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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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1300 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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!


Great hostel with friendly vibe and something going on each night so be prepared for a bit of noise. Having a kitchen in each room is handy and the location is great for getting around Hollywood. Close to the metro too if you're looking to go to Downtown LA. Had a broken shower head in my room but after notifying staff was fixed the following day. No complaints


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!


It's an old motel converted into a hostel. There is a kitchen and bathroom in each hostel room which made the space very crammed, too many bunks in a tiny room! Also, the kitchen wasn't best equipped, however, they offer daily free breakfast and cheap dinners on many of the nights so you don't necessarily need to cook. They organise lots of day tours and nights out, great party hostel for young people (they stop loud music at midnight so not too bad if you are interested in sleeping either)!


The hostel itself is clean and secure. We had the bad luck to be in a room with the dirtiest girl I have seen. The bathroom was disgusting. We went to the office to change room, but the hostel was full. Plus, there was no more bedsheet available this night. It is a party hostel, so if you don't want any noise, choose another place. It's located 10 minutes away from the subway station, in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard.


all but one member of the staff ( i would name him if i knew what it was) were so much more interested in their own problems/ stuff didn't seem to want to help when required The fact that the main communal area was also the carpark and the only place you could smoke made it difficult to enjoy the stuff the hostel had to offer. the large rooms were good but the beds were still jammed together the only good thing i can see about this hostel was the fact it was so close to the walk of fame etc.

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a nice time. Good breakfast, nice rooms and cool common area.


Great place! Good party!!

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff are friendly and the hostel is located within short walking distance to most of the sites in Hollywood. My only complaint for this hostel is the noise level. Although I was staying in LA on a Friday night, the party went on in the center courtyard until the early hours of the morning with music blaring and bass pumping. Great pick depending on your reasons for passing through LA; for me it didnt entirely match up.

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