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Reviews of Los Angeles Surf City Hostel

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

82.9% Overall Rating

265 out of 291 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/05/2014)

Lisa jaeschke thinks…

"The Location is unbeatable! I could see the Ocean while taking a shower, right on the pier, if you want to surf and or party. It's far out from central LA but you can rent a car or take the bus…"

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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to Los Angeles?

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82.9%

Overall Rating

265 out of 291 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Los Angeles Surf City Hostel'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
89.6%
Value
85.6%
Safety
83.2%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near beach.

Disliked: Far from anything else.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is safe and conbenient.

Disliked: most of things are little expensive this location.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe area right on the beach

Disliked: It took 3 hours by public transport to reach Hollywood! Although that's not the hostels fault just the city's crap system

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere, great location, nice and friendly people, easy to get in contact

Disliked: nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2012

Liked: location is good

Disliked: A couple of staff members, one called Candy I think hang around the communal areas making everyone feel uncomfortable, typical locals only surfer attitude...Like they watched Point break when they were little kids and decided to be bad ass surfers when they grow up....Sad really as the wave outside is a shitty beach break........Enjoy ....

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 September 2012

Liked: ONLY location and surroundings

Disliked: rooms were too small and dirty kitchen was too small as well

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Brendan Jennings

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2012

Liked: Close to the beach, felt safe.

Disliked: This hostel is incredibly loud because its above a bar. Its very far from anywhere in LA you would want to go sightseeing. People in the hostel were drunk and having sex wherever, puking, shouting, throwing stuff out windows. Basically like a frathouse at its worst.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great place to stay to chill out and relax during the day and party at night, expect to party, it can be noisy at night if you want to sleep as the hostel is above a whole strip of bars and clubs, wouldn't reccomend for seeing the tourist sights of L.A but if you just want a chilled out beach holiday its cool

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dunja Ilic

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 August 2012 Dunja would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right on the beach, and close to other beach towns. Friendly and helpful staff. They do tours to downtown LA, Disneyland, etc. straight from the hostel so transportation isn't a big issue. Overall great vibe and an awesome place to stay! We will miss you camolis :)

Disliked: Dunja left no negative feedback.