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Orange Drive Hostel
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United Kingdom
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106 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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“Nice hostel in good location”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

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.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our first night in LA. The location is unbeatable if you're looking for budget accommodation close to Hollywood Boulevard and all the entertainment near by. We loved the hostel so much we changed our accommodation so that we could stay here again when we return in a few days time.
We found our room a bit noisy but we were in room 7 right in the middle of the hallway so there's a lot if traffic with people going to their rooms, other than that we loved it and can't wait to return

  • Stayed April 2014
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orangedrivehostel, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and we are happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

The location is 2nd to none if you want to stay in Hollywood! It's 100 yards from Hollywood Boulevard and the Chinese Theater. But in a quiet residential street. Quirky rooms with beautiful old furniture. I had a very spacious double room that could easily have fitted 6 bunks. Was very pleasant. Good free WiFi reception. Free lockers for valuables. Small kitchen with free tea and coffee available. There was free breakfast on offer which I did not try. Plenty of showers and toilets dotted around the building. Always one available I found. Place clean and good value. Staff efficient and helpful, if not particularly friendly. No A/C, but no problem when I was there. Just opened a window. It's a quiet area. Not easy to find as no sign outside to indicate it is a hostel. Maybe better for security? I found it a very "different" type of hostel; old world & quirky. And great value for money!

Room Tip: Had room 11 downstairs. Beautiful furniture, and quite spacious for a hostel. No bathroom, but plent...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Excellent location, cleanliness, and service.

Recently stayed for six nights sharing a private room with my 21 yo son.

Hostel is an old rambling house with lots of natural light and a surprisingly laid back and quiet atmosphere.

Conveniently located for Hollywood and Griffith observatory. Downtown is easily accessible on the subway whilst Santa Monica and the Getty are quite easy (bearing in mind this is LA) to reach.

Have already recommended this hostel to friends and other family members.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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orangedrivehostel, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Hello,
Thank you for writing a review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our hostel. And we appreciate you recommending us to your friends and family.
Best Wishes!
Orange Drive Hostel
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This was a really pretty little hostel, in amongst huge buildings and just around the corner from the walk of fame. It seemed out of place- like it should have been a gardeners cottage in Downton Abbey, not the centre of Hollywood. Great facilities, very clean, staff were lovely, free waffles were great, I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to get in the midst of the Hollywood thing. Very close to a really pretty hiking trail.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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orangedrivehostel, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Hello,
Thank you for the kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! And we appreciate you taking the time to write a review.
Best Wishes,
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The environment of the hostel is warm and nice. There is also courtyard for you to enjoy sunshine. Room size is at the average. There is a small kitchen allows you to do simple cooking. Breakfast of pancake (do it yourself) is provided. The location is at the heart of Hollywood. You need to be careful to look for the hostel since there is no signal. It is located near the end of orange drive.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the ground floor where have enought sunlight. It is also convenient to go to the k...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We loved this place! Tidy, location to die for, and affordable -with super cheap parking! The reception lady was really friendly, and they also had the cutest dog at the reception :) There was the best hot chocolate in common room, I still miss that... If I went back to LA, I wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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orangedrivehostel, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again. And the puppy dog "Little Bear" says Thank You also. :)
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Property: Orange Drive Hostel
Address: 1764 N Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90028-4307
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Orange Drive Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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Orange Drive Manor Hotel Los Angeles

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