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Reggio Emilia, Italy
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I love hostels, because of the opportunity to meet new people, the friendly staff and all the activities that they offer...but this time it was too much. The hostel is dirty, the breakfast is very poor and 2 people were having sex in the bed next to mine. but all this was ok, the real problem was that me and...

1Thank Marta_Cigarini111
Noakhali, Bangladesh
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Great location, just on the beach and at the center of Hermosa town. Though bit noisy at nights because of the very active night life around the area. Staff are very friendly and helpful also easy transport to LAX airport.

Thank Sharif-Chowdhury
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

The best thing about this hostel is the location. Hermosa is an awesome town with lots to offer, great places to eat, perfect beach and cafes. The hostel itself is ok, the rooms aren't the best but the staff were great and the breakfast was good. The free parking is about 15 min walk away from the hostel. The wifi...

Thank Dan B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

It's true, the active nightlife outside means that some rooms are well noisy. But the location, the friendliness of the people there are great ! I've been there on a few occasions, and though the people staying are different every time, there is always a very good spirit - both from staff and travellers. There is an acoustic guitar, voley...

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

...if that is the case. Then this place is great. Some might find the loud music a bit annoying. Aside from that its just a basic hostel on a great location right on the beach. You can rent surfboards at a cheap rate from the hostel. And the employees are very nice and helpfull.

1Thank Jon S
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 25 November 2014

The hostal is very well located, just a few steps from the beach. Nice prices, Gently management. Too much noise and party at least the weekend when I was there. The parking is a big trouble. I didn't notice that is now allowed to park your vehicle in between 3:00 - 5:00 AM by Sundays, then we got a ticket...

2Thank Adrian R
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2014

I travelled around California for a month, hostel hopping and this particular hostel remains in my memory...it has wonderful ocean views were we could see dolphins in the far distance, fantastic night life on our doorstep and beautiful beaches within easy reach. Unfortunately my only problem is that the rooms were something of an african slum..only one duvet per 2...

3Thank Krust_108
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I do not have a bad word to say about this place. Great location. The staff could not be more Accommodating as they are always there to help whether it's giving directions or renting a surfboard/bike for the day. Everyone I spoke to in the hostel also travelling were so friendly. Never had any troubles here. Would definitely go back

Thank Beachchique
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This hostel really does have a great spot. Right by hermosa beach with loads of bars and restaurants literally on the door step and not far at all from LAX. The downside to this though is the noise. I am not a light sleeper and I am use to hostels (I've been staying in them for the last 8 months)...

Thank HannahMetcalfe124
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Last summer I stayed two weeks at Surf city Hostel and it was one of the best time in my life. It´s so close to the beach and a lot of bars and pubs that changes into nightclubs at the later evening are right there. If you want to surf Manhattan Beach has good waves in summer and fall, it´s...

Thank jacky_flash

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Additional Information about Surf City Hostel

Address: 26 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
Region: United States > California > Hermosa Beach
Price Range: ₹ 2,801 - ₹ 6,514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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“If you want a quieter room, ask for a 3rd floor room away from the front of the building”
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 of 5 bubbles congochris, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room (shared, 6 girls) had a private bathroom, not sure if I had to pay extra for it but not all rooms have it apparently.”
 of 5 bubbles 192marav, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there.”
 of 5 bubbles sierrazephyr, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i guess the dorms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles AnjKumar, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for dorm rooms on the second floor in order to avoid sleeping above the bar on the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles bethanyp139, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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