This place was great! I arrived at 9am from a 14 hr flight and they let me store my bags and take a shower before i even checked in. The staff were so friendly and always answered questions. I had a private room that was on the dark side and the fly screen on my window was hanging off but the bed was comfy and it has an AC unit (much needed). Never had to queue for a shower and everything was so clean for a hostel of this size. Access to anywhere but the reception desk is by keycard only so it was safe and secure for a solo female traveller.
The best thing is the location. Its one block down from 3rd St Prom and two blocks up from the Pier. Parking is right across the street and its safe and resonably priced for SM.
The only thing stopping it being a 5 outta 5 was the fact that the walls were paper-thin and so noisy and the showers were never warm - need to get up earlier or shower at night.
- 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