Only stayed one night so can't say I got a proper feel of the hostel. The rooms are clean and tidy with plenty of storage. The bathrooms are separate, could do with an update as they are quite old and the water not hot, and the hair dryers don't work.
Wifi works everywhere
Staff helpful and friendly
You can leave your bag free until 2pm on day of departure
Free breakfast is plentiful, pancakes, toast, cereal, bagels, fruit, yoghurt, juice.
As for the activities I didn't participate in anything but they run pub crawls etc.
- 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