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Orange Drive Hostel Reviews

1764 North Orange Drive, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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86%

Rating
950 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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74%

Good - staff were helpful, useful location for my needs, clean spacious room. Not so great - 3 out of 4 nights I was woken up around 1pm by people sitting outside in the smoking area being unnecessarily noisy. I thought the bathroom on the top floor somewhat inadequate for a shared facility.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize that you were woken during the night. If you stay with us in the future, please advise the front desk about the noise level if it's past 11:00 PM. Hostels can get noisy at night especially during the busy summer season but please let us know so that we have the chance to correct the situation and you can fully enjoy your stay. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

80%

The kitchen is very small and there was someone who was helping people make breakfast but it wasn't clear if she worked there or was simply being helpful. The hostel was in a great location. The manager interrupted us checking in to talk to the employee simply so she could leave. If would have been nice if she could have waited until we were checked in.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Good, helpful staff, fairly clean, good amenities. A bit expensive, but it's Hollywood, and the location is great. We had a private room, but it was very noisy, as the walls/floors are paper thin (it's an old building), and right next to common washroom.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your nice comments about our hostel. Unfortunately, sometimes hostels can be noisy during peak summer months. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will return in the future. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

97%

Location is incredible and staff are so helpful - will go out of their way for you. highly recommend this Hostel. After a big day of being a tourist in Hollywood its a perfect hostel to come home to!


100%

Everything is perfect!!! Wonderful place!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The Location is perfect to discover LA and Hollywood. It is a quite and clean hostel, very Close to the Hollywood Boulevard and the walk of fame. Staff is friendly and helpful.


86%

Very convenient location right behind the Hollywood and Highland Center. Great for tourists. The rooms are big and clean and facilities are good. The only -ve was that it gets a bit noisy in the night especially at weekends. I would still recommend this hostel to anyone who visits LA and wants to stay at Hollywood


77%

Most of the bathrooms didn't worked when i stayed there (after doing booking now with hostelworld over 150 times this is the first time the price chance while i was booking around 32 dollars be over 40 dollars a night.) definite not wort the extra price, fore that price i could get a privet single room some where else. or 23 dollars for just a good hostel. Perfect for people whose not there to party or meet people (other guests), quiet there, good standard on rooms, and really good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, During your stay the bathroom nearest to your room was being renovated but there are many other bathrooms throughout the hostel to chose from. The room rates have not changed since February,so the rate would not have gone up while making a reservation. It's true that we're not a "party hostel" our guests are more independent travelers. We don't arrange get togethers but allow our guests to decide if they want to socialize. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

86%

Good location in Hollywood close to Hollywood Boulevard, making it possible to travel e.g. downtown on Metro, but also to get buses to West Hollywood. All good except for 'breakfast', which was actually just waffles - not even any fresh milk.


83%

Beds are comfortable and the house has several bathrooms, but there is no common area inside (apart from the reception room), which is very bad if the weather is too hot and dry like when we were there. Breakfast is almost nonexistent. The hostel resembles a guesthouse and lacks atmosphere a bit. It also has some strict rules like a $50 cash-only security deposit and an inflexible 10 am check out. Location is around the corner from Hollywood Bl., thus well-served by public transportation.


89%

Nice hostel. Great location, limited parking however but you should manage to get a park , especially if you have a smaller vehicle. Friendly staff. Dorms fairly private. Overall a nice place in a good location.


100%

Thank you for a great stay! Meeting the owner was a joy!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your review. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

89%

The hostel is located right next to the walk of fame in Hollywood. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All facilities were in good, clean order. Free breakfast waffles were great as well. All in all it was a very good hostel to stay at.


91%

The hostel is great in terms of price/quality, very well located and the staff is very nice and helpful. I definitely recommend

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Really good location, nice looking hostel. Lots of bathrooms, small kitchen and washing machines available. Our room was bright and clean, all the windows had fly nets so you could leave the windows open. The only downside was that the room got so hot because there was no air con or fans.


86%

Friendly atmosphere, nice rooms and comfy beds. Staff were helpful and nice. Neat and well presented, great location.


80%

really liked the old building and network of stairs - relaxed, nice courtyard area, comfy bed etc

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location & great staff!

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

There is nothing more I can add or suggest. Orange Grove really is an Excellent place to stay , ( my second visit now ) . All the way from Australia, I wouldnt consider anywhere else. My 15yr old grandaughter, I traveled with on this visit, wants to return to Orange Drive Hostel. She felt safe and welcome. A home away from home. Thankyou

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for the review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we are always happy to see you return. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

86%

The staff were very helpful, having only just arrived in LA from Australia, this was the first place we went to. Only one blocks walk from Walk of Fame and catching buses around LA. Impressed.

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

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