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Banana Bungalow West Hollywood

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld guests have said Banana Bungalow West Hollywood is 'really well located in West Hollywood and close to Sunset, Hollywood and Melrose' and that they recommend it 'if you only have a few days in LA.' This friendly hostel offers free BBQs on their terrace, free Wi-Fi, large $5 dinners and shuttles to Disneyland, Venice Beach, SeaWorld and more. Our travellers tell us there's 'always something organised any day of the week so it's real easy to meet people.'

Property Description

Banana Bungalow West Hollywood can be found on the Melrose strip on the west side of Hollywood, bordering Beverly Hills.

Our super-clean hotel-style building has a cool design and is in a great location and features a Tiki courtyard, perfect for sunbathing.

We offer dorm rooms, each catering for up to six people. Private ensuite bathrooms are in every room. Rates include free linens.

Stay in touch with those from home using our Internet connection and free Wi-Fi.

Relax and get to know your fellow travellers (a fun international crowd) at our regular free BBQs and gatherings – there’s also a kitchen available where you can cook a meal after a day's sightseeing. Movie nights are also run frequently at the hostel.

We have free breakfast, free coffee and tea, free parking and more.

Our friendly staff organize many activities including pub crawls, comedy nights, tours and karaoke nights to ensure you have an enjoyable stay and get to know your fellow travelers.

We also offer discounted tours and a shuttle to L.A./Hollywood City Tour, Venice Beach, and stars’ homes. View House Rules


Discover a friendly base in one of LA's exciting neighbourhoods at Banana Bungalow West Hollywood. There's plenty to do even before you head out to explore: sunbathe, listen to music and share a few drinks in our tiki-themed courtyard – plus check out our free social events to get chatting to other travellers. From barbecues to movie nights, there's always something going on at our hostel. That's including a free breakfast every morning, and free tea and coffee throughout the day!


You'll have one of the coolest addresses in West Hollywood, right on the Melrose strip bordering Beverly Hills. Melrose Avenue is less than a 5-minute walk from our door, and you'll find plenty of places to go for food, drinks and stand-up comedy. Walk south from the hostel on North Fairfax Avenue and you'll land upon a small strip of great bars and restaurants, too. You can get to us from LAX Airport in just under two hours on public transport, or in half an hour if you hop in a cab.

Rooms and Dorms

Some of our private rooms come with a sunny balcony, where you'll get views of the Hollywood Hills or our courtyard. All of our rooms – both private and mixed dorms – come with free bed linen and have access to bathrooms with tubs which means a delicious soak after a long day of exploring Los Angeles. You'll find plenty of closet space for your clothes and a locker for your valuables.

Extras and activities

Our awesome staff often organise big nights out – or in – so you'll have plenty of chances to meet and mingle with your fellow guests. We've got free Wi-Fi all through the building to help you keep on top of the coolest events happening in West Hollywood. We can also get you sorted with discounted tours and a shuttle to places like Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain. There's also free on-street parking, for those planning a classic Californian road trip.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    Great Place
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    It was perfect for what we needed
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Nov 2019
    This is a hidden treasure in West Hollywood. I hope they continue. It’s a very fresh and cool atmosphere for adventurous people. The prices are so cool. The patrons are very nice. I would only suggest they use white sheets and shampoo and conditioner instead of 2 in 1. I would definitely book again in my next LA trip
    Paraguay, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    12 Nov 2019
    I stayed in the 6-mixed dorm. I was pleasantly surprised to find we had our own small kitchen (fridge, oven, dining table/seating) and bathroom (shower, toilet, sink, mirror, open closets) within the room. The atmosphere of the hostel was just the right mix of chill and rowdy, with a party room (stage, disco ball, lights, and small bar) to show it knows how to do weekends right. This hostel really facilitates social interaction, and as a result I met some awesome people from all over the world.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Nov 2019
    All good has everything you need
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Nov 2019
    No frills practical place to stay but friendly staff, good location and comfy and clean bed. Would stay again if I needed a base to stay in LA - overall good value for money
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2019
    Not the worst but not the best either. It’s definitely more of a party hostel and they host events for each day of the week. So if you’re into the party scene it’s definitely for you but if you’re not into puke-scented staircase maybe should steer clear. There are smoking areas within the hostel and sometimes the smell does waft out but generally good ventilation. There is a parking garage but spots do get filled up. Lots of bathrooms made up for everything else.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    21 Nov 2019
    The place is fine but the beds aren't fine. I got bedbug bites.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    15 Nov 2019
    Hi, In my personal opinion the place is disgustingly dirty. The hygiene is zero. The cupboards stick like they have never been wiped, the shelves skirting boards have black dust everywhere. The fan has at least 20 years of dust settled it. It’s black! When you turn it to you blow the dirt. The room was stinky within 3 days there had been cleaning once in the room. Couches in hall are crap and filthy. No possible to charge a phone downstairs it’s like 21st. To me the hygiene 👎
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Would not recommend. Staff very unhelpful, wouldn’t get off his behind to do anything. C**p wifi, I know it’s not everything but you need that when your international travellers. Place was very dirty.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Banana Bungalow West Hollywood says

Hostelworld guests have said Banana Bungalow West Hollywood is 'really well located in West Hollywood and close to Sunset, Hollywood and Melrose' and that they recommend it \'if you only have a few days in LA.' This friendly hostel offers free BBQs on their terrace, free Wi-Fi, large $5 dinners and shuttles to Disneyland, Venice Beach, SeaWorld and more. Our travellers tell us there's 'always something organised any day of the week so it's real easy to meet people.'