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    Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

    1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
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    Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

    This is a very good hostel. The location is fantastic and value for money is incomparable to anything else in the area. This is clear when you see the variety of guests who check in - legit backpackers, travelling party-goers, oldies, young families with kids......More

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    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 3 February 2015

    Marc, thank you for taking the time to give us such a comprehensive review! Santa Monica really does have it all doesn't it? We're happy that we could help you enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer. We'd also like to take this time...More

    Reviewed 19 January 2015

    all the rooms where we normally stay in Westwood were booked so my lady suggested something we had always wanted to try, a Hostel. We looked up the one closest to Westwood and found this place in Santa Monica three blocks from the beach. We...More

    1  Thank SurFun5389
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 4 February 2015

    Jim, thank you for not only giving HI-Santa Monica a try, but also for giving us a great review! We host guests of all ages, from 6 years old all the way to 90+! If there's one thing we've learned it's that you're never too...More

    Reviewed 6 January 2015

    Can't really give this hostel any bad feedback other than the rooms were pretty hot in the night! Decent vibe in the hostel. Good chill out spot with a big tv and a nice outside area. Pub crawl was pretty awesome and easy to meet...More

    Thank Luke B
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 4 February 2015

    Thanks for the feedback Luke! Summer time is our busiest season and when the rooms are at capacity it can definitely get a little stuffy, but we do our best to keep the climate at a level that keeps everyone comfortable. Still, we want you...More

    Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

    I stayed here for 1 night and it was great. The beds are comfortable and have great pillows, the bathrooms were clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I also liked the events they had planned throughout the week everything from pub crawls...More

    Thank Kathleen F
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 4 February 2015

    Kathleen, thank you for the great feedback! We hope that you got to enjoy a few of our activities and that you were able to catch some rays down at the beach. Please come in and see us again soon!

    Reviewed 27 December 2014

    Great location, walking distance to the pier and shopping district! Visited during August and the hostel was busy. Wifi was good, breakfast average but included in price of stay which is always a bonus!More

    Thank Julieanne F
    Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 4 February 2015

    Thanks for the review Julieanne! There's no doubt about it, August is busy, busy, busy! But the summers really are beautiful out here aren't they? We'd love to hear some suggestions for our breakfast menu, get in touch with us and share your thoughts! Safe...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$51 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Jack H
    1 February 2017|
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    Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
    There is a multi level carpark across the road from the hostel which is $17 for 24 hours
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    Response from Ahmed N | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I called them before going to check if there were any rooms available and then went and paid fully in cash
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    Response from Jen D | Reviewed this property |
    We used the tour company next door to the hostel, they run a bus daily to Disneyland. You can either buy your own ticket to Disney and then pay the tour company for the bus journey or you can buy the Disney ticket and bus as... More
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    "Try to avoid a room overlooking the entrance, just because because of any street noise"
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    "ask for the four bed dorms. You'll find them to be much more hygienic. The rest smell of sweaty balls and..."
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    "Try to ask for a room as far as possible from the elevators."
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