Location is great! Just round the corner from the Chinese theatre and Hollywood Blvd. the hostel decor is really nice and our room was clean and comfortable. Free breakfast is always a bonus, but there was not milk for the musli so it kinda had to be waffles or pancakes. The kitchen is far too small for the size of the hostel. Wifi worked well and was free to use. The double bed in our room was actually really small for a double bed, but it wasn't too much of an issue. Our room was right next to the toilet though, at first I didn't think this would be a problem as there seemed to be a bathroom to every three rooms, however, it seemed that rather than use the bathroom nearest to their room some people walked down the hall to use the one right next to us, which meant it was busy all the time. It also meant that if people used it late at night it woke us up, either by them slamming the door of just the flush would wake us. So overall we didn't get the best nights sleep here. Apart from the slamming doors this place was really quiet though which was good. Maps and ideas of things to do in lobby is handy, but their walking instructions to see the Hollywood sign make no sense and the map was a little difficult to read.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orange Drive Hostel has the absolute best location in Hollywood! Orange Drive Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Hollywood. We are walking distance from some of the most famous sites in Los Angeles, such as the world famous Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theater- Home of the Oscars, the Hollywood Bowl, Sunset Blvd, Jimmy Kimmel Live Studio, Disney's El Capitan Theatre, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, views of the Hollywood sign, Runyon Canyon-a favorite hiking trail of celebrities, with fantastic views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. We are also just steps from public transportation, the best night life, shopping and restaurants in Hollywood. We are also located a short drive or bus/metro stop away from Universal Studios,Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills! We are the perfect location for movie Premieres, star Dedications and major Hollywood events! We offer a variety of room types, including dorm rooms, private rooms, and group rooms. Amenities Include: Free daily breakfast of all-you-can-make waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, coffee, assorted teas and hot chocolate. Free WiFi, Free Lockers, Free day storage of luggage before check-in and after check-out, Parking available (limited parking, parking is first come, first served. Sorry, we cannot accommodate over-sized vehicles. ATM, Laundry facilities, Fully equipped guest kitchen Common room w/HD flat screen TV (no TV's in rooms), Discount Supershuttle, Primetime Shuttle service to/from airport, Universal Studios tickets for sale, Discounted pub crawl with LA Epic Club Crawl. Some History about Orange Drive Hostel: Orange Drive Hostel was originally a manor home built in 1910. It later became a boarding house for the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Johnny Weismuller 'Tarzan, and' and many more. Orange Drive Hostel is a historic home filled with Hollywood history, and staying with us offers a unique opportunity to experience the Golden Age of Hollywood. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rooms are not guaranteed ready until 3:00 PM Additional key deposit is required and is refundable upon checkout. Please contact hostel if travelling with children or more than two guests/extra charges may apply. Methods of payment accepted: Visa, AMEX, MasterCard, travelers checks, and cash. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orange Drive Manor Hotel Los Angeles