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Orbit Hotel and Hostel

607 North Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Formerly Banana Bungalow Hollywood @ The Orbit Hotel and Hostel)
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is my second time at the Orbit. This was my second time and everytime I stayed in a double room (in September 2015 and back in 2006). The rooms are still clean, reasonably priced (regarding the location), parking is for free, small free breakfast, fridge in room and the location is super! Not the friendliest staff (especially not on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am a little late with my reviews, even Trip Advisor doesn't let me date it farther back than 1 year ago, but I stayed here for 4 nights with a friend in August 2005 in one of the private rooms. It was basic but nice, and an awesome location and great price! I would consider it again for myself... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in August. We had a private bedroom with its own bathroom. It's very basic, but for the price you cannot complain. The location is GREAT - close to the hustle and bustle....and the fabulous Farmer's Market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

LA can get expensive with hotels located near areas of interest. This is well located by a 15 min walk to Farmers Market, 20 min to WeHo & about 30 min walk to Hollywood & Highland. If you put your name down for the free airport shuttle check in advance it's still coming though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have stayed here a few times. It's a hostel so of course the rooms are basic. They are clean so that is all that matters. The kitchen is fine too and they have a few communal areas. The reason I keep going back is the atmosphere here. They have bbq's or trips to other hostels or group nights out.... More 

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BATH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I travelled with my son - I was the oldest in the hostel !!! We had private room - it was very very basic but what do you expect for such a low price. I felt safe and it is a great location. For younger and open travellers - go for it. Staff were helpful and accommodating. Loved West Hollywood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Economic. Reasonably clean. Needs an upgrade to some facilities.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I booked it and liked what i saw on pictures, however the reality was a bit different. I cannot say anything bad about people working there, as they were friendly and trying to help with all informations you need to know in L.A. (and there are many...) However, i was dissapointed by the rooms, beds, bathroom, as those were not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This Hostel is really nothing special at all, place was dirty in general (beds, bathrooms etc). I would never consider staying here again, I found it hard to sleep due to the noise from the patio area down below, where people use to smoke at all hours, and the smell in the room from this, is really not that pleasant.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I booked this hostel for a cheap stay in LA back in July. I saw the reviews for the nearby Banana Bungalow and decided I didnt want to stay there, this however looked smarter and better recieved.... Imagine my alarm when I got an email three days before my stay saying that "The Orbit had Moved around the corner" THE... More 

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