Hostelling International-Santa Cruz

A California beach hostel at the historical Carmelita Cottages

321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

(831) 423-8304

Hours: 8-11 AM & 5-10 PM
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Our Policies



Our hostel has a few key policies that we ask all guests to follow while staying at HI- Santa Cruz. These policies help to create the safe communal atmosphere that we enjoy at the hostel. Please look carefully at these policies so you can decide if HI-Santa Cruz is right for you.

  • We do not allow drugs or alcohol on the property.
  • We are closed every day from 11AM-5PM. This means no access to the inside of any of the hostel buildings, including your room, at this time. This means Check- In is between 5-10PM and Check-Out is any time before 11AM.
  • We ask that you be back to the hostel by midnight as a courtesy to our neighbors and your fellow hostellers. Please respect 10PM-8AM quiet hours.
  • All guests over 18 must show current government ID to check in to HI-Santa Cruz; all U.S. Citizens over 18 must show a current government issued ID that shows your current address-- i.e. a Driver’s license or a state ID to check in. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or have a signed parent permission form to stay at HI-Santa Cruz.