HI Santa Cruz Hostels

in the beautiful state of California

Groups Love HI Santa Cruz

Nestled atop the Historic District of Beach Hill and housed in the Carmelita Cottages, the Santa Cruz Hostel provides a cozy setting for individuals, families and groups. Great location for curriculum based field trips in marine life; hostel is two blocks from National Marine Life Sanctuary Center and a quick 5-minute drive to the Monarch Butterfly migration cove at Natural Bridges State Beach.

Here’s what your group can expect at HI Santa Cruz:

1. Basics
45 beds

Girl Scout “Ready” Facility

2 Guest kitchens

2 blocks to beach and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Free pre-trip site visit available
Great for a really large group to rent hostel, some would be shared beds in private rooms

2. Rates
$22 - $29 per person in dorm room (based on season, room type, and day of week)
$50 - $125 per night for private room

3. Breakfast and Other Meals
Fully equipped guest kitchens

Nearby restaurants

4. Dorm Room Configuration - all hostels have dormitory-style rooms with bunk bed accommodations, designed to keep costs low and encourage interaction of guests from different cultures and backgrounds

4 - 6 beds per Dorm

Shared bathrooms separated by gender
Private hall bathrooms
Dorms with keyed access
Lockers in all dorm rooms
Bed linens and towels provided

5. Exclusive Dorm Use
Available by request

Additional fee may apply

6. Private Rooms for Chaperones and Bus Drivers
Private group leader rooms (ensuite and shared bath options)
Multiple private rooms available

7. Parking
Off-site parking (permits available)

8. Payment
50% deposit and signed contract required to secure reservation

Full payment due 30 days prior to stay

9. Membership
Hostelling International is a non-profit membership organization promoting international understanding and peace though hostelling since 1909. To maintain our ability to offer low-budget accommodations we charge additional fees to non-members.

However, a complimentary Group Membership is available to groups traveling with 10 or more people. A group membership entitles everyone in the group to member rates at all HI-USA hostels, as well as over 4,000 hostels worldwide. (Only the group leader can apply for this complimentary group membership.) Click here to order your complimentary Group Membership today!


HI Santa Cruz - for general and group inquiries for stays at HI Santa Cruz
Michelle Moore
Phone: 1-831-429-8541

HI-USA National Sales Manager – for group inquiries at any HI-USA hostel
Phone: 1-312-583-2223

For general information and FAQs about group stays with HI-USA please visit our main group page.

Address & Contact

HI Santa Cruz Hostel
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

More Information

Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 37

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

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