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I had to be in L.A. for a morning appointment so decided to come in a day early. I didn't want to spend a ton of money...and as a single female traveller wanted an area where I'd feel comfortable walking. This Hostelling International location was...More
3 Thank dutchgal88
Response from mainplace, Manager at Hostelling International - Los Angeles/Santa MonicaResponded 9 February 2015
Thank you for the great review San Diego! Next time you stay with us be sure to check out one of our group outings. Our hikes and museum trips are a lot of fun and a great way to meet all kinds of people. We...More
I stayed in a 6 person dorm room which was fine, pretty much what you pay for, the nice big lockers were very much appreciated. However if you are staying here make sure you get some really freakin good earplugs as the air conditioning in...More
This hostel is in a great location within easy walking distance to the beach. The shops and bars around the hostel are fantastic. The hostel had a great vibe with big communal areas and kitchens. The staff where fantastic and helped me out with a...More
Wonderful location, great staff, bedroom was superb, breakfast generous, socialising areas were abundant and laundry clean and efficient.
So why not 5 stars?
The bathrooms are not modern but that is quite acceptable. What disappointed me was the lack of cleanliness in the...More
My friends and I had booked to stay in this hostel as we wanted to spend a couple of days at the beach and exploring Santa Monica. Upon arrival (10am) we were told we could not check into our room until after 2pm. We were...More
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
Suggest you call them. I arrived in the morning and they let me store my luggage in a locked store room but I couldn't go to the room. I went shopping and returned a little earlier than the posted check-in time and they let... More
Suggest you call them. I arrived in the morning and they let me store my luggage in a locked store room but I couldn't go to the room. I went shopping and returned a little earlier than the posted check-in time and they let me in because the room was ready early. If you're asking do they run late, I don't know. When I was there they were still remodeling various floor. It's a very well managed place.