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HI Santa Monica Hostel

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Bed sheets, wheelchair access
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Overview of HI Santa Monica Hostel

HI Santa Monica Hostel

2 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Monica Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Monica Pier8 min walk
  • Popular LocationMain Street Santa Monica13 min walk
  • AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)26 min drive

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About this area

Santa Monica

HI Santa Monica Hostel is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach, while Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach Boardwalk are popular area attractions. Sony Pictures Studios and CBS Television City are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Monica Place - 3 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 7 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 8 min walk
  • Original Muscle Beach - 9 min walk
  • Main Street Santa Monica - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Downtown Santa Monica Station - 7 min walk
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • Seasons 52 - 3 min walk
  • BOA Steakhouse - 3 min walk
  • Blue Plate Oysterette - 3 min walk
  • Blue Plate Taco - 3 min walk
  • Barney's Beanery - 4 min walk

About this property

HI Santa Monica Hostel

Eco-friendly Santa Monica hostel in Downtown Santa Monica, walk to Third Street Promenade
A microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and a business centre are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. This hostel has 262 rooms.
HI Santa Monica Hostel offers 262 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2018.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Street parking available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Communal living room
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated guest rooms – September 2018
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club card: USD 4.00 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged a club card fee of USD 4 per person, per night at check-in, payable to the hostel.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within the same county as the property will not be allowed to check in
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Alcohol is not permitted at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hostelling International Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel
Hostelling International Los Angeles Santa Monica
HI Los Angeles Santa Monica
HI Santa Monica Hostel Santa Monica
HI Santa Monica Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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4.4
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 221 out of 389 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 124 out of 389 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 29 out of 389 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 389 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 389 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Location
This Hostel was great for a solo adventure and would be great for a group of friends. Friendly staff and great location to the beach. So many restaurants and shops located near it. Only a 20-24 minute drive from the airport.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Five Stars!
Amazing staff and Clean and Covid safe! Best place to stay in Santa Monica and near the beach!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
convenient to CVS Phamacy
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice place
This was my second stay at this hostel and I was glad to be back! People here are friendly and kind. The only one thing I don’t like about this hostel is bed. Mattress is ok but every time you make a move on the bed, and no matter how small it is, it makes a squeaky sound and it is loud. Even college dorm room has better one.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020