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HI Monterey Hostel

Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of care, the hostel is temporarily closed. We look forward to reopening this summer.

778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Get to Know HI Monterey

If you’re looking for a laid-back base for your visit to charming Monterey, HI Monterey hostel can’t be beat. Just blocks from Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the California Coastal Trail, you’ll love our prime location. While you’re visiting central California, take a day trip to Big Sur or indulge in a wine tasting tour. We’ve got both private rooms and dorms available for every kind of traveler, and our fully equipped guest kitchen, comfortable living room, ping-pong table, outdoor area with BBQ, and super-friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

Whether you’re attending a jazz festival or conference, biking or driving down coastal Hwy. 1, or exploring nearby Carmel with your family, HI Monterey hostel is your perfect home base.

HI Monterey


A home away from home within walking distance of the beach


Free make-your-own pancakes breakfast daily


Knowledgeable staff to share their favorite hikes and viewpoints


Free WiFi

Outdoor Area

Close to Public Transit

Luggage Storage

Guest Kitchen


Personal Power & USB Outlets

Free Parking

Free Towels & Bed Sheets

The Basics

Check-in: 2 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Room Types


Number of Guests: 6

3 Bed Private

Number of Guests: 4

4 Bed Private Suite

Number of Guests: 4

5 Bed Private

Number of Guests: 6

Group Travel

Groups of 10 or more are required to book through our Group Sales department. We recognize that every group comes to Monterey with different needs, and our Group Sales and Services team can help provide special assistance to make your experience here a unique and memorable one. Please submit a request here for more information about booking your group at HI Monterey.

Get to Know Monterey

What's Nearby

Cannery Row

0.5 mi. away

Fisherman's Wharf

1.2 mi. away

Monterey Bay aquarium

0.3 mi. away