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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool staff, super helpful. Great atmosphere, laid back. Facilities are good, clean. amazing night life literally next door, awesome location on the beach. great place. I would love to come back.

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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Staff are nice and friendly Location right by the beach is fantastic. I could see the ocean 100m away from my room. Wifi is pretty good. Free breakfast was nice. Cereals, toast, fruit, tea and coffee. Othet travellers are friendly and you can make friends. The lounge area is too small at times though for everyone. Showers and bathrooms clean....

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Seattle
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was a little anxious after reading the reviews about this place, but I decided to stay here anyway. The check in process was easy but it was not very clear where the check in area was. That was fine. The owner or manager was a very nice French woman. She got me set up in my room. The room...

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Thank Diane H
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My friend and I to Los Angeles for my 21st Birthday. From the very beginning the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially when it came to directions and how to get to different places in LA. The view from our room was phenomenal, we had a beach view and the sunsets were amazing. The noise from the pier didn't...

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Okotoks, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This hostel is between two bars. You literally have to wait until the wee hours of the morning to go to sleep. The live bands play until after midnight. It would be impossible to sleep. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I was here two years ago and came back because I liked the People& the atmosphere! And that was a great decision ! Everyone was openhearted and friendly, we checked in very late (1:30 AM) but that wasn't a problem for them.:) Wakin' up and seein' the beach& sea out of your window is awesome!

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San Patricio, Mexico
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The hostel is conveniently situated, right next to the beach (although the entrance is in a parking lot and is a little hard to find) and not far from LAX. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the bathroom was very clean, and there is a well-equipped kitchen. When I arrived, the staff told me that there had been an...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Hermosa Beach is a great location... perfect for a stay. I only stayed at the hostel one night, location great, their were power boards to available, free wifi, breakfast was okay, beds comfortable and it is right on the beach!! I stayed in a female dorm room. The space available was okay but there was only two of us staying...

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Sussex
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Can't be beaten on location, right next to the beach and all the bars and shops, walkable to the supermarket to buy food which you ca label store and cook at the hostel kitchen. Nice little lounge areas to sit around and meet people, watch tele, computer. Wifi is really good. Its a small building but its genreally clean. We...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Surf City Hostel was the first place I stayed at the start of a three-month trip around the USA. This was the first hostel I'd ever stayed in, and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was an ideal start to the hosteling experience. For starters, after being delayed in Australia and then arriving bleary-eyed to LAX, getting to the...

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Address: 26 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
Region: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Price Range: $59 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“If you want a quieter room, ask for a 3rd floor room away from the front of the building”
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congochris, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room (shared, 6 girls) had a private bathroom, not sure if I had to pay extra for it but not all rooms have it apparently.”
192marav, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there.”
sierrazephyr, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i guess the dorms have a great view”
AnjKumar, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for dorm rooms on the second floor in order to avoid sleeping above the bar on the weekends.”
bethanyp139, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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