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Cheap. Lock on the door. Some rooms have bathrooms attached. USC is a $6 Uber away. Decent food within walking distance. The desk clerk flatly told us we had booked a room with a two-twin room with a shared bathroom. I had reserved a queen with a private bath. He had to poke around to figure things out. Thankfully he did. He told us we would lose our $50 security deposit for smoking in the room. So to find the room stinking of stale cigs was not welcome. The bed creaked. We had one white pillow between us. No AC in any rooms. The ceiling fan seemed to spin but we couldn't feel any air moving. The bathroom (we paid a premium to have) was Hong Kong-small. The H and C faucets in the shower were reversed and wrong--C should be on the right and deliver cold water, H on the right with hot water. Lawsuits have been settled for less. The TV signal in the rooms comes from a boosted feed. The breakfast is great if you still demand a cartoon animal on your box of breakfast carbs.
It was the Hotel Cecil, which has it's eccentric charms built in 1924. Older designed with bathrooms more in common areas than in each rooms as today. Post stay there did search about hotel's history. And in retrospective the oddities can be considered supernatural, Definitely felt a presents there but could not place it. That made the experience more charming. Felt more like hipster hangout can really thrive in this hotel. Even the dislikes weren't that horrendous, just knowledge that this was the old Hotel Cecil would have been nice prior to booking. Would not have swayed me from booking it though. Parking is an issue but found price breaks at other around the corner public parking places, had to pay approx 50.00 for parking for the 3 night stay- that should have been told prior to booking, YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO PARK AT HOTEL. If you add that to the cost of the hotel stay, that might make some one stay else where due to price of parking.
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Location to the fashion district downtown
It was very clean and the staff was very nice Nothing
The only reason I liked this place is the location and the rooms are just decent for the price. Stayed at the hotel for 7 days so it's practical if your on business The staff could be way more welcoming and polite. One guy was pretty rude in particular when I inquired about Warming up some food. The wifi is terrible. I found myself at the startbucks down the street every morning. The fact you can't bring any guest into your room is inconvenient and there no mini fridges or microwave. It wasn't decent for the price but I wouldn't stay there again
Great value and location. Staff was tops. Clean room.
I did not. This was the worst "hotel" ive even been in, in my entire life!! customer service was garbage, very rude lady upfront, horrible attitude. small rooms, very dirty, roaches and bedbugs, rats on the hallway. My whole back is itching from the bed bugs.
Dirty and used towels in our room. Upon check out the front desk staff talked with another staff member and finished an entire conversation before attending to us.
I stayed 2 nights and returned home with bed bugs!!!! Called to request a refund and reimbursement for the HUGE cost of removing bed bugs from my home -- the manager was completely dismissive and rude, and refused to do anything at all. AVOID STAY ON MAIN AT ALL COSTS.
toilet and room is clean. good location. provide breakfast. nice common area. staff is helpful no wifi in the room
It was one of the niciest hostels I have ever stayed at and it was right in the heart of things in Santa Monica including the beach!
The front desk help was awesome...whatever I needed they helped with...cab, directions etc. The bed was extremely hard! The wi-fi connection was poor.
the price was good. staff were helpful at explaining how to get around the city etc the beds weren't the most comfortable i've ever slept in but it's a hostel so u get what u expect really
The staff was interested in helping people, Good availibiity for tours...couldn't be a better place in L A to stay for a Hostel,
be in contact with a lot of nice people from all round the world..The enviroment was so nice.. the breackfast was very good. If you want u cant store your food in the hostel's fridges and cook it when ever you want in the big kitchen!!
I loved the location, fair price, good services, many value visitors informations. Lovely building. I felt safe. Non
The location is perfect, directly in Santa Monica, one block to the ocean... Crowd is nice there, too
Basic but centrally located hostel
a round hotel is expencive. this hotel is a little cheep
Great location and price. Pleasant staff. Very clean. Surprisingly quiet. Long flights of stairs to room. Very slippery tiled shower floors -- I fell! $2 extra for towels.
So, to start off, let me say that this is not a hotel. It's a cheap way to share a room with seven other people and have a little base of operations to explore from. The thing that impressed me most was how clean it was. Every time I went anywhere in the hostel, there was someone cleaning something. I felt very comfortable in that. Also, having a lot of internationals around makes for great conversation. And the staff was very friendly and helpful. Great stay overall! The only thing I didn't really enjoy as much (and this really couldn't be avoided) was sharing a room with 7 people. Not that they weren't nice; just the awkwardness of not having much privacy and trying not to make much noise when you come in late or head out early. Other than that, it was great.
Great breakfast, and very clean all around. Super helpful and friendly staff. Lockers in the room for your valuables and a really soft blanket! The beds were pretty good and there were sockets in between each bed with room for about 6 plugs. Everyone showers in the morning so the water gets really cold. This is not their fault though:)
Clean and close to the bus stop, owner let me leave my suitcase in her place after check out and pick it up later so I didnt have to travel with it all around LA Not enough space for baggage and unpacking and way too many beds in one room
Oasis hostel name was not displayed in front gate. It was visible in back gate.