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Orbit Hotel and Hostel
Sydney
2 reviews
“Great fun”
Reviewed 27 January 2011

We stayed at Orbit hostel on Melrose ave. Great location, easy to walk down melrose, to LACMA and the grove and buses around the corner that go downtown, hollywood, los feliz and the beaches. The staff were all really friendly and helpful, everyone had heaps of knowledge about all the events going on as well as how to get around the city. The hostel holds regular events which were great fun and made it really easy to meet people and have fun. I would definately reccomend for young travellers and people who are looking to meet people and have fun.

Also there is free breakfast in the mornings and free internet access (wi fi and monitors).

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

Mostly negative experience. The price wasn't THAT cheap compared to the general quality of the place. The rooms were way below avarage motel standard but the price was about the same as in nearby motels/hotels. The place was noisy at night.

Positive: Free parking and quite a good location if you're driving around the upper town.

Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone but perhaps a backpacker who doesn't care at all where he/she sleeps.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2011

if you want to safe money and take this hotel, you will definitely regret it. Others cost 10 dollars more, and that should be worth it! The rooms were not clean at all, the carpeted floor had so many stains, out of the shower came rusty water, and there was hair in the sink. These two nights were a drama for us. We wanted to check out afte rthe first night, but they did not give us the money back that we paid for the other one. The wireless was the slowest ever. The stuff was friendly.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

My Fiance and i recently stayed at the Orbit Hostel, as we are backpacking we needed someplace cheap. The Orbit accomodated all of our needs: Free breakfast, free wifi and even though we were in a 6 bunk bed dorm room, we were the only people staying in the room the whole time.
We found the room and bathroom basic but clean, and the cleaner came through and cleaned on a daily basis. We were very happy staying here.The place is walking distance to Hollywood Boulevard so no transport needed!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lyon, France
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

Cheap hostel, great location (fairfax & Melrose ; if you like vintage / LP. Not so far from WeHo).
Free parking. Free WiFi. Free computers (rare)
Correct dorms room, with bathroom inside (:-D).
Not so calm, but correct for an hostel and for backpackers.
Breakfast = cereals and coffee.
Good amenities.

Can be a good spot to spend 2/3 nights in order to see Hollywood / Melrose / WeHo and to party.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Thank LuWang
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california
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2010

Never stay here! It is NOT SAFE!

Someone that from staff entered my room at 2am!

Thank god i placed a chair in back of the door (the rooms dont have a real lock like other hotel rooms, its easy to brake in) not to mention that the patio dont did not close or lock too!

anyway back to the staff member opening the door while i was sleeping... since i put the chair behind the door, i heard noise and woke up, i run to the door and screamed and he says ''im staff this room show available..'' and tryed to push the door... i push back and I Close the door real fast and lock it.... come to think about this... really your showing a room at 2am??? wtf! who opens a room at 2am????? even if the room shows available why open it at 2am????

I complained about it the next day and there like sorry! thats it!!!!

my sister and i never sleeped that night, it ruined our vacation...

DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!

+ Rooms are ugly, stinky and dirty! PICTURE ARE NOT ACCURATE, DOES NOT LOOK LIKE PHOTOS OF THE SITE

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Canberra
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2010

No bells and whistles at this hostel, just "here's your key, here are some sheets, sort yourself out." As I was travelling with a group of friends we booked out one of the 6 bed dorms, so no sharing the room with strangers. As such we kept to ourselves and didn't join in on any of the hostel's social events, and we weren't disturbed by noise. As a place to come back to at the end of a day sightseeing and just go to sleep, it was fine. The location was pretty handy for shops and there was a bus stop nearby.

The free breakfast was pretty basic but it did the job. I wouldn't eat the dinner there though if you paid me.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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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 92 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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