HI-Los Angeles Santa Monica

1436 Second StreetSanta Monica90401USA
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About HI-Los Angeles Santa Monica

The HI-Los Angeles Santa Monica hostel sits right in the heart of Santa Monica, just a nine minute walk from Santa Monica State Beach and the Santa Monica Pier.

This property has both private and shared accommodations. Shared rooms include sheets, towels, and have storage lockers. Private rooms come with a private bathroom and a flat screen television.

Facilities at this hostel include laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, a pool table, an outdoor courtyard, and a common television room. There are free tours and activities organised through the hostel, as well.

A free breakfast is served every morning at the HI-Los Angeles Santa Monica hostel. Restaurants within walking distance of the hostel include the Water Grill, the Blue Plate Taco, True Food Kitchen, The Misfit Restaurant, and Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa.

This hotel is 0.2 miles from the 3rd Street Promenade, 2.4 miles from The Venice Beach Boardwalk, and 14.4 miles from Universal Studios Hollywood.


1436 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, USA
Telephone: +1(310)3939913 | Fax: +1(310)3931769 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Amazing location near the beach

Most guests of this hostel have raved about its location, as the building is just minutes on foot from the Santa Monica Pier and around the corner from Santa Monica State Beach. The Third Street Promenade is also just a short walk from this location.

Nice common areas

Many guests have enjoyed the common areas at this property. The hostel has a kitchen, and courtyard, and a lounge area that are spacious and provide an excellent place to relax when spending time away from your room.

Kept very clean

Guests have been surprised to see how clean this hostel is. Generally, hostels tend to get quite dirty because of the shared accommodation policy and people staying for different lengths of time. This property, however, has clean rooms, which made guests feel comfortable.

Negative Reviews

No air conditioning

Numerous guests have mentioned that this hostel doesn't have air conditioning in the rooms. This is a major issue in the summer, as the temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels in Santa Monica at that time, and has made the rooms difficult to be in.

Limited number of bathrooms

There is only one male and one female bathroom per floor at this property and this has led to lineups to use the facilities in the morning and evening. Guests have also noted that the showers aren't very spacious and there isn't much room in which to get changed.

Poor breakfast offerings

Past guests would have liked to see more variety at breakfast. Even though the breakfast is free, guests didn't like what was being offered and many have chosen to pay to eat elsewhere.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 3997 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    9.0 /10
  • Expedia
    8.8 /10
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    8.9 /10
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    8.0 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 3997 reviews