I had a great time at HI- Santa Monica. It felt a very safe area to be in, including the streets around always seemed safe. Being so close to the beach was an added bonus, plus being so close to the shopping area (3rd street)
Around the Hostel was always clean, and always being checked. It is such a good place to meet other people in the dinning room or in the different lounges. The staff at the front desk, were very friendly and there was always someone on the desk- where they are willing to help.
The rooms were basic and loved that each bed had its own light and power sockets- something I was worried about before I came where I could charge my IPad and Phone. The beds were very comfy and I slept right through all the noise. Everyone has a locker In the room- it is a very big locker and should fit a suitcase or a rucksack without any issue.
The breakfast was very basic and not much to chose from, but the vending machines in the dinning area did sell snacks which was fine. There was lots go activities each night happening within the hotel or the surrounding areas. Stand-up comedy and all you can eat burger night ( very good value!!) also events such as bar(pub) crawls (you need to be 21!)
There was an issue with my key for access to my room, that it stopped working and I had to get a new key 3+ times day which was a pain. ( but was told that they are going to upgrade the system)
Overall I had a very pleasant stay with you and I will come be back again soon.
Recommend for anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the area.
- 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