Orbit Hotel & Hostel
7950 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Orbit Hotel & Hostel Los Angeles Reviews
Good value in a nice location Jan 06, 2010
Orbit Hostel is located in a nice neighbourhood and surrounded by plenty of good cafes and shops.
On our arrival, the female receptionist was quite grumpy, but on the whole the staff were pretty helpful.
There´s free wi-fi and loads of organised activities if you want to meet people. I was travelling with a friend and meeting several others there, so we didn´t really get involved, but there was karaoke and clubbing for those who were interested. A youngish crowd, majority looked between 18-22 and ready to party!
We did take the Disneyland tour through the hostel, which was really convenient. LA is difficult to navigate without a car and there is loads of traffic, so cabs are not a great idea if you want to keep things economical! The bus picked us up and dropped us off at the hostel, magic!
The geographical location of Orbit is good for getting around, but the rooms facing the street are pretty noisy due to the neverending traffic! Maybe take some earplugs, or if you´re a party animal, stay drunk enough not to notice! ;)
Our twin room on the second floor turned out to be a triple! Two bunk beds and a double. Make sure you check there are twin beds if that´s what you´re after! The room was clean and neat though and really good value compared to most of the other hostels I looked at.
Breakfast is included and pretty simple, toast and jam, cereal, tea and coffee. It´s enough to get you started!
Overall, I´d definitely recommend Orbit and stay there again if in LA. Good location, nice price and clean and comfy private rooms.
Make sure you look up the LA TB gang as well while you´re there, they will make you feel very welcome! :)
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