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Banana Bungalow San Diego Reviews

707 Reed Ave, San Diego, USA

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199 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Thank you to cancel all the activities of the hostel and to make our life less easier, like not allowing to stay more than seven nights. You killed the beautiful atmosphere of the hostel, this was the reason because people used to come again!

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My only complaint is that the dorm doors don't lock, they did provide lockers though which was a bonus. Decent place to stay, right on the beach. Nice deck where you can watch the sunset and a decent common room. Breakfast is pretty good, pancakes, toast and coffee. Kitchen is a bit small but fully equipped. The beds left a lot to be desired..... I could feel Every spring,but the rooms were clean, quite, and there was nothing like lying in bed listening to the ocean! Lots of free activities!

  • 16th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Cool Place! The staff was awfoul tough, it seemed like he tought he had the most boring Job in the world. And the breakfast could have at least one option that doesnt contain wheat(gluten). Otherwise all good!!

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great staff. Good people. The best location in PB. $10 all you can drink night was great!


Worst hostel i ever been! The Staff was childish and unprofessional, rude and lazy! There are No locks on any room-doors and nobody ever check the people coming in, so you can everything stolen!. no respect for the quite hour, especially from the staff, and this same people usually cook and eat and don't clean after them-self, and the "kitchen" is so small that can fit one person at time!

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are strongly disappointed that you have chosen to resort to writing this after we didn't hire you as a staff member. These reviews are a chance to exchange honest and fair feedback for your fellow travelers to choose a hostel that suits them best. You extended your stay several times here and, as we say, even asked for a job too so it's rather ridiculous to score us as low as possible because you didn't get one. We had numerous complaints from guests about your behavior and attitude also.


great place to stay. friendly staff and the best location in san diego- right on the beach! will definitely come back


Right on the beach and next door to all the nightlife! Staff put on a lot of events. Will return.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best location you could ask for. Staff pit on at least one activity a day do people can get to know each other. The deck parties are sooo much fun. Suck DJ! Tip: stay there through Monday and go on the Tijuana tour

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


In 3 and a half months in the USA this was by far the best hostel. Came to stay 3 nights and couldn't leave and ended up staying 9. Staff are amazing and organize anything you need. the outdoor deck is right on the beach aswell as Heaps of cool bars and restaurants close by, what more do you want. Thanks again guys for a great time.

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