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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 in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Beautiful beach
Great location
Great amenities
Fantastic service
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From 702 reviews

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HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica

from $133
  • 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


  • In Downtown
  • Third Street Promenade - 1 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 8 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 14 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 30 min walk
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 32 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 3 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 6 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 17 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 22 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 29 min drive
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 22 min drive
  • Glendale Station - 24 min drive

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* 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

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • 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


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.

Also known as

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

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 4.00 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0.00 per night, (up to 17 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 247 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Nice place
Great experience. Excellent location near plenty of shops and restaurants. Clean facility.
Jeremy, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Was here for a yoga conference. This was the perfect place to stay. No frills, but clean, everyone was pleasant and the location was great. I’d stay here again although they need to up their coffee game...:)
stacey, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Experience
I have never stayed in a hostel before, but the experience was fantastic. The place was always clean, breakfast was provided, there were ample amount of places to hang out by yourself or with a group, and they put on different events that are paid for by the hostel. I spoke with a few people who have frequented many different hostels, both in the US and abroad, and they said this is one of the nicest ones that they've ever stayed in.
Joshua, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Home away from home
Such a home comforting environment . Will recommend
Angel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
the hostel is amazing. if you've never stayed in a hostel this is an amazing first place to do it. The location is absolutely insane for the price. the hostel is very clean and ran well.
Will, us3 night trip

HI Santa Monica Hostel, Santa Monica

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