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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Must cancel 14 days before arrival to receive a refund. All cancellations are subject to a 10% processing fee.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Security deposit is a valid credit card that will authorize $300 per room or $100 per person(dorms). Cash deposit is accepted for dorms but not for privates.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Banana Bungalow Hollywood

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Banana Bungalow Hollywood is a converted former motel with a nice outdoor area and courtyard, giving guests somewhere to sit in the LA sunshine. Hostelworld visitors tell us their 'good atmosphere invites [guests] to hang out and have fun'; it 'has a very good vibe, perfect location and there is always something going on' such as tours, parties and barbecues. Our travellers say this is 'a funny, cool and a clean place for young people'. We like that this hostel has parking, ideal for those on a road trip up the West Coast.

Property Description

See the Hollywood sign from our courtyard!

Our hostel is a very popular international destination in a great location. We’re right on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. You'll be centrally located in Los Angeles and within walking distance of all the action. We’re also close to the subway and bus stops to get around LA.

Our hostel is an oasis for backpackers, featuring all the amenities, activities and events that travellers truly want. This includes friendly staff to help you, a fun international crowd to hang out with, cool rooms, lots of hip common space, a great vibe and atmosphere, and daily events and activities that supply lots of fun for free or very cheap.

This place was a cool Hollywood motel that has been remodelled into a colourful retro-designed hostel.

Each of our dorms has six-to-eight beds plus a private bath and its own kitchen. That's right; we’re the only hostel in Los Angeles with kitchens available in our dorms! The six-bed dorms have six beds in one room, while the eight-bed dorms have four beds each across two rooms. They also have colourful decor plus satellite TV with hundreds of channels. There’s free lockers in every dorm as well as free linen and free luggage storage.

All of our rooms are kept very clean according to the high standards of housekeeping. Plus we have the best private rooms of any hostel in LA and at the cheapest prices, ranging from small to deluxe with kitchens. Great for couples!

Our common space is fantastic, featuring a huge, warm and welcoming courtyard that has music, palm trees and a sidewalk café. We also have a billiards room with music, dancing, live music, comedy shows and karaoke stage, a movie theatre with big screen and 5.1 surround sound and a Tiki garden with sunbathing, music, refreshments and a barbeque.

There’s coin-operated laundry machines with free soap.

We have tons of freebies for our guests, like free internet and Wi-Fi, free parking near the rooms, on a limited and first come basis, free breakfast, free coffee and tea all day, free barbecues, free movie nights with the latest releases, free foosball and free ping pong.

Not enough to keep you busy? We also have party bus limo rides, pub crawls, poker nights, billiards tournaments, basketball, Runyon Canyon and Hollywood sign hiking tours, a beach shuttle and theme parties.

Our friendly staff can help you get free TV show tickets, special Hollywood club access or cheap car rental. We also have courtesy phones for free calls in the USA and discounted weekly rates.

Best of all, there’s no curfew and no lockout!

Right next door is LA's best Thai restaurant, serving fantastic $5 lunches and delicious $10 dinners!

From here you can walk to many iconic spots, such as Hollywood and Highland, which has become the Times Square of LA, with the Walk of Fame, live TV shows, the Chinese Theatre, endless shops and food and the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards. The Cahuenga Corridor has over 28 bars and nightclubs offering a party for all moods and all types of hipsters. Hollywood and Vine has the Metro link which is LA's subway and is the famous spot where broadcasters started it all. Sunset and Vine has been redeveloped with millions of dollars, having shops, theatres, restaurants and things to do for any budget. Hollywood and Western has a subway metro station and huge discount grocery store. Theatre Row is also very close with an array of small acting theatres; this is where many big stars get their start acting and performing. And of course, the Sunset Strip is probably the place you’ll see the most stars at night partying in some of the most famous nightclubs in the world.

We have tours and shuttles around Los Angeles that include a fantastic tour of LA that takes you in an air-conditioned van to many of the interesting and famous sights of Hollywood and beyond, including Beverly Hills and movie stars' homes. We also can arrange tours of Universal Studios, Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, L.A./Hollywood City Tour, Venice Beach, Knott's Berry Farm, Celebrity City Tour, Getty Museum, nightclubs and more!

Please note this hostel conditions before booking:

People under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay in dorm rooms. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Couples must reserve two beds.

To check in to a dorm you will be asked to provide proof of onward travel. Please do not reserve a dorm without proof of current travel or you will not be accepted at check-in, sorry. Please reserve a private room if you have no proof of travel.

A valid VISA OR MASTERCARD DEBIT or CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED to check in and the card must be in the name of the guest

Published rates are for cash payments and include a five percent discount, other payment methods including debit or credit cards do not receive this discount.

We try to put people traveling together in the same dorm room, however, due to availability, there is a slight chance parties booking dorms will be in separate rooms.

Maximum stay is 14 days within a 4-month period .

We have 48h cancellation policy. View House Rules


Your unforgettable LA experience starts right here with us at Banana Bungalow – without the price tag! At our colourful retro motel-turned-hostel you'll get lots of freebies: breakfast, movie nights, barbecues in our sociable Tiki garden, TV show tickets and even entry to Hollywood clubs. And don't worry about a curfew: reception's open 24/7. When you're not partying, there's tons to do. Catch our shuttle service to the beach, check out our outdoor café, sign up to a hiking tour or watch a live music show in our billiards room.


Our Hollywood Boulevard location is a 30-minute cab journey from Los Angeles Airport, with sights like the Walk of Fame and Chinese Theatre even closer. The Cahuenga Corridor, 13 minutes away on foot, is packed with fun bars. Our LA tour bus will take you to the city's must-visit spots, including the homes of the rich and famous! And our friendly staff can organise trips to theme parks like Universal Studios and Disneyland, plus iconic skater hangout Venice Beach and the Getty Museum.

Rooms and Dorms

We have private rooms for couples and mixed dorms that are perfect for groups or singles. We're the only hostel in LA with kitchens right there in our dorms, and you'll have a satellite TV in your room too. Our rooms have free bedding, lockers to stash your stuff and Wi-Fi for uploading Snapchats of any A-listers you might glimpse.

Extras and activities

As well as having epic party bus limo rides, pub crawls and poker nights, we want you to feel at home here! We've got free tea and coffee and communal zones where you can catch a movie or start up a foosball and ping-pong tournament. On a road trip? Park outside our place for free. We've got coin-operated laundry machines with free washing powder, plus an ATM and luggage storage.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2019
    Very nice place
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2019
    Best hostel EVER! For real, they are great and the staff is amazing! If I come back to LA, I will stay here again!
    Brazil, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2019
    The location, people and atmosphere were awesome! Thanks to all the staff for so helpful! Would 10/10 go back!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Dec 2019
    Day - very chill. Night - party hardy. Hollywood Blvd is a bit of a sh*thole but the Banana Bungalow is great - old motel set-up so you have a little kitchen and bathroom in your room which is great for cooking your own food if you're on a budget, a larger communal kitchen is also provided, solid breakfast provided, activities every night, staff are all awesome, all round great vibe. Convenient location too if you're into hiking as it's close to Runyon, Bronson and Griffith.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Jan 2020
    Great value, sick spot. Just the food was really lackluster... For the price though, you get what you get. A really cool hostel!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    03 Jan 2020
    We really liked the hostel and would definitely stay there again!
    Germany, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Dec 2019
    The wifi is really bad, you only ger service near the reception desk. The place is clean but looks very old, could use some renovations.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2020
    I got a weird feeling as it is quite a big hostel but doesn't have much of a vibe. Well located, really clean, dorm are big with a little kitchen on them which is nice, beside that they have a big shared kitchen so as shared toilettes. Well located, good for the price.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    21 Dec 2019
    The location was a short 1km walk to the walk of fame. It didn’t bother me, but be prepared for people to be partying until 3am right outside your window. Room was good for a few nights, but bed was very uncomfortable. It was well priced for the LA area. Be prepared to walk past some very shady characters at all times of the day and night just to get to the hostel.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    19 Dec 2019
    I didn’t like this place. It should have been fun, but the staff was rude, inconsiderate, and not welcoming at all. The basketball hoop they set up in the middle of the parking lot dented my vehicle. I told the staff and they shrugged their shoulders. The place had a very bad vibe when I arrived with people yelling at each other and blasting rap music. I would not stay here again
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Los Angeles

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Banana Bungalow Hollywood says

Banana Bungalow Hollywood is a converted former motel with a nice outdoor area and courtyard, giving guests somewhere to sit in the LA sunshine. Hostelworld visitors tell us their 'good atmosphere invites [guests] to hang out and have fun'; it 'has a very good vibe, perfect location and there is always something going on' such as tours, parties and barbecues. Our travellers say this is 'a funny, cool and a clean place for young people'. We like that this hostel has parking, ideal for those on a road trip up the West Coast.