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HI Monterey Hostel

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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

160$ for two bunk beds in a tiny room was a real scam compared to every other single room accommodation we encountered during our 17 days trip in Southwestern US. The only good point was localisation.

Thank pleased4u
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Nice cosy hostel with big living room and clean kitchen. You can make your own pancakes for breakfast there and they have distiller water for free. Tom was the reception when I checked in, he was professional and showed me all the facilities in the hostel with emphasise of after-hours quiet times. Met Lora the next morning and she gave...

Thank PigletLee
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed here one night while touring Northern Cal. The hostel was clean and quiet. We are a family of 4 and had a private room and a shared bath. It was perfect for our needs and very convenient to the aquarium, cannery row and an easy walk to the wharf. No worries about parking, just leave it at the...

1Thank JacMak
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I staied here one night when I was going down from San Francisco to LA. This was the best hostel along the way. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast with complementery panncakes is great! And they have a big parking area connected to the house. It was just great!

1Thank carin D
Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

First time at a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. With 2 adults and 3 large teenagers we still found the 'Point Lobos' family room adequate. The place was clean and felt secure. Staff were very nice. Location was fantastic. It was great having the kitchen to prepare meals/pack lunches.

1Thank DONNA C
Reviewed 10 March 2013

I was travelling down the Hwy 1 and this place came recommended due to the friendly atmosphere and great mattresses (!). it did not disappoint. Staff had some good recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing. There was a beautful sunset and I got there just in time! The people were friendly, and good breakfast of "make your own" pancakes! Would recommend...

Thank aoife_ob
hadley rille
Reviewed 24 November 2012

This is a fabulous hostel. Great common area and kitchen. Dorm rooms good. Spotless bathrooms. would happily return. Great location. Walk to shops and restaurants. Can walk to aquarium. This is one of my favorite hostels.

1Thank jmjesq
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 31 October 2012

We stayed here on our way down the highway 1 for one night. I would highly recommend this hostel, probably one of the most clean and tidy hostels i've ever been to. The staff was very helpful and friendly with directions to restaurants, sights etc.. Free pancake breakfast as well.. AND temper mattresses, got such good sleep that night!! Very...

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Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 20 October 2012

This is the second hostel I've stayed. And it was a great experience! The staff was very kind and helpful, the rooms were clean and there was a great living space to interact with the other guests. The kitchen was very well equipped and works in the principle DIY. You get 2 coins for the shower per day and each...

Thank aziesemer
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Me and my friend stayed in the Hostel in August 2012 for one night and it was our favourite hostel of our trip. This isn't a party hostel so if that's what your after don't stay here, however, it has a really nice chilled out atmosphere. The main selling point here is the staff who cant do enough for you...

1Thank charliers6

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The fun and economic way to visit Monterey Bay! Just 3 blocks to the beach, Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, nightlife, recreation trail, there's plenty to do and see here. Bike, hike, dive, surf, kayak, museums, art galleries. Private rooms, dorm beds, and group dorms. Free parking, WiFi, and pancake breakfast all included. You'll be pleasantly surprised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Monterey Hostel

Address: 778 Hawthorne St, Monterey, CA 93940-1102
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: €35 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Monterey Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“There are rooms available that sleep a smaller amount of people but you have to ask for one. Rooms for couples or families.”
 of 5 bubbles ebohsytram, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“clean good common areas friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles petitrire, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring duct tape, the wall plugs are very loose (phone charger kept falling out)”
 of 5 bubbles R66Curly, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“first in first served gets the bottom bunks”
 of 5 bubbles 998daleg, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own body wash and shampoo. Flipflops can be useful too.”
 of 5 bubbles aziesemer, 20 Oct 2012 | Read review
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