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HI - Los Angeles - South Bay

3601 South Gaffey St, Building 613, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, 90731, United States

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Overall Rating 84%

From 17 Reviews

Hostel rating (17)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 85%
Cleanliness 81%
Location 88%
Security 88%
Service 83%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 89%

A million-dollar view is waiting for you at this quiet seaside hostel in the Los Angeles South Bay community of San Pedro.

10 or more people?

Los Angeles Hostel

Hostel Los Angeles

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Enjoy the million-dollar view waiting for you at the seaside hostel in Los Angeles South Bay. Situated in the scenic Angel's Gate Park, Los Angeles South Bay has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island and features spectacular sunsets.

The hostel caters for people wanting private, semi-private and dorm rooms, including a self-service kitchen, dining room, library, TV room and laundry facilities. Plus free Wi-Fi.

This hostel is a great place for you to unwind as it is far enough from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles with its picturesque hiking spots but still has great nightlife entertainment . After the summer season the hostel is only open October through May for groups of 20 people or more.


Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 10 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 10 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • 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 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Additional tax of 14% is payable at check-in.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 50 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
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 12 Jun to 11 Sept

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (310) 831-4635

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ports O'Call (3 to 5km)
  • Long Beach (More than 10km)
  • Catalina Island (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I booked a private room with a double bed but was given a room with bunk beds instead. No allowances for change and no considerations for their mistake.


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Wed 27 Sep 2017

Thanks for your review. We're sorry you were unhappy with the room choice. We assign rooms based on the room type listed on the reservation that we receive from

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Monica Puglisi, manager

Fri 29 Sep 2017

I found getting adjusted to the hostel to be difficult. I wasn't told there was a code to get in the building after hours, nor to get in my dorm / room. I had to seek this information out. The first time I was only given a verbal notice of the code for the bunk, nothing was said about the main building. The second time after arriving late at night I had to call the front desk to be let in. I had to try a second phone number I found on facebook because the one in my email didn't work.


Avatar for Dustin


Thu 21 Sep 2017

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that the staff member that checked you in failed to give you a proper info at check in. We'll have a chat with the staff member to make sure they are giving everyone the guest orientation at check in. We were having issues with our main phone line and tried our best to quickly convey to guests what number to reach us at. Thanks for staying with us and bearing with our hiccups.

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Monica Puglisi, manager

Sat 23 Sep 2017

The Beds were rock hard as the mattress was on a platform. Uncomfortably hot, as there were high temps and NO FANS in the rooms. NorCal HI hostels are much better with memory foam mattresses and ceiling fans in most rooms.


Avatar for David


Mon 11 Sep 2017

Thank you for your review. Our old mattresses were the worst. Unfortunately, our new mattresses arrived after your stay. We're pleased to announce that we have brand new comfy mattresses in our dorms. We usually have a lovely coastal breeze and typically do not need fans but we got hit with a bad heat wave. We'll consider having some fans on hand for these circumstances.

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Monica Puglisi, manager

Wed 13 Sep 2017

Plumbing has issues. Shower went ice cold on several occasions while I was showering.


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D. Scott,

Wed 30 Aug 2017

it was very warm in the rooms ,but opening the window help


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Mon 14 Aug 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

LAX: 21.5 miles LGB: 19 miles SNA: 36 miles. All have SuperShuttle & PrimeTime Shuttle buses.
Union Station: Metro Silver Line to Harbor Gateway transit center Then 246 bus south to 38th & Pacific. After 7pm bus will NOT take passengers past 21st street. It is advised to hire a cab from there to the hostel.
Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center & Catalina Terminal all in San Pedro approx. 3 miles
Long Beach Transit Mall: 9miles
Alternate Transport
Take the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south to San Pedro. The 110 freeway ends in San Pedro on Gaffey Street. Stay left onto South Gaffey Street and drive three miles down Gaffey to 36th street. Our driveway is located on the right side of the road.
110 (Harbor) Freeway south to San Pedro stay left onto South Gaffey Street to Angel's Gate Park.
Union Station: Metro Silver Line to Harbor Gateway Transit center then 246 bus south to 38th & Pacific. After 7pm bus will NOT take passengers past 21st street. It is advised to hire a cab from there to the hostel.

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