Stayed here for two nights in May 2010. Having never stayed in a hostel before, I didn't know quite what to expect. The best way to describe this is that it feels like a college dorm. Stayed in the large bedroom area -- bunk beds and maybe 6-8 people per room.
Upon check-in they give you two shower tokens per day. These are good for four minutes each in the shower (i.e., eight minutes per day). Supposedly due to water conservation measures. For a guy like me, eight minutes isn't a problem, but I can see how it could be for other people. All showers seemed to be private with locking doors. Bring your own toiletries and shower sandals.
Also, bring earplugs for the night. People come and go at random hours -- though I heard that the front door of the hostel locks at 1 a.m. (you can't get in at all after 1 a.m.). I liked that they had a fridge and kitchen so you could get a few groceries and prepare your own meals. For breakfast they provided pancake/waffle mix and griddles for you to make your own pancakes and waffles.
I'd stay here again. Paid $110 for two people for two nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more less
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