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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

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86%

Rating
794 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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89%

Really good hostel, Nice free activities (sometimes with free food And free beer)!! Rooms with kitchen And bathroom in

  • 20th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 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 are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

86%

Very nice hostel with great people

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80%

The staff were friendly and always helpful. The location wasn't great- our bed was right next to a main road but it's good if you want to be close to Hollywood strip.

  • 7th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 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 are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

80%

Had a wonderful time, especially as a solo traveller. The pool table and table tennis table made for some great entertainment and friend making! I would advise that lone females like myself don't venture out to far at night, as the area is a little sketchy.

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94%

It was really great to have stayed at Banana bungalow Hollywood! Great location: close to walk of fame, Hollywood sign, metro station, a lot of restaurants, liquor store, supermarket, etc. LA is a very spaced out city, so it is impossible to be really close to everything, but this hostel offers sightseeing for a not so cheap price and party bus to clubs. It is a very party atmosphere. I made great friends and I went alone. I recommend this hostel.

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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. We are adding more shuttles to help travelers get around Los Angeles. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

97%

Great help from the reception girls, bathrooms were always cleaned well by the cleaning crew. There is always something happening at the hostel every night plus they are great value for everything!

  • 26th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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97%

It was one of the best experiences ever. I'M DEFINITELY COMING BACK.

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100%

The place is ideal; the location, the atmosphere and the events created by the tireless staff made it a very relaxed and enjoyable stay.

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66%

I thought I could have been treated with more respect. In a private room the first night, I was subjected to the ills of bed bug bites and cockroaches. $6 was knocked off my bill for the inconvenience. Six dollars! I stayed 3 more nights in a dorm situation and contended with drunk and disorderly (and messy!) Australians and other strange travelers. I was so unhappy there I flew back to Toronto where people are a lot nicer.

  • 11th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (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! It sounds like you did not have a positive stay. We can safely say that we have not had any issues with bugs here at the hostel. We try our best to ensure that each and every guest is treated with respect from their fellow dorm-mates. We will try harder the next time you are in Los Angeles. Thanks!

69%

Worst hostel I've ever stayed at, but also the cheapest. Would be better if they spent their money on new beds and better locks than LCD TVs and kitting out party buses. The first staff member I met was a rude and uncompromising front desk lady, second was a tour bus driver who I thought was great until I learned he was essentially a drug dealer (and insinuated that I would be taking the blame for the coke if we were stopped.). Beds are truly awful. Only stay here if all you want is a party.

  • 8th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • 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! It sounds like you did not have a totally positive stay here at Banana. We pride ourselves on our helpful and friendly staff. We have recently updated our beds and door locks. We will make sure to give you a positive stay next time. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

100%

Always a pleasure. Best Hostel in LA!!!!!

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80%

So much fun! Nothing more to say other than you will have so much fun!!! And the staff are phenomenal!!!


100%

Nice hostel, good location and friendly staff. Breakfast its outside and can get a bit chilly still its a nice breakfast. It gets a bit loud at night. u might want to reconsider if u need to rest but you ll like it if u want to party.

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91%

Staff really helpful and nice, location for that small money is excellent! And atmosphere is really friendly. You can meet a lot of interesting people from all over the world.

  • 2nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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71%

To be fair , staff are relatively helpful to help me in directions by printing out navigations etc. The hostel promised to received my parcels but one of them were refused & sent back, I left without my parcel, Tours were great, place v retro, old style hollywood, but relatively clean, beds creaking though, location is 10mins frm train station, no activity nearby during night, wifi signal v weak in room, but room is like a studio with a fully equiped kitchen, good for short stay in Los Angeles

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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 are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. Unfortunately, because of the large volume of guests that we have coming and going, we cannot always hold every package for all of our guests.We are improving our Wi-Fi. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

89%

Staff were a great help in great location. Only problem were language barriers between the people in the room we shared with. Jim on reception was brilliant and beyond helpful.

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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!

83%

I met lots of nice people here. Both in my room, at breakfast in the garden and at the karaoke night. The Hollywood nightclub trip on the other hand was "meh". Can be a bit noisy in the courtyard at night but most nights seemed to be OK. A guy there sold us some basketball tickets which a good experience. Bit of a walk to the stars but not too bad. I recommend jogging up Runyon Canyon hills! There are a few crazy people in Hollywood talking to themselves in the street.

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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. It sounds like our Hollywood Nightclub Trip wasn't what you were looking for. We always appreciate suggestions for our events. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

97%

Defiantly would stay at banana bungalow again! Thought it was great that staff went out of there way for evening social events. Also thanks for the complimentary breakfast :) !

  • 14th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • 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 are constantly updating our accommodations to better suit our travelers. We have recently added more items to our breakfast service. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

83%

A lot of Party and nice evening events!

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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!

100%

This is a great hostel to stay in. This was my second time staying in this hostel. Its in a great location on Hollywood blvd. They run a variety of tours from the hostel and its easy to walk to public transit to get around. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a free continental breakfast. Lockers in the rooms. They clean the rooms everyday and they have excellent security as well as parking spaces.

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