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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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85%

Rating
882 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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97%

Awesome place with very friendly staff and organised hostel activities every day. Really nice place to stay.

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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 adding new activities to really make the most out of our backpacker's stays. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

60%

Cheap, but otherwise very mixed feelings. Decent and clean bathroom, absolutely filthy bedrooms. Rusted lockers and very old rooms, including power sockets with cable coming out of the walls. However the private kitchen and fridge is useful. Somewhat of a shifty neighbourhood but the price is good.

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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! Our housekeepers do their very best to keep the hostel clean - but it sounds like they missed the mark during your stay. We are just finishing up our room renovations. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

94%

Really enjoyed my stay here, very easy to meet other travelers and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The only thing I would maybe recommend is that you stay in the west Hollywood hostel which is nearer the beaches and the actual walk of fame is a bit cheesy.

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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! West Hollywood is a bit closer to the beaches, but you can't beat the Hollywood Walk of Fame for an LA experience. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

89%

i loved that they serve free nutella for breakfast, i have never found a hostel that does that and i was also really impressed with the quality of people working in this hostel. Elena (i think she is italian) is super helpful i suggest you reach out to her if you need anything. i think i made a new friend! i'm definitely coming back and recommend this place!

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • 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! Glad you enjoyed the Nutella - it's an important part of a balanced traveler breakfast! Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

63%

Our stay was okay, the location wasn't the best, it's close to the walk of fame and about 15 min walk to the Chinese Theatre etc, but to get to Santa Monica on public transport it took about 90 mins. The wifi only worked outside of the rooms and was pretty slow. You're only given a sheet, no quilt, so we were freezing a few of the nights. We got told off when we were airing our room out by having the door open during the day, but at 3am people were allowed to play basketball and shout.

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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! Unfortunately, Santa Monica is far from all of the hostels in Hollywood. LA is huge! We do offer blankets in the office though, and we apologize that you did not receive one on your bed. For security, we try to keep the dorm rooms locked, so no other guests can enter. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

69%

Would not stay here again as I was overcharged by $5.24 (apparently they don't charge cents and just round - that was $0.24 cents of it - a rip off). They have a $5 card fee. She said that it was on this website and their website, I said that I didn't see it on either website. I would not stay here again, as I'm not happy about their rounding policy and not being advised until that I got to check in, that they have a $5 fee for paying on card !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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 usually do round down on from the balance due, saving our guests some cents. We list the $5 Credit Card fee on our website, and make sure to offer an ATM on site to those guests who would rather not pay the CC fee. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

89%

this place is absolutely amazing for a backpacker, I met some great people and partied until 4.30am. The staff were really friendly as well and made sure that everyone got involved


86%

Location is perfect, atmosphere is great, but some staff just don't have clear picture of their job and wifi there is absolutely horrible.


100%

Loved my stay there perfect location great people n cheap for what was included

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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%

Location is perfect, atmosphere is great, but some staff just don't have clear picture of their job and wifi there is absolutely horrible.

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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 increasing the strength and range of our Wi-Fi. We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

100%

Both the regular staff and the travelling staff made this one of my favourite hostels of all time, and I've stayed at quite a few. Guiseppe and Sam especially were diamond geezers with their approach to guest relations, massive thanks to all at BB. Ps. The tiki gardens are looking fab.

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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%

Top hostel. Amazing social activities and stellar staff!!

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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%

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

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (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!

74%

Thanks Banana bungalow for an amazing start to our US adventures! Fantastic, friendly hostel with plenty of people around to hang out with and party. Giuseppe is a fantastic addition to the staff, always ensuring we were participating in the nightly events! Wifi was a bit hit and miss for us. White Rabbit & Cheeky x


74%

The hostel has a great cost effective, but needs to improve its security. My towel disappeared from my room and no one was keen to help me look. Luckily it was an object of low value, but I wonder that the same policy should apply to objects of great financial value.

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (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! As far as security, we do have gated access and a keypad enabled door. Most likely, our housekeepers accidentally laundered your towel. We apologize! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

80%

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

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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 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)

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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 do everything we can to make sure all of our guests are as safe as possible and having a great time in LA. We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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.

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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 will definitely make sure to fine-tune some of our activities. We're always trying new events! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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)

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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're glad that you liked the activities and all the hard work our staff puts in! We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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!

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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! Our housekeepers do the best they can in keeping the rooms top notch, but it sounds like we could've worked a little harder. We are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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