Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

- Free Cancellation w/ 72 hour advance notice
- No Show will not be refunded under any circumstance

Additional Terms and Conditions

Guests must reserve a minimum of 3 nights and may stay up to a maximum of 28 nights. We will try our very best to place those arriving together in large groups but no guarantee.

Check-in: 6:00 p.m. & Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

Please inform Hostel if checking in after 10pm as our office closes promptly at 11pm. Late check-ins are possible however, a $20 late check-in fee will be imposed after 11pm. Failure to notify the office will result in having no bed for the night.

Non-Refundable Cancellation Policy: All changes, cancellations, and requests to the reservation must be made 24 hours prior to the check-in date/time (6pm local time daily).

Any cancellation within 24 hours of check-in time will not be accepted.

A one-time cleaning fee of $20 per guest per stay and occupancy tax of 14.5% per booking is applicable.

Payment is due upon arrival by credit card or debit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. All guests must show matching valid I.D. to their debit/credit card used during payment at time of arrival.

This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival

The Anderson Estates reserves the right to refuse any guest before or during their stay

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Group Bookings are always welcome but not always approved. Please allow at least a 7-14 day notice to make special accommodations.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Anderson Estates

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Anderson Estates! We are the best hostel in Los Angeles for international youth travelers.

Our beautiful mansion was once owned by, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, who was the first African-American to earn a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame, Recently, Eddie Anderson Jr. has developed his father’s vision into the community we now share at The Anderson Estates! It is rich with history. Notable architect, Paul Williams, crafted an elegant home with vintage details. If you're a fan of architecture, you will be in awe of the Estates.


'The Rochester Mansion - perfect for those seeking luxury living with a vintage feel. It is comprised of mostly private rooms. It's most ideal for those who are looking to be part of a fun, interactive community, but prefers alone/quiet time when it's time to rest.

'The Guest House' (adjacent to the Rochester Mansion) is where a variety of international and local guests stay! From 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM guests enjoy free continental breakfast partaking in the living room. Blueberry waffles, breakfast burritos, cereal, fruits, coffee and juice are served by our stuff. Boasting a total of five rooms, the Guest House is open to accommodating private, shared and girls-only rooms.

'The Cottage' faces the Mansion from across the street and although our quiet hours throughout the Estate run from 11:00 PM to 10 AM, the Cottage remains quiet all day. Perfect for those who want the hostel perks without the hostel environment.

For long-term guests**, we have the 'Ruthelen Homes' - providing an apartment-like atmosphere. International and LA Locals enjoy sharing the space with other respectable, work orientated people during their stay. Please note, those wishing to stay 'long-term' are subject to an interview with the property manager.


Check-in: 6:00 PM -11:00 PM (pst)
- Please update us on your arrival time
- We must be notified prior to your arrival that there is a late check in, or no one will be available to check you in.
- ALL Late arrivals are applicable to a $15 late fee.
- A one-time cleaning fee of $15 per guest will be added
- A matching international ID or passport is mandatory
- Payment is due upon arrival by cash, credit or debit card

Check-out: 10:00 AM
- Arrive at the office to officiate the check-out process
- To extend your stay let us know in advance

- Unlimited, free Wi-Fi
- Free continental breakfast
- Free 24-hours street parking options
Guest Parking Pass must be displayed in the car at all times
Be mindful of street signs
- Free towels and linen provided
- Free washer & dryer (incl. supplies)
- Free Cable TV (Lounge Areas)
- Free luggage storage on arrival & departure days

*****THE FINE PRINT *****

Non-Refundable Cancellation Policy:
- All changes, cancellations, and requests to the reservation must be made 24 hours prior to the check-in date/time
- Dorms are for reserved for travellers


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 7.1

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    An amazing place with amazing people I'm pretty glad I found them and would love to come again
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    20 May 2019
    Quirky, cheap and a great place to stay on a budget!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 May 2019
    Staff is really nice.. I like them.. they have multiple locations not just the main house
    South Korea, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    18 Apr 2019
    Need to have lockers like most hostels have .Other than that it was GREAT
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 May 2019
    I just gotta say, you get what you pay for. The place isn’t a bad place to stay, however for me it became clear it wasn’t the best of places FOR ME to stay but the place and staff was nice. I have no real complaints other than I saw a few times random people that weren’t staying there walk inside the place and no one said or did anything. I heard rumors that sometimes homeless people came in the back by the pool and just spend the night there. I kinda saw that twice in the 3 nights I was there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Mar 2019
    Good place to stay on a budget. Everything you need, not too much extra, and no major complaints.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    22 Sep 2019
    Could do a lot better with security in terms of the premises and for the rooms. Was never anyone at the reception/front desk
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    15 Mar 2019
    That place has to be haunted. I heard so many voices on that property I didn't extend the reservation I hopped in My BMW and flew the hell out of Los Angeles. I was never so petrified of a Spirit in my life. Help me Jesus if I go back there they might try to eat me.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    24 Mar 2019
    Low review is because No way to lock up stuff. Poor stocked kitchen of basic dinner wear. Breakfast cold one morning and not done my last day. I know its an older building but could use some updates. I did not use all areas but felt the staff area was more updated than guest common area.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 4.3


    24 May 2019
    I went to the place at 8 pm and my room was still not ready! Then I got my room but they said they don’t have an extra key for my room! I had to give the room key to the staff every morning while leaving the room. It was so ridiculous. Plus, it was really dirty! The only good thing was the breakfast and maybe the location.
    Turkey, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Business Centre
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi