This is a very contemporary hostel with much space for hanging out in various areas of the hostel. That is the courtyard, the library, TV areas are a few. I stayed in a dorm with 10 beds. It was very spacious. The beds already come made which is a nice treat for a hostel. Staff could be much more enthusiastic and helpful. I found that this was missing here compared to other HI Hostels I have been to. It's in a great location in terms of city buses. There's a bus down the street that will take you to the union train station. Also if you want to go to Malibu or Pacific Palisades you can take the orange line on Ocean. Just a few doors down you can get healthy inexpensive smoothies and juices that are fresh. Also, Wholefoods is in the neighbourhood. If you don't have a computer you can go to the library on 6th and use one on their internet terminals. I though that breakfast could be improved by providing fresh fruit instead of canned and having more wholesome bread.
- 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