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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 8.6

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Dec 2019
    Place was amazing I loved the cozyness of the place and people all around. There were was an amazing party the night I stayed and the host was the best. Met some really cool people would totally recommend to my fellow travelers
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    The best hostel ive visited out of 4 places in cali. Must stay. I will be back....glen cocco out
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed in for sure! Lots of events on every night, so definitely more of a social hostel. Bar and outdoor common spaces were really nice and and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning is simple, but has all that you need. Bathrooms very clean. Would definitely stay here again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    LOOOVED the hostel! The location was more than perfect, all the activities at night were pretty cool and the New Years party was great! I definitely would stay here again! And the staff is super friendly, except for the bold guy in the reception, he wasn’t that nice, but you rarely see him so I can’t complain !!!!
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Jan 2020
    Excellent location and people.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    27 Dec 2019
    Great place to stay even for longer periods. Staff are very attentive to customers and always available at the front desk. Place is clean and had respectful cleaners available for the time I stayed. There are multiple outdoors spots to sunbath and relax during the day and alot more space inside the facility too. Only 7/10, there is no sign on the door or address. Took a while to find it after my ride left.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    28 Dec 2019
    Staff was friendly but I booked a room with two queen beds for 3 adults and when I got there for the check in, they didn’t have that room available and instead I got a king size bed and they put in a foldable bed in the room. That foldable bed was super uncomfortable and we ended up having to sleep together.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    20 Dec 2019
    This place is not a party place and literally so dark in room and hot. I was sweating in winter night.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    31 Dec 2019
    Coming from a top-rated HI hostel in SD to this really was a downgrade. Staff was not helpful at check-in; I had to come back down & ask questions, general information that could have been provided at check-in. no assigned beds, just pick one? really? I couldn't pay up front. had to pay by day, & the math didn't seem to add up to what website quoted. The layout is REALLY weird. the decor reads like a haunted psych ward; glad I only used this place to store my stuff while exploring LA.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Staff are either aggressive or slow. Hostel frequents are stalkers and loud
    Egypt, Female, 25-30
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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.'