HI Santa Cruz Hostels

in the beautiful state of California
  • dining area of HI Santa Cruz
  • HI Santa Cruz lounge with bay windows
  • Santa Cruz Hostel tent
  • welcoming entrance of Santa Cruz Hostel
  • front exterior of HI Santa Cruz Hostel

HI Santa Cruz is a picturesque cottage perched atop the historic Beach Hill neighborhood. The hostel is in a convenient location, only two blocks from beaches, the wharf and the Boardwalk Amusement Park, and only 5 blocks to downtown. All public transportation is within walking distance.

This Santa Cruz hostel offers dorms and private rooms. Guests can enjoy the pretty gardens, common room, kitchen and dining hall. With Internet and laundry facilities available on site, this is the perfect base for exploring the city.

One of the highlights of Santa Cruz is 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 the half-mile long Giant Dipper, a vintage 1924 wooden roller coaster, and the 1911 Looff carousel – both National Historic Landmarks.


There are more pretty coastal towns to explore, like Pescadero, which is north of Santa Cruz and has a wealth of California treasures to enjoy.

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  • Basic store available at or near the hostel
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Discounts and concessions available
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lockers available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Sheets in price
  • Smoking room/area
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • City centre location
  • Cultural centre nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • River nearby
  • Shopping centre/market nearby

Address & Contact

HI Santa Cruz
321 Main Street
PO Box 1241
Santa Cruz California 95061
Phone 1 (831) 423-8304
Fax 1 (831) 429-8541
GPS 36.9654360, -122.0234760

Bus & Train tickets to Santa Cruz, CA

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Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 37

Opening Times
> 8-11am, 5-10pm
> All Year

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