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1 room, 2 adults

HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica

2-star2 stars
1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States of America

Located steps from Santa Monica Place
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Beautiful beach
Great location
Great amenities
Fantastic service
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HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica

from $122
  • Male Economy Ensuite Dormitory
  • Female Economy Ensuite Dormitory
  • Male Economy Dormitory
  • Female Economy Dormitory
  • Female Standard Dormitory
  • Male Standard Dormitory
  • Female Premium (Ensuite) Dormitory
  • Male Premium (Ensuite) Dormitory
  • Private (1 double or 2 twin beds) (Max of 2 Guests)

What’s around HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica


  • Third Street Promenade - 1 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 7 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 8 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 29 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 32 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 3 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 36 min walk
  • Original Muscle Beach - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 11 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 22 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 27 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 38 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 29 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 29 min drive
  • Sun Valley Station - 34 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 262 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1990
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Awards and affiliations

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

HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostelling International Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel
  • Hostelling International Los Angeles Santa Monica
  • HI Los Angeles Santa Monica


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom 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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

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.

  • Club Card: USD 3.00 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0.00 per night, (up to 18 years old)

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

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 192 reviews

HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Great place
Michael, us2 night trip
HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica
Community-oriented and Non-profit
Was a little concerned because of the price, but was pleasantly surprised. The rooms and facilities were clean, the surroundings upbeat, the housekeeping quality, and the proximity awesome. I didn't have a chance to participate in the community events, but look forward to staying again next year and giving them a shot!
Joshua, us3 night business trip
HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Fin stay relaxing place
Have a great time
Michael, us3 night trip
HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica
Great location and facility. Very good upkeep and cleanliness. Bedding had lots od noticeable hair all over but that is expected I guess. It was great! I'd stay here again and recommend it.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica
Place to Be in Santa Monica
Great place near the ocean! Highly recommend!
Tamara, us2 night trip

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HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica

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