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HI - Los Angeles - Santa Monica

1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, California, 90401, United States

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Experience the best hostel in Los Angeles!


Santa Monica Hostel

Hostel Santa Monica

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Are you a group planning to discover the delights of LA? Then this is the hostel for you! Because the HI-Santa Monica offers you all the attractions of this amazing city as well as being just a five minute walk away from white sand beaches.

With regular bus services from the front door of the hostel, the key LA destinations are easily accessible. Want to see Hollywood? Then hop on the bus! Want to see Disneyland? Then there is a bus for here too. And what’s more there is also a bus direct from the airport, making this an easy option for groups to get to.

Most groups to the HI-Santa Monica take advantage of the volunteer-run programmes which are on offer here. Join up with the walking tour and find out all about the local area with an insider. Or how about just staying in and cooking your own dinner for your group and hanging out in the courtyard to make some new friends?

Santa Monica is a great place for groups to explore. Used as a backdrop in a number of films such as Oceans 11, Forrest Gump and Iron Man, there are many locations you will be familiar with. (It was also the home to Baywatch). Don’t miss a visit to the Pier and Harbour where the carousel has been named as a National Historic Landmark. And for those looking to ‘shop til they drop’, then the pedestrianised 3rd Street Promenade (just a block from the hostel) is a retail paradise waiting to be discovered.

With large lockers for storage and great common areas to hang out in, groups who have stayed at the HI-Santa Monica have said that they would return again.
So if you are looking to discover this part of California, then using the HI-Santa Monica as a base would be a great choice. Make an enquiry at the hostel today.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 15:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-310-393 9913

Fax. 1-310-393 1769

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Santa Monica Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Hollywood (More than 10km)
  • Malibu (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

LAX: Shuttle - World WY Bradley Terminal to LAX City Bus CTR to Santa Monica #3.
MTA #733-Cesar E Chvez Ave/Arcdia St-Ocean/Santa Mnica Blvd. MTA #720-Centrl Ave/6thOcean Ave/Clrdo.
Take the airport shuttle to the taxi/uber/lyft drop off from the baggage claim exit. It's a 5 minute ride to the taxi/uber/lyft stand.
LAX: 6.00-23.00 Shuttle - World WY Bradley Terminal to LAX City Bus CTR to Santa Monica # 3 From: LAX City Bus CTR to 4th St/B'way.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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