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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

This place should not call itself a Hotel and Hostel - we got a private room and there was nothing hotel-like about it. Dirty rooms, stained sheets and carpets, weird smell throughout and cockroaches in the bedroom. We didn't eat the free breakfast as we didn't trust it so I can't say what that was like. All-in-all, great location on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

The girl who checked us in told us their credit card machine was not working, but there was no credit card machine to be seen in the office at all. Upon reading other reviews I don’t think they even accept credit cards – something that would be handy to know, as a person who only uses credit and carries very... More 

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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We shared a 6 bed dorm and it was OK, the bunk beds were a bit rickety but it was clean and the bathroom was OK, had a bath and shower which was ensuite to the dorm room so only used between 6 of us. The free breakfast downstairs was good, large portion of cereal and/or toast! For $2, you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

we stayed here for four nights in a 4 bed mixed dorm, the room was small but that wasnt a problem, there werent big lockers so we were worried about leaving our bags out but it was fine, small lockers were provided for valuables, laptops etc, available wifi, very quick, also provided apple computers for people to use for free.... More 

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Montesilvano Colle, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Very dirty place, very poor service (brown and black blemishes on all sheets!!); you are in the middle of the street and a child would be able to open the door of your room! In the night none check the main door, be aware! breakfast is poor (toast, marmalade and butter -in wich everybody can take and leave pieces of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

This was my first time staying at a hostel, so perhaps they are all like this place but surely hope not. I don't understand why its necessary to force budgeting college-age students to stay in such filth. It's should be more than possible to provide the bare bones basics, but in a sanitary, fun and safe atmosphere. The photos pretty... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Me and a friend booked a private room in this hostel, and would advise anyone staying there to do the same. Our room was awesome, it had a double bed, and a bunk bed with a tv with loads of channels, a fridge, microwave and decent bathroom. Room was also well decorated. Other good features from this hostel were the... More 

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Kiev
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

shabby interrior could be accepted but the cockroaches between the brown bags are impossible. Hostel provides free WIFI and parking!

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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

I recently stayed at this hostel and was quite apprehensive after reading a few bad reviews. However, I was very pleasantly surprised upon my arrival. The hostel is really clean, with large, open plan common room area, with TV, and a good sized kitchen. We stayed in a 6-bed dorm which opened up onto the outside patio area. Rooms were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Spent a long weekend in LA (from San Francisco) and found the Orbit perfect for our stay. Huge rooms (we took a private room but from what I saw of the dorms they were spacious too), clean, free wifi, free breakfast, 24hr coffee, pleasant office staff, bike storage (we brought ours) and a short walk to some of Hollywood's best... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Orbit is a safe and secure two-story Hotel featuring 32 newly remodeled rooms. Private rooms have a comfortable queen size bed and TV, some having sunny balconies and high ceilings, or a beautiful view of the West Hollywood Hills and Melrose Avenue. Dorms have 6 per room, all with closet space, shelves, their own private baths and showers. They are clean and well-kept. All rooms have a cool, colorful, retro-futuristic design giving the place a swanky Hotel vibe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orbit Hotel and Hostel

Address: 607 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1714 (Formerly Banana Bungalow Hollywood @ The Orbit Hotel and Hostel)
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Price Range: $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Orbit Hotel and Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Orbit Hotel Los Angeles
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