Hostelling International-Santa Cruz

A California beach hostel at the historical Carmelita Cottages

321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

(831)423-8304

Office Hours:
8-11am & 3-9pm
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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 enjoyat the hostel. Please look carefully at these policies so you can decide if HI-Santa Cruzis right for you.

  • We do not allow drugs or alcohol on the property.
  • Office hours are 8-11AM and 3-9PM.
  • Check- In is between 3-9PM and Check-Out is any time before 11AM.
  • We ask that you be back to the hostel by midnight as a courtesy to our neighborsand your fellow hostellers. Please respect 10PM-8AM quiet hours.
  • All guests over 18 must show current government ID to check in to HI-SantaCruz; all U.S. Citizens over 18 must show a current government issued ID thatshows 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 parentpermission form to stay at HI-Santa Cruz.