Get a Taste of Life at the Beach by Hostelling in Santa Monica!
Wouldn't it be great to wake up two blocks from the beach and in a neighborhood of shops and cafes filled with interesting people from all walks of life? Make way to our Santa Monica location, just nine miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). You'll be in the heart of Santa Monica and in the Los Angeles area's trendy Westside.
The hostel features 260 beds on four floors with a member's kitchen, movie room, game room, computer center, library, laundry facilities and television room.
There is easy access to Venice, Malibu, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA and downtown Los Angeles. A tour operator services the hostel, with daily excursions to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios, and all the area's famed attractions. This location is the largest purpose-built hostel in the United States. Come check it out!
Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability has just awarded HI-Santa Monica a Green Business certificate. The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary program that encourages businesses to implement proactive actions that are good for their bottom line and the environment. For the past year, HI-Santa Monica has been working hard to change its ways and become more green. Several noticeable changes has lead to the GB certification, including but not limited to the following: The use of energy efficient light bulbs, exclusive use of Energy Star appliances, using green certified cleaning products, installing aerators on all sinks, and only purchasing paper containing at least 40% post consumer recycled content.
To compliment the changes in hardware and cleaning supplies, HI-Santa Monica also educates travelers about recycling and honors Earth Hour every April.
HI-Santa Monica is proud to be the first hostel in the HI network to be green certified and confident its other hostels will soon be green certified as well.