Hostel California

The name Hostel California might conjure up lyrics to an Eagles song in your head, but this Venice Beach hostel is nothing like the song – although the owners hope that you like the hostel so much that you will never want to leave! The hostel occupies a former California winery in downtown Venice Beach, and has been in operation since 1984. It is a short 15 minutes from the famous beach and close to Los Angeles International Airport as well.

Hostel California offers its guests a variety of room choices, from private rooms for two people up to dorm style rooms which can sleep up to 30. In the middle ground there are six-bed dorms as well. All bedrooms, private and dorm style, make use of shared bathroom facilities which are not far from the rooms.

Some of the amenities you will find at Hostel California are:



  • Free linens (towels available)
  • Internet access and free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • BBQ area
  • Discounts on car rentals
  • Daily tours to area attractions
  • Luggage storage and free security lockers
  • Laundry facilities and guest kitchen
  • No lockout and no curfew
  • 24 hour reception and 24 hour check in

Do not think that if you stay at Hostel California you are limited to only seeing the beach, however. There are daily tours from the hostel to the area attractions, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, the Getty Museum and movie stars’ homes. The hostel also offers discounts on car rentals if you would like to explore a bit further on your own. Of course, with a great game room and TV lounge right in the hostel and the beach a short walk away, you might not want to leave!

The nice beach location of Hostel California make this one an easy choice for one of Los Angeles’ best hostels, and the fact that these are some of the lowest dorm room prices in the area makes it an even better deal.

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