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“Best Location and Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orange Drive Hostel
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
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“Best Location and Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

I stay at this hostel every time I come to LA, it's a really cool place. It's directly behind the Kodak theater so perfect location. The rooms are large and nice, very comfortable beds. It's on a side street so very little noise from traffic, and the staff is awesome. There's a nice outdoor area with a patio and yard. Also, parking for only $5/day which you won't find anywhere in that location. I definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: I hear room #7 was where Marilyn Monroe stayed.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

Simply the best Hostel in Hollywood.
It is quiet and friendly
The staff are excellent and help you with their local knowledge
It attracts guests who are considerate to each other and is a welcome relief as a non-party hostel where you can get a good night's sleep.
I can fully recommend this place and its location, 30 seconds walk from Hollywood Boulevard, is second to none.
Easy access to the sights, Metro and bus's.
There is parking and internet access available too.
It is the only place I stay in Hollywood after trying others; this is the best.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

I love this place. It is so perfect, it is comfortable, it clean, it quiet and the staff minding the place is extremely warm, extremely friendly, extremely helpful, extremely sweet and extremely hospitable I stay there for 5 days and stayed at Room 6. The room is so spacious and well maintained.

Breakfast is simple and it good. The kitchen is so well maintained. To get the hostel, the Metro is about 10 minutes walk or less. One can easily get food, supermarket and souvenirs in the vicinity which are all in walking distance. Overall the price is reasonable, the hostel is clean and comfortable, the staff namely Bea, Laura and Keith are so sweet. The location is so accessible to shops, food outlet, supermarket, Metro station and the major attraction. Kudos. Hope to come back again one day.

Room Tip: Room 6, the room is comfortable
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

This was our first experience in a hostel and it exceeded our expectations. We stayed here for 7 nights in a private room. The room was clean, and we had a shower and toilet right outside.

Staff were very nice, courteous and helpful, even upgrading us with free towels and wi-fi because we were staying for an extended period.

Location was the best part about the hostel though, 2 minute stroll from Hollywood Blvd and nightlife of LA, yet the whole hostel was very quiet, allowing for good sleep.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

I stayed here for two night. It is great value and absolutely fantastic location. it is a one minute walk to the Hollywood Blvd - Kodak & Chinese theatre, Wax museum etc.

The accommodation itself is exactly what you'd expect of a Hostel - it's not immaculate - you won't get a hairdryer i your room or your room cleaned. The bed is pretty old and the pillows are a bit tough... any it's a bit noisy yes... but you are right in the thick of it - if you want luxury stay somewhere else!

My recommendation - jump on the citysights LA bus... get started early (I started at 2pm and wish I had started at 9!). it is $25 US for a 24hour pass. You jump on two mins from the hostel and the tour actually taught me a lot about the history of LA and the stops suggested things I would have never thought of doing - Automotive Museum, Tar pits, and shopping locations.

Stay here if you want great value, don't mind roughing it a bit and want to be in the thick of it!

Room Tip: I chose a room with a shared bathroom it was really fine... you spend most of the day out looking a...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Orange Drive Hostel

Property: Orange Drive Hostel
Address: 1764 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,008 - ₹ 7,822
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Orange Drive Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orange Drive Hostel has the absolute best location in Hollywood! Orange Drive Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Hollywood. We are walking distance from some of the most famous sites in Los Angeles, such as the world famous Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theater- Home of the Oscars, the Hollywood Bowl, Sunset Blvd, Jimmy Kimmel Live Studio, Disney's El Capitan Theatre, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, views of the Hollywood sign, Runyon Canyon-a favorite hiking trail of celebrities, with fantastic views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. We are also just steps from public transportation, the best night life, shopping and restaurants in Hollywood. We are also located a short drive or bus/metro stop away from Universal Studios,Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills! We are the perfect location for movie Premieres, star Dedications and major Hollywood events! We offer a variety of room types, including dorm rooms, private rooms, and group rooms. Amenities Include: Free daily breakfast of all-you-can-make waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, coffee, assorted teas and hot chocolate. Free WiFi, Free Lockers, Free day storage of luggage before check-in and after check-out, Parking available (limited parking, parking is first come, first served. Sorry, we cannot accommodate over-sized vehicles. ATM, Laundry facilities, Fully equipped guest kitchen Common room w/HD flat screen TV (no TV's in rooms), Discount Supershuttle, Primetime Shuttle service to/from airport, Universal Studios tickets for sale, Discounted pub crawl with LA Epic Club Crawl. Some History about Orange Drive Hostel: Orange Drive Hostel was originally a manor home built in 1910. It later became a boarding house for the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Johnny Weismuller 'Tarzan, and' and many more. Orange Drive Hostel is a historic home filled with Hollywood history, and staying with us offers a unique opportunity to experience the Golden Age of Hollywood. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rooms are not guaranteed ready until 3:00 PM Additional key deposit is required and is refundable upon checkout. Please contact hostel if travelling with children or more than two guests/extra charges may apply. Methods of payment accepted: Visa, AMEX, MasterCard, travelers checks, and cash. ... more   less 
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Orange Drive Manor Hotel Los Angeles

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