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HI Monterey Hostel

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778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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San Pablo, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was my first trip to a hostel which was precipitated by single travel. I work the AT&T pro-am as a marshal and my son could not go with me this year. To save money, since I stay for a week during during a "high season:" hotel rate I took the chance. Am I glad I did. I met wonderful... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The hostel has a good location and there is free parking available. The facilities are clean and you can clearly see that they tried to turn this house, which hasnt a lot of charme from the outside, into a little gem. The common areas are very nice and comfy. I was sleeping in a room called big sur with 16... More 

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California
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Overall it was a pleasant stay at HI-Monterey. The rooms are clean, and the staff members are very friendly. I stayed in the 16-person co-ed room. It was spacious. People were respectful. Free breakfast in the morning. The only thing I wish it could have been different is more grass and plants. The building is very modern and is surrounded... More 

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Swineshead, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The Hostel is ran very well, the staff are extremely helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble. The guy on reception gave us some brilliant tips on where to go for food. The beds are very comfortable with good bedding. I will definitely stay again when i return to Monterey. The free breakfast was extremely good, there was a good selection... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This was by far one of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed at. It was incredibly clean and the beds were super comfortable. The bedding was also very nice. They don't allow you to bring any of your own bedding (this is good though because, as a result, they've never had any bed bug scares). One thing that threw me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the HI Monterey with friends for one night on our road trip down the coast. We all liked the hostel very much! Everything was very clean and tidy and the people were really nice! We slept in a 8/16 (divided by a heavy curtain) mixed dorm and the beds were really comfortable! The hostel has free parking... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here for 6 days and i must say that its just amazing. Its extremely clean and has comfy beds. And there is a kitchen and you can cook by yourself. They have a huge tv room and there are chess, playing cards and some games which you can enjoy your evenings. Sometime you can listen free piano... More 

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Sao Paulo do Potengi, RN
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The hostel is beautiful and clean. The kitchen very well organized and breakfast nice. Also the staff was helpful and friendly. The lounge is big high ceilings and lots of sofas. The price is one of the most affordable and great for quality-price around the Californian coast. The only big but are the beds, I know generally this is the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Try this place! Friendly staff, it's clean and there's anything your may expect from a HI and more. Nice homey atmosphere. Carmel and Pebble Beach are simple yet nice single & double rooms. Nice breakfast, oatmeal tea and coffee. Nice dining room.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I stayed at HI Monterey in November '14 for one night to start a small road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. I do not have any negative things to say, although the basement rooms were kind of dark. The lounge area seemed cosy and the staff was pleasant. There are a few shops and restaurants near the hostel but... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range: $49 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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