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Hollywood Youth Hostel Reviews

6820 Hollywood Blvd, Los angeles, Los Angeles, USA

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1240 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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For what you pay this place is alright. The location is the best part going for it, right outside the main Hollywood Blvd attractions, as well as the metro and buses that will take you everywhere else you need to go. The hostel itself was fairly average. Not bad, but nothing noteworthy that ill remember it for. I you're staying in LA for a few days then stay here


You get what you pay for. Location is great, staffs are okay but not pro-active. And no elevator. I was lucky someone else help me carry my luggage up the long staircase.


Super convenience location! The hostel is located right in front of Hollywood / Highland station. The atmosphere is a little bit sketchy, lots noise coming from street performers and it continues till late night. But good for anyone who like to party or have fun.


Thank you guys, was a great everything.


Worst hostel ever!!! Very unfriendly staff. At check-in the girl was hiding like 5 minutes behind the front desk and suddenly appeared and thought it was funny. Unprofessional!! You have to pay a 10$ key deposit instead of 5$ as mentioned. Other guest were checking in at 3 am, behaving really disrespectful and loudly. The bathrooms and especially showers could be much cleaner. The water couldn't flow off. Rooms aren't cleaned daily, bottoom sheets not changed. It's incredibly loud at night!


Very dirty hostel. The bathrooms have no door and no proper exhaust, the whole hostel literally smells. It was so hot in my room, that I basically had fever all night and had to take a cold shower to get my body temperature down. When I arrived, the first thing I saw was the cops. If you read through the other comments and think 'how bad can it be?', let me tell you: really bad! It was a horrible experience and I would never go there again.


This hostel is really good, all staff members are nice and is really well located (in the middle of the walk of fame and in front of the red line and Hard Rock Cafe, wax museum and many other atractions). The only thing to improve maybe if to put air conditioners in the room because it gets really hot at night. Everything else is perfect. Thanks for giving me and my friend such great nights there!!


The location is simply awesome ..can't get any better. The staff was friendly & helpful. Its definitely worth the money. My room was basic but had great views of the Hollywood Boulevard. There's non-stop action going down on the street ..which bothered some at night, but didn't mind me at all. The cons are that there's no air conditioning & no Breakfast. Would definitely come back again!


the location is good, but adding up all the rest gives you a true dissapointment. the rooms have no ventilation what so ever and only one fan for six people that is in place that not all can feel it. all the hostel is dark and with carpet giving it a dirty and hot look, the art on the walls is terrible and the lockers for the backpacks have an extra charge! the bathrooms feel like they are going to rape you and in the showers doesn t have a shelf for your stuff so you have to get out naked.


Staff were average. They obviously didn't enjoy their job. The location on Hollywood Blvd was good. It was so hot during the night I had to sleep on the floor because the top bunk was too hot. Keeping it mind it was only 30℃ during the day...


Location is great, everything close bye, and it's cheap! Don't expect anything more! The lady behind me didn't get her key deposit cause she was 3 minutes after checkout time! Lucky me! Ridiculous! Rooms are super hot, you gonna sweat your ass off! Lockers in the room didn't work, well, one for 6 people did! Again, it's cheap, you get what you pay for! Compared to the hostel costs I would probably stay again, for moneys sake!


Absolutely fantastic location. Security was a little relaxed, the main front door was open during the day straight onto Hollywood Blvd and room doors didn't automatically lock. Staff could be helpful or the complete opposite depending who you got. The hostel was clean, had character and good wifi but no AirCon, try to avoid a heatwave!


I especially liked the staff there, they were always so helpful! Whatever we needed, was it a description to a destination or about which tours we should do, they always helped us and were superfriendly!


good location, but crazy noisy lol


This place is great.. Travelling alone meant I wanted somewhere where I could meet people which this place was great for. The staff were amazing and hanging out with them was awesome. Especially Elias!!! He was brilliant and hilarious. Loved it.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


All the guys working at the hostel are amazing and very helpful. The location is most probably the best ever. If you are a clean freak you might Want to bring your own sheets or sleeping bag though. I really enjoyed my stay and would definetely go back.


If you really want a true hostel experience, right in the heart of Hollywood, this is the place to stay! It might not have all the top end luxuries of other hostels but this is easily looked passed. With the staff being some the coolest people you'll ever meet, they soon become family. Plus you only have to look outside your window to start your Hollywood adventure. They organise loads of great entertainment as well, with free entry to LA clubs. Miss it already! Xx

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's located in the heart of Hollywood, so location is great! Staff is really friendly and helpful; crazy fun and respectful people who like to have a good time inside (events in the common area like beer pong, pizza night, pool tournaments) and outside of the hostel (Caesar knows all the good clubs in Hollywood Blvd and can get free or discounts in entrance). Common area is carpeted which I personally don't like, but staff vacuum and clean daily !

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


hostel in general is fine location is great right on the boulevard and across from the metro station.However,the rooms are like sweat boxes and all the fan seems to do is blow hot air,we left some food on the shelf in a bag with our name on it and came back the next day to find someone had eaten our full loaf of bread


I would never stay in the hostel ever again! While the location was good, right on the Boulevard, the staff were extremely rude, didn't know what was going on, boys arrived in a female dorm. No maps were given. Staff were extremely unhelpful when asking about direction to train/bus station and nightly activities. Kitchen, especially the fridge was dirty and packed with out of date food. Alcohol I bought was taken both nights from the kitchen area.

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