Surf City Hostel

As you might guess from the name, Surf City Hostel is not in downtown L.A. It is, in fact, in nearby Hermosa Beach. The hostel is located right on the beach, and yet it is still only about 20 minutes from the L.A. airport. Do not worry, however, you can still see what you want to see in Los Angeles – the hostel offers a great city tour as well as shuttle service to many of the city’s top attractions. If you want to explore the area right around the hostel, you will be pleased to find plenty of bars, night clubs and restaurants to enjoy when you are not wandering happily along the beach.

Surf City Hostel has both dorm style rooms and private rooms available. Dorms range in size from four beds up to 16. The private rooms sleep up to two people, and some of them even have ocean views. Bed linens are included in the price of all beds, and some rooms have private en suite bathrooms. No matter the size of the dorm room or whether it has a bathroom, however, the price for dorm beds is always the same.

Some of the amenities you will find at Surf City Hostel are:



  • Free linens (towels available)
  • Free breakfast
  • Internet access and WiFi
  • On site restaurant and night club
  • Luggage storage
  • Discounts on car rentals
  • Laundry facilities and guest kitchen
  • No lockout and no curfew

In order to live up to its name, one of the many amenities guests at Surf City Hostel can enjoy is the use of a body board to try your luck in the waves of the Pacific. If you ask nicely, the staff might also be able to help you out with a few pointers before you dive in, too. The hostel is also home to regular parties and social gatherings, so ask about that when you check in.

For its fantastic on-the-beach location and its fun attitude, Surf City Hostel is definitely one of L.A.’s best hostels. And since it is has been around since 1996, it is clear that travelers have been agreeing with that sentiment for awhile.

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