The Rumi Hostel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Rumi Hostel

The Rumi Hostel

2.0 star property
City-center hostel within easy reach of Melrose Avenue

7.4/10 Good

118 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $31
Price available on 8/16/2022
820 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90005
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Communal living room
  • Convenience store
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Lockers available
Feel at home
  • Microwave
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Hair dryer
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Los Angeles
  • Melrose Avenue - 36 min walk
  • L.A. Live - 14 min drive
  • Los Angeles Convention Center - 14 min drive
  • Arena - 15 min drive
  • University of Southern California - 14 min drive
  • Petersen Automotive Museum - 5 min drive
  • La Brea Tar Pits - 12 min drive
  • Echo Park - 16 min drive
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art - 13 min drive
  • The Grove - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 23 min drive
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) - 30 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - 38 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 41 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 11 min drive
  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 13 min drive
  • Downtown Burbank Station - 15 min drive
  • Wilshire - Western Station - 8 min walk
  • Wilshire - Normandie Station - 14 min walk
  • Wilshire - Vermont Station - 25 min walk

About this property

The Rumi Hostel

At The Rumi Hostel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of University of Southern California and Arena. Also, Melrose Avenue and Los Angeles Convention Center are within a short drive. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Wilshire - Western Station is 8 minutes and Wilshire - Normandie Station is 14 minutes.


English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Communal living room


  • English
  • Russian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Electronic bidet
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee grinder
  • Ice maker
  • Spices
  • Paper towels


  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 20 per person, per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Towels fee: USD 2 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Property is located within an airport and access is restricted to airport travelers only. Flight boarding pass with passport must be presented upon check-in (visa may be required).

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

The Rumi Hostel Los Angeles
The Rumi Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Rumi Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Los Angeles

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Not the Friendliest Hostel-
The staff act as if they don't want to be there, pretty obvious. I felt as if I was bothering them I didn't get it. Why work there then? I felt discriminated against really, adversity for sure unfortunately. Not the friendliest hostel at all. Yet they have a private balcony and peaceful front area, that was good. Won't be back.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Meet, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

One Day At The Rumi Hostel
Finding the hostel took a moment- I didn’t see a sign or anything that said, “The Rumi,” but once I did find it, it’s all good. It’s behind a sliding wood and metal gate. The people at The Rumi were very kind and for the most part kept to themselves. The other women staying that night were very welcoming, and even helped me get ready for The Bridgerton Ball- that was very much appreciated. The upstairs balcony is a beautiful and calm spot to sit and relax or get work done- maybe make a TikTok or two. It’s a clean space to stay. Be aware that it is street parking only unless you want to park at the H Mart parking structure. It was my first time being in a hostel and I would definitely recommend (:
AJ, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tristiana, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

????, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

No one was there to check me in and I didn't get a refund
Brendan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it
It was great, found a blk old banana I threw away. Other then that it's an awesome chill place. The atmosphere is wonderful plus you'll meet awesome ppl from out of town travelers. It's located by an excellent Korean mall for all your shopping needs.
Yako, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Experience
I stayed for two nights only looking for a place to sleep during the nights of my very busy trip to LA. Not only did I get a nice, clean, place to sleep and shower, I also met a lot of great people. The staff, the place, the other visitors and its vibes truly made a remarkable experience. I wish I could had stayed longer
Roberto, 2-night trip with friends
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