© HI Santa Cruz Hostel
If you're a frequent hostel guest, you should probably be familiar with the Hostelling International (HI) network. HI has hostel locations all around the world, with many great hostels in major cities around the United States. This hostel chain is known for offering super levels of service, great rooms, and useful additional facilities at each one of its locations, and the HI Santa Cruz Hostel is no exception to those rules.
There aren't actually too many hostels in the Santa Cruz area, so the HI Santa Cruz Hostel is one of your only options if you want to stay in a hostel in this California city. Fortunately, it's a really good hostel, so you won't need to worry about looking anywhere else. Past guests have even given this hostel a perfect 10/10 rating on leading hostel review sites, so you can be sure it's a great place to stay.
The HI Santa Cruz Hostel itself is located in a really excellent location near the coast of the city, only minutes away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and other key locations like the Walton Lighthouse, Neary Lagoon Park, Santa Cruz Riverwalk Park, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and Twin Lakes State Beach. In short, this hostel is perfect for travelers to explore Santa Cruz and the local area, with most main landmarks, beaches, and attractions being within walking distance.
As for the hostel itself, you'll find good quality rooms, comfortable bed linen, and clean facilities throughout this location, which is spread out over several old, Victorian-era buildings. The hostel has a 'quiet hours' policy, meaning that all guests need to be respectful of each other and keep the noise down after 11pm, so you can be sure of getting a good night's sleep here. You'll also find laundry machines on-site so can keep all of your clothes and things clean and fresh, as well as free storage facilities for your luggage, bike, or beach equipment, which is another nice bonus.
As well as the rooms and dorms, you'll find tea and coffee making facilities, free internet access, free maps of the city and local area, free towels, board games, DVDs, and a book exchange program at this hostel, as well as an outdoor terrace area, secure storage lockers, and a communal kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, and more.
321 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: 831-423-8304