Hostel in Santa Cruz, USA

1 Hostel in Santa Cruz available. Prices start from $26.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Santa Cruz

Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…yes, there is a lockout, but just prepare yourself for the day and everything works out great! i will definitely be back. This was an excellent hostel. I'm very happy with my choice. Very nice … More

Hotels in Santa Cruz

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Hostel in Santa Cruz, USA

1 Hostel in Santa Cruz available. Prices start from $52.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Santa Cruz (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Cruz.

Welcome to the California coast -- Santa Cruz is known for its beaches, the surfing possibilities (many famous surfers have practiced in the beaches of Santa Cruz), a young vibe, and as a place where many different cultures and lifestyles come to mix, creating a rather alternative feel. Santa Cruz is the kind of town you can get a hostel in to chill and enjoy the beach lifestyle.

Popular attractions include the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park, which has a giant wheel similar to the famous one in Santa Monica beach. On sunny days and weekends, you'll find a lot of people (families and young crowd) enjoying themselves in the oceanfront walkways -- strolling around, roller-blading, taking dogs for a walk, jogging, and carrying surfboards toward the big waves that hit the coast. The beach is very popular, but that doesn't mean the water temperature is that inviting! Unless it is a particularly warm day in the summer, wet suits are advised for those daring to enter the water.

Going away from the seafront and getting into downtown Santa Cruz, you'll be able to enjoy an immense offer for shopping, entertainment, and food. As this is a town with a large college population, there are often events and concerts catering to young people.

There is quite a variety of accommodation options in town, including Santa Cruz hostels, inns, and motels, including popular chains and one-off establishments. Pricier options tend to be those closer to the boardwalk, perhaps with views toward the ocean. But there are also plenty of great options downtown, where you'll also be closer to the action once the night comes.

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Cruz hostels

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Santa Cruz Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Santa Cruz, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average dorm price $55
Cheapest Hostel in Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Hostel with $61
Average rating of all hostels 8.9

FAQ about Santa Cruz Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Santa Cruz. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Travel Tips for Santa Cruz - from the Community

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