This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Santa Ana.
Santa Ana is located in Orange County, California. The Artistic Village in Santa Ana, is a popular destination for locals and tourists, and provides a range of different boutique shops, stalls, bars, restaurants, and cafes. There are also a number of galleries, displaying work of local artists. Museums, gardens, and parks can also be found in the town center. There are also some good local Californian breweries, which sell their beers locally in most shops -- it is worth trying at least one of two locally brewed beers during your visit to California.
Many motels and cheap hotels dominate the accommodation in and around the Santa Ana area; there are however a few hostels in Santa Ana, which provide a more social atmosphere, and are particularly more welcoming for the solo traveler. Hostels usually provide the standard facilities, such as hot-water showers, communal areas, and sometimes a complimentary breakfast. Hostels usually have the option of booking a bed in a dorm room, or a private room, with either a shared of private bathroom. Hostel staff can also provide information on activities in the local area, and usually have free information leaflets and city maps in the reception area.
Santa Ana is relatively safe, but care should still be taken if roaming the streets after dark, particularly if you're walking around by yourself. It’s best to avoid dark alleys, and parks during the late evening, and after dark.
Written by local enthusiast for Santa Ana hostelsKelly Sheldrick