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1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 653 reviews)
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Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Library
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 653 reviews
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Overnight parking prices in hostel area are a way too expensive.
Cleanliness, quietness at night and breakfast. A great value for this money.
Breakfast could have had a bigger variety.
Great location! The hostel had all the essential amenities.
wifi is not good.( in every international hostel)can't check-in until 2pm.
every is good. but the price is high. and there is a membership fee.
I liked walking along the beach and the amusement park by the pier.
everything. Bed too small. Breakfast not good. bathroom not clean. too expensive room. Don't go there !
The showers didn't have hot water most of the time.
Location was ideal and staff were very friendly and helpful
Too many men in one room
- Bad Wifi - Some recepcionist are very unhelpful
- Good breakfast - Everything was clean - Comfy beds and pillows
The room i stayed in was very noisy, you could listen to some mechanical noise all night ! For more than 3 nights, changing towels would be good
I had booked a female only room and didn't recieve it because they had booked out the hostel. No compensation was given.
Friendly staff, variety of different cultures, clean and comfortable.
wifi is not working
location is good
Car park is ok ~ 14dollars per night. the bed is too soft
Nice location & very kind staff
Excellent location, great deals associated with Starline Buses and local events, the facilities in the hostel were great and I would highly recommend this place for others to stay in!
Don't expect all the staff to be nice and genuine. Some of them don't even look at you while talking. Showers not really up to date.OK
A bit of everything, mostly: free pub crawl; very nice common areas; lot of activities; half price HopOnHopOff on tuesday, don't miss it!!!
can you even call a hostel a place that charges 66 bucks a night? should be "backpackers enemy".
it's a very good hostel, but...
Not their fault but had one messy roommate (stayed in an 8 people dorm) who bothered the rest in the room. Noise from the street disturbs the sleep, very warm temp. in the room. Overall nice if you just need a place to sleep when in Santa Monica.
Friendly staff, clean and nice common spaces, breakfast included, location near Santa Monica's top spots.
phone and computer are not free
2nd street has some traffic all day long. It may be annoying you when you go to sleep. Every early morning the street is cleaned and that's noisy for a while.
Friendly staff. A great lounge area and spaces for breakfast inside and outside the building. Wifi wasn't so fast at the 4th floor. The ocean is really close by walk, as long as bus stops and parks.
No parking Room without air conditions
Bed are a bit small, not a big problem though.
I booked this hostel for the location, without looking at the reviews or caring about anything else. I have stayed at numerous hostels around the world but this was my first HI booking. Some experiences were positive, others not. After a 9 hour flight, I badly needed a bed to crash. I proceeded to the front desk and was greeted by a warm smile from Tayler. She was quick to check me in. I took a quick nap and decided to grab something to eat, but wasn't sure of the restaurant options in the area. I returned to the front desk and spoke with Marlene, who made excellent recommendations and was very knowledgeable of the local offerings. She also gave me an overview of the parking options in the area and answered each and all of my questions. Tayler was also a great help throughout my stay and enlightened me of the various attractions in Santa Monica. All in all, I recommend that you book this hostel not just for the location, but for (quite possibly) the best customer service experience you'll ever receive by front-desk employees. An A+ to both Tayler and Marlene for their customer service! They really made my trip!
Busy (slow) WIFI
WIFI can be slow when busy. Surf early.. Or late!
Great helpful staff, clean, quiet end excellent location fir exploring LA from the healthier fringes of Santa Monica! Can't praise it enough. Book early.. It's busy!
The noise of passing and working trucks, they can be of disturbance to your sleep!
The location of this hotel is fantastic, close to the beach and all other amenities you can think of.very clean surroundings!
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