Diamond by the Sea hostel is not right on the beach but it is only two blocks from the beach and malecon and is walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The price was a good value compared to some of the other hostels that we checked out in Salinas. As far as amenities go, Diamond by the Sea is great for the budget traveler because you can still enjoy everything Salinas has to offer; it is located in the tourist area of the Malecon. It was a cute, clean hostel with WIFI included in the price and a swimming pool! We only had a few negative things to say about this hostel. Watch the video to see what they are. Would we stay here again? Yeah, we would.