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Reviews of Los Angeles Surf City Hostel

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

83.1% Overall Rating

253 out of 279 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/04/2014)

Lena Bruckner thinks…

"great location at harmosa beach but far away from everthing else. good breakfast to start in a day is included."

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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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83.1%

Overall Rating

253 out of 279 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Los Angeles Surf City Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
88.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
83.2%
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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

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

Lee de Souza

With friends / other travellers

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

27 August 2010 Lee would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is more or less right on the beach and in the middle of everything cool in Hermosa Beach (shops, restaurants, bars) - definitely a great place to stay and relax for a few days! The place was full of people all there for the same purpose - sunshine and a good time - so you won't regret staying here.

Disliked: Kitchen is fairly small, be prepared to fight for space and over the free breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

26 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: too many aussies

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

Customer review

Alone

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

17 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: met cool people

Disliked: i had to leave :-)

60.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: right in the middle of hermosa beach which is good if you wanna party, but if you're under 21 and just wanna sleep.. don't go here. everyone was friendly and welcomed + made conversation with you which was great, staff were really nice.

Disliked: distance from central LA, noises late at night

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

Jan Horky

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 August 2010 Jan would recommend this property

Liked: they rent bikes for $10 a day!!!

Disliked: small kitchen

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

Customer review

Alone

04 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If your a girl or gay(male) you would like this hostel as its a gay hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

max norton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

19 July 2010 max would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome place to chill out by the beach. Super close to busy night life.

Disliked: Far away from down town L.A, but a good change from Hollywood.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

17 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location next to the beach (I could throw a stone from my window and hit the beach)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.