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HI Santa Cruz Hostel

Independently Operated Affiliate

321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Booking Info

Get to Know HI Santa Cruz

Please contact the hostel directly to book your private cottage 

Sitting atop the lovely seaside Beach Hill neighborhood, HI Santa Cruz offers accommodations in five separate Victorian cottages with picturesque gardens. The hostel is conveniently located just two blocks from beaches, the wharf, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park, and only 5 blocks from downtown Santa Cruz.  Guests love relaxing in this hostel’s beautiful on-site gardens, cute common room, and covered porch area.

Santa Cruz is a laid-back coastal town known for its great hiking, surfing, and dining spots, as well as the University of California Santa Cruz. In the summertime, visitors and locals flock to the Beach Boardwalk which dates from 1907 and is the oldest beachfront amusement park on the West Coast. The boardwalk has a glorious old-school Americana vibe and its most famous rides include a vintage 1924 wooden roller coaster and a 1911 carousel – both National Historic Landmarks.

HI Santa Cruz


Pretty residential neighborhood minutes from Santa Cruz’s best attractions


Monthly hostel dinners exploring different global cuisines


Group outings to experience the city’s lively music scene


Free WiFi

Outdoor Area

Luggage Storage

Close to Public Transit

24/7 Staff

Game Room

Personal Power & USB Outlets

Free WiFi


Guest Kitchen

Tours & Social Activities

Work Space

Free Towels & Bed Sheets

Guest Laundry

The Basics

Check-in: 4 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Reception desk hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pets not allowed

Room Types


Number of Guests: 2

Bunk Room

Number of Guests: 6

Get to Know Santa Cruz

What's Nearby

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

1 block away

a bunk room at hi santa cruz hostel showing four beds

Steamer Lane

1 mi. away

a bunk room at hi santa cruz hostel showing four beds

Natural Bridges State Beach

2.6 mi. away