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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We, two couples, stayed for two nights at the Orange Drive Hostel while touring California. Being way older than the average backpacker we opted for the two rooms that provide a private bathroom (toilet and shower). These rooms are very small, their bathrooms tiny, with just a fan instead of an air condition, but we found them clean, quiet and...

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are always happy to read reviews from our guests. There will be air conditioning installed in the hostel in a few more weeks. We apologize for any discomfort the heat may have caused you. Thank you again for staying with us! Kind Regards, Orange Drive...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Found this place on the internet. It was exactly what we needed for 2 nights. Just around the corner from the Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. The hostel is old but clean and friendly. In room and shared bathrooms are available. Our room didn't have air-con but they gave us a fan which was fine. The breakfast is...

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

We are very happy that you had such a wonderful stay at our hostel. We are currently in the process of having air-conditioning installed in the hostel, but we hope that the fan was able to keep you comfortable during your stay. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again! Kind...

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having stayed in many hostels in Europe and USA i could highly recommend this hostel. The hostel was in an excellent location meaning we did not need to spend any money on transport as it was a one minute walk to the Hollywood strip. The staff working in the hostel were very welcoming and friendly. We had travelled on a...

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your time with us on TripAdvisor. We work hard to make our guests happy, and we appreciate your feedback. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great location? Parking available at a charge. This hostel was perfect for a short stay to L.A. My only complaint is there's no A/C and it was so stuffy in the evening. The rooms were very clean and ideal for a short stay.

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay on TripAdvisor! We really do appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the discomfort you felt due to the heat. We are currently installing air conditioning in the hostel, and we hope you will stay with us again. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

Ballymoney
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at the hostel when travelling the west coast. It was just off the Hollywood strip and very close to the underground which we used to get to universal studios, Santa Monica, and Venice beach during our stay. We had a private room in the hostel which was clean with a private bathroom. The hostel staff...

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, We are thrilled to read that you loved staying with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hostel on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate hearing from our guests! Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed 4 nights and would only use it for sleep and showers so we did not mind the basicness. The house has charm and history! It is secluded enough to be really quiet at night and seems far from the crazyness of Hollywood bouleward only 150 meters away. Common restrooms and showers in the hall. No aircondition, tv or...

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Wonderful!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We work hard to make our guests happy, and we truly appreciate your feedback. We are in the process of installing AC at the hostel. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

london
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I loved it here! Stayed in twin room as had my 13 year old daughter with me and it was clean and delightful.i love the period correct furniture, the place is neigh on 100 years old. The location couldn't be better and the staff really friendly and helpful. You will not find better for even twice the price!!

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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hostel on TripAdvisor. We work hard to make our guests happy, and we are thrilled that you had such an awesome stay! Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very nice hostel very near to the walk of fame, but in quiet street. We had a really nice (quite spacious) room with our own bathroom. The people who worked there are very friendly, especially the guy who helped us with our car at 6:30 in the morning.. Thank you so much!

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Hello, Wonderful!!! Our staff works very hard to make our guests happy, and we are so happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your time with us in Hollywood! Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 August 2016

First the good: location is good and convenient for public transportation. It was pretty quiet at night. There was no air conditioning, which is understandable, but it wasn't too hot inside. However, the room I stayed in was possibly the worst I've ever been in for one reason: there was a pervasive strong armpit-like odor that gave me a headache...

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Tracie S, Public Relations Manager at Orange Drive Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, We wish you had come to our front desk and we would have immediately fixed this situation for you. We want our guests to have an incredible stay with us, and to know that they can always come to us when there is a problem. The air conditioning will be added to the hostel very soon. Please feel free...

Reviewed 27 July 2016

Hi guys , this hostel it was very clean and comfortable , close to visit everything and Metro (subway) to move everywhere in LA ! it locates the most famous place in LA (Hollywood) ..i suggest to someone stay there !! i like it very much!!...visitor from Greece.

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Hello, Thank you!!! We have the best guests! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Orange Drive Hostel

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Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orange Drive Hostel has the absolute best location in Hollywood! Orange Drive Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Hollywood. We are walking distance from some of the most famous sites in Los Angeles, such as the world famous Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theater- Home of the Oscars, the Hollywood Bowl, Sunset Blvd, Jimmy Kimmel Live Studio, Disney's El Capitan Theatre, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, views of the Hollywood sign, Runyon Canyon-a favorite hiking trail of celebrities, with fantastic views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. We are also just steps from public transportation, the best night life, shopping and restaurants in Hollywood. We are also located a short drive or bus/metro stop away from Universal Studios,Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills! We are the perfect location for movie Premieres, star Dedications and major Hollywood events! We offer a variety of room types, including dorm rooms, private rooms, and group rooms. Amenities Include: Free daily breakfast of all-you-can-make waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, coffee, assorted teas and hot chocolate. Free WiFi, Free Lockers, Free day storage of luggage before check-in and after check-out, Parking available (limited parking, parking is first come, first served. Sorry, we cannot accommodate over-sized vehicles. ATM, Laundry facilities, Fully equipped guest kitchen Common room w/HD flat screen TV (no TV's in rooms), Discount Supershuttle, Primetime Shuttle service to/from airport, Universal Studios tickets for sale, Discounted pub crawl with LA Epic Club Crawl. Some History about Orange Drive Hostel: Orange Drive Hostel was originally a manor home built in 1910. It later became a boarding house for the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Johnny Weismuller 'Tarzan, and' and many more. Orange Drive Hostel is a historic home filled with Hollywood history, and staying with us offers a unique opportunity to experience the Golden Age of Hollywood. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rooms are not guaranteed ready until 3:00 PM Additional key deposit is required and is refundable upon checkout. Please contact hostel if travelling with children or more than two guests/extra charges may apply. Methods of payment accepted: Visa, AMEX, MasterCard, travelers checks, and cash. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orange Drive Hostel

Address: 1764 N Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90028-4307
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Price Range: $58 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Orange Drive Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Orange Drive Manor Hotel Los Angeles
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