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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

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85%

Rating
797 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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91%

Clean rooms, separate bathroom and kitchen, friendly environment. Really liked it.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Only bad thing was there was limited kitchen utensils, had to borrow from staff. So the kitchen was pretty useless


86%

The Hostel is nice with plenty of Activities, friendly atmosphere and nicely layed out. Staff can sometimes be useless when asking for help - Got given, you just google it and it'll tell you when asking them a few questions. There was an instance when people not actually staying in the hostel were just loitering around and there was one day where someone off the street pretended they were staying in the hostel and tried to access a room. They do have parking inside the hostel which is a bonus.

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Really good. The dorms had both an ensuite and small kitchen. Free breakfast and internet. Daily housekeeping, so it's always clean. Good location right on Hollywood Blvd. Laundry is very cheap, and hostel activities most days. Only complaint would be the hostel activities are pretty unorganised, especially the trip to the other hostel. You're much better off going out for the night doing your own thing.


80%

This is probably the best hostel I have stayed at. My stay was really good, stayed for 6 days and there was something going on every day/night. And it was either free or really cheap. The room may not have been the cleanest and the shower was really slow but we had a kitchen and it was good. I stayed in a 6 mix dorm. It was really close to the main part of Hollywood boulevard. The staff was really great, friendly and fun trying to engage you in their activities. 5/5 toasts for sure

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

the set up of the hostel was good i especially liked the tiki bar where you eat breakfast. our room setup was good except that it smelt terribly for the 3 nights that we were there. wifi was good everywhere except the bedroom. the guys that were organising parties and drinkin etc. were very good at trying to get you involved and meeting new people. location is good if you want to spent time in hollywood and is a short walk to los angeles metro train. overall good stay!


100%

I've stayed in A LOT of hostels, and this is by far the best one EVER!!!!! From the staff to the location, this hostel more than deserves the perfect score I gave it. I would definitely stay here again, and I highly recommend Banana Bungalow to anyone staying in LA.


80%

Besides the crazy girl who kept talking to herself and waking everyone up, it was a nice and clean hostel.

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! Sorry about the noisy guest. We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

46%

security and Location is pretty so so. it takes about 5~10 minutes from hollywood vine station to the hostel. staff.. it depends on the staffs. atmosphere is pretty good. there were many people hanging out each other on the yard everyday. cleanliness is poor. it seems they arrange just blankets. nothing is cleaned. and what i was really disappointed is they required 5$ for paying with card. it didn't mention before. it sucks. there is no hostel like this. the bed was too noisy.

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Thank you for your review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We try to make sure that the hostel security is a top priority with keypad access and gated parking. It sounds like we missed the mark on your stay. We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

94%

Great place and value for Money. Rooms are ok and hostel structure is good! Great breakfast and location is nice close to metro. The "hawaian/indonesian guy" loves to sell tours! You have to eat on the thai restaurant just beside THE PALMS!

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

80%

Hostel was overall a good place to stay, had a lot of room and the staff really made an effort to include everyone in group activities to get everyone to mingle. They also made it very affodable for backpackers on a tight budget.

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

97%

The hostel is really good. I stayed in a bedroom for six people. The bedroom was cleaned every day and there was a kitchen and a bathroom in it. The only thing bad is the WiFi, the intermt is slow and sometimes it was possible to use it only outside de bedroom.

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are currently increasing our Wi-Fi connection to bring faster internet to the hostel and we are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

60%

Cockroach in the fridge as well as a pot full of mold. Please check up on the fridges when cleaning.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! Our housekeepers do their very best to keep the hostel in tip-top shape, but it sounds like we missed the mark during your stay. We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

77%

Really nice!

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

86%

The rooms/facilities here are great! They have nice bathrooms and kitchens which is very handy,and the internet is good with a lot of free computers available for use. Overall I thought it was a nice place and I'd stay again.

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

89%

Very helpful staff ... Even tell u what's good to do in the city :) happily stay here again !! Chilled vibe ...

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

83%

It is just 2 blocks from the walk of fame, and it is just on the Hollywood Boulevard! the price is good and excellent location

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

91%

A great place to meet nice ppl!

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

94%

I thought this was a very nice hostel. The staff was really nice :) They made this a wonderful experience. The hostel is located on Hollywood Boulevard, but a bit on the outside. The hostel provides wonderful information and print out tickets for free. They recommended me a nice hostel in SF as well, which turned out the be great.

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

89%

I was a solo female traveler, so I needed a really convenient place to stay and I am really glad I picked this hostel. It has a 4-5 minutes of walking distance from Hollywood/Vine metro station and my return at late night was not a problem. They offer free breakfast, free wifi, computers and 2 pages of free printing. Lockers are available in rooms but you need to have your own lock. There is also a very good and unexpectedly cheap Thai restaurant next to the place.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your positive review of Banana Bungalow Hollywood! Reviews really help us target the needs of our guests and make improvements for the next time you stay with us! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Glad that you loved Palms Thai as much as we do! Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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