Understand going in...this is a HOSTEL not a HOTEL. This is a place for young travelers to hang there hat. Having said that, I was very pleased with my stay and I would stay again. (Book early for a single room) I am a young, attractive woman and I felt perfectly safe in my single room and I am reasonably paranoid about the boogie man getting me. Don't know about the shared room situation.
The neighborhood is safe and clean (by LA standards) within walking distance of the Farmer's Market. As far as the traffic noise, yep, there is some, it's on Melrose. Bring earplugs if you are sensitive. My room was clean with a funky decor.
I have stayed at the other places in the neighborhood and this is the best deal going. If you are extra nervous about your personal security, I recommend the Farmer's Daughter up the way. It is a gated hotel and very nice. It is about $100+ more a night. For my money, stay at the Orbit
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Orbit Hotel Los Angeles