Overview of HI Santa Monica Hostel

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4.4 / 5Excellent
374 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Laundry



Popular LocationSanta Monica Beach11 min walk
Popular LocationVenice Beach9 min drive
Popular LocationVenice Beach Boardwalk11 min drive
AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)25 min drive

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  • Male Economy Ensuite Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Female Economy Ensuite Dormitory

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  • Male Economy Dormitory

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  • Female Economy Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Female Standard Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Male Standard Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Female Premium (Ensuite) Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Male Premium (Ensuite) Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Private (1 double or 2 twin beds) (Max of 2 Guests)

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    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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About this area

Santa Monica

HI Santa Monica Hostel is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach, while Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach Boardwalk are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum or Exposition Park.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Monica Beach - 11 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 9 min drive
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 11 min drive
  • Westwood Village - 15 min drive
  • Getty Center - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Downtown Santa Monica Station - 7 min walk
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 25 min drive

About this property

HI Santa Monica Hostel

Eco-friendly Santa Monica hostel in Downtown, walk to Third Street Promenade
Coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a business centre, concierge services and laundry facilities. This hostel has 262 rooms.
HI Santa Monica Hostel offers 262 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2018.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Street parking

Food and drink

Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Billiards/pool table
Shopping centre

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


ATM/banking services
Lockers available
Vending machine
Water dispenser

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Meeting rooms




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Beach towels
Communal living room
Fireplace in reception
Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Hairdryer (on request)
Toilet paper



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11:00 AM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 30 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American Express
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club Card: USD 4.00 per person, per night.
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0.00 per night, (up to 17 years old).

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 per person, per night at check-in, payable to the hostel.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same county as the property will not be allowed to check in. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica
HI Santa Monica Hostel Santa Monica
HI Santa Monica Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The best hostel I've been to so far. Clean, good amenities, central, and lovely people.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Good hostel & staff

This is is a well run hostel with a professional staff. Some reviews mention lack of a welcome, and although the staff who checked me in wasn't effusive with smiles, he was friendly enough. I could tell he was busy and managing all the guests efficiently must be a lot to handle. So I completely understand the staff not smiling or talking much. The rooms and common areas were clean enough with excellent, very clean bathrooms, plenty of toilets, and private shower stalls, that looked surprisingly nice. I only stayed one night, because I booked a hotel for my trip. I'd never stayed at a hostel so not knowing what to expect, I showered before I came, and left the next morning. It would have been fine to shower here though. The sleeping situation wasn't for me, although if you don't mind hostels, it could be fine. In the first room there was a girl coughing and I was worried about breathing that in all night, especially with the corona virus spreading. The front desk told me I could change rooms once, and luckily in the new room, no one was coughing. But one of the girls was snoring, so I couldn't sleep. I didn't mind this as much as the chance of catching someone's flu or virus, but it wasn't the best. One good thing was that guests get a good sized locker, and it fit my large suitcase. If you don't mind sharing a room with 5 or more people, you might like this place. It seems to be one of the better hostels and the girls in both rooms seemed very nice.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Excellent stay

    The hostel was clean and well kept. I also loved that they keep the place warm, its winter and I know its SoCal but it sometimes it gets cold in the evening and im always cold but it was warm and i didnt need the extra socks i brought.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020