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SANTA MONICA HOSTEL
I recently saw on a travel message board a question about the location of the hostel in Santa Monica. You probably can’t find a better location - with one caveat. The hostel operated by the Hostelling International group is right in the heart of Santa Monica’s hip westside tourist and entertainment area. Around the corner from the Third Street Promenade, the popular pedestrian zone with shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs of all variety, and a block from Ocean Avenue which overlooks the beach, a short walk to the famed pier (see Santa Monica Pier). A sub-station of the Santa Monica Police is even right across the street. Okay, but what’s the catch? – Maybe tough for smokers. The city of Santa Monica has recently passed new anti-smoking ordinances, banning the habit from public spaces. So, bring your patch. First opened in 1990, the recently completely renovated Santa Monica Hostel is largest purpose built hostel in the USA, with 260 beds on four floors of dormitory style accommodation, with some private-family rooms, and dorms with en-suite bathroom facilities, provided with a common kitchen, movie, game and tv rooms, a computer center, library, and laundry facilities.
excursions with discounted pricing for hostel guests depart from the
front door to Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios,
Hollywood (see Hollywood & Highland), Movie Star Homes, the Getty
Museum and all the area's other famous attractions, with a travel store
on site. The hostel has
regularly scheduled free entertainment and educational programs – pub
crawls, acting workshops, museum outings, poetry reading and music events,
and beach volleyball matches. Or rent a bike nearby and ride down the California
beach trail to Venice, Marina Del Rey and beyond.
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