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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed here for one night enroute to the airport in Los Angeles. I booked at the last minute and was able to get a private room. It was quick and easy to check in and Monica at the front desk was friendly and helpful. The room was older and small, but clean and comfortable, with a shared bathroom. There...

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The World
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have stayed in numerous hostels all over the state of California, and have stayed in this hostel previously. Though booking can be difficult at times, we are usually able to get beds booked in a reasonable amount of time. Not so with this hostel. It is nearly impossible to get anyone to reserve a dorm. Promises for information go...

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South Bay M, Manager at HI Los Angeles - South Bay, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in responding to this review however we are a seasonal hostel and have just opened for the summer of 2016. The hostel typically operates from mid-June to early September and during the off season the hostel is not staffed with anyone to return phone calls. During the off season we rely on our website to provide...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This place is horrible, do not stay here. The kitchen is constantly surrounded by flies getting into all the food especially during break time. Anyone could walk in and out of the rooms completely unchecked. The walls in the rooms are a single sheet of plywood at most meaning you can hear everything. The rooms have no air conditioning so...

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South Bay M, Manager at HI Los Angeles - South Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our location is typically cool and breezy but we have the occasional hot spell which unfortunately attracts flies. We do our best to keep doors closed and food covered to prevent them from coming into the kitchen. All guests are given keys to their individual rooms/dorms which should remain locked. Our hostel buildings are former...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Firstly, let me start out by saying that I have travelled around quite a bit in a range of different hotels an hostels and have never had such an experience (bad or good) that it warrants a review, however I just couldn't not write a review on such an awful, awful place. My boyfriend and I had stayed in two...

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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Unfriendly staff, small and dirty rooms, very poor breakfast (no milk, no juice), there's wifi, but it doesn't work. Far from everything, bad location. Staff didn't help with city information or give us maps. Personal poco agradable, habitaciones pequeñas y sucias, desayuno insuficiente (sin leche, sin zumo), no funciona bien el wifi, mal situado, muy lejos de todo. No nos...

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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed here as I was flying out of LA airport. It's not the closest to the airport but free to park and in a good area. It's basic and clean. My room was a four bed female dorm and large in size. The foam mattress wasn't comfortable though. That would be my only gripe. The bathroom was clean. The...

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We stayed at HI South Bay at the end of our US trip. We had a private room which was fine but quite small. The bathroom was clean but it only had 1 toilet and 1 shower so it could cause a little delay in the morning and evening when you want to freshen up. The hostel is located near...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Far far away from downtown LA, the area is quite shady and not recommended to travel late. The view is quite spectacular, but the rooms that you end up sleeping in are the size of peanuts. Avoid, I'd say, because the money that you save on booking the hostel, you end up losing on traveling to the same.

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Tczew, Poland
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We chose this place because of the location and its closeness to the ocean and it's perfect. We had great difficulty finding it at night as it was completely dark and it wasn't lit. It took too long for the girl in the reception to check my group of 17 guys in and we were exhausted around 11 p.m. It...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here and found it to be quite peaceful and serene. However, the only reason I left was because the cell phone signal was spotty and wireless was limited only to the main living area AWAY from the rooms. The linens and bathrooms were clean but the mattresses were uncomfortable. The free breakfast was pretty much...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A million-dollar view is waiting for you at this seaside hostel in the Los Angeles South Bay community of San Pedro. Located in scenic Angel's Gate Park, HI-Los Angeles South Bay has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, and features spectacular sunsets. This hostel is a great place for you to relax far from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. After the summer season, the hostel is only open October through May for school and other organizational groups of 20 people or more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Los Angeles - South Bay

Address: 3601 S Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-6969 (Formerly Los Angeles - South Bay Hostel)
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Harbor , San Pedro
Price Range: $65 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — HI Los Angeles - South Bay 1.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“skip it and try one of the budget hotels nearby if you are looking to keep expenses down.”
 of 5 bubbles BarefootTravelers, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Pandabear17, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms face the street so that you can park your car where you can keep an eye out on it.”
 of 5 bubbles beech_bunnie, 5 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Chose any room somewhere but not here”
 of 5 bubbles 739paulas, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
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