Hi Santa Monica Hostel

1436 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States
+1 310 393 9913

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based on 4 084 reviews
Hi Santa Monica Hostel - Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Distance to city centre 17,2 km
Location rating 9,5



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R818 per night
R874 per night
R885 per night




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best hostel in 210 reviews
block away in 12 reviews
breakfast was good in 271 reviews
bunk beds in 29 reviews
clean bathrooms in 14 reviews
close to the beach in 111 reviews
common areas in 24 reviews
corn flakes in 3 reviews
friendly staff in 263 reviews
great location in 529 reviews
hostel in a great in 167 reviews
meet people in 12 reviews
monica pier in 90 reviews
public transport in 10 reviews
santa monica in 92 reviews
wrapped in plastic in 12 reviews
  • Good
    Dec 2019

    The location is great. Good value for money

    The beds, that's it, the beds. They are horrible. Every single move you or someone else make, this metal squeaking sound fill the room. I don't expect hotel quality beds but I've been to other HI that have decent beds.

  • Okay
    Dec 2019

    I like the shared areas, they have a huge kitchen and a garden to enjoy. I also like the pool table.

    I booked the hostel for a specific amount and then when I arrived they told me about their membership fee which is $4/day. On booking price breakdown that wasn't there, then I checked hostel page on booking and way at the end of the page they're talking about this fee. Before check-in I was already charged the booking amount, since I couldn't cancel after that point hey caught me off guard, at check-in they told me, I have to pay $4/day or I can pay $18 and be a member of their hostel to not to pay this fee for a year. Since I'll be staying there few days this doesn't make sense. So this is for all my folks who's traveling on budget be aware of this sneaky, scam-like fee application. The stuff was surprisingly not that friendly, they had this "don't give a f" attitude. At checkout if you want to leave your bags and wanna take it after 1pm that's great now you have to pay for the locker! Seriously I don't know what kind of hostel does that, of course people book their flights or rides late in the afternoon or evening, and you want to charge them just to keep your guests' luggage there? Not the best service, never seen this on any other hostel.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019

    Basic and healthy breakfast! Good location and easy to get to the attraction.

    That would be perfect and friendly if the luggage storage charge within half day free.

  • Poor
    Dec 2019

    The location

    When I booked I was under the impression that I booked a room with a toliet and private shower. I explained this to the hotel front desk and told them I paid extra on booking. Hotel would not make any accommodations even when their was a vacancy in another room with a private toliet and shower. I was told there were no vacancy's, which was a lie. I had friends stay in a room where there was a vacancy with a private toliet and shower, and they could have easily put me in their room, but did not. They refused my request. Front hotel staff were not friendly. First aide was not available. I found, what appeared to be a roach in my bag. Also couldn't check in until after 3pm. I was also overcharged and am requesting a refund for my stay. Would not stay again at all

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019

    I like the fact I got the chance to meet various people, and the location was excellent because it's walking distance to the beach. The room or beddings were clean. The staff was very helpful! I wanted to have a longer stay, but I had business time constraints.

    For the most part, nothing I dislike personally. It's mostly good!

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HI Santa Monica Hostel is just a block away from the beach on LA's trendy West Side. This hotel offers guests the perfect spot for living the California dream. Guests can enjoy a sun-kissed courtyard to warm their bones and tan their skin, or they can head down to the beach to surf the waves of the pristine Pacific Ocean. Guests will certainly want to head down to the legendary Santa Monica Pier to spend an amazing afternoon or evening. Maybe guests will want to bike down to historic Venice Beach to check out the local sights and sounds, or simply stay around the hostel to check out local shops, cafes, dining spots, and more. Whatever the case, this hostel offers guests a primary location in sunny Southern California.

The super-friendly staff at this hostel will help guests make the most of their time in Santa Monica and offer insights about the hottest spots in LA. The staff can offer awesome tips about regular walking tours, pub crawls, comedy nights, and so much more.

After a long day spent in the California sunshine, guests are sure to find comfort and relaxation in their rooms. Every room offers guests complimentary access to high-speed wireless internet, guest laundry facilities, a private outdoor courtyard, dorm and private rooms, and so much more. This hostel offers affordable accommodations for large groups of travelers seeking fun in the sun. No matter how long guests choose to stay, they're sure to find a worthwhile adventure.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,6 Excellent

based on 4 084 reviews









Things to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Clean bathroom
  • Beach nearby

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Pool table
Storage available
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Bicycle hire
Designated smoking area

FAQs when booking at Hi Santa Monica Hostel

Where is Hi Santa Monica Hostel located?

Hi Santa Monica Hostel is located at 1436 2nd Street in Downtown Santa Monica, 17,2 km from the centre of Los Angeles. Venice Canal Historic District is the closest landmark to Hi Santa Monica Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Hi Santa Monica Hostel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hi Santa Monica Hostel.

Does Hi Santa Monica Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Hi Santa Monica Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Hi Santa Monica Hostel offer free parking?

No, Hi Santa Monica Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Hi Santa Monica Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Hi Santa Monica Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Hi Santa Monica Hostel from the airport?

Hi Santa Monica Hostel is 4,1 km from Santa Monica. Hi Santa Monica Hostel is 11,4 km from Los Angeles.

Can you bring pets to Hi Santa Monica Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Hi Santa Monica Hostel.

Does Hi Santa Monica Hostel have a pool?

No, Hi Santa Monica Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Venice Canal Historic District 4,4 km
  • Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery 7 km
  • Getty Center 7,4 km
  • Petersen Automotive Museum 13,5 km
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art 13,7 km
  • La Brea Tar Pits 14,1 km

Getting around

Santa Monica 4,1 km
Los Angeles 11,4 km
Los Angeles Westwood-UCLA, California 7,5 km
Inglewood Westchester, California 10,5 km

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