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Reviews of Los Angeles Surf City Hostel

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

81.1% Overall Rating

269 out of 296 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/08/2014)

"- the atmosphere - many nice young people - walk distance to Hermosa Beach only 2min - shops, supermarket, restaurants all nearby"

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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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81.1%

Overall Rating

269 out of 296 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Los Angeles Surf City Hostel'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
88.0%
Value
81.6%
Safety
81.6%
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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.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Connie Hinchliffe

Alone

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

13 August 2012 Connie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and friendly staff.

Disliked: There are lots of people permanently living at this hostel and they treat it as if its their home ... and that you are in their space. You don't really get a hostel experience because of that.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome. However a lot of stuff is far away and LA public transport isn't that good. They rent bike for 10$ here though, which is really nice.

Disliked: Internet doesn't work all the time or can be very slow

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely and friendly staff, met some good people.

Disliked: Could be a little cleaner, rooms were a little stuffy.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff. Awesome pubs and food downstairs. Coll vibe all around.

Disliked: Breakfast was cereal not eggs. But that's my thing :).

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

Renee Smith

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

26 June 2012 Renee would recommend this property

Liked: Location,location,location! Awesome staff. Had a great time!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the location, the stuff is really friendly, you can wash your clothes.

Disliked: Breakfast isn't good. you have to carry your havy suitcase up the stairs.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, awesome location right at the beach and good value for what you get!! Bike hire is cheap and rocks :-)

Disliked: The bathrooms are not that great and not that clean, but ok.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and near to the beach

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

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

26 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is pretty much ON the beach.

Disliked: it is right above a pub, which can make it loud.

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

Joel Jokinen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2012 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, clean facilities and the view from the bedroom window is the beautiful Hermosa Beach. Next door to awesome bars and restaurants as well!

Disliked: A bit noisy due to the bars next door - the bass thumping is not very nice when you're trying to sleep. The kitchen is a bit too small but there always still seemed to be enough room to cook and move around. The common areas aren't too welcoming but Hermosa Beach is best enjoyed outside anyways.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right inthe beach

Disliked: Breakfast wasn't Great, it was the only thing included so I would say its over priced

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent for anyone who likes the beach, night life and sunshine! It's the california you've seen on beverly hills 90210 and the OC ! We stayed three nights longer than we ever intended!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, close to the beach, very friendly staff

Disliked: rooms not as on the pictures, loud (no problem for me, but maybe for others)

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

Louise Tudge

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2012 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a really good location and the staff were fab! very helpful! They have lot's on offer i.e bikes for only $10 a day!! We cycled to Venice beach which was such a good day. Lot'f of pubs/restaurants on the doorstep... b

Disliked: The kitchen was very small, making it hard to cook and sit down at a table to eat.... and no outdoor area... but apart form that all good :)

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

Kay-cee Mikkelson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 January 2012 Kay-cee would recommend this property

Liked: It was great the staff are really friendly, and I am staying there again because of it!!!

Disliked: Kay-cee left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is great value for money and run by really helpful people. at the time i stayed it was filled with friendly people who were able to meet in the good common roon. a great location on the beach and all the sights are either a bike ride, or bus and metro journey

Disliked: Nothing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location.is the only reason.

Disliked: Lack of security. Too many strange people are staying here that are unemployed Americans vs. nice traveling Europeans, Asians and South Americans or Australians. Other hostels don't allow this.

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

Michael Cole

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for the money. Excellent location that is, literally, right on the beach.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, its in a really nice beach community with a good few bars and decent surf

Disliked: Needs more space for social areas, and lockers would also be a good idea

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

simon hilton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2011 simon would recommend this property

Liked: Clean sheets, bathroom and so close to the beach :)

Disliked: A little loud if not your thing