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Beach Bungalow Hostel

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707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Beach Bungalow Hostel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All you can expect from a hostel, and more... Great staff, the best location ever (beach front) and a lot of fun every day. By that time, we met the staff Lynn and we went to a tour in Tijuana, Mexico. It's always the first name that pop in my mind when I recommend a hostel in San Diego! ps:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a night here last weekend with 6 friends. We had a great time! Bobby the manager was very helpful, friendly and even cooked dinner for all the guests for free. It's quite a small hostel and fairly run down in places but this all adds to the charm and it is kept very clean by the staff. It's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, if you are looking for the best patio in the city- this is it. It's paradise. The patio is literally on the board walk. You can bring your own beers and meet the best people while listening to the best music. Have I mentioned this place is the best? It's also in a great locations. Really awesome... More 

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Playa San Diego, El Salvador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After my grandmother passed away in January I had to cancel my flight to San Diego and also my stay at Banana Bungalow. Initially they told me that they would refund the full amount I've paid. After two weeks I haven't received the money so I asked again when I could expect them to transfer the money. I got an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place is like a little golden nugget hidden away. The one thing I will always remember was how relaxed and easy going it was there. I still have dreams of the deck partys and waking up to that view! I still have hopes of going back for one last time. If your near by give the place a go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

One thing that definitely makes your stay here good is the family vibe of the hostel. The staff is great and the people that pass by are awesome for a brotherhood. I stayed there traveling alone and felt like I was with old friends. The location is also great. With a deck that helps you to wake up early to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Unbeatable location at a great price. Awesome vibe. Even though it's a party hostel I wasn't bothered by too much noise. Cleaned well each day. My dorm was cramped and I wish they'd expand the kitchen. Had a great time though.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Worst hostel i ever been! The Staff was childish and unprofessional, rude and lazy! There are No locks on any room-doors and nobody ever check the people coming in, so you can everything stolen!. no respect for the quite hour, especially from the staff, and this same people usually cook and eat and don't clean after them-self, and the "kitchen"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

where else in California can you live on the beach, watch the sunset from the deck, drink beers till the sunrises and party with the best, all for spare change! yes it is a party hostel, yes it will be loud, if you do it properly than yes you wont sleep and yes you will have sand in your bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

The only experience that has more bang for it's buck is the tiajuana experience offered at this beach bungalow. Staff and guests are very friendly and help as much as they can with local culture. I was woken up everyday of my trip to the employees cleaning and sanitizing the rooms!!!(it was we'll after mid day so I can't be... More 

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