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Orbit Hotel and Hostel
Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Nothing like there internet site.”
Reviewed 11 October 2009

Worst bed I have ever slept in. Had a private room. The fan did not have a cover over it ... very dangerous. Needs work done on the hotel, Seems dirty.
Breakfast is depressing and the internet never works.
On the other hand it is in a very good spot and they have lots of information and deals on stuff to do around LA.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 10 October 2009

I had an okay time there, but...
1) the place is very run down (although what is there is kept clean). There are also pretty much no cooking facilities.
2)Security was very very bad, as anyone from the street can walk into the hostel, the back door of our room didn't lock at all so basically anyone had access to everything you couldn't cram into the very small lockers provided.
3)The staff were a mixed bunch, some friendly and helpful and others quite rude.
4) There is only an expensive paid wifi connection, but no computers which is very poor compared to ever other hostel I've been too recently.

Bascially the Orbit is one of three hostels in a chain (along with banana bungalow west hollywood and Hollywood) and one of the staff told us that they had made the decision to close the Orbit down, hence no money or effort is being put into the place to modernise it, or make it less of a shambles. Its a shame, but this place is a hostel with great potential just being left to rot.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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manchester, uk
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2009

I really had a great time at Orbit mainly because i loved the location and the guys working there were really cool. Its on Melrose which is a great place itself, i spent a whole day just in the shops and cafes there, its just like the T.V. show and a very trendy area. I think its better then Hollywood Blvd. which seemed kind of cheap and tacky. Orbit was also walking distance to Beverly Hills shopping mall and the grove which had my favorite Abercrombie & Fitch.

My only complaint is that I would have preferred a girls dorm instead of mixed (the girls dorms they had were already full) the guys in my room were kind of strange... But other than that a really big thanks to Chris at the office for all the nightlife advice, especially taking us out on the Sunset Strip! I still have a hangover! ;)

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Portsmouth, UK
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2009

We stayed here for four nights and were very happy with it.

The hostel is in a realy good location on Melrose Avenue, walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars and a short taxi or bus ride to Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards.

The rooms are basic but comfortable and the staff helpful. They organise day trips to the theme parks, city tours and evenings out to the clubs which is fantastic, especially if you are travelling alone as you have a group of ready made friends.

We had a room that faced on to the main road so it was noisy when the window was open but the whole place is air conditoned and each room has a fan so not too much of a problem.

They provide free parking too, behind the hotel in an underground car park which was perfect for us as we had a hire car.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Milano
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2009

L.A. is a great city, in hollywood u can find way more than whatever u want, and the best deal u can get in hollywood is with no doubt at the orbit! Stayed there 4 more than a week, in a pretty big and cosy privat room with TV and all the stuff. Melrose Blv is a grat area for shopping and it's very close to many attractions, and if you wanna go a little further there are a lot of tours organized by the hotel (if u search 4 adrenaline and have a strong stomac I'd recommend the Six flags Magic mountain park :)
As soon as we arrived the guy at the reception (sooo cute ;) ) told us where we could get the best from our nights in hollywood and what's more....is not expensive at all!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Vancouver
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2009

Had a great time at Orbit. Good location on Melrose and close to Sunset Strip. Special thanks to my farorite yank Chris for all his nightlife advice! Had a great time at the Standard! Oh and 8oz was almost as good as Fergburger ;)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Gold Coast
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

This was one of the best places i stayed, and i have been a few places. The rooms were nice and clean and the staff were great. Some of the previous reviews on here slam the place and i don't see it. I loved the place and would recommend it to anyone...

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled solo
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Property: Orbit Hotel and Hostel
Address: 607 North Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Formerly Banana Bungalow Hollywood @ The Orbit Hotel and Hostel)
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 91 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Orbit Hotel and Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orbit is a safe and secure two-story Hotel featuring 32 newly remodeled rooms. Private rooms have a comfortable queen size bed and TV, some having sunny balconies and high ceilings, or a beautiful view of the West Hollywood Hills and Melrose Avenue. Dorms have 6 per room, all with closet space, shelves, their own private baths and showers. They are clean and well-kept. All rooms have a cool, colorful, retro-futuristic design giving the place a swanky Hotel vibe. ... more   less 
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Orbit Hotel Los Angeles

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