Great staff, great location, best hostel I stayed in LA.
Definitely not for shy people because the staff will dislike you. Not that well situated. It feels like you are staying in the house of some dudes more than staying in a hostel. If you are liked by the staff, I think that staying there may be a cool experience; if you aren't liked, it will not be a good experience as you will feel unwelcome even if you pay to stay there.
This hostel is well situated if you like shopping because it's pretty close to the fashion district where you can find rows of cheap clothing stores. They have plenty of bus stops nearby (situated around 20 minutes of walk from the Greyhound station) and many restaurants. In the neighborhood though there's a lot of weird/shady people and beggars. The room and the lounge are great! Clean and cute. The bathroom area isn't convenient. The complimentary waffles were tasty. The stay was good overall!