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Banana Bungalow Hollywood

5920 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really enjoyed my time at this hostel because it really made sure that you felt like you were part of a community. The layout is very open and the staff are really friendly. The best part was likely the events they held. We were able to get unlimited rum/cokes predrinks and a ticket to a great club for like..... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location. Close to the Strip (approx a 15 min slow paced walk) Great for young people who are travelling and want to meet new people. Daily night activities ensure fun for all. Breakfast is free everyday till 11am which is perfect! Staff are also willing to help and answer questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bar crawl was super. They were out in the back selling drinks for a tip, and then organised a trip into Hollywood into some clubs at which point I was mashed and can't remember. Parking I took the last slot on the inside but looked very crammed. Rooms were OK, bunk beds, very small rooms showers were OK. Had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I recently stayed here with my brother and his friend. He had stayed here before and really enjoyed it so wanted to stay here again. I've never stayed in a hostel before so I was a bit worried about what it would be like. We stayed in a private room right at the front of the courtyard. The room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Was a reasonable stay. The rooms had plenty of floor space, a kitchenette and dining table. The bathrooms were also reasonable. Plenty of night activities and staff were helpful with directions. The sheets wernt very clean, I had to ask for new sheets due to a 'white' stain. If you are staying for a short period of time, I would... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stayed here for my first 2 nights in the USA and it was absolutely lovely. I'd never stayed in a hostel before but the staff were lovely and incredibly helpful when I was trying to find my way around LA. I met some great people from all over the world, mostly students travelling on their Christmas/New Years break and... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this hostel, even if we weren't too fussed with the Hollywood area. They have great social activities every night and have a lot of information about surrounding attractions and tours. We were really happy with the tour the hostel ran, along with the information they gave us that enabled us to do the Runyon Canyon... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The location and actual motel itself is very good. The room layouts are also decent even when it is an 8 person room. Each room comes with a small kitchen or seems too. Layout of the hostel is similar to an old school motel where everything revolves around an open common area. I would recommend not staying here if you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have stayed here before 3 years ago and gave it a 4 star rating. However, some things have changed since. We had just arrived from a long flight from Australia. My partner (who has stayed at Banana Bungalow twice in the past) had his luggage forgotten by the airline and it was going to be sent to the hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed in both the private room and the dorms and found that both were extremely hot and in serious need of air conditioning rather than a fan which seemed to just blow the hot air around. The staff were nice and the breakfast was sufficient (cereal, fruit, toast, tea). It's good value for money and we would stay here... More 

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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