Here are my thoughts on our stay in HI Santa Monica:
Breakfast (all you can eat)
Towels are a great size
Beds are comfortable
Hostel puts on dinners some nights and are really cheap
Free wireless (although only available some places)
Computer Room (extra charge)
When you book online they don't charge the tax until you arrive there (unlike other HI's)
Water is not always warm in the showers or if it is doesnt last long!
*Location can be put in both here.....safety wise it is in a great position and away from the main part of LA....but on the other hand it takes almost 1 hour on the bus to get to LA itself...but I'd rather sit on a bus for an hour and be safe!!!
There are other things people complain about in hostels (sleep quality, size of rooms) but for the price I really cant fault it at all!!
- 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