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Reviews of Los Angeles Surf City Hostel

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

83.3% Overall Rating

263 out of 289 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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83.3%

Overall Rating

263 out of 289 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Los Angeles Surf City Hostel'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
89.6%
Value
86.4%
Safety
84.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

23 August 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: hard to find, very loud not only from the bars around the hostel but from people working/ living in the hostel. room is very small. not really hostel experience just exists for making money.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Daniel Vioreanu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Small room, no check in after 2 a. am., no check out before 8 a.m., no asignements to bed, small public rooms, in room 103 permanently lives someone that takes up all the space, hostel is very loud.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location,atmosphere

Disliked: space in room

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach and small-scale. 10$ bike rent

Disliked: Very far from downtown and hollywood

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was right next to the beach and bars. Perfect spot! Really nice people working there!!

Disliked: Many stairs :P

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the staff.

Disliked: The rooms could be a little cleaner. That may however, be somewhat due to the travelers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location for the beach, really friendly vibe and good free breakfast. Would have loved to have stayed longer!

Disliked: For a city break it's not ideal as public transport into hollywood and la central is pretty non-existent, that said it can be done if you're willing to take the time/organisation to travel in.

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

Valentina Prodan

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

21 July 2011 Valentina would recommend this property

Liked: right at the beach, great staff and nice people. totally recommend it

Disliked: the rooms are a little bit small but which hostel has really big rooms?

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

Andrew Deaves

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

14 July 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Had an awesome stay at Surf City! if your looking for a great location for a beach break in the day and a good party in the evening then Surf City is the place to be! all the people are very friendly and make you feel welcome from check-in to check-out! will be staying here again!

Disliked: everything was perfect!

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

Matthew Smith

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff. Great location

Disliked: Tiny rooms

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

Benjamin Coonan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2011 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff. Nice location in terms of proximity to the ocean and the quality of the surrounding neighbourhood. Ample restaurants and bars/pups in close proximity.

Disliked: Not entirely close to LA's tourist destinations, if that's what you're after. LA's public transport options are pretty shambolic and to get to Hollywood or Downtown LA via public transport will take you 1hr 15mins at best, 2hrs at worst. If you're after a safe, leisurely, relaxed time by the beach, however, this is the place for you.

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

Sanna Karlsson

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

05 April 2011 Sanna would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location! It's right on the beach and the perfect place to meet nice people from all over the world! It's also in a small community with everything you need nearby. The next time I'm going to LA, I will definitely go back! Staff was helpful and the other guests very friendly and sociable.

Disliked: It could have been a little cleaner. The hostel relies on people to wash their own dishes and, well, that doesn't always work perfectly. Corridors, common rooms and bedrooms are cleaned (at least gone over) daily though. Also, public transportation doesn't really function, so a rental car is recommended as it's a bit away from the central parts of LA.

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

Tessa Mapstone

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

22 November 2010 Tessa would recommend this property

Liked: This place has a really homey feel to it; lovely, friendly, helpful staff; amazing location (beach views from the window!); clean and comfortable; great common areas and kitchen...We had a great time! (and they have bikes for hire!)

Disliked: Can be a bit of noise from the bars in the street on the weekends.

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

Eric Chollet

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

10 November 2010 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: OK

Disliked: Hard to find. the entry is well hided. the reception is close from 10 pm to 8 am

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

TEDD CHRISTOFF

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

03 November 2010 TEDD would recommend this property

Liked: location was perfect, staff was helpful and fun, and free breakfast.

Disliked: no complaints....

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

Tim Quick

Alone

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

26 October 2010 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Great vibe in an awesome location. Would definitely come visit again. Thankyou to all staff at surf city for the awesome experience!

Disliked: Slightly bigger common areas would have been nice.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Breanna Smith

Alone

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

15 October 2010 Breanna would recommend this property

Liked: It was good if u wanted to spend most of your time out of the hostel. Really close to beach and lots of resteraunts/pubs

Disliked: It wasnt very spacious, the staff were useless.. it seams far away from everything, but its all there, just a bit hidden... sourrounding areas more interesting. The weather was bad so i had nothing to do.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location for summer, friendly staff, laid back people, sufficient facilities.

Disliked: Rooms need renovation, but it's cool the way they are though.

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

Meghan Rubin

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

06 October 2010 Meghan would recommend this property

Liked: It was in the best location in Hermosa, we could see the sea from our rooms window

Disliked: I got told off by one of the cleaners by accidently walking in with some sand on my feet, I understand how this was annoying for her, but i didn't do it on purpose!

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

Blair Johnson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2010 Blair would recommend this property

Liked: Great location by the beach. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Blair left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location... if you like beaches and bars.

Disliked: Small communal area's, and couldn't connect to their Wi-Fi. May have been just me though!

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

Customer review

Alone

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

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything is amazing here

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel in a perfect location. A little bit loud during the night but it is okay. I would stay there again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

09 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The views onto the beach.

Disliked: Was a little hard to find with small sign.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Jason Epstein

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2010 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location and a lot of fun people

Disliked: No internet. Dirty. Not great value