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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Extremely good hostel, location a block from the beach and Santa Monica pier and also a block away from third street promenade. So close to shops and restaurants. The hostel itself was very modern, the beds were comfortable, and large lockers available in rooms. My only downside was the showers didn't have a temperate gage, on it was all just...

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hi Lucy! Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed staying with us and that you loved our location! We love Santa Monica too and we hope you can come back and visit us again soon! You are right, we are trying to limit our water usage during this historic drought, but nevertheless we will...

The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Hi Hostel is a really great place to go. The location is perfect and central. The beach is just around the corner (literally), 3rd street promenade is a 2 minute walk and it is easy to reach by public transportation which was especially important to me being a traveler on a budget ($1,75 by bus from the airport). The hostel...

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hey, thanks so much for your amazing review! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us and our hostel family! We really hope to see you again soon! Safe travels and come visit us again anytime :)

Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location in Santa Monica. The 3rd Street shopping area and Santa Monica Mall are both very close by too. The rooms are spacious, beds are basic but comfortable, kitchen is well furnished and kitted out and the free breakfast is very good! The showers aren't amazing but server a purpose and only really need...

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

This is so great to hear! Thanks for taking the time to leave us this thoughtful review! We are actually really excited to say that we are going to renovate our bathrooms and showers in the next few months, so we hope that they'll be ready for your return whenever you are next in Los Angeles! You are most welcome,...

Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place has it all except for management. In my 2 weeks here I've had numerous issues with rudeness and incompetence of staff members (some not all) and a total lack of order and trouble with a chaotic booking system. On top of that thieves are allowed to walk around the hostel, posing as guests who clearly aren't. They sleep...

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mainplace, Guest Relations Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had such terrible experiences while staying with us, and we apologize for any mistakes made on behalf of all the staff here at HI Santa Monica. That is not at all the norm, nor is that anywhere near the level of quality service that we strive to provide to all of our guests, and...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I booked this hostel as a spot to hang out during a long layover in LA. I was a bit concerned in reading the reviews but immediately discovered that either they've made improvements or it's a matter of perspective! Check in was a breeze and the front desk was really friendly. The beds in the 8 bed dorm room were...

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Sydney, Australia
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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“I'd expect top floor rooms to have better view”
 of 5 bubbles Arturijus, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for the four bed dorms. You'll find them to be much more hygienic. The rest smell of sweaty balls and cannabis.”
 of 5 bubbles robertmK847UL, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to ask for a room as far as possible from the elevators.”
  • Inconsiderate roomates going out and leaving their things sprawled all over the place.
 of 5 bubbles bunny_deluxe, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles crikeydick2015, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring anything that cools you down if you're going in the summer.”
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