Historical hotel with very affordable pricing

14 Best Cheap Hotels in Hollywood

When looking at a place to stay in Los Angeles (LA), Hollywood is a great option!

Not only are there great public transportation in this city, but there are many choices in affordable and clean hotels to choose from.

If you’re a visitor who is not looking for luxurious accommodation and amenities, and you don’t mind sharing your space with another visitor, the 14 hotels and hostels listed below can be great for your wallet and your time in LA!

This map shows all the locations of the hotels, hostels, and their proximity to public transportations.

1. Hollywood La Brea Inn

Reasonable pricing Hollywood LA Brea Inn

7110 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046


Price: $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Private rooms start at the lower end of hotel pricings in Los Angeles.

It’s rare that any places in Hollywood provide free parking, but Hollywood La Brea Inn also offers free breakfast, making this hotel a great value for those traveling with or without a car.

It is also just a mere 0.5 mile/0.8 km from the Red Line Subway station, which gives visitors without a car a quick and easy way to get the hotel.

Choose this no-frill hotel for your time in Los Angeles without breaking the bank.


2. Hollywood Highland Hotel & Hostel

Hostel's reasonable pricing. View of hallway

7038 ½ Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hollywood Highland Hostel & Hotel

Price: $
  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No curfew

This hostel is about a block away from the Hollywood/Highland Red Line station which is a mere 0.2 miles and 5-minute walk.

There is a refundable key deposit that is required when you first check in.

Like many Hostels, there is an age limit of 18-35 years old who can stay at this hostel.

Towels are available for purchase.

While the building is on the older side, you can’t beat the location and proximity to all the Hollywood attractions and public transportations.


3. Orange Drive Hostel

Another budget hostels: Orange Drive Hostel

1764 N. Orange Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90028


Price: $
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers available.
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Patio BBQ

The Orange Drive Hostel is located in a great location, with just steps from the Hollywood Walk of Frame.

Less than a 5-minute walk from the Hollywood/Highland Red line station, this hostel has both shared and private rooms.

They also permit children to stay, as well.

Just remember to notify the management team beforehand.

There is a refundable key deposit at check-in.

This highly rated hostel is favorite for many visitors.


4. Hollywood VIP Hotel

New renovated hotel rooms at a budget price

1770 Orchid Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028


Price: $$
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor fireplace

This is another great hotel that is close proximity to all famous Hollywood attraction: Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Frame, and much more.

Like some of the hotels mentioned in this list, it is also a mere 5-minute walk (0.2 miles) from the Hollywood/Highland Red Line Metro station.

The room sizes are very generous, with 2 double and king size beds available.

This hotel is a new comer to the Hollywood hotel scene and will wow guests with their newly built rooms, eco-conscious philosophy, and reasonable pricing.


5. Samesun Hollywood (formerly Walk of Fame Hostel)

Clean shared bedrooms at a cheap price

6820 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Price: $
  • Free breakfast
  • Shared guest kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi

Samesun is a hotel that was once a Hostel so you’ll find a mix of private and shared rooms to choose from.

If you think some of the hotels and hostels that I’ve listed are closed to transit, this one will amaze you.

Samesun is literally located right across from the Hollywood/Highland Red Line metro station.

They also offer free breakfast and a shared guest kitchen.


6. Las Palmas Hotel

New flooring, clean bed, and cheap pricing hotel

1738 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Price: $$
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat TV available in room

La Palmas is a 2-star hotel, located just 0.3 miles from the Hollywood/Highland Red Line subway station and walking distance to all the major attractions.

This recently renovated hotel is located in the heart of Hollywood where all the attractions are, literally, steps away.

Finding parking Hollywood is a pain (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dread going to Hollywood because of the limited availability of affordable parking), but La Palmas offers their parking for free!

Overall, this value hotel offers a clean bed, daily house-keeping, free parking, a great location, and very reasonable pricing for budget-conscious visitors.


7. Motel 6 Los Angeles Hollywood

No-Frill Motel 6 hotel is very easy on the pockets because its cheap

1738 Whitley Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028


Price: $$
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Free local calls
  • Coin laundry available

Motel 6 is a chain hotel that offers a great location to all the attractions in Hollywood.

You’re literally just minutes away from Hollywood walk of Frame, Kodak Theaters, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TCL Chinese Theater, etc.

Motel 6 offers basic clean bed and amenities for anyone seeking to be close to it all without paying a huge price.


8. The Hotel Hollywood

Historical hotel with very affordable pricing

6364 Yucca St, Hollywood, CA 90028


Price: $$
  • Concierge Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary coffee, juice, tea, and snacks
  • Coin laundry services
  • An outdoor terrace

The Hotel Hollywood is a historic boutique hotel located close to transit and attractions.

It was built in 1929 under the name Hotel Oden, where it housed famous guests like Clark Gable, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Paul Newman.

These stars stayed in this historic hotel as they audition for various roles, hoping to make it big one day.

You can retrace their steps before they achieved frame by requesting for the room that Marilyn Monroe or James Dean stayed in.

That’s not all, many guests also described ghost sightings in the hotel and this Los Angeles Times article has documented some of these sightings!

Knowing all of these interesting historical facts about this hotel, I’m tempted to say it should be an attraction in itself!

They also offer discounts with 3 or more nights of stay.

Stay in this hotel to experience a bit of Hollywood history, but also for its low pricing.


9. Travelodge by Wyndham Hollywood-Vermont/Sunset

Cheap hotel pricing with pool at The Travelodge by Wyndham in Hollywood, CA

1401 N Vermont Ave, Hollywood, CA 90027


Price: $$
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mobile check-in
  • Cribs available

Within walking distance from the Vermont/Sunset Red line subway station, Travelodge by Wyndham hostel is a chained 2-star hotel that offers the same trusted reputation from other Wyndham hotels.

Like all Wyndham hotels, this hotel include: clean bed, daily housekeeping, and a secure environment.

On top of that, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and free parking!

I can’t stress how easy it’ll make your trip if you have free parking in Hollywood.

Plus, having a pool is great for those really hot days in Los Angeles.

The Travelodge is a great option for anyone looking to stay close to public transportation with easy access to the major attractions in Los Angeles and affordable hotel pricing.


10. PodShare Los Feliz

Podshare offers a comfortable bed with cheap pricing

4534 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029


Price: $
  • Linens
  • Toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities onsite
  • Housekeeping
  • Multiple branches
  • Full size bed available for couples in shared bedroom

This Podshare is actually built like a hostel, but has multiple branch locations in Los Angeles.

When you pay for one of the branches, you are allow into any of the other branches as long as you leave by their curfew.

Also, the Podshare offers high security with a philosophy of community and very reasonable prices.


11. Melrose Hostel

Nice outdoor space at Melrose Hostel where the pricing is very cheap

646 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004


Price: $
  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Photo copy service, printer, and lounge

Established in 2017, Melrose Hostel, provides shared mixed, male, or female rooms starting at a very low per night.

Although further away from the attractions than the rest of the options above, it’s just a couple of stops away via the Red Line Transit and within walking distance to the Vermont/Santa Monica Station.


12. LA Garden Hostel

Reasonable pricing at LA Garden Hostel with private bed accommodations

548 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004


Price: $
  • Custom bed built for privacy and comfort
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Share kitchen include stoves, refrigerator & microwave
  • Hair dryers available
  • Flat Smart TV with Netflix subscription available in common area

LA Garden Hostel is a rare find, it’s actually established as a non-profit and their philosophy is “to provide a meaningful experience to guests and promote cultural exchange.”

With rate starting at just $25 a night, it provides the best price point for the budget conscious travelers visiting LA.

What’s also unique about this hostel are their comfortable beds that also provide privacy with zippers flaps similar to a tent or sliding wooden doors.

Located not far away from Melrose Hostel, LA Garden is also just a couple of stops away via the Red Line Transit and within walking distance to the Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

This hostel will guarantee you won’t break the bank with one of the lowest prices for hostels that I’ve seen in Los Angeles!


13. The Steady

Beautiful bright room and affordable pricing at The Steady Hostel

4302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029


Price: $
  • Spacious lockers
  • Central air & heat
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free coffee & tea
  • Free breakfast
  • Free Soap, shampoo, and conditioner provided in showers
  • FreeHand soap and hand dryers are available in restrooms
  • Shared lounge, kitchenette, refrigerator, and dinning area provided in comment area.
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Reception available from 10 am to 10 pm


  • “Best Hostel in Los Angeles 2019” by Hotelgeeks.com
  • “Best Hostels in Los Angeles 2020” by Hotelgeeks.com
  • “Best Hostels in Los Angeles 2021” by Hotelgeeks.com
  • “Superb” rating by Expedia.com with 4.6/5 stars

The Steady hostel is one of those rare finds, where affordability meets clean, comfort, and safety.

Steady provides some amazing amenities that I have rarely seen in other hostels, like shampoo and soaps for showering.

I know this is a minor detail, but it shows how much they care about their guests.

I’ve stayed in many hostels in the past, but I always had to bring my own shampoos and soap when I needed to shower in the bathroom.

The interior décor is designed to be bright, comfortable, and I’ll just say it…hip!

There is nothing basic about this hostel.

I highly recommend this hostel, if you’re looking for something budget-friendly yet comfortable.

The Steady may not be located to the main attractions as some of the other hotels mentioned in this post, but it’s just a 10-minute walk to Vermont/Santa Monica and the Beverly/Vermont stations!

To Hollywood’s main attractions, you just need a couple of stops on the Metro Red Line subway.


14. Avenue Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

Newly renovated hotel with very affordable pricings

321 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004


Price: $$
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Vending machines
  • Copy Machine
  • Indoor Parking
  • Free local calls
  • Valet Cleaning Services
  • 42-inch TV in room with HBO
  • Mini-Fridge in room
  • Keurig coffee maker in room

Located on the border or Silverlake and right next to the Vermont/Beverly Metro Red Line Station, Avenue Hotel offers a boutique hotel experience, but with a modern feel.

Completely remodeled, this hotel offers top shower heads for a refreshing showers, comfortable beds, and luxurious contemporary room designs.

Since it borders Silverlake, you can also visit the many independent book stores and coffee shots nearby.

In general, the price is very affordable for its high-end room design feel.