Open to travelers of all ages, the HI-Santa Monica Hostel offers comfortable accommodations and a quiet retreat just two blocks from the beach, with excellent wheelchair access. The dorm rooms have plenty of space to maneuver, and the lower bunk beds are at a comfortable height. There’s a cool and comfortable courtyard with a fountain, trees, tables and chairs, and a barbecue. The restrooms also have very good access. Each shower room has a stall with a fold-down wooden seat, grab bars, and a hand-held shower. Most of the cabinets and counter tops in the self-service kitchen are three feet high, but there is one low counter, open underneath, with a sink and a stove with front-mounted controls. The hostel also has lockers, a game room, a library with travel information, and a laundry room with standard top-loading washers. You may meet people from many countries here.