Los Angeles, California – Accommodation

Hostelling in LA
In a town that prides itself on the cost and quality of its accommodations you would rightfully assume that hostels exist as something of a novelty and a cottage industry in the community. That being said, Los Angeles does have a couple of excellent hostels located in prime locations, convenient to just about everything.

Where to stay (Beach)
If staying at the beach and the best people watching on the planet sound like your idea of the perfect locale, then check out and check into:

Venice Beach Hostel (VBH)
1515 Pacific Ave (corner of Pacific and Windward Ave.)
Venice, CA 90291
Fax 310-821-3469
Email: vbh@caprica.com


  • Dorms/Multiple Occupancy
    $29/night plus tax (total=$31.75)
    International travelers pay a $25 deposit for key and linens
    If you are living long term (Visa, U.S. Passport holder, etc.) in the U.S. you’ll pay a $100 deposit.

  • Private Rooms
    $55/night plus tax (total=$62.50)
    Deposit is $25 regardless of nationality or visa status

    Rates may be a bit lower off-season (October thru April)

    VBH accepts cash or credit. You must use one or the other for all transactions (all cash for room AND deposit, or ALL credit for room AND deposit). Credit Cards accepted are: VISA, MC, and AMEX.

    Accommodations include: Kitchen, Pool, TV Room, and On-site Laundry Facility

    VBH is within walking distance of the beach, and many excellent and inexpensive restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops, etc. VBH is 15 minutes from LAX and is close to several Metro Bus lines as well as the Santa Monica Blue Bus System.

    Where to stay (Hollywood)
    If the walk of fame, old Hollywood and Mann’s Chinese Theatre sound more your style, check out:

    Hollywood International Hostel (HIH)
    6820 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    or 323-463-0797
    Email: hollywoodintlhostel@travelbase.com


  • Dorms
    $16 for one night
    $15/night for 2 or more nights

  • Private Rooms
    $40/night in summer (from May to September)
    $32/night Off Season (October to April)

  • Reservations must be held with MC, VISA
  • Reservations can be made by Email
  • HIH is across the street from the Hollywood and Highland Metro Red Line Station
  • HIH offers free pick up from LAX, Greyhound Bus Station, and the Train Station (Union Square)
  • HIH offers free continental breakfast, Beach Shuttle, Movies, Tea and Coffee