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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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85%

Rating
892 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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77%

Definitely a party hostel. So if u want a quiet stay in Hollywood I wouldn't go here. Good party atmosphere here.

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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 have posted quiet hours to make sure that guests are able to get ample sleep during the night, but I'm glad you enjoyed the activities! Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

31%

Atmosphere good because the other visitor were fun. However, the staff is not qualified to solve any problems. Not only did one of our smartphones get stolen, moreover the staff didn't show any concern and wouldn't even help us to get it back. The person taking care of the reception at that time asked us what we could do to solve the problem, my friend had to explain to him how to do his job and how to find out phone numbers of other residents. The tours are overpriced, they take advantage.

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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 pride ourselves on our great staff and do everything in our power to make sure that backpackers feel safe and happy here at the hostel. Backpackers are responsible for their own items while they are in the dorms - that's why we include lockers and locked office storage. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

83%

This place was in a great location and the staff were really helpful. Lots of info on buses and how to get to places which was great! The bunks were incredibly squeaky and some of the pillows were little more than a ball of fluff but the mattresses were comfy. The shower in our room was a little cold and the wifi was patchy and weak at best - but overall the place had a great atmosphere and lots of activities and dinners if you wanted to participate. Definitely good value!

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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'll make sure to give our bed frames and pillows a tune-up. We are also improving our WiFi coverage! Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!

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