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Reviews of Hollywood Youth Hostel

Hostel | 6820 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA CA 90028

85.0% Overall Rating

307 out of 387 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/11/2014)

ASHLEE OSWALD thinks…

"Dorm rooms were good sizes, bathrooms very nice with lots of hot showers etc., good location only if you like being in the middle of hollywood, staff somewhat helpful"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

***Cancellations or changes must be notified to the hostel at least 72 hours in advance via phone or email. In case of a 'NO SHOW,' a total of one night will be charged. You must be 18 years of age to check in and no older than 38 (WE WILL REFUSE SERVICE TO THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 38 THIS IS A "YOUTH" HOSTEL.)

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85.0%

Overall Rating

307 out of 387 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hollywood Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
84.0%
Value
88.8%
Safety
82.4%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

ASHLEE OSWALD

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2014

Liked: Dorm rooms were good sizes, bathrooms very nice with lots of hot showers etc., good location only if you like being in the middle of hollywood, staff somewhat helpful

Disliked: Beds not comfortable and on squeaky metal frames so you can feel whenever someone slightly moves, matress and pillow were both too thin and not consistant on every bed, rooms and whole hostel very hot even when cool outsise and all windows open, lstaff did not clean very thoroughly e.g. the first two days therw was a bin in the room, then it was taken and not replaced for the rest of my stay. Laundry and kitchen only open certain hours throughout the day, and kitchen very small. Location is on hollywood blvd which is good for a day then frustrating with all the loud outside noise 24/7. Did not get a good vibe in this hostel, only some staff were actually helpful while others were disinterested and rude e.g. had no idea how to get places and did not try to help you find out, or giving wrong information. Probably the worst hostel for atmosphere. Would not recommend if you are staying on your own.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Superb location. Room overlooked Hollywood Boulevard which is a great view for watching the activity but very loud at night. Good, sociable atmosphere. Quirky decor and spacious bathrooms.

Disliked: Seriously rude staff. They're big on security, you have to show your key every time you enter, but TWICE in the space of two days was I personally stopped by the suspicious staff and forced to present my I.D. to prove I was staying there (despite having a key..), this was during the day not exactly the middle of the night. No explanation, no apology. Felt very unwelcoming. I ended up checking out early to which the man on reception was icy cold to me for, he felt offended that I'd want to check out early and barely said a word to me. Awful service.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location and some of the staff are very helpful, but thats all. free coffee and tea is a bonus.

Disliked: the place is smells, and the room has not been cleaned over the 5 days while i stayed there.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

20 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!! The location was the best part,right in the center of hollywood,with metro station Plus the staff was very nice and helpful,especially angela cesar.and peter !!

Disliked: Nothing at all

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Simon Leonard

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2014

Liked: the location

Disliked: I thought there was a bad smell as soon as I opened the front door. The decor is horrible. My mobile phone and iPod were stolen on my second day. Another guest staying there had his mobile phone stolen, and the staff were just like "we're really sorry." Personally I suspect the cleaning staff more than the two girls who stayed in the room the night before. The rooms are really warm and stuffy, even at night when it cools down a bit. If you're room is at the front of the hostel you will hear lots of noise from the street, making it difficult to sleep. The common are is really dark, so it's only good at night time. The kitchen is terrible, it's split into tow parts, which is really annoying. Also, there is no oven, just one hotplate. So if you wanna cook pasta or rice etc. just hope nobody else wants to! The location and the friendly guests are the only good things about this place. So if you can put up with all those bad points, go for it! Otherwise, just look for a different place. All in all, terrible.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gerald Verstraten

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2014 Gerald would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome! Other than that a good hostel, clean and Definately value for your money as they are cheap considering the location. Overal great hostel, good vibe, location is spot on and close to everything (Hollywood standards that is).

Disliked: Only letdown I had was the staff sometimes. Not knowledgable, slow, not always willing to help (few exceptions there) and the weirdest thing was I was trying to extend my stay and had to pay 12 dollars a night more as of a "walking rate". Weird way to gratitude guests who want to stay so I ended up booking that night trough hostelbookers.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, price, staff

Disliked: could be cleaner! no aircon in the whole hostel! it's super hot in the rooms, espacially at night- sometimes hard to fall asleep. matresses are very thin. kitchen is not really a kitchen: no real cooking station or cooking utensil! for 1 or 2 nights it's good for the price

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2014

Liked: Great location and staff

Disliked: Very hot in summer; no air conditioning

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Zarko Petrovic

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2014 Zarko would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: atmosphere

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hostel is really great.

Disliked: Parking is either really expensive or you've to park very far away.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ARTUR DASSAYEV

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

12 August 2014 ARTUR would recommend this property

Liked: That is a great place to stay, the heart of the Hollywood. But the main, people you meet there are incredibly interesting

Disliked: I actually really like it

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing place, and very knowledgeable staff. Aaron and Ari are your guys if you need help with any directions. Place is the clean for a hostel, and the party atmosphere is perfect.

Disliked: the common room closes when the bars do.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference

22 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice location, awesome staffs, party, breakfast, There was my best hostel in my entire life.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Caesar Tawfeeq

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2014 Caesar would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, really nice staff and amazing friendly atmosphere inside! It is absolutely clean and seems to be very well managed and organized!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dan Mcmanus

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2014 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, clean, good atmosphere,friendly staff, got to see vin diesel and Bradley cooper from about 10 yards away from the bedroom window at guardians of the galaxy premiere

Disliked: Dan left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

18 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to Metro, staff is super friendly, rooms were clean, so really, everything one needs.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

karim hegazy

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2014 karim would recommend this property

Liked: Based at the walk of fame, just a few meters opposite of the Dolby Theatre! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. They had vouchers for restaurants, tours and much more that made us safing alot of money.

Disliked: No AC, just ventilators that blow warm air! --> very hot and humid in the room. Very small breakfast, only options are peanutbutter or jelly on toast.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfectly located at Hollywood boulevard , just one step and you are standing at the walk of fame. Nice rooms and renovated bathrooms!

Disliked: I have never paid for a locker before! It is not nice to make money because the guests want to stay save.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location and great people!

Disliked: The staff can be pretty rude

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lively, location was amazing, rooms large and showers clean. If over 21 lots of activities to take part in, and free coffee and tea all day in the kitchen.

Disliked: At night very noisy outside, hard to sleep till after 2am. Only due to proximity to Hollywood Blvd though, and if you plan to go out to the bars not a problem.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Zoe Blight

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 June 2014

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Rude staff! And dishonest No breakfast, or wasn't on time

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Helen Shaw

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2014 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fab.

Disliked: Doesn't seem overly secure?

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location, right on Hollywood Boulevard. Had different events and activities on each night, nice and social, but if you did want a quiet night you couldn't hear any noise from dorm rooms.

Disliked: Not many cooking facilities.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Charles Guthrie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2014 Charles would recommend this property

Liked: By far best value. Much cheaper than other hostels and still had everything that was necessary for my stay.

Disliked: Bathrooms were a slight bit dirty and there weren't enough showers for how many people stay there. They still do their room assignments on paper and the receptionist had difficulty placing people in rooms/staying organized.