Los Angeles is one of the most popular, and most expensive, tourist destinations in California. After booking their flights to LA, one way travelers can save money is by staying in a hostel. Below are ten of the best hostels Los Angeles has to offer.
1. Banana Bungalow West Hollywood
Located on Hollywood’s famous Melrose Strip, the Banana Bungalow rests on the edge of Beverly Hills. Amenities at this hostel include private bathrooms for each guest room and complimentary activities, linens, parking, breakfasts and barbecues.
2. Los Angeles Backpacker’s Paradise Hostel
Saving money is easy at the Los Angeles Backpacker’s Paradise Hostel. This accommodation offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast and dinner buffet along with beverages like champagne, tea and coffee. Travelers must have a valid passport and be younger than 30 to stay at this hostel.
3. Duo Housing Los Angeles
After their flights to LA land, many travelers head to Duo Housing Los Angeles. This hostel is located between downtown and Hollywood, making it an ideal destination for tourists who want to be close to everything. This accommodation’s amenities include board games, free wireless Internet, 24-hour security and lockers.
4. PodShare in Los Angeles
PodShare may be the most unique hostel in Los Angeles. Instead of renting a room or a bunk, guests rent spacious pods in a 1,200 square foot co-ed accommodation. Pods are equipped with flat-screen televisions, adjustable LED lights and comfortable mattresses. PodShare also features private lockers, a communal kitchen and three public computers.
5. Hosanna House
Hosanna House is located in the residential area of central Los Angeles, between Hancock Park and Koreatown. This accommodation is perfect for travelers who want to explore the city by day while staying somewhere relaxing and quiet at night. Some of Hosanna House’s amenities include free wireless Internet, a communal television, a well-equipped kitchen and 24-hour security.
6. Adventurer Hostel
The Adventurer Hostel is located less than two miles from Los Angeles International Airport. This accommodation’s amenities include a 24-hour airport shuttle, complimentary wireless Internet and a free dinner buffet. Students and backpackers between the ages of 18 and 30 with valid passports are welcome to stay in the Adventurer Hostel’s dorms while families must book a private room.
7. Stay on Main
This one-of-a-kind hotel and hostel is located in Los Angeles’ bustling downtown. Stay on Main lets guests pick and choose the room and amenities they would like to pay for, much like ordering at a restaurant. Little Tokyo, the jewelry district and Hollywood are all within easy reach of Stay on Main.
8. USA Hostels Hollywood
Popular with younger travelers, this lodging facility offers many complimentary amenities. Baggage storage, wireless Internet, unlimited pancakes, group activities and washing powder are all free at this affordable accommodation.
9. Orange Drive Hostel
Hollywood’s most popular attractions, nightclubs and restaurants are all less than a five-minute walk from this classic hostel. Room rates include an oatmeal breakfast, linens and access to communal kitchen facilities. Wireless Internet is available for a small charge.
10. Venice Beach Cotel
The Venice Beach Cotel prides itself on offering a hotel experience at a hostel price. Guests with valid passports can rent private or shared rooms, some of which offer unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Boogie boards, footballs, basketballs and ping pong equipment are available to guests at no additional charge.