I staid at me Tortoise about 4 years ago and had a blast so was keen to come back and just hoped it was still as good - it is. The place has such a lovely laid back atmosphere, everyone who stays here is so lovely and friendly and it's in a great location. Can't recommend it enough!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (6 reviews)
Great location and the staff do their best to help, it's just that the place is a nightmare. Entry swipe cards that rarely work, phones out of order, showers with no changing areas and a minute kitchen and common room. In middle of refurb at mo so looks pretty shabby too. Bar is good tho.
Was a really nice hostel in a fab location but everyone there seemed to be living there and looking for work so wasn't a party hostel at all. Can't fault the staff, the cleanliness or the comfort of the hostel.
Main complaint I have about this hostel is they don't allow you to drink there. Other than that it was a lovely hostel with comfy beds, good showers, a great kitchen and the TV / movie rooms were good too. Def check out the Comedy night, very funny. Great location, just 10 mins from Santa Monica Pier and 1 block down from the main shops. Would recommend it, but not if you're looking to party as this is a very quiet hostel.
Average is the best word to describe this hostel. They didn't do anything wrong, apart from the exceedingly uncomfortable beds, but I wouldn't recommend it either. Location is great, short walk to Hollywood Blv, Chinese Theatre & Metro. Bus to Santa Monica was good. Just didn't feel at home here.
Great location, as long as strip clubs outside don't bother you, but felt a very safe area. Guest at hostel were really good fun and welcoming and the organised pub crawls were def worth doing. Free daily breakfast and dinner 3 times a week were excellent, much better than expected. All in all a fab hostel, will be returning at the end of my trip.