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HI - Los Angeles - Santa Monica

1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, California, 90401, United States

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Overall Rating 92%

From 37 Reviews

Hostel rating (37)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 97%
Security 94%
Service 91%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 84%

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  • Dorm
    From $44.00
10 or more people?

Santa Monica Hostel

Hostel Santa Monica

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Just two blocks from the beautiful Santa Monica Beach, HI Santa Monica hostel enjoys a superb location close to cafes, restaurants and movie theatres. The world-famous Third Street Promenade, known for its weekly farmers’ markets, excellent food, great shopping and engaging street performers, is nearby.

The largest purpose-built hostel in the USA, there is capacity for 273 guests and a wide range of facilities including free breakfast, Internet access, well-equipped kitchen and daily movies.

Enjoy your stay at HI Santa Monica with easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, Venice, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles. The hostel also organizes activities including pub crawls, food events and tours, and there are daily excursions to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios and all the area's famed attractions.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 14% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 4 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-310-393 9913

Fax. 1-310-393 1769

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Santa Monica Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Hollywood (More than 10km)
  • Malibu (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions





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Fri 21 Jun 2019

Thanks so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we do hope to see you again! Safe travels!

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Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Clean and secure


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Fri 21 Jun 2019

Thank you! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again! Safe travels!

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Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Sun 23 Jun 2019

The location was great !!


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Tue 28 May 2019

Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our fabulous location and hope to see you again!!! Safe travels!!

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Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Thu 30 May 2019

Bigger share rooms meaning less bathrooms. Although it’s a clean hostel the bathrooms are shared just like any hostel. Would stay here again though


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Mon 29 Apr 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again!

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Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Wed 01 May 2019

Das Hostel ist sehr schön gelegen, 5min vom Strand entfernt im Zentrum von Santa Monica. Das Hostel selber ist sehr schön eingerichtet mit verschiedenen Räumen zum sein. Das ganze ist allerdings sehr gross und auch wenn die Atmosphäre toll ist, habe ich es relativ schwierig gefunden verglichen mit anderen Hostels zum Leute kennen lernen. Ausserdem wirbt das Hostel mit Umweltfreundlichkeit, verpackt beim Frühstück aber jedes Toast einzeln. Das passt für mich nicht so ganz zusammen.


Avatar for Melina


Wed 24 Apr 2019

Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und wir freuen uns über Ihre Kommentare! Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben. Wir hoffen, Sie haben an einer der vielen Touren / Ausflügen genossen, die wir in der ganzen Woche unternommen haben, da sich viele unserer Gäste für die Stadt anmelden. Wir haben auch jede Woche ein Eiscreme, damit sich unsere Gäste mischen können. Vielleicht werden Sie bei Ihrem nächsten Besuch mit uns dabei sein! :) Außerdem hören wir Sie über das Frühstück, aber aufgrund der Gesundheitskennziffern in LA County müssen wir jedes Essen, das wir unseren Gästen anbieten, einzeln verpacken. Das ist etwas, an dem wir gerade arbeiten. Wenn Sie nächstes Jahr wiederkommen, wird es anders sein. Nochmals vielen Dank und sichere Reisen!

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Irene Gutierrez, Hostel Manager, Los Angeles - Santa Monica

Fri 26 Apr 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

LAX: Shuttle - World WY Bradley Terminal to LAX City Bus CTR to Santa Monica #3.
MTA #733-Cesar E Chvez Ave/Arcdia St-Ocean/Santa Mnica Blvd. MTA #720-Centrl Ave/6thOcean Ave/Clrdo.
LAX: 6.00-23.00 Shuttle - World WY Bradley Terminal to LAX City Bus CTR to Santa Monica # 3 From: LAX City Bus CTR to 4th St/B'way.

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