Hollywood and Highland Hostel and Hotel Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.
All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »
Hostel had a weird vibe as soon as I arrived. It was more like a halfway house then a hostel really as seemed like a group of people lived there permanently. 'Breakfast' was bread and jam.. Not even margarine to go on the toast. Staff were kind of rude and would come into rooms and Ask for your name etc, without even introducing them self . Also I think there was a child living there which was kind of weird. Rooms were unbearably hot. Good location though, right in the heart of things.
We enjoyed our stay at Hollywood Highland Hostel, mostly because it's located directly at the Walk of Fame and the accessibility by Metro and Bus. The one thing that was really disappointing though was the breakfast. If it says including breakfast on the website, we would expect a little more than just peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The kitchen was too small for all the guests, too, so a lot of guests had to eat their breakfast standing. Overall good for the money, but room for improvement.
Gross facilities! Vulgar manager! He needs to be fired! Kitchen and refrigerator, horribly GROSS! Bad mistake to stay there! Never ever again!
If you're scroogy, go for it. You don't have to get up from your bed to see Elvis rocking on the street. But you get what you pay for: 6 bed dorm was tight, airless (despite the fan) and loud (because of the fan). It was relatively clean, the staff was nice (even the infamous manager). Don't forget to bring your own padlock (although you can buy one in liquor store downstairs).
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The hostel was nice for a few days and well located, just the breakfast could be a bit more variant with more options and better quality...
In general all was fine.Some persons from the staff were really nice but 2 persons (out of 5 I met) behaved as if somebody forced them to work there. Manager - a really nice person in contrary to what I read before going there.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Very very good location and kind staff even there was no elevator, staff helped me. And room had has a bath room price was also good
The hostel is in a good location for the Hollywood Blvd, and a great place to begin my trip in LA.
I really enjoy staying at the Hollywood and Highland Hostel. Richard and his staff always make me feel like I am at home and welcome. The atmosphere is friendly and the rooms clean. I would highly recommend this hostel for any travelers in the Los Angeles area.
Right on the Hollywood Stars walk, prime location. Old building, quite a steep stairs, would not recommend with heavy luggage. Door creaked very bad, but was oiled when I asked, great service. Free breakfast is milk, bread and peanutbutter.
This hostel is great, right in the heart of Hollywood Boulevard! The room was clean and a good size. There are lockers available for valuables (you'll need your own padlock). The staff were really friendly and helpful and kindly let us store our bags the day we checked out (and use the locker too!). We only had one night so didn't really use the kitchen but it looked good and clean. The manager was a nice guy too. Worth the slightly higher cost, would recommend.