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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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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 4.7

  • Security 3.3

  • Location 3.3

  • Staff 2.0

  • Atmosphere 3.3

  • Cleanliness 3.3

  • Facilities 3.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    For a 1930s movie stars residence we loved the glamour of the Champagne bar and the Hollywood pool. The staff are working hard to get it back to its former glory and Mr Anderson is putting his money where his heart is Great staff and other worldly travellers to meet. The breakfasts were brilliant and meant we could survive the busy tourist days. Chef Angela was a sparkle of diamonds as our breakfast host and delivered the tasty goods every day. Nobody cared that we were seniors thanks heaps Roy
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    03 Mar 2020
    This hostel was great value for what we payed. Most hostels were offering a bed in a 8-12 person form for the same as what we payed each to split a private room. (2 people). Free breakfast was provided every morning from 9-10 and was served by the most upbeat lady who was always happy to see anyone walk through the door. Check in and out was seamless and there was lots of street parking right outside the mansion.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Mar 2020
    Cheapest hostel in the near proximity of metro and buses (10 min on foot). I stayed in small building not in the mansion. WiFi is working. Free breakfast at 9 till 10 am (usually fried eggs & cereals, coffee. juice, etc). Many people just live here instead of renting an apartment. I had unfortunate bed with bedbugs and had to heat dry all of my clothes and bag after checking out. I hope they ll take measures to get rid of bedbugs. But overall it is a nice place if you are on the budget.
    Russia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    06 Aug 2021
    I did not stay there. My booking was confirmed 15 hours before I showed up at the location only to be told by a rather unfriendly woman, 'no room is available'. It was after 20:00 hours and I was visibly exhausted (from traveling the last 2 days) and just needed to take a shower and rest my weary legs. The woman who addressed me, showed no compassion or concern. In addition to that, the phone perpetually rang without an answer. Please refund my deposit. I am yet to receive it.
    Jamaica, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    09 Feb 2020
    Was 25 a night when i booked and i did 6 nights for 127, i talked to owner about extending to a 2nd week and payed the same amount and was told after the week was up that the rate went up to $35 a night without me being told
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 2.6


    23 Apr 2020
    Read the reviews throughly. I decided not to listen to the reviews and sure enough by day two I had large red itchy bumps all over my body. Was it bed bugs or the fact that they dip the beds in acid... I’m not sure. Stay far away from this place. The staff is extremely flirtatious with guests but the pool area was definitely enjoyable. Not the ideal neighborhood either. Listen wisely.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    10 Sep 2021
    Closed. Didn't announce anywhere. Ruined my vacay
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    11 Aug 2021
    I never stayed at this hotel and i’m still waiting for my reimbursement
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    25 Aug 2020
    No one ever answers the calls at the phone number posted. The place had no air conditioner. They had fans for the lack of ac, but there were not enough fans for everyone. The owner of this place has i******t people in charge, that should not be in charge of managing anything. It is this place that has made me decide that I will no longer be staying at hostels and will no longer be using Hostel World.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    27 Feb 2020
    DO NOT STAY HERE. I couldn't figure out the high rating, but the website gives a two-star rating as its base! This place has bedbugs. Bad. I was covered in bites after my second night. The property has no locks(!!!) When I needed to cut my stay short due to a family emergency, I was bounced between the website (who don't have a N. A. number+never answer email) and the property. Even with an explanation and a promise I would be charged the correct amount, I was charged for nights I cancelled.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi