Fantastic location 2 blocks from the beach, right next to the main shopping strip and a great base to explore Santa Monica.
Staff are not that helpful. Kitchen had many utensils missing, cups were in short supply and disgusting. Two most annoying things: showers are low flow to save water fine, but the water is lukewarm at best and I tried a different floors one as well and exactly the same. Secondly their Internet is absolutely useless, no one could get on to it. They said it would be fixed in the morning and still doesn't work.
I will give them credit their info sheets for things to do are quite helpful and I went on some well organized trips to the Getty and Venice beach.
- 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