I stayed 7 nights in Santa Monica, 5 in a different hostel in Hollywood and 2 in this hostel. The location in very good, the kitchen too.. It really seems like a hotel. But would I recommend to a friend? NO!!! I'm 19 and the fact that I'm usually travelling alone makes me a hostel lover... I like to meet people, make friends and change ideas. This hostel has a lot, A LOT - like 40% - of old people, when I mean old, I mean like my grandma. Don't get me wrong, I love old people and I know all the good things I can learn from then, but that's not the kind of vibe I was looking for my trip... Also, is very difficult to meet people, even the young.
- 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