HI Los Angeles / Santa Monica - California Beach Hostel

Around Santa Monica & Los Angeles

HI-LA/Santa Monica is your perfect headquarters for seeing all that the Los Angeles area has to offer. Just steps to the beaches of Santa Monica, Malibu and Venice, not to mention the Third Street Promenade with hundreds of shops, theaters, galleries, eateries, and pubs! We are central to all LA buslines, and have tours that depart daily to make your Los Angeles/Hollywood stay complete. City Tours, Movie Star's Homes, Shopping, Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Universal Studios Hollywood, Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, and the world class Getty Center Museum and the Getty Villa Museum overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Activities and Programs

The hostel has regularly scheduled entertainment and educational programming that are FREE and include:

  • Local solo vocal artists that share the hostel
  • Poetry Reading
  • Comedy Theater Night
  • Acting Workshops
  • Pub Crawls
  • Rustic Walks
  • Museum Outings
  • Informational Travel Logs


There are numerous tours that you can sign up for when you arrive that leave from the front door of the hostel. Visit the website for Los Angeles Sightseeing

NOTE: Remember to get your HI-LA/Santa Monica discounts you must sign up in the lobby when you arrive! The prices quoted on their website are greatly discounted to guests staying at HI-LA/Santa Monica!


  • Los Angeles/Hollywood/Beverly Hills/Venice Beach
  • Malibu Muscle Beach (Venice)
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Kodak Theater (Home of the Oscars, Academy Awards, American Idol)
  • Westwood Village (UCLA)
  • Sunset Strip
  • Hollywood Blvd.
  • Mann's Chinese Theater
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Hollywood Sign
  • Movie Star's Homes
  • Mullholland Drive
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Universal City Walk
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Disney Concert Hall
  • Staples Center
  • LA Music Center
  • Olvera Street
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Amusement Parks

  • Disneyland Park
  • Disney's California Adventure
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Magic Mountain
  • Sea World San Diego
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Tijuana, Mexico


  • J. Paul Getty Center
  • Getty Villa Museum
  • LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
  • Petersen Automobile Museum
  • Fredericks of Hollywood Museum
  • Santa Monica Fine Art Studios
  • Bergamot Station Arts Center