This hostel is in a great location to get to the ocean, surfing museum, and Boardwalk but the parking is a BEAST, especially on weekends or holidays when the area is packed. Although they say you can reserve a parking pass, if the area has no openings, you are out of luck. The area parking lots don't allow overnight parking either. I ended up having to pay a motel a couple of blocks away to allow me to use their parking lot!
They are very strict about the times they are open because of an agreement with the neighbors. However, it is a nice little place with knowledgeable and friendly staff and definitely the cheapest place in the area to stay!
- Also Known As:
- Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages Hotel Santa Cruz