Santa Cruz Hostel

The west coast vibes are as real as they come in Santa Cruz, and our hostel is dedicated to showing you how our town gets down! Between the great outdoors, active night-life, and friendly faces all around, you'll be sure to find a memorable time here! Located throughout 5 beautiful historic cottages in the heart of Santa Cruz. Just 1 block away from Santa Cruz's boardwalk and wharf area, as well as world-famous surf spots, the location of this hostel just can't be beat!

The hostel has occupied the cottages for 30 years but the history of the cottages dates back to the 1800s. During your stay with us you'll cross paths with surfers, bikers, backpackers, and all other sorts of travelers.

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I stayed for 1 month and had such a wondefull experience! Everybody were very kind and helpfull, I felt home every single Day, thank you all Sarah and family, Jamie and Aurora, you are AMAZING! I could Live like a local in an amazing place! The small town is beatiful, cozy, peacefull, I Just loved it! I alse was able to travel around to Big Sur, Yosemite, LA, Monterrey.. Tasks were about cleaning, organizing and gardenig, witch were simple and easy, hours were respected and flexible. I stayed in a female dorm. The hostel is amazing, full of facilitys and I hardly recommend this experience! :D

hace 4 meses



After seeing the positive reviews of the volunteers that came before me I had a hunch that this would be a wonderful opportunity to discover California. I visited in September and felt welcome from the beginning. The atmosphere at the hostel is safe, homey and peaceful. It’s also the perfect place to find other travellers and it's close to the beach (highly recommended for surfers). I helped out with some housekeeping and gardening and there is enough flexibility and time to travel around (SF/LA/Red Woods/Big Sur). I feel very lucky for getting the chance to stay with you, thank you! <3

hace 5 meses



I've been volunteering for a month, and it couldn't have been better! The tasks were simple and they always helped me if I needed it. The location of the hostel is perfect, very close to the beach and the Boardwalk! and you can also use the bikes if you want to go anywhere.

I am very grateful to have chosen this hostel, my coworkers made me feel at home! Thank you Sara and family, Jamie, Emma and Aurora. I hope I can come back someday! <3

hace 8 meses



Sara is an amazing human being, great host and a hospitality professional. The team at the hostel including Brian, Jamie, and Emma is supportive and fun! I'm so grateful it turned out to be an awesome experience working in a hostel. I enjoyed community dinners and meeting people from all over the world and expand my horizons. You, the next volunteer, are very lucky my friend to find yourself here! I definitely recommend volunteering at the Santa Cruz hostel, the best place in Santa Cruz!
Thank you guys for everything ✨💛🫶

hace 9 meses



I had an amazing experience at Santa Cruz hostel! Everyone was very friendly, kind, and welcoming, and there was almost always something going on to join. Work hours/tasks and amenities were as described, leaving lots of time to explore. The hostel itself is made of lovely cottages and is located perfectly for walking to the downtown area or to the beach. This experience is perfect if you are looking for a hostel community experience that’s a bit more relaxed and quiet but still offers lots of opportunities to interact with locals and other guests.

hace 9 meses

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