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HI Santa Cruz Hostel

Independently Operated Affiliate

Temporarily Closed

321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Get to Know HI Santa Cruz

HI Santa Cruz hostel is housed in a picturesque cottage perched atop the historic Beach Hill neighborhood. 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: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Room Types


Number of Guests: 2


Number of Guests: 2

Get to Know Santa Cruz

What's Nearby

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

1 block away

Steamer Lane

1 mi. away

Natural Bridges State Beach

2.6 mi. away