About HI Los Angeles Santa Monica. Explore Our Hostel

About Us

Situated in downtown Santa Monica, a trendy tourist mecca, we are located just west of Los Angeles in an upscale and friendly seaside locale. We have affordable dormitory accommodations, including some private/family rooms, and even dorms with en-suite bathroom facilities. We can accommodate 260 guests in our 1990 purpose-built hostel. The facility is a must-see architectural marvel! Once you arrive, meet your fellow hostellers on one of our many hostel-led tours. From hiking, to food tours, to museum outings, we’ll help you experience the best of Los Angeles and Santa Monica with friends old and new.

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica is part of Hostelling International USA. Welcoming over one million guests a year to over 50 hostels across the US, HI USA inspires a genuine understanding of people, places, and cultures for a more tolerant world. Learn more at or check out our CEO’s blog, Why We Hostel.

Hostel Amenities

Start your day off with our à la carte breakfast served daily from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Our vending area and self-service kitchen make dining easy, and you can easily check your email and access the internet in our high-speed internet room. Bring your own device? Enjoy the convenience of free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the building. Public transportation is located just outside our front door, as well as fully escorted tours that take you to every Los Angeles tourist destination. No need to sign up for tours before you arrive at our hostel - sign up when you arrive and enjoy special discounted pricing on these exciting tours.


  • Family rooms available
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Non Smoking Facility
  • Exterior Courtyard
  • Common Rooms
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Groups welcome
  • Credit Cards accepted
  • Pool Table
  • Discounts and concessions available
  • Luggage storage
  • Free Wireless Internet access
  • Basic store available at or near the hostel
  • Lockers available
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Cycle rental available near the hostel
  • Individual travelers welcome
  • Sheets included in the price
  • Hostel open 24 hours