Stay in the heart of Santa Cruz Excellent location – show map

This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Featuring barbecue facilities and a garden, Santa Cruz Hostel is located in Santa Cruz, 1,650 feet from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Set in the Santa Cruz Boardwalk district, the hostel is within 0.9 mi of Pacific Avenue.

Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse is 1.3 mi from the accommodations. The nearest airport is Mineta San Jose International Airport, 34 mi from the property.

This is our guests' favorite part of Santa Cruz, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Santa Cruz Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 24, 2018

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Santa Cruz, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!


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4 reasons to choose Santa Cruz Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Santa Cruz Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    900 feet from property
  • Cowell's Beach

    Cowell's Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1,100 feet from property
  • Seabright State Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    3,400 feet from property
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    5,200 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Mitchell's Cove Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Black’s Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1.5 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
    0.2 miles
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    0.2 miles
  • Pacific Garden Mall
    0.3 miles
  • Sky Glider
    0.3 miles
  • Nickelodeon Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • Pacific Avenue
    0.6 miles
  • McPherson Center
    0.6 miles
  • Museum of Art and History
    0.6 miles
  • Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
    0.8 miles
  • Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse
    1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Ideal Bar and Grill
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Roaring Camp, Big Trees and Pacific Rail
    4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Boardwalk
    0.3 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Wharf
    0.3 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Santa Cruz Beach
    900 feet
  • Cowell's Beach
    1,100 feet
  • Seabright State Beach
    3,400 feet
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
    5,200 feet
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport
    28 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    28.2 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    49.3 miles
How to get to Santa Cruz Hostel from Mineta San Jose International Airport
    Car
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Amenities of Santa Cruz Hostel
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Beach
  • Ping-pong
Internet
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Raised toilet
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Santa Cruz Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

12:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Santa Cruz Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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.

Please inform Santa Cruz Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Santa Cruz Hostel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Santa Cruz Hostel by:

    • Car 45min

  • Check-in at Santa Cruz Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Santa Cruz Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Santa Cruz Hostel.

  • Santa Cruz Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Ping-pong
    • Beach

  • Santa Cruz Hostel is 1,000 feet from the center of Santa Cruz.