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The largest all purpose-built hostel in the United States with affordable dormitory accommodation, HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel presents itself as your perfect headquarters for seeing all that the Los Angeles area has to offer. It is just steps to the beaches of Santa Monica, Malibu and Venice, not to mention the Third Street Promenade with hundreds of shops, theaters, galleries, eateries, and pubs. HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel is central to all Los Angeles bus lines offering easy access to city tours, movie star's homes, shopping, Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, and the world class Getty Center Museum and the Getty Villa Museum, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel has been welcoming guests since 25 Jul 2007.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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Room type
1 single bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Los Angeles
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  • Alexandra
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was great, free breakfast was really good, comfy beds/big rooms
  • Ramish
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    I loved the environment ❤️ The hospitality of the front desk, especially Autumn. The location is perfect for solo travellers.
  • Laura
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    - communal bathroom spacious and clean; - pretty and spacious internal yard; - great kitchen and dining area with breakfast included; - activity program.
  • Denis
    I had an excellent stay in this establishment, everything was perfect, the rooms and facilities were very clean and the staff were very kind, something very rare these days, the wifi connection was perfect and all the shops and things to see on...
  • Annielee
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The facilities were perfect accessible and very clean.
  • Jiri
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Personal was nice and helpful, many things were included in the price. Well designed showers and other amenities.
  • J
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location was great, close to the beach and bus stops. The breakfast included 3x cereals, oatmeal, bagels and bananas, as well as hot drinks and an orange juice (which wasn’t very nice). The beds were really comfy and the pillows were like clouds!
  • Omar
    Great place to stay! Very good for digital nomads, there are many different spaces where you can work (patio, dinning room, library, cinema room, etc). Wifi works very well. Everything was super clean, lot of bathrooms. The place was much better...
  • Nasyaruddin
    Location, cleanliness and friendly staff. Not too mention- 2 pillows!
  • Sarah
    The breakfast was perfect. I felt ready to start my day. The place is comfy and it feels like home. The staff is incredible helpful. Shout out to Rome for his amazing reception.

Property questions and answers
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  • is parking available?

    Google Civic Center parking located at 4th and Olympic for best rates
    Answered on 27 July 2021
  • Do you have private lockers to put personal stuff

    Yes we do have lockers you would have to provide your own padlock or we do sell padlocks here too.
    Answered on 25 March 2020
  • Do u have private room with private bath or all are shared

    We do! It's listed as a Deluxe Queen and we have 2 of them. They sleep 3 people in the room and have an ensuite bath.
    Answered on 27 November 2020
  • Can you give me more details on how to get there from the airport. Where will Big blue bus #3 drop me off & what is R3???

    You take the shuttle "C" from the airport into Aviation/LAX station (this is free) then at the station you take Big Blue Bus #3 to Santa Monica and th..
    Answered on 6 December 2020
  • what’s the difference between the economy female dorm, the standard, and the en-suite dorm?

    Our Economy rooms have 8-10 beds per room, while Standard rooms have only 4-6 beds. En-suite rooms have private bathrooms, both Economy and Standard r..
    Answered on 2 December 2022
  • Is wifi available??

    Yes, it is.
    Answered on 14 February 2020
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Property surroundings *

Facilities of HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Beach
  • Hiking
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note: Upon check-in all guests are required to present a valid passport. Children under the age of 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories. Children between the ages of 13 to 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Please note: Hostel guests may stay for 14 consecutive nights or an accumulative total of 14 nights during each calendar year. At the end of the 14 nights guests may not return until the following calendar year. No extensions will be granted.

When booking 10 rooms/beds or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply

All the residents outside of LA county are welcome to stay with us.

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

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

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel

  • The prices at HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 250 yards from HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Beach

  • HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel is 14.3 miles from the centre of Los Angeles. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.