Lonely Planet review
Four blocks from Cannery Row, this simple, clean hostel is just the ticket for backpackers on a budget (reservations strongly recommended). No private bathrooms. Take MST bus 1 from downtown's Transit Plaza.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- Free internet access
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Bicycle hire
- Common room
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Breakfast included
- Linen included
- Outdoor terrace
- Wheelchair accessible
HI-Monterey Hostel is the perfect place to stop while traveling along the California coast. Halfway between L.A. and San Francisco, we are located at the Northern boundary of the Big Sur coastline, which is one of the best parts of the USA. The Monterey area is a perfect balance between nature and city.
Enjoy whale watching, scuba diving and kayaking on scenic Monterey Bay. Bicycle, run, or walk for miles on the coastal recreation trail for miles up and down the coast. Drive or take the bus to Point Lobos and Big Sur. Or just rest and relax in this area of natural beauty. Only a 5 minute walk from the hostel you can enjoy the Aquarium, Cannery Row, beaches, and see marine life such as Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Seals, and numerous sea-birds!
Over 20 restaurants and bars within 5 blocks of the hostel, with great live music and many festivals and events.
Check our reviews and see what other guests have said!
We have a nice large kitchen, big common area, plenty of free parking, free WIFI, pancake breakfast, and a wonderful helpful staff.
Prices are quoted for Hostelling International members:
Non-members pay an extra $3/night daily membership.
Register between 4:00pm and 10:00pm - call for later arrival - front desk closes at 10:00pm.
Registered guests have access all day, no daytime lockout.