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Santa Cruz Hostel

A California beach hostel at the historic Carmelita Cottages

321 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA


Office Hours: 8am-10pm
Check in: 4pm-10pm

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Recommended Businesses

We recommend some local businesses that we know very well to be of excellence, caring, and that will contribute for you to have a truly “Santa Cruz experience”.

Besides being ouselves loyal customers, we recommend them because they offer a truly local experience that we believe you will remember. Moreover, they all participate actively in creating a unique Santa Cruz community and culture, and visiting them you’ll become part of it too.

Beach Street Cafe 

“This popular local breakfast and lunch spot is a welcome oasis in the hustle and bustle of beach activities”.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The admission-free attraction features thrill rides like the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, kiddie rides, games, shops, food, and year-round indoor activities. Admission is free. Ride tickets may be purchased per ride, per day, or per season. Free summer entertainment includes Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach.

Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

“Located just steps away from the ocean and Santa Cruz Wharf, the center features state-of-the art exhibits and interactive displays highlighting the sanctuary and its incredible underwater environment. Visitors can explore the sanctuary’s remarkable marine environment as well as their personal role in protecting one of our nation’s underwater treasures.”

“The freshest and widest selection of Seafood.” Eat at our Restaurant, buy fresh to cook at home, or ask To-Go

“The premier surf school and surf lessons in Santa Cruz.” There is no better way to learn how to surf.

The freshest and widest selection of Seafood. Eat at our Restaurant, buy fresh to cook at home, or ask To-Go

“A California twist on an island classic, serving great food and cool cocktails, while creating a sense of community.”

The secret of Thai cuisine is a delicate balance between the spices and the main freshest ingredients.

A Santa Cruz landmark, has grown from a small natural foods bakery into a major natural foods supermarket.