I always prefer staying in Hostels instead of Hotels, but it's an important distinction to make - this is a HOSTEL, so cheap dormitory style rooming, NOT an inclusive private room hotel experience. And for a hostel, this is a pretty good one. We were in a 6 bed room, and had 2 room mates. The place has a nice atmosphere with movie posters and celebrity images around the walls in addition to paintings and designs in some areas. There is a common TV area, an outdoors area where you can relax and eat, and a small kitchen you can cook in. Every morning there is a simple breakfast of coffee, oatmeal, and peanut butter & jelly provided for free, which in hostel terms is pretty standard in my experience, but there is a fridge to store any food you want to store. The staff member I interacted with the weekend we were there was named Alex - he was super helpful and super nice. The beds were okay, acceptable hostel beds - and you get sheets and a pillow case when you check in. But the real star of this hostel is the location - right on the walk of fame, about 2 blocks down from the Chinese Theater, with a taxi parking and a bus stop right outside the door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hollywood and Highland Hostel! We are located right on Hollywood Blvd. right next to all the famous tourist attractions including:-Hollywood Walk of Fame-Dolby Theater where the Oscars take place.-Jimmy Kimmel show-El Capitan Theater-Graumans Chinese Theater-Roosevelt Hotel-Madame Tussauds Wax Museum-Universal studios-Walt Disney Theater-Santa Monica and Venice beachesHollywood and Highland Metro station is one block away for easy connections to all parts of the city. Our rooms have 4 and 6 beds which are brand new with private bathroom (en suite).Also we have air-conditioned rooms.We have a Patio and television room with a 36 inch television, with a satellite dish that has hundreds of channels.We have tours of Hollywood and can help arrange airport travel.We have free breakfast and free WIFI.Hollywood.Our check-out time is before 10 am and the front desk is open daily from 7am to midnight. However, there is no curfew here.We are located walking distance from the hottest night clubs, bars and restaurants. ... more less