In the city of Santa Ana, in the state of California, seven miles from Newport Beach, eight miles from Disneyland, two miles from John Wayne Airport. The hotel has breakfast, gym, outdoor pool, airport transfers. In the rooms there is a living room with sofa bed, refrigerator and microwave oven and coffee-making machine.
Affordable accommodations in Orange County are hard to come by, but fortunately OMG Hostel exists. It's located in Santa Ana and costs around $30 per night depending on whether you book for weekdays/weekends and potentially the season. It's a house turned into an eco-conscious hostel that uses motion-sensored and timed lights. Other environmentally conscious measures include that showers are limited to 15 minutes (given California's current drought), and the separation of recyclable and compost waste. The owner, Phong, is personable and easy to converse with. The beds are wooden framed bunk beds, which is great because they don't squeak like metal bed frames. People staying there do tend to have various schedules, so light sleepers may want to bring earplugs.
Since the hostel is a house, parking is on residential street and is free! Just be mindful of street cleaning on Fridays.
The hostel is not in a public transit-friendly location, so it's a good idea to have a car if you stay here. OMG is located about 5 miles from Disneyland, 18 miles from Newport Beach, 22 miles from Laguna Beach and 27 miles from Mission San Juan Capistrano, among other attractions. It's not too bad if you've got a car.
I would stay here again, given the price and because I like hostels.