The stay at the hostel was the very first part of my journey through the Western U.S. It proved ideal to get some rest after the long flight. I have been to quite a few youth hostels in my life and must say, there are quite a few better places, but a lot more which were less pleasant and enjoyable. Everything is clean, staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, breakfast is OK. The kitchen might be a little cleaner, that was the only minus point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HI-Santa Monica hostel is set close to cafes, restaurants and movie theatres, and is only just two blocks from the beach. The J Paul Getty Center, with its spectacular art, architecture and views, is nearby. The hostel has been fully renovated with a fresh, new look. There is capacity for 260 guests and facilities include daily movies, internet access, kitchen, laundry and breakfast.Enjoy your stay at the Santa Monica hostel with easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, Venice, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles. A tour operator services the hostel, with daily excursions to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios, and all the area's famed attractions. This location is the largest purpose-built hostel in the USA,just nine miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Come and check out Santa Monica. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica Hotel Santa Monica