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Surf City Hostel

26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, USA, Distance from city centre: 25.7km

Rating: 84% from 33 reviews

  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 85%Value for money
  • 78%Facilities

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  • An amazing hostel! We felt like home from the first day. The staff is so nice and the french lady who owns the hostel is like a mother figure. The hostel has everything from free bodyboards to beer pong balls. The location right by the ocean is incredible and the night life around the hostel is fun too.
  • 91%
  • 29 Sep 2014 Anonymous Finland
  • The hostel location was great. For parking it's about 5min walk but lots of shops to look at. Everyone really nice in the area. Some things I didn't like was the bed not being comfy and could not get wifi up stairs and plug in's didn't work well. If you want a place close to the beach it's nice, but the hostel.. could be better
  • 80%
  • 19 Sep 2014 Clorrica Canada
  • Favorite hostel ever! The atmosphere was amazing, met so many great people, I can't wait to be back!
  • 91%
  • 10 Aug 2014 Christian USA
  • Really enjoyed my stay at Surf City Hostel. Wish I stayed more than one night. The people were great and top notch area. Very helpful staff. Remember to have cash for your key deposit (get back when you check out) and bring a lock for the lockers.
  • 91%
  • 26 Jul 2014 Chris USA
  • Had occasion to need to stay at Surf City on two separate days when in LA. My only complaint is that there really needs to be oscillating fans installed in the rooms because even with all the windows the breeze at night just doesn't have enough force to cool someone down when they're trying to get to sleep. But check-in and check-out were pretty swift - no complaints although the management mistakenly charged me for a no-show when it was supposed to be someone else, but that got fixed easily.
  • 80%
  • 06 Jul 2014 Anonymous Canada
  • The hostel is great as the most of hostels that I know. The only thing that I would like to point out is the parking in the back. We left our rented car the whole night and we got a ticket by parking violation since it's not allowed from 5:00 to 7:00 AM. Please put attention on this.
  • 74%
  • 04 Jul 2014 Adrian Mexico
  • Fix the WiFi. We we're living on the third floor and didn't have internet, a bit annoying. Other than that, nothing to complain about
  • 91%
  • 29 Jun 2014 Oliver Sweden
  • Probably one of the best locations to get a hostel in LA. But if you value your sleep then you should know that the hostel is located right next to a very loud bar where loud music plays on Thurs, Fri, and Sat. They also upgraded our room to a single free of charge when we arrived which was very nice.
  • 86%
  • 19 Jun 2014 Max USA
  • I absolutely loved Surf City Hostel! Steps away from the beach (literally), with a view of the ocean from the room, and an entrance onto a fantastic little street full of great bars. The staff was super friendly and helpful, and made sure I got into a clean room. If you plan on being here on a weekend and need to go to bed early, it's probably best to bring headphones as it is right on top of a bar. Still, absolutely highly recommended!
  • 100%
  • 06 Jun 2014 Aaron USA
  • Location of hostel was right on the beach. Very good for beach goers. However it's also right on top of a sometimes noisy bar, so those seeking quiet may be disappointed. Only issue I had was parking. Very hard to come by, especially during busy beach times. Otherwise hostel stay was great.
  • 74%
  • 24 May 2014 Kevin Canada
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