HI Santa Cruz Hostel is located only a few steps from a surf beach in picturesque cottages in Santa Cruz, California. The hostel is in a historic location, only two blocks from the wharf and the Boardwalk Amusement Park, and only 5 blocks to downtown. All public transportation is within walking distance.This Santa Cruz Hostel offers dorms and private rooms. Guests can enjoy the pretty gardens, common room, kitchen and dining cottage. With Internet and laundry facilities available on site, this is the perfect base for exploring this historic beach community. One of the highlights of Santa Cruz is the Beach Boardwalk which dates from 1907 and is the oldest beachfront amusement park on the West Coast. The boardwalk has a glorious old-school Americana vibe and its most famous rides include the half-mile long Giant Dipper, a vintage 1924 wooden roller coaster, and the 1911 Looff carousel – both National Historic Landmarks. Getting to the hostel: San Jose Airport: 34 miles. Requires multiple transfers via public transport. From Bus Station it is approx. 10 minute walk. 5 minute walk to parking location. Parking is not guaranteed. Amtrak: Arrives at Bus Station. 10 minute walk to hostel.