Stayed in the men's bunkroom in summer - no lockers for valuables, musty w poor ventilation, low ceiling, crammed with bunks. Unlike the adjacent motel-style 'wing' with the private rooms, the bunkroom is in what appears to be a converted residence with low ceilings, narrow hallways, thin doors and no sound insulation. The one-person bathroom is adjacent to the bunkroom, and every cough and gurgle is clearly audible thru the wall.
The second worst bed I've ever tried to sleep on - mattress sort of OK around the edges but badly broken down in the center, the pillow a sack of lumps, scratchy blanket so small there was no extra to tuck under, so ended up on the floor. Bunkroom lights were out by 11pm, but everyone pitched around literally for hours, wooden bunk frames creaking loudly, trying to find non-lumpy positions on the mattresses. One person went to sleep around 2am, the room finally began to cool off around 2.30am, and I dropped off a little after that. Windows had no drapes, was awakened by sunlight at 6.30am, sore and un-rested.
Staff was very helpful and efficient, wifi reliable. The hostel is on a very quiet street, faces a nice canal on the back side, has a commercial-style kitchen, washer/dryer, a couple larger common rooms, but was a bit run down generally.
As a resort town, Seaside is small, mediocre and overpriced, as was the hostel compared to others I've tried around the US - charging the same for a bunk as the HI in Chicago IL.
- Also Known As:
- Seaside International Hotel Seaside