HI Monterey

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Private kitchen
Tempur-Pedic beds, free WiFi

Overview of HI Monterey

HI Monterey

2.0 star property
Walking distance from Monterey Bay Aquarium

8.8/10 Fabulous

75 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
778 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA, 93940
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Cannery Row - 5 min walk
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 6 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 6 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 23 min walk
  • Lovers Point - 23 min walk
  • Golden State Theatre - 28 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 30 min walk
  • Munras Avenue - 37 min walk
  • Steinbeck Plaza - 1 min drive
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater - 2 min drive
  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 14 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 37 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 40 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 6 min walk
  • Salinas Station - 27 min drive

About this property

HI Monterey

Located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport, HI Monterey offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby kayaking and scuba diving, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Club Card: USD 4 per person, per night
Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged a club card fee of USD 4 per person, per night at check-in, payable to the hostel.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Guests 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests 8 years of age and under cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories.
The maximum length of stay at this property is 6 days per 30 day period.

Also known as

HI Monterey Hostel
Hostel HI Monterey
HI Monterey Monterey
HI Monterey Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI Monterey Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Monterey

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

The bathrooms and showers were very clean so was the room I slept in When I arrived I was told I needed to buy a daily membership to the hostel which was not on the website or not very clear enough and I was told if I want to lock up my valuables I needed to supply my own lock ( of course they did offer to sell me one ) that was never stated on the website so I had to carry around my valuables with me wherever I went
2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

good hotel
Good hotel near Monterey.
1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Cons and pros of hostels. Clean but limiting.
Additional fee for not being a member. Strict prohibition of water or food in rooms. Shared refrigerator. Squeeky metal bed frames. Some mattresses dip in the middle, uncomfortable. Shared bathrooms, so have to walk out room at night to use. Good breakfast. Clean up your own linens. Staff attentive.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Find!
for a US Hostel it was a great find!!! Very thoughtful and well designed. Welcoming and a diverse group of people. Safe, Clean and enviromentally thoughtful! Great Place!
Charlotte, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a good stay! Def enjoyed it. Good facilities
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

You can not beat the breakfast. Staff is very friendly .
3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Good but not for me
Not my type of travel stay. Eventhough I got the Suite, the service was not what I expected. Rules for the hostel with eating only in dining room, clean up dishes and utensils after uses, and no food in the bedroom are new to me. They also have Quite Time reserved from 11pm to 6am but the openings of the front doors and kids running can be heard loudly in my room. The front desk check-in was friendly. My kids like the bunkbeds but the other beds are Ok. Overall the stay was OK since It was a hostel experience that I never had besides Hotel Overall Services.
brian, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hostel has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!
Jerry, 2-night trip
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