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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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1264 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Hostel clean and tidy. As the rooms all have individual kitchens it's not as social as some of the other hostels i have stayed in. Good amount of activities going on, and hostel organises free shuttle rides to various places too which is really good. On Hollywood boulevard but will take about 30 minutes to walk to the main theatres etc. much better location than the west Hollywood banana bungalows.


If you really need o try downtown, being on tour all day, this might be okay. Else there basically atmosphere


Great atmosphere and reall good fun. Staff were really helpful and they work hard to keep everyone happy and really enjoyed the different nights of entertainment they put on. And the rooms were clean and fresh. Would defiantly stay there again and highly recommend any one else to

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great fun and good choice of nightlife activities, highly recommend for your LA stay.

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Awesome atmosphere here. Met a lot of people here that ended up extending because it was so good. Will always stay here while in LA.


The Hostel should change the password for the front door more often, because you get homeless and weirdos in there.


The most important thing you have to keep in mind before booking this hostel is that it is a party hostel. There a lot of activities involving a high volume of booze. I personally liked it because it's one of the reasons why I booked it. It's a bit pricy though but hostels in LA are generally expensive.


Pretty good location, easy walking distance to public transport, which I used to get around as I didn't have a car. Activities every night which were great for meeting new people!


Great hostel but a little out of the way. Would prefer a little closer to the action of hollywood. But the hostel itself is awesome with loads of things to do. and great people to meet.


Very nice place to stay, would definetly come back!


Didn't mind it here. I think the west Hollywood is the more party one if you're looking for that. Location is just a few blocks away from the main stuff on Hollywood blvd which is handy


There is no security in this Hostel. Apparently anyone comes and goes from there. The breakfast is very weak, they only give right to two slices of bread per person, there is no type of cheese. Partying until midnight making it impossible to sleep early, however tired that a customer has. There is only one common bathroom. I divided the room with seven others people and was an inconvenience to use the bathroom of the room since there was no bathroom available outside the room.

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Thank you for staying with us. We apologize if we didn't meet your expectations. Our security is very tight, we have staff available 24 hours a day, a security system with a coded entrance and intercom. Our free breakfast has a selection of breads with Nutella, PB and Jelly, also a choice of cereal with regular or soy milk, as well as oatmeal and a variety of fruit. All of our rooms have bathrooms and we have five common bathrooms, of which two also have showers. We appreciate your feedback!


Well to kick off, on arrival this place was like a top night club, busy n bustling with life; you felt like this is the place I was looking for; a hostel with life and friendly people. This must be the best hostel I've experienced a party atmosphere in, made some good connections and friends for life; the day tour is fab and well worth the $35 for humor alone, BIG shout to Armani the driver n all the team taking us on bar crawls. 5 Star hostel n service... close to restaurants n transport


Great hostel great staff nothing to fault. Will definitely be back

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's a good place to stay when you visit LA with the following provisions: You can tolerate a party hostel- with courtyard noise every night, You can tolerate a large range of housemates. Cleaning up after roomates who threw up after drinking is a regular occasion, though they were good enough people. The rooms actually have kitchens and refrigerators in the suites, and they are kept clean enough. They have cable TV in the suites. The Wifi Works well. Filling breakfast of carbs.


All over it was good but I think security could have been a little better. I know that one of my roommates had friends come and stay in the empty bunks without paying. It made me and a fellow roommate feel a bit anxious because they weren't accounted for or on the hostels records if they did anything. We probe should have reported it but we didn't want to get into anyone's bad books, still it's still an issue to consider!


It is an awesome hostel, but since it is right in Hollywood and a bit far from West Hollywood or downtown you may spend sometime riding a bus, metro or even with your car. The staff is always busy but helpful and the atmosphere inside is awesome.


Love that there are individual kitchens and bathrooms per room. Excellent activities and great location just 5 mins from the walk of fame, easy access to hiking to the Hollywood sign and staff were very helpful and friendly.


Great place to stay. The atmosphere is great and the staff very friendly. Location is also great, within walking distance from the dolby theatre and the famous Hollywood sign.


This is my favorite hostel by far. Very cool vibes as well as kitchen inside dorm rooms. Great location and entertainment during the week. I highly recommend staying here!

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