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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

Traveller (138)
Room & Suite (77)
Dining (27)
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pub crawl”(22 reviews)
“bed dorm”(16 reviews)
“hi hostel”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The HI Santa Monica is a very nice Hostel but....A/C very loud (even after complaining, no changes during my 3 day stay), room not clean, matress old, bed bugs!!! Besides that everything is good and provides everything you would expect from a HI Hostel. The...More

Thank Gory93
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been staying here for over 20 years. The renovations to bedrooms - new floors, bunks, shades - and the bathrooms are much appreciated and very good. I like the new shower and WC stalls which give much needed privacy. I would only suggest that...More

Thank ILUVLA63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t come here and just go to other hostels. I wish I stayed at USA Hostels Hollywood or Freehand from the start, yes the locations are not as good as HI, however at least I’d have a good nights sleep and a clear throat! The...More

Thank livelifex92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My First stay in a hostel and I must say, I am impressed. Room are clean with blankets, towels and locker provided. The Passgae and bathroom area clean. Next to Santa Monica beach and Peir (Walked to the beach everyday morning). Staff is great and...More

Thank Oommen76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is in a great location, just a five minute walk from the beach and Santa Monica pier with an array of shops, cafes and restaurants near by. However, the hostel is more like a hotel, and seems to attract an older generation, something...More

Thank Alicia J
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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Price range
US$51 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$51 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (138)
Room & Suite (77)
Dining (27)
Pool & Beach (4)
Amenities (27)
Family and Play Areas (9)
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Josh L
26 February 2018|
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Response from CoolLoon | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you call them. I arrived in the morning and they let me store my luggage in a locked store room but I couldn't go to the room. I went shopping and returned a little earlier than the posted check-in time and they let... More
Jack H
1 February 2017|
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Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
There is a multi level carpark across the road from the hostel which is $17 for 24 hours
Moataz M
23 November 2016|
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Response from Ahmed N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I called them before going to check if there were any rooms available and then went and paid fully in cash
Room Tips
"If you really want a good room brake the piggy bank before"
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"Away from the activity areas"
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"I'd expect top floor rooms to have better view"
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"ask for the four bed dorms. You'll find them to be much more hygienic. The rest smell of sweaty balls and..."
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