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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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

Overview

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.

Location

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 8.5

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    Amazing staff and people! Located at a perfect location! Every night was extremely fun and we were provided with different things to do each night. The value for your pay is amazing! Would go back if I’ll be back in LA! Thank you for an incredible stay!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    Hands down, best hostel I've stayed at. The rooms were pretty much what you expect for a hostel, but the staff, facilities and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Aug 2019
    I think it's a chill vibe but defs not fir anyone looking to sleep well. This is definitely a party hostel. That said it's in a good location and has everything you need.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Aug 2019
    I had an awesome time at the banana bungalow! The vibe was awesome, meeting lostd of cool people and was super chill. There was plenty to do with nightly events and one way shuttles to the beach and observatory. It's also a super convenient location being on hollywood boulevard. Would absolutely stay again.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jul 2019
    Love this place! They provided free breakfast, transportation to the Hollywood sign/griffiah and beach, it was worth my money plus they allowed my boyfriend and I to sleep on the same bed instead of having to pay for two beds . The things I’m disappointed is that the location is a bit far from the popular area of Hollywood Blvd. I also saw a review that they provide free washing soap for laundry but when I arrived they was none other than that everything went great
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Jul 2019
    Banana Bungalow is great for solo travelers. There were ample social events, lounge areas, and amenities. Staff was extremely helpful. The location is very convenient and central. Price can’t be beat
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Aug 2019
    The best hostel I've ever stayed in! The staff create and encourage a super sociable environment with cheap food/drink events, perfect for solo travellers to mingle. In particular I have to shout-out Kiki, who (despite being new) seems like he's been there for years. Fun, friendly and laid back - basically the heart of the BB.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2019
    Bana Bungalow is a fun place to stay! I wished I could stay longer, I left just on the day they were doing bbq party! The location is amazing, the place is well designed and really great atmosphere. The only thing the hostel stay just ok and not wow is about the cleaning. I was in this room and people can cook inside the room and make mess even if they should clean! Also the carpet on the floor wasn’t much clean, but I would stay again for sure :)
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    05 Aug 2019
    Great that they have free parking on site. The curtains of the dorm room were very thin and let in lots of light at all times of the day. The main disappointment of this hostel is the times you're allowed to use the washers/dryers. You can only use the washers/dryers between 4pm and 7am... not very convenient. All the breakfast options were very sugary and you were given disposable crockery and cutlery to eat from. Not very environmentally friendly.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Couldn't stay in the end but staff were very understanding and accommodating about it. Need to watch cleanliness.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 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.

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