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Hollywood FAQs

Have questions? For answers to questions about check in, pricing, general room amenities, cancellation policies,and other questions, please click on our General USA Hostels FAQs. For answers specific to the Hollywood location, see below. If you can't find the answer to your question here don't hesitate to contact us.

Answers on this page are organized by category. Please scroll down this page for information on our Rooms, Parking, Directions, and General Information.

 

General USA Hostels FAQs

Hollywood Hostel FAQS
ROOM INFO

Q: How can i make sure to get a quiet room?

A: We cannot assign beds ahead of time, but be sure to ask the front desk staff at check in. Please keep in mind however, that we are in the entertainment area of Hollywood and on club nights there is some street noise in most places in the hostel. We are also known for late night activities. 
Q: Can i be in a room with my friends?

A: We try our best to put friends travelling together in the same room. However, sometimes due to booking patterns and availability this is not always possible. In cases where we have to split groups we try to get at least 2 people together in a room. Please contact us at hollywood@usahostels.com  if you want to try to assure being in the same room.
Q: What amenities are in a private room?

A: Our private rooms have either a double bed or a bunk bed. Each room has cable television, airconditioning, comfy duvets, full bathroom, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, mini-fridge and an iHome clock radio.Complimentary towels fduring your stay are also included.
PARKING

Q: Is there parking at the hostel?

A: We do not have parking but there are parking lots near the hostel. Rates start at $12 for 24 hours. There is also metered parking near the hostel.  Meters are free from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. from Sunday through Wednesday and 8 pm to 11 am on Sundays. For Thursday/Friday/Saturdays metered parking is until midnight. and all day Sunday;Please note that the meters north of our building are a tow zone at 8 pm on certain nights. So, we do not recommend parking by the hostel because of the many restrictions, making it easy to get a parking ticket. You can ask on arrival how to get to the pay lots. Our favorite in only 2 blocks away on Cherokee Blvd.
DIRECTIONS

Q: How do i get to Magic Mountain?

A: Buy your discounted admissions ticket at reception and take our free shuttle that goes to Magic Mountain every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (also Wednesdays in summer).

If you have a car while you’re in Hollywood, then buy your discounted admissions ticket at the reception desk any day of the week and follow the directions given on the Magic Mountain website.

It is possible to take public transportation, but we don’t recommend it as it takes several hours instead of the 45 minutes or so it takes by car or shuttle.
Q: How do i get to Disneyland?

A: Book a tour through the reception desk any day of the week. The tour price includes your round-trip transportation (about an hour each way) and park entry.

You can also take public transportion. Best to ask at reception after you check in.
Q: How do i get to Beverly Hills?

A: Every Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. you can join one of our staff members on a guided tour of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Otherwise, once you arrive, ask one of our hosts or receptionists for directions using public transportation.
Q: How do i get to Universal Studios?

A: Buy your discounted admission ticket at the reception desk, then take the Metro one stop to Universal Studios. A free shuttle to the park entrance picks up from the Universal Studios Metro station every 15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Q: How do i get to the hostels from Amtrak/Greyhound or the airport?

A: Click here for our directions page for complete information on getting to the hostel.
Q: How do i get to downtown Los Angeles?

A: All it takes is a quick ride on the Metro. Because of varying times, it's best to ask at the hostel front desk for specifics.
Q: How do i get back to the airport?

A: Our receptionists can book you a SuperShuttle back to the airport. Just be sure to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Our receptionists can also tell you how to get to the airport on the subway.
Q: How do i get to Santa Monica and Venice beaches?

A: Take our free shuttle which leaves the hostel Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.  If you would like to visit Santa Monica or Venice Beach on a day when our free shuttle does not run, please ask for bus or car directions at reception.
GENERAL INFO

Q: Is the hostel located in a safe area?

A: In any large city you are not familiar with, it pays to use a little caution. We wouldn’t suggest that you take a long, lonely walk in the middle of the night, but as long as you use common sense you’ll be just fine. Los Angeles is just like any large city - some parts are better than others. Regardless, we take precautions for your safety. There is someone at the reception desk 24 hours a day, and each guest must present their room key to enter the hostel.