You have the worse breakfest of any HI hostel that I've stayed at. I don't even bother going ! It also ends up generating an unbelievable amount of trash ! I hate the big fan running in the dorms ! It makes my stay very cold and uncomfortable ! I turn it off and someonewill turn it back on who's not sleeping in it's path!
Hi Bert, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, due to municipal health codes, this is the only way we can legally offer free breakfast in our hostel. It is specifically a City of Santa Monica regulation, and it stipulates that we are not allowed to make food or serve any food that is not in individual servings. We completely agree about the trash, but unfortunately it is either this or else not offer any breakfast at all. In an effort to compensate for this issue, we do engage in a number of local environmental programs like beach clean-ups, transportation management and water conservation projects. As for the fan issue, since we are a shared environment, sometimes compromises must be made so that all guests can have a comfortable night's rest. This is generally up to the individual guests in each room, and we apologize if you did not get along with your roommates. We do offer a number of extra blankets in each room if you are cold, and you are always welcome to request to switch to a different bed or room, as we would be happy to do so if we have the availability. Furthermore, we are outfitting all of our rooms with air conditioning in the next few weeks, so perhaps you will be more comfortable in the newly renovated rooms. You may also be more comfortable in a smaller dormitory than the 10-bed shared room that you booked, as they offer a bit more privacy and autonomy over your personal space.