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HI Monterey Hostel

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 11 March 2015

This hostel was excellent! Lovely homely feel to it. Staff are very helpful, especially David! Close to everything and Monterey is beautiful. Huge living room, every where is clean, yes you may have to use tokens for the shower but its perfectly fine. I would definitely stay here again!

Thank Hannah W
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Only stayed here one night but based on our visit, here are some quick tips: - staff are pretty nonchalant /apathetic. - kitchen is small with no stove. - rooms are clean, spacious and comfy. - living room HUGE! Well furnished and spacious. A really lovely area to sit and relax, chat or eat dinner. - No alcohol allowed on...

Thank MarcPT
Reviewed 6 January 2015

It's hard to find a cheap stay in Monterey.. This is an alternative if you just want a place to sleep and park your car in a reasonably central location. The shared rooms were rugged and smelled a bit like the old basement it was but the beds were comfortable and I got a good nights sleep.

1Thank Uldall
Reviewed 3 January 2015

A nice little hostel a friend and I stayed at for one night on our west coast road trip. Reasonable price, environmentally friendly with a challenge to use a certain amount of water tokens when taking a shower (however they will give you extra). A great location close to local attractions such as the Monterey Aquarium and a short drive...

Thank Fern G
Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2014

i stayed 4 nights in a male dorm. The hostel was clean and staff friendly and helpful, they even made the pancakes for breakfast. real strawberry jam, thankyou. a mixed crowd of varying ages, definitely not a party hostel, but a nice homely feel. the piano and guitar were actually used by some people, a few were even very talented....

Thank Dale G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Fell in love with the area in February and returned in October. My wife and I had a private room in this clean, friendly and efficient hostel. Special thanks go to Thomas for clearing an admin issue created by my Australian Travellers Card. Looking forward to returning for a third visit!

Thank mmahoney60
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2014

There isn't a lot to do in Monterey and this hostel reflects that well. It's quiet and peaceful not nothing really ever happens. We were given shower tokens to allow us a few minutes of shower time and I thought this was a great way for the hostel to help us not waste water in the drought. There was a...

Thank Mads03
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

They had codes for the bedrooms which was very secure and meant you didnt have to worry about losing the key. (code for the front door too). It had the potential to be a really nice environment, a nice living room and social area, although while we were there the atmosphere was rubbish and there were alot of families staying....

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Highlight here is the temperpedic mattresses! You won't find a more comfortable sleeping experience. Pretty bare bones otherwise. Showers on timers because of the drought in Central Coast California. No really nice outdoor space. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Homemade pancakes and oatmeal for breakfast. Clean bathrooms and showers. Would stay here again. Great location three blocks from Aquarium...

1Thank Creetyuk
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The breakfast isn't good. But bed is comfortable and very clean. There is the bed light to help you feel owned place. The whole dorm has big space to put stuff. Staffs are nice. The shower rooms needs the token to limit the time use. Overall the restroom is clean too. Nice and cosy living room. The cleanest hostel in...

Thank clairewa02

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Monterey Hostel

Address: 778 Hawthorne St, Monterey, CA 93940-1102
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $48 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“There are rooms available that sleep a smaller amount of people but you have to ask for one. Rooms for couples or families.”
 of 5 bubbles ebohsytram, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“clean good common areas friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles petitrire, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring duct tape, the wall plugs are very loose (phone charger kept falling out)”
 of 5 bubbles R66Curly, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“first in first served gets the bottom bunks”
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“Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Flipflops can be useful too.”
 of 5 bubbles aziesemer, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
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