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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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87%

Rating
1266 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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83%

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)!


66%

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.


46%

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)


77%

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


100%

Great place! Good party!!

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


77%

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.


86%

A good hostel that becomes a sort of night club on weekends so a great party hostel if you're into that. free booze on weekends too!

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I loved my stay at this hostel! The room and the bathroom was really cleaned. The breakfast was okay, not a lot of options, but it's a hostel... It was maybe a little bit far from the main attractions on Hollywood Boulevard, but after you figured out how the transportation works in L.A., you should be fine! Just one thing : a staff member told us that the Greyhound Station in Downtown L.A. was really closed to the subway exite, but it was at least 15 blocks away. We almost missed our bus...


89%

Nice place in an amazing location (2 min walk to Walk of Fame), lots of free food (Nutella for breakfast :) !), spacious rooms and helpful staff. Would go there again!


100%

The best Hostel i have ever been too ! There was nothing negative and I just loved it !! The activities are great there ! If you are in LA, go there !!

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Good Location And Nice staff.


80%

The hostel is very close to the walk of fame, but also sufficiently away from all the actions, so not too noisy. The staff are helpful and kind. I didn't stay for too long, but I noticed there were washing facilities, and a kitchen in the room. The only problem is that the room smelled a little bit funny (but that's what happens when you are sharing the room with a bunch of people I guess...), and there were an army of cockroaches to greet you in the bathroom and the kitchen.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

It was a great hostel! They had so much to offer like bbq's, tour's and much more. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and i felt like i had gotten to know everyone so well!


83%

Was a fine place to stay. It is a fair walk down the boulevard to get to west hollywood but that is to be expected. Don't get confused between the Hollywood and West Hollywood bungalows. Both are fine, but west hollywood had better parties.


91%

Good friendly hostel something on every night staff are great would deffo stay again


94%

The staff was super awesome!

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Very convenient location. Close to highway for travel to universal and beaches, prime spot for the hollywood walk of fame. There was night activities at the hostel every night.

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel with lots of ongoing activities! Great if you want to meet other travellers - the staff makes for a very open and friendly atmosphere!


100%

Great staff, great location!


91%

This place is really well located, clean and with a good atmosphere. It has wi-fi and common areas so it is really nice to be around. Can't wait to come back.


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