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Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel
pune
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“Stay on Main- its Hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Stayed in Stay on Main during April 2014 to Visit LA and Universal Studios. This hostel is located at downtown LA; so commuting by public transport was easier. You will find good eating options nearby.
Its secure, rooms are clean and staff is friendly. However if you are travelling solo then better be careful while roaming around during night.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Pros: Has breakfast & waffle was nice. Many options for type of rooms that suits your budget and privacy. Has airport shuttle service that picks you up at hotel. Has WiFi.
Cons: Queen size bed kinda soft and squeeky. Will wake partner up each time one toss & turn. Siren sound is clearly audible as window don't have any sound proof fittings. Well, it's Downtown!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

A friend and I stayed here for two nights in May 2014. I would stay here again if I visited L.A. The room was clean and tidy and there is a free continental breakfast (pancakes) in the morning. Sports was shown in the "cinema room" on request. Semmed like a good location in downtown.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I stayed for two separate reservations in 7 days. The first was for my best friend and I who traveled from NY for a concert in Disneyland & The Wiltern. We stayed 5 days and really enjoyed our rooms. The beds were comfortable, the room was orderly, and the staff was kind and accommodating. The free breakfast was a plus, and the location is perfect if your wanting to travel around LA. Buses run all around here so you can get anywhere you need. I felt safe here, and i believe the only downside was the bathrooms being so small. My friend left on the fifth day and i stayed by myself for two extra days. I booked a dorm room that i shared with one other person. She was really sweet and from australia no complaints there. The room was clean, and simple AKA Perfect. I didn't need much, and game room kept me entertained as well as the wifi. Overall this place was perfect for me. Given a few more years this place could become a 3-4 star hotel. Can't wait to stay again!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I have been to over 70 countries and this was perhaps the worst experience I've had at a hotel - ever. The hotel is OK. The walls are thin and you hear your neighbours. Be prepared! The location is good, admittedly.

Upon checking out, however, we were presented with a "damages" charge of $125. To quote the bill - "Theft and damages - 1 duvet, 2 bed sheets, 2 towels. Pictures taken and can be found in camera".
Yes, there was some blood on the the sheets. The towels were used in case it got worse. Enough details. The fact that they claim this is "theft and damages" is ridicuous. Never have we been treated like criminals at a hotel. We couldn't even get someone to discuss the issue - would replacement even cost $125? I don't think so. Maybe a "cleaning" charge would be more appropriate, but even then many hotels would waive this because, quite frankly, these things happen...
So in the spirit of Stay on Main, I have taken pictures of the "theft and damages" invoice that I'm happy to show anyone (they're in my camera). If you want to be treated like a criminal, stay at Stay on Main.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

This review is for the private rooms only.

Stay on main is an extremely cheap hotel, simply put it no where else has these prices for a clean room!
The location is a bit confronting on your first day though...
Being from Australia, I definitely was not prepared for the vast number of homeless people in the DTLA. However, after a few hours of walking around you will gain confidence and it won't be an issue, just don't be obvious about being a tourist!

We also walked around the area late at night and it was still relatively safe, just be smart!

The hotel is extremely nice, clean and comfortable. The breakfast provided is basically just waffles, which are AMAZING. If you're wanting more, go to Cafe LA the next block over!
The rooms are clean and simple with a TV and if you pay for it a bathroom. (The shared bathrooms are private)

The metro station is only a 5-10 minute walk, which goes straight to Hollywood.

Overall, would recommend to anyone. The cheapest accommodation so far on my 3 month trip around America and was clean, safe and a nice place to stay in DTLA

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stay here if you are easy going and are happy with clean, modern, very quiet rooms.
Close to lots of great restaurants and the fashion district!
Ping pong is fun!
Go to Perch, roof top bar one night!! walking distance.

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Additional Information about Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

Property: Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel
Address: 640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2004 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown , Central L.A
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay on Main is the hippest boutique hotel and hostel in downtown Los Angeles. We are located in the heart of LA’s Historic Core, surrounded by many of the newest and hottest restaurants, bars and night- clubs in downtown Los Angeles, California. We are located one mile to LA LIVE, minutes by Metro to famous Hollywood, short walk to the fashion, toy, jewelry districts and flower mart. Also, minutes by bus to China Town, Little Tokyo and USC…or hop on the bus right outside the front door for a unique site seeing ride to Santa Monica beach.Our location, style accommodations and vibe offer our guest the best value in Los Angeles. Stay on Main offers a menu approach to accommodation selection. Depending upon budget and lifestyle, guests can choose from a wide array of room types and amenities at stay on main hotel, from private rooms with private baths to shared rooms with shared baths down the hall.Stay on Main is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. our rooms are simple stylish and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spend thrifty traveler.In-the-know 18-30 year old international travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. ... more   less 
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