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The Best Hostels in LA With Supreme Amenities

A natural go-to is to book a hotel when traveling, but others do exist babes. Staying at a hostel practically ensures you spend more time out and about in the city rather than in your place of rest. Plus, a hostel is cost-effective and a networking adventure. You can meet so many fun people in a hostel. But, it is a little less private than your standard hotel. Trust us, no scary vibes ( like the movie) here. Whether you live in LA or plan to visit, you should stay at one of the fantastic hostels in the city or surrounding areas. They’ll give you a new appreciation for Los Angeles and help you see it from a different perspective. We found the best hostels in LA so start booking your next adventure. 

1. Surf City Hostel

Location: 26 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Surf City Hostel is close to the beach and an excellent option for solo travelers who want to experience everything LA offers. You can bunk here and see all the sights of LA or spend your days relaxing by the ocean. There are common areas that encourage you to make connections with other travelers, and you also have the option to book a room higher up so you can work or sleep in peace.


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2. Freehand

Location: 416 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Freehand is one of your best bets if you want a hostel with several hip amenities. This hostel overlooks downtown LA, which ensures a beautiful view of the city. There’s a restaurant and bar on-site as well as a gym. It’s a nice place to relax that doesn’t quite have the atmosphere of a traditional hostel which might be a greater lure for some people. Plus every Wednesday night, from 7pm-10pm at Freehand’s Rudolph’s Bar, you can enjoy Jazz Nights featuring the Supa Lowery Bros. The talented duo hails from Philadelphia and previously worked as session musicians for Dr. Dre. This is a great experience to keep the mood up and unwind to tunes and specialty Jazz Night cocktails.


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3. Orange Drive Hostel

Location: 1764 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90028

There is nothing better than a hostel in Hollywood. This adults-only facility is a short walk from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as several restaurants and other attractions that can keep you busy. The laid-back atmosphere makes Orange Drive Hostel feel more like a home than a hostel. You can request a male or female only dorm or share a room with a best friend or partner.


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4. Venice Beach Hostel

Location: 1515 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291

This affordable hostel is an excellent option for anyone who wants to see LA on a budget. You’ll enjoy the shared kitchen and common area while being close enough to visit the parts of LA you came for. You do have the option of getting a private room at this hostel, so despite its cost-effective price, you’ll still have all the privacy and opportunities to get some rest.


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5. Samesun Venice Beach

Location: 25 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291

This beachside hostel is in an excellent location for anyone who doesn’t mind missing out on some amenities. While it doesn’t have an elevator, it offers dorms or private rooms, ensuring you feel comfortable in any situation. This hostel is a must-stay if you want to spend most of your time on the sand.


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6. Cheers Hostel

Location: 8849 Debra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 91343

Not everyone will know your name at this hostel, but it’s still pretty cool. It features 10 rooms with a common area — the full-size kitchen is perfect if you plan to cook most of your meals during your stay in LA. You can stay in a dorm or a double room with plenty of space for your friend and a pet. Once you’ve explored different areas of LA, you can return to this hostel and enjoy the outdoor dining area and heated pool.


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