778 Hawthorne Street93940MontereyUSA
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About HI-Monterey

Featuring Euro-style dorms and private family rooms, HI-Monterey Hostel offers budget-friendly accommodations just two blocks from the popular Cannery Row.

Hostel dorms offer
male-only, female-only and mixed accommodations. All dorms include single beds
and/or bunk beds. Private family rooms feature three, four or five beds. All
accommodations require guests to use shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The hostel’s communal
lounge features a large-screen TV, piano and plenty of sofas and easy chairs.
Board games and books are available to borrow. Free on-site parking is

Guests can make use of a communal kitchen, well-equipped with kitchenware. Early morning fuel comes in the form of pancakes and coffee, offered free of charge.

Walking distance from a
host of restaurants and shops, HI-Monterey Hostel is also less than 500 metres
from Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Old Whaling Station, Monterey Conference Centre
and Point Pinos Lighthouse are all within two miles.


778 Hawthorne Street, 93940, Monterey, CA, USA
Telephone: +1(831)6490375 | Fax: +1(831)6490375 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Clean hostel with expansive communal area.

Previous guests have been impressed with the cleanliness of the hostel, including dorms and shared bathrooms. Meanwhile, an expansive communal lounge proves popular, thanks in part to the comfy sofas and easy chairs. Guests can also enjoy board games, books, TV and more in the lounge.

Pancakes for breakfast.

Many guests enjoy tucking into pancakes in the morning, courtesy of the hostel. These early morning treats are offered free, although a donation is welcomed. A well-equipped communal kitchen is also available for guests to use.

Two blocks from Cannery Row.

The hostel is situated just two blocks from Cannery Row, the main area of Monterrey for those looking for a restaurant or hoping to do a spot of shopping. Many of the city's other tourist attractions are within walking distance or a short bus journey away.

Negative Reviews

Shower arrangements awkward for some.

With California often facing drought-like conditions, water preservation in the state is very important. To help save water, the hostel operates a coupon system that restricts the time guests can spend in the shower. Whilst an understandable arrangement, some guests find this to be an awkward set-up, pointing out that they're not given enough time to thoroughly wash their hair.

No lockers in dorms.

Previous guests have been disappointed to learn that individual lockers are no longer provided in dorms. As such, some guests are wary of leaving their belongings unattended.

Beds aren't always comfortable.

A number of guests have been critical of the beds found in the hostel's dorms and private rooms. Some guests have found mattresses to be too soft, while others point out that beds can be squeaky or noisy.

Rating Overview

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8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 738 reviews