Hollywood isn’t cheap, but luckily for travelers, it isn’t all four- and five-star hotels lining Hollywood Boulevard. Scattered throughout the film-centric neighborhood are a number of budget-friendly hostels sure to provide comfort, convenience and fun. Welcome to five of Hollywood’s best hostels.
Guests of the Walk of Fame Hostel in Hollywood are sure to spot a celebrity or two during their stay. Its location on the corner of Hollywood and Highland gives guests a front row seat to the latest red-carpet film premieres screening at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Disney’s El Capitan, both of which share the same block. And this convenient hostel (which offers both dorm-style and private rooms) includes so much more. From group outings and complimentary bag storage to laundry machines and free breakfast, the Walk of Fame Hostel has it all.
Rated ‘superb’ by reviewers on Hostelworld, the Melrose Hostel is the perfect place for travelers seeking comfort and activity. Its location offers easy access to exciting destinations like the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Silverlake and Echo Park neighborhoods, and Larchmont Village. As for amenities, they provide free Wi-Fi and a complimentary continental breakfast every morning, as well as group activities. From trips to the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Boulevard to movie nights in, the Melrose Hostel makes entertainment a priority.
What was once a motel is now a hip, budget-friendly hostel with a view of the iconic Hollywood sign. Each six- to eight-bedroom dorm at the Banana Bungalow comes equipped with its own bathroom. Unlike the other lodgings on this list, the former motel offers onsite parking, perfect for those traveling by car. Its location along Hollywood Boulevard is ideal for tourists planning to get out and see the sights. Plus, with karaoke nights at the hostel and organized pub crawls around Hollywood, the Banana Bungalow guarantees a good time for all guests hoping to make the most out of their trip to La La Land.
From the Hollywood Footprints to Disney’s El Capitan Theatre and the Walk of Fame, explore all Hollywood’s historic landmarks when staying at the USA Hostels Hollywood. It’s air conditioned and newly remodeled, providing guests with the ultimate comfort in between their sightseeing activities. One of the most unique amenities that the hostel offers is its shuttle, which travels to the Santa Monica and Venice beaches three times a week, allowing guests to see more than their immediate surroundings.
The Time Zone Hostel in Hollywood offers a variety of private and shared rooms, each with Wi-Fi and air conditioning. For guests looking to get out and explore, this hostel provides guided tours of not just Hollywood, but all Los Angeles. Outfitted with a movie theater, computer area, café and game room, the hostel even makes the off hours of traveling enjoyable.