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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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919 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Our room was super dirty and gross, we had an infestation of ants, all over the cutlery and inside the drawers in the kitchen. The staff came to try and sort it out but there were still small ants crawling everywhere, so needless to say we didn't cook in the kitchen as they were fully booked and unable to move us to another room. The staff weren't super helpful but they were OK. There was very loud music playing late at night right next to all the rooms, ( till between 11 and midnight).


We're very very satisfied.

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Unfortunately, we had to stay there two times. First time we got a dirtiest room ever with not enough free beds, so I had to sleep with my husband in the same bed although we paid for two beds :( We also got a 8 bed instead of a 6 bed room. And the people there were weird. The second time it was much better, only there were bugs in bathroom and in the kitchen :( Did not like it.


very nice hostel! I enjoyed very much.


The stay was going great until the third day when we found a cockroach in the room. There were also ants all over the beds. Maybe if the hostel didn't have kitchens in the rooms this wouldn't be a problem. The staff were friendly about it but seemed nonchalant. They refunded us for the next night which we were due to stay and we left a day early.


Stayed there for the 2nd time and it's been great! The location is perfect and the staff is really cool! Always had much fun during taco and karaoke night!!! They offer day trips and lots of fun times, they're really helpful and if I ever go back to LA, I'll definitely stay ther again. They also offer breakfast and a parking space... The location on Hollywood Blvd is perfect! Thanks!


Great hostel for the price, some good options for day trips. Great $5 dinners and great facilities. Second time staying here. Would totally recommend.


I LOVED THIS HOSTEL!!!! First the atmosphere is so nice - over all at night. The hostel has a big yard with palm trees and at night there are loads of blue lights hanging from the trees which looks so nice. Also you can see the Hollywood Sign from the Hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful (ask them for Shuttles to Sightseeing Attractions)! They clean the bathroom in the dorms every day, which was very nice as we stayed in a 8 bed dorm, although we booked a 6 bed dorm, but was no problem


Really good place to meet people if you're travelling on your own with lots of organised tours. Cleanliness wasn't great though, there were ants in the bathroom.


Room was quite dirty, crisps all over the floor and mattress. Young crowd, noisy


Great hostel with a lot going on! Particularly likes the yard area where guests could get to know one another! Good hostel for party animals as there are plenty of events! Sometimes it was a little uncomfortable to sleep at night due to the heat and the shower head leaked but otherwise would recommend this place!


Hostel location and facilities are great. The staff were not helpful and rude at times. Not the best.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Lovely stay at banana bungalow. Great location! Would recommend :)


Nice stay and staff, good location for Hollywood


Great location with happy young crowd in courtyard, enjoying table tennis, basketball and freedom to hang out. Tiki garden on back, where the breakfast is served, is a nice quiet place to chill or use your tablet, as it has lots of electrical outlets. Breakfast is simple, but given the comparably cheap rates, a bonus. Dorms w own fridge and kitchen, only drawback is that mine had beds divided between entrance area and other bedroom, so people going to the later disturb others passing through.


Great place to stay, great parties, super close to everything in Hollywood.


Best hostel I've stayed in. Great atmosphere, lots of friendly people, really clean and spacious rooms, activities organised every night and JP was awesome. Made LA a better experience. Thanks a lot!


Great hostel good atmosphere easy to chill and party as well! Would stay again


Stayed 6 nights. Front desk staff exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! Other staff friendly and efficient. Comfortable, easy stay. I would stay there again.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


overall the hostel was ok, there was a small issue when we first arrived and our party had been split into different areas. after complaining this was quickly rectified and we were also given complementary dinner, free drinks and entry to one of the top hollywood nightclubs! no complaints there...the hostel itself is actually pretty cool. its laid out in the style of a classic american "motel" the only thing that sucks is the location, its a loooong walk to the main hollywood attractions.

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