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Banana Bungalow Hollywood

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4092 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Banana Bungalow Hollywood is a converted former motel with a pleasant outdoor area and courtyard, providing guests with a place to relax in the LA sunshine. Hostelworld visitors praise its inviting atmosphere, perfect location, and constant activity, including tours, parties, and barbecues. Travellers describe it as a funny, cool, and clean place for young people. Additionally, the availability of parking is highlighted, making it ideal for those on a road trip up the West Coast.

Property Description


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 remodeled into a colorful retro-designed hostel.

Each of our dorms has six 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 colorful 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 and music.

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

We have tons of freebies for our guests, like free internet, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free foosball, free ping pong, free basketball and free barbeques.

Our friendly staff can help you get free TV show tickets, special

Reviews & Ratings

4092 Total Reviews
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Apr 18, 2024
Waited ages to check in with no acknowledgment of how long we’d stood there & felt ignored. Attitude of staff was a bit miserable. To be fair the bedroom was clean but others in there were clearly long term with their personal belongings strewn everywhere in the room and the bathroom - one of the men was asked to tidy up by the receptionist but nothing happened. Entrance is well secured but not much in way of safety inside the dorms. Vibe of the vibe hotel not it for me unfortunately.
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Female, 25-30
Apr 14, 2024
Had a total stay of three nights and it was absolutely amazing. Each day they have planned activities to attend if you choose, not to mention a small free breakfast included every morning and free 24/7 coffee & tea station. Additionally, being located right in the heart of Hollywood Blvd you really can’t beat the price! A 5-minute walk one way you are in Thai town with endless restaurants to choose from & a 5 minute walk the other way you are in the heart of Hollywood with endless entertainment!
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Male, 25-30
Apr 08, 2024
This hostel is really nice very friendly ! The staff organise party every week and also event to gather people. Otherwise this place is noisy, they put music during the day it’s nice but they turn it off late at night sometimes, it’s a shame when you want to sleep or relax. By the way there is table tennis and a pool it’s super cool.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi



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