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Banana Bungalow Hollywood Reviews

5920 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA

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85%

Rating
932 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

Great place to stay, great parties, super close to everything in Hollywood.


97%

Best hostel I've stayed in. Great atmosphere, lots of friendly people, really clean and spacious rooms, activities organised every night and JP was awesome. Made LA a better experience. Thanks a lot!


80%

Great hostel good atmosphere easy to chill and party as well! Would stay again


94%

Stayed 6 nights. Front desk staff exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! Other staff friendly and efficient. Comfortable, easy stay. I would stay there again.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

overall the hostel was ok, there was a small issue when we first arrived and our party had been split into different areas. after complaining this was quickly rectified and we were also given complementary dinner, free drinks and entry to one of the top hollywood nightclubs! no complaints there...the hostel itself is actually pretty cool. its laid out in the style of a classic american "motel" the only thing that sucks is the location, its a loooong walk to the main hollywood attractions.


86%

Great facilities and worth the money, staff are helpfull and the travelers that stay there are fun and friendly, deffinately worth the stay!

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We stayed for two nights in a dorm and were really satisfied with our stay. There was a lot of young people socializing at the evenings wich was great. The hostel also has a free parking lot for those with a car. It is first come first serve but we got a space all the time!

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Nice stay in Hollywood. Around 10 min walk from metro station, 1 min walk from bus station. Great for me to explore my dreamland. But one tip for other travelers: do not stay in Room 104. Wifi sucks; noisy (radio from 8AM to 11PM); people talking by your window at any time even at late night cause the room is by the common area.


66%

Pretty good for a few nights stay. Lots of drinking games and fun for the family


100%

An awesome, clean, friendly and sociable hostel.


91%

Would definitely recommend this hostel, will most likely be staying there again in the future.


83%

A hostel with a good atmosphere. In Hollywood so good if u like the walk of fame and Chinese theater. LA is a large city with bad public transport so not a great location if that is not your thing.


80%

Fun hostel with good activities each night. Make sure you get involved and enjoy. Bit of a walk from hollywood/vine but needed to walk off the alcohol/food every night. Had such a good time with everyone there.

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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! Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

77%

The atmosphere and location was really great. The rooms were a little cramped. We also experienced a problem with room placement; however the staff was very apologetic and accommodating.


91%

First time traveling alone and I couldn't have chosen a better hostel to stay at. Lots of cool people from all around the world, friendly staff and nice dorms, combined with the perfect location right in Hollywood and lots of activities: the perfect vacation for a budget traveler. Even if money is not an issue, I can recommend the hostel for making friends and having a great time!

  • 20th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • 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 had such a memorable time. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

91%

Stayed here more than to times. Room with kitchen in dorm room, only share with six people witch is great if your planning on making food. One oven/stowe didn't work in one room, one bathroom didn't have a working shower, i guess that's maybe too expensive to fix the bathrooms. Young crowd with party instinct, an activity every evening/night like free taco dinner and free beers with karaoke later. One of most rememberable stay I had over the hostels in LA

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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 make sure to improve our bathrooms and appliances. Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

91%

Very clean and nice. Super friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was a bit scarce but as soon as PB looked empty, the staff replaced it immediately.

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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! Make sure to visit the next time you are in Los Angeles!

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!

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