I stopped at this hostel for 8 nights and I found that it was a really nice hostel, I requested bottom bunk bed due to certain circumstance's and they gave me one. The hostel itself is very clean and the cleaners are always cleaning. It has nice little garden where you can sit or lounge on the lounger bed things. The kitchen is also nice and clean and easy accessible. they also have machines. Where you can buy drinks and snacks and if you haven't got change you can swipe your card through and it will take it straight from your bank I found this really handy.
The rooms themselves are nice I was in a room with four top and bottom bunks in and it also had its own bathroom the only downfall to these rooms is they don't have air conditioning and it gets pretty hot. But we had about 3 fans in our room and kept the windows open and it was fine.
You also get a free breakfast and although the tme is from 7.30 - 9.30 which is not so good cause I missed it a couple of times but they have a choice of cereal or toast with peanut butter, jam or cream cheese, bagels, coffee, tea and orange juice.
I is also very close to the beach and the 3rd street promenade. I would go to this hostel and this area again as I found it was better than downtown LA and a lot cleaner.
- 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