We specialize in 5 Star Hostels. But because there is currently no 5-star hostel in this city, we’ve brought you the 3 best hostels in Los Angeles instead.
Quick Introduction to the best hostels in Los Angeles
The average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 27€ up to 35€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Los Angeles Tourism Tax: Taxes are not included at most hostels in Los Angeles. A pay-at-check-in tax ranges between 14 and 15.7% in the city.
If you are looking for activities, you should try BBQs, pasta nights, comedy, salsa, poker nights and more.
Facilities for disabled guests
24-hour front desk
The rooms are clean, equipped with air conditioning, beds are very comfortable.
Location: HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel is 11.7 km away from Los Angeles International Airport. It is close to Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Tongva Park, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Farmers Market, Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park, and Christopher Grimes Gallery.
Aside from the sun and sand, you have a lot of places to shop, eat and relax and are just a short bike ride or walk from most of the sites like Muscle Beach, the famous Venice Skate Park and the Santa Monica Pier.
24-hour front desk
The staffs are very friendly so your stay will be more enjoyable and welcoming.
Location: Located directly on the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, this hostel in Los Angeles is within walking distance from Muscle Beach.
Orange Drive Hostel is one of the best hostels in California. It was spacious, clean and tidy. The staff are outstanding and couldn’t do enough for you. They helped me to get the most out of my time in LA. When you step off Hollywood Boulevard you feel like you’re in a different place, it’s calm and peaceful.
This is good for couples and solo travellers since they have both private rooms and dorms. Please note that they have different dorms for male and female. How awesome is that?
24-hour front desk
Location: Located within 4 minutes’ walk from Dolby Theater, Orange Drive Hostel offers free WiFi and a free breakfast. Entertainment venue the Hollywood Bowl is 1 km away, while Capitol Records is 1.4 km away.Orange Drive Hostel is 2.3 km away from Melrose Avenue, while Universal Studios Hollywood is 3.8 km from the property.
The nearest airport is Hollywood Burbank Airport, 11 km from the property. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 4 minutes’ walk from the property.
Samesun Hollywood (previously Walk of Fame Hostel)
Samesun Hollywood is a Hollywood hostel that is a perfect combination of good value, convenience, comfort and hospitality. The location enables you to plan to visit Hollywood easily.
ATM Machines, Vending Machine, Stamp Machines, and Washer and Dryer Machines are available for your convenience.
24-hour front desk
Luggage & Storage Room
The rooms are large, clean, and majority of rooms have 4 or 6 bed combinations. The private rooms are with Cable Television, queen sized bed, and mini fridges.
Location: Samesun Hollywood is located at Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame.
Dolby Theatre and TCL Theatre are within 1 minutes’ walk away, while Universal Studios Hollywood is just 1 Metro stop away from this centrally located hostel. Los Angeles International Airport is 20 km away.
This hostel id for solo travellers since they do not have private rooms. They have dormitories for conservatives and dormitories that is co-ed. Their biggest dorm room can accommodate 14 female guests.
Location: Melrose Hostel is located in the geographic center of Los Angeles and is near many different attractions such as Thai Town, Koreatown, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, The Grove, Universal Studios, and more!
Melrose Hostel is located 5 minutes from the Hollywood/Western Metro Station (Red Line) and 10 minutes from the Wilshire/Western Metro Station (Purple Line) as well as many other Metro Bus lines which are reachable from right outside our hostel!
Okay, now that is a bit embarrassing, currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Los Angeles. We are always working on getting promo codes for Freehand Hostels, Hollywood Hostels and all the other cool hostels to stay in.
Are there any cheap hostels in Los Angeles? There can be cheaper hostels than the ones mentioned above.
In our opinion, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2), and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Keep also in mind a bad location far away from the city centre costs you more in transport.
However, if you are travelling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Copenhagen.
(sorry readers, the USA Hostels chain permanently closed their doors in 2019)
USA Hostels Hollywood offers a real hostelling experience for the social solo traveller.
Keep your solitude with the exclusively designed privacy pods in en-suite dorms, and join optional daily activities when you’re feeling social.
There’s a free breakfast, free comedy performances, walking tours and a relaxing lounge area.
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Your Smart Packing List
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