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Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience of Surf City Hostel has always been a good one. Over the years having travelled from New York to Los Angeles I was always warmly received by the manager a very nice lady from France. In addition the atmosphere was always casual and relaxed and she made it seem like a home away from home. Ive had the... More 

Thank James M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I did not look into the hostel much when I booked it, so it was a surprising and very welcome surprise to see it was almost ON the beach. The beach at Hermosa is full of volleyball nets and surfers, and the neighbourhood is very pretty and fun. The hostel is sandwiched in between two cafés on Hermosa Pier, giving... More 

Thank Mara V
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Worst hostel I"ve ever stayed in. Told I'd lose not just my deposit but the entire amount of the stay, I came in around 9 pm, and was told to pay for parking in the lot behind the hostel, then park many blocks away for free, after hauling my suitcase up the steep steps. Everyone was speaking French and I... More 

Thank sierrazephyr

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect hostel for young people travelling! A good vibe with friendly people and an amazing location. A lot to do as well. Quite out of the way of Hollywood and such but ubers are so cheap in LA it's not a big deal. Loved my stay here and will definitely be returning

Thank Lucy H
New Delhi
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

i have stayed in hostels earlier, so this is as good as a hostel gets. i was in a private room (it did NOT have a ensuite shower or toilet), those are shared. the room was small and had a table fab, but for a single traveller or couple is sufficient. the TV room can accommodate 8-10 people, the toilet... More 

Thank AnjKumar
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

First, I will write the good things. 1. Great location right on the main party strip of Pier Ave and Hermosa Beach. 2. The French woman owner is polite, has made upgrades and keeps tabs on the rooms.The rooms and bathrooms are now cleaned daily. The owner even helps in the cleaning. The wifi Internet works good and the free... More 

Thank bethany p
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool staff, super helpful. Great atmosphere, laid back. Facilities are good, clean. amazing night life literally next door, awesome location on the beach. great place. I would love to come back.

Thank Heather S
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Staff are nice and friendly Location right by the beach is fantastic. I could see the ocean 100m away from my room. Wifi is pretty good. Free breakfast was nice. Cereals, toast, fruit, tea and coffee. Othet travellers are friendly and you can make friends. The lounge area is too small at times though for everyone. Showers and bathrooms clean.... More 

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was a little anxious after reading the reviews about this place, but I decided to stay here anyway. The check in process was easy but it was not very clear where the check in area was. That was fine. The owner or manager was a very nice French woman. She got me set up in my room. The room... More 

Thank Diane H
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

My friend and I to Los Angeles for my 21st Birthday. From the very beginning the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially when it came to directions and how to get to different places in LA. The view from our room was phenomenal, we had a beach view and the sunsets were amazing. The noise from the pier didn't... More 

Thank Sam O

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Additional Information about Surf City Hostel

Address: 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Region: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Price Range: £30 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“My room (shared, 6 girls) had a private bathroom, not sure if I had to pay extra for it but not all rooms have it apparently.”
 of 5 bubbles 192marav, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there.”
 of 5 bubbles sierrazephyr, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i guess the dorms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles AnjKumar, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for dorm rooms on the second floor in order to avoid sleeping above the bar on the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles bethanyp139, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing west have the best beach views/less noise.”
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 of 5 bubbles samo757, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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