While job interviewing, remained here for a few unexpected, extended nights. Lovely and comfortable restored vintage estate in a lovely and well-kept neighborhood. Very clean. Staff friendly, welcoming, efficient. The estate park-like grounds are open to the public and Hostelers for day use (building access closed 11am-5pm). Great kitchens and laundry facilities. One revels in the "barking" of the wharf seals, and the lapping of waves upon the beach of the Bay. Beach and wharf a lovely walk down a short slope. Whether walking, biking, or driving, "Life is Good" here....great vicinity from which to explore. Close to public transportation hub. To me, downside is a maximum of 14 days per year, whether consecutive or sporadic visits. I found 99.999% of Hostelers were kind, pleasant, polite.
- Also Known As:
- Santa Cruz Youth Hostel Carmelita Cottages Hotel Santa Cruz