Hostels in Los Angeles, USA

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Get to know Los Angeles (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Los Angeles.

 Get to know Los Angeles (no more

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the USA. While the central city area is home to about 4 million people, the metropolitan area is vast and holds over 18 million people in total.

Los Angeles is served by LAX airport as well as a variety of different transport methods. The public transport system inside the city, however, is inefficient and inconvenient. As such, having your own car or a rental is a huge advantage in terms of mobility and sightseeing. Or instead you could ask at your hostel about group tours and outings that are available. Cabs in LA are also an option, but are expensive.

Los Angeles hostels are scattered throughout the area, with the highest concentration along the coastal areas (such as Santa Monica and Venice Beach).

There are loads of things to do in LA. Being the definitive home of movies in the USA, Hollywood is maybe the biggest attraction. You can easily spend a few days in Hollywood, walking the Walk of Fame and seeing all the sights which are all a walking distance away. Venice Beach is a more bohemian experience, with a nice beach and lots of small stores and plenty of travelers to meet. There are also plenty of other suburbs to visit and see, LA is truly a city of diversity.

Los Angeles is a paradise for the party people. Almost everything you can imagine regarding clubs, bars, pubs and nightlife in general, you will find in LA.

This is a complete list of all hostels in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, there are quite a few, so no matter what kind of hostel you're looking for, you should be able to find it here.

Written by local enthusiast for Los Angeles hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Los Angeles hostels Miika

FAQ about Los Angeles Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Los Angeles. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Los Angeles costs $50 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Los Angeles costs $144. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
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Los Angeles Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Los Angeles, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
35 Total number of hostels
$50 Average dorm price
$144 Average private room price
$26 Cheapest hostel in Los Angeles
Pineapple Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Los Angeles
Banana Bungalow Hollywood is the best rated
Most Los Angeles hostels are located in
Hollywood, Venice Beach, West Hollywood
5.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Inglewood (14 Km / 9 mi.)
North Hollywood (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Long Beach (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Anaheim (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Santa Clarita (47 Km / 29 mi.)
Santa Ana (49 Km / 30 mi.)
San Bernardino (88 Km / 55 mi.)

Travel Tips for Los Angeles - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Los Angeles. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Los Angeles. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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