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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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998 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Well situated blocks from Hollywood action, Banana Bungalow is excellent value for dollar at a prime location in Los Angeles. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was a nice touch, and the place has a pleasantly laid back atmosphere.


Very good hostel with lots of events planned, for every day of the week. Not in the best of locations if you do not have a car though. It is possible to get everywhere in LA on public transport, it just takes ages.


We enjoyed our stay here. The location is great if you want to be near Hollywood. Free breakfast which is toast & cereal. Coffee tank needs to be disposed of though as is old & disgusting! Overall place could do with a clean up, we had ants in the room too as they have a kitchen in each room, which I think is a bad idea as people just leave food out & rooms are not cleaned very well regulary. But it is still an ok place to stay & we enjoyed the atmosphere.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Awesome place to stay with lots of activities organised by the staff, who were all super friendly and helpful! Only drama is the poor/non existent air conditioners. Other than that a great place to stay in LA.


Coolest place in LA


Great social atmosphere loved staying here


good hostel, location is great and awesome party atmosphere! also steyed in the WeHo one.


Hollywood is a dump but this is still a reasonably central location to be in. Pretty much as good as a hostel gets: TVs and kitchen in every room, events every day, shuttles to the beach, friendly staff etc. They should probably treat their driver better though, sounds like he has to work really long hours


Nice place to stay in L.A. ;-)

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is nice, they try to keep you busy with activities day and evening. The facilities are mostly clean, but on my last day I saw a few cockroaches in the kitchen and ants in the bathroom.


SO MUCH FUN. I made so many friends at this hostel and i really think its down to the amazing staff going out of their way to get everyone involved, I have stayed in hostels since and the atmosphere just has not been the same. The tipsy tour is a great idea and a good way of getting people involved. Ara and the thai or philipino guy that did breakfast some days were very informative of all the events going on its nice that the staff remember everyones names. Free Tacos was a good idea.


The stay was OK but there were a few small cockroaches in the kitchen. I believe this is due to the people we were staying with as there were dirty dishes in the sink. There was also a lot of noise from the occupants of the other rooms who were coming back from nightclubs. Fortunately we were so exhausted that we were not too bothered by the noise. Finally, the personnel did not help much to rent a car or to pay anything locally with local credit cards.


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)


The location was good and the staff was okay. But, in our room there were ants crawling around (probably because of the kitchen and the poor cleaning from the hostel/guests), the shower was always dripping, poor breakfast (just some white bread and cereal) and awful parking space. We booked the hostel for its free parking, but one night it was full and we had to find a parkingspot without help from the staff and then pay and park a few blocks from the hostel. We won't stay here next time in LA.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 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.

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