When you think about Los Angeles, skyscrapers, movies and white sandy beaches probably come to mind. The Californian city mixes urban modernity with lush nature, so whether you’re in need of a city break or are looking to reconnect with nature, the City of Angels will fulfil all your needs. And the icing on the cake? No matter when you decide to visit, it’s summer all year round in LA!
Looking for the best Los Angeles hostels? We’ve got a great selection of youth hostels within easy reach of popular attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios and the Griffith Observatory. You can find budget-friendly LA hostels, whether you want to be close to the International Airport or inside the city centre. For a bit of luxury, keep an eye out for those that have a pool!
If you want to be close to the action, then make like an A-lister and check out hostels in star-studded Hollywood, where you’ll find some of the city’s most famous attractions. If you’re after more of a beach vibe you’ll love laid-back Santa Monica, where you can choose between hitting the waves or riding the attractions at the waterfront amusement park. Venice Beach is for the free at heart, with boardwalks full of street performers, colourful murals and rollerskaters – borrow a pair from your hostel and join them!
Apart from the mainstream attractions, there are plenty of other things to do in LA. You could hike the Griffith Park Trail and end up at the observatory just in time to watch the sun set over the city, or spend a day at Venice Beach strolling the boardwalk and exploring the bohemian backstreets. For chilled days in the city, check out the weekly flea markets in West Hollywood or trendy bars and restaurants in the recently renovated downtown area.
Getting around without a car in LA isn’t easy, but you can always grab an Uber to reach your destination. For those who are looking for environmentally friendly transport, note that there are many bike paths at your disposal. The most popular one runs along the coast from Santa Monica to Venice Beach.