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“Great value of money but the position is not excellent”
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Lady Ruthelen
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Lady Ruthelen
Milan, Italy
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85 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great value of money but the position is not excellent”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a 3 beds private room at the Mansion. The people in the house are very kind and they did everything to please us. The position is not very good but the metro is only two blocks far. The breakfast was awesome and everything just cooked at the moment.

Stayed July 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Staying at the Ruthelen was not a normal hostel experience! I came here because the other hostels were booked out and ended up extendingI my stay three times!

The house/mansion is decked out like a movie set, with faux chandeliers, old style furniture, thick red carpet and symmetric statuettes. Had a great vibe to the place, from the morning when a group of residents were playing guitar while we ate our free breakfast (bacon, eggs and waffles!) to the night time when people were playing cards or swimming.

They own a few houses in a court, so its a cool, safe environment, you can just run between houses easily to visit other people. The surrounding area wasn't that great, I wouldn't recommend this hostel to people who would by trying to come back late at night. Public Transport is available and easy, 10 minutes walk to the train or bus, if not very time consuming to actually get anywhere - venice beach 1 hr, downtown 45 minutes, Hollywood 1hr +. But thats LA. Better if you had a car. The only thing close by is the Natural History Museum.

However, there was a serious lack of available bathrooms, since toilets weren't separate from the showersl, and you can end up waiting a while. If you are a particular sleeper, Ruthelen is not for you (well also hostels are probably not for you) - i.e. my first room was pretty hot (no air-con) and had nowhere to store bags, just on the floor, and the second room had no curtains so it was really bright from 6am. I was on a air mattress too, but that was actually really comfy. But for the price it was definitely a win-win!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had booked a 6 bed dorm room at 'Lady Ruthelen House' through Hostelworld and the instructions told us to go to another address for check in. We suspected this was because there were several properties with rooms available, so this didn't worry us and we went to check in.
We were given a room at a different address to our booking which was fine, as it was a private twin room and it looked like only one other person had a room there. The kitchen in this property was undergoing renovation so was not functional. We were advised to use the kitchens located in either guest house adjacent to "the Mansion" (main house). The kitchens while clean and modern were missing simple necessities like chopping knives, etc so meal preparation was quite challenging. All plates and bowls are polystyrene and eating utensils plastic. Again this was not a drama for us as we are quite adept at working with what we can.
It wasn't until we went to go to bed however that we realised the sheets on our beds hadn't been changed from previous guests and the beds were full of sand. We spoke with Taniesha the Manager and she got us into a clean bed straight away. The following day we were moved from the house into the Mansion which was very comfortable indeed! Taniesha and Mr. Anderson (the owner) made us very welcome and compensated accordingly for the first night's drama which satisfied us greatly.
The property has a nice big pool and sun baking lounges and a FREE breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausages and homemade sweet potato waffles with all the toppings! Location wise it's only 10 minutes walk to the Expo line which was convenient for us. The hostel is still in the developmental stages so there are teething issues so travellers should have some understanding it's not all smooth sailing. We'd stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I'm Mavy and I live in France and I'm in LA for a holiday and visit!
At first I came for a week and then I'm staying more than a month! because the place is really great and rare in a quiet and lovely neighborhood! I search in many site for a bedroom but none is Ruthelen both in terms of quality and price and especially the location with the shops and transport facilities (bus and metro ). When you live Ruthelen we not only enjoy the setting but the company roommates who quickly become friends! I'm leaving soon with heart full of tears but I promise to return to this place very soon! I strongly advice you!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Lady Ruthelen
Address: 3775 Ruthelen St, Los Angeles, CA 90018-4421
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles
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Ranked #42 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Number of rooms: 2
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