Where to locate myself in LA - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > U.S.A.

U.S.A. Hollywood, NYC, baseball, The Grand Canyon, East coast vs West coast, Starbucks, The Dallas Cowboys Chearleaders, and more...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
Jen
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Where to locate myself in LA

Hi guys

Where should I locate myself in LA for 3 days or so, so that I can see all the attractions easily?? I've been to Hollywood and foind it a bit dodgy. Also where is the bus station loacted for the Greyhound?? Many thanks.
__________________
[font=Arial][size=7][color=blue]
Jen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

Any of the beach towns are pretty laid back. I stayed in Hermosa Beach for about 6 months in a hostel and loved it there. Search "Surf City Hostel" and see what you come up with...

Usually they offer tours or have lots of maps and info if you want to get out there and see the sights. Hollywood is a little dodgy, you're right!
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
Tpunk Senior Moderators
 
lauren313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Birmingham, England
Posts: 2,266
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I stayed in two hostels in LA... the first was The Orbit, on Melrose Avenue, west Hollywood. The hostel was alright, they did mess up our booking so we had a dorm instead of a private room, but they knocked some money off for the trouble. They put on open mic nights and comedy nights there, and you can get food. Location-wise, it was ok, we could catch public transport from close-by.

Second time, we stayed at the USA Hostel Hollywood. The hostel itself was quite nice, and they organised lots of things, like trips to the theme parks (we went to Universal Studios, but actually did it separate to the hostel, as it worked out cheaper), walks around parts of the city, buses to the beach... and they had the most amazing band play there one night. But the area wasn't the greatest. We walked most places, but didn't feel particularly comfortable doing so at night.

I kind of wish we'd stayed at one of the beachy areas.
__________________
lauren313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121