My husband and I stayed here in March 2014 for 4 nights in a private room on level 4. The room was big enough for what we needed and was clean. The hostel itself is set up well. Plenty of common areas plus free breakfast in the morning is great! Our key card stopped working of a morning twice but reception fixed that up pretty quickly. We slept through the night and didn't hear much of outside noise or noise from other guests. The location was great for exploring Santa Monica. We found it a bit more difficult to get to areas such as Hollywood, Disneyland and LAX via public transport. Most require 2 or 3 buses or going via down town which takes at least 45 minutes on express bus. The Hostel Hopper is available through the hostel if going to Disneyland and is worth paying the money over public transport.
- 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