Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica

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Average rate: $34 - Hotel class: 1 star
1436 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa Monica Reviews

frivolousat25 frivolou…
16 reviews
Amazingly located hostel Jun 01, 2011
My third experience with the Hostelling International and definitely recommend this national chain.

They have clean bathrooms & clean dorm rooms. The food was good. Fresh fruit, Bagels, bread, butter, jam, cereal, milk, coffee etc.

Towels could have been cleaner.

Service could have been better, they had overbooked for the memorial day and even some of my friends who had made reservations couldn't get rooms once we arrived. They mention free parking on their website. This is incorrect. There is a parking complex opposite that needs 9$ for 6am to 6pm & 5$ for 6pm to 6am parking.

So make sure that you ask them to "Assign" you a room over the phone after you make the reservation.

Location wise its a two block walk to the Santa Monica Pier & is very close to the downtown. Lovely neighborhood.
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tvb123 tvb123
4 reviews
Great if you are travelling alone Oct 28, 2010
It's great if you have a car in LA but if you don't that's not the end of the world. It'll take a long time if you want to go to Hollywood, the city or east LA but Santa Monica has the greatest public transportation, it can take you anywhere. The downsize of it is that you just have to wait. It says that it's only 10 to 15 mins wait but sometimes you can't calculate traffics or amount of people boarding once the bus stop. So, sometimes you might end up waiting up to 30 minutes for the bus.

Overall this is a great location a block away from 3rd street pomegranate where all the shoppings centre are and few blocks from the santa monica beach and venice beach. If you want to go to the malibu beach, it's only 20 mins away if you drive or by bus.

All I have to say is that staying here is cheap and convenient
2 reviews
BORING Sep 27, 2010
Ok, well for everything this hostel got right, Cleanliness, facilities, location it is just truly boring. Boring people,unenthusiastic staff and No ALCOHOL. if just chilling or getting some reading in is your cup of tea then this place is for you. If you prefer to meet interesting people and enjoy a bit of excitement then stay clear.
pieboy42 pieboy42
8 reviews
Sep 22, 2006
The hostel was clean, tiday and basically friendly. It did however lack an atmosphere, it's not like other hostels I have been too. I think it's more of a family place, i.e. alchol is not allowed inside the hostel. The location was great, right near the beach and 3rd street.

Hostelling International - Los Angeles/ Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Mini Bar
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Shops in Hotel

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