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Reviews of Los Angeles Surf City Hostel

Hostel | 26 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA CA 90254

81.5% Overall Rating

273 out of 301 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

Joshua Edmundson thinks…

"Great location right by Hermosa Beach and surrounded by bars so has a good vibe going on!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Check in; 11am till 1am, if your checking in after 10pm please call in advance

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81.5%

Overall Rating

273 out of 301 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Los Angeles Surf City Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
88.0%
Value
80.8%
Safety
81.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Michael Shawe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

26 March 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: This place is a quirky spot. It's literally on Hermosa beach and yes, as other reviewers have noted, right on top of the local bars. If you are into quiet, this place isn't for you. It gets loud and really wild at times. I found the people there what gave it character. The staff were generally friendly and helpful. This is a surfer spot. If you are into surfing and want to meet other surfers, then check this place out. If you are into the beach and want to meet some characters, check it out. Breakfast was good enough. Cereal and pb+J. Nothing fancy. But it's super cheap. So worth it.

Disliked: The common areas were a little small, but for the price, it's to be expected. Right on the beach! Worth it!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Rodel Diego

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

13 March 2014 Rodel would recommend this property

Liked: On the beach. Tons of food and bars right down the stairs. Close to everything. As for hostels, I'd stay there anytime for cheap accommodation.

Disliked: Could just be a little cleaner. Maybe impossible to upkeep because its quite a large place.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location and it's safe !

Disliked: nothing!

100.0%
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TANG JUNPING

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 TANG would recommend this property

Liked: Good hotel

Disliked: Noise

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gabriel Lincoln

Alone

City break
Shopping

12 February 2014 Gabriel would recommend this property

Liked: great location, great staff, great breakfast, great value with discounted food near!!!

Disliked: noise underneath!!!! it's above pubs/bars

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Catalin Mihai Caranicola

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 January 2014

Liked: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Disliked: Expensive for the service and conditions. Very very unbelievably noisy place. You won't be able to sleep in here.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

ana muro de mills

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

02 January 2014 ana would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great nice beach and ocean side walk. All kind of night amenities. Specialy great live music at the lighthouse restaurant and bar.

Disliked: Allergies may show up because the building is very old.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and GREAT location, right on the beach!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location to beach is the best aspect.

Disliked: needs more showers .

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, beween the beach and the bars. small but nice rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Paul Dury

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

21 July 2013 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: beach, bars and burgers on the doorstep. Cheap bike rental (worth doing) cool staff. Traditional beach hostel.

Disliked: It's a party beach resort. Very Loud 7 days a week. No air-con. Above a bar which is loud 7 days a week. Just about bearable on a Sunday and Monday but with jet lag wasn't fun. Not being 21 isn't idealist but just sleep on the beach in the day!!!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Location was amazing. Staff really friendly

Disliked: Wifi not great

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Puay Yong Neo

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

11 June 2013 Puay Yong would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was conveniently located next to the beach and above the pubs... gets noisy at night, but things will quiet down by 2am or so. Security was good, we stayed for 3 nights and the main doors leading up to the hostel were always locked. The French lady owner was really helpful too and offered to show us ard the hostel when we went for a recce before chking-in the next day. Overall, a pretty awesome place to stay if you are there for the beach. Location is off though if you are looking to visit Hollywood or LA downtown.

Disliked: The noise coming from the pubs below.

100.0%
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Solji Choi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2013 Solji would recommend this property

Liked: People look friendly like a family! Staffs are all kind

Disliked: Solji left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

David Lechner

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2013

Liked: It was next to the beach in a party area.

Disliked: It was in a party area with extremly load music playing from afternoon till morning. The staff wasn't that friendly and the common area isn't great at all. The rooms are very small and not nice looking at all. I'm glad I only stayed one night.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gabriela Svantnerova

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

18 May 2013 Gabriela would recommend this property

Liked: clean rooms and bathrooms, nice clean beds, lot of space, nothing is shabby (compared to other hostels in LA i visited), great breakfast, awesome staff, beautiful location near ocean

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Marilou Cloutier

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

13 May 2013 Marilou would recommend this property

Liked: Very good place, right in front of the beach and located in a nice street with great bars and restaurants. Awesome staff, very helpful. We can rent bikes for 10$.

Disliked: Marilou left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, good location.

Disliked: Check out times and office hours were not specified correctly.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice stay! near exciting place!

Disliked: very loud midnight.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach, very friendly, nice relax and meeting rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Francisca Alvarez

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 February 2013 Francisca would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed here in May 2012, now I'm looking forward to book here again this year. Hermosa Beach is the most wonderful place in Los Angeles, also very safe. The hostel offers the best location, in front of the beach and in the middle of the promenade with bars and restaurants. If you are young, you wouldn't mine the noise from the bar downstairs, you are here to have a good time! I visited all the hostel recommendations before travelling and this one for me was the best as it hadn't had much negative comments and the price was very convenient. This place is clean, there's warm people, safe, independent (as you have your own key to enter whenever you like). I highly recommend this hostel and I am booking again because Hermosa beach is a place I'm in love with.

Disliked: The only inconvenience may be the loud noise coming from the bars and restaurants downstairs, I recommend this hostel to young people who party and sleeps late (not so late, the bars are open until 12-1 am I think...in my country that's early). Also 1 person bathrooms were full sometimes but I read on their Facebook they renovated their bathrooms so maybe there's more space now.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

21 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked location, value for money, its very safe, the peoples work there is very nice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and very helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Felt safe and welcome. Friendly staff and co-guests. Great view from dorm.

Disliked: Wasn't all that easy to find at first. Entrance is somewhat anonymous, next to the outdoor seating area of the bar below.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

malcolm ladd

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2012 malcolm would recommend this property

Liked: clean, comfortable, beach and sunset views, wow!, good bars and restaurants, and entertainment on door step. same ol' down to earth interesting and helpful people that i keep on finding staying in or running hostels

Disliked: no computer available ----- i do'nt travel with one myself