep a smaller amount of people but you have to ask for one. Rooms for couples or families.”
 of 5 bubbles ebohsytram, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“clean good common areas friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles petitrire, Feb 22, 2016 | Read review
“Bring duct tape, the wall plugs are very loose (phone charger kept falling out)”
 of 5 bubbles R66Curly, Jul 22, 2015 | Read review
“first in first served gets the bottom bunks”
 of 5 bubbles 998daleg, Nov 29, 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Flipflops can be useful too.”
 of 5 bubbles aziesemer, Oct 20, 2012 | Read review
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