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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here in August whilst in San diego. I love surfing and would be waking up early to go for an early morning surf as the hostel is right on the beach. One of the staff members Donna was great and always helpful. Loved having early morning chats with this chickie. She was very happy and friendly even when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing Location it is literally touching sand on Pacific beach. You can watch the sunset from the decking where everyone gathers at night for beers and banter. It is a little open plan though so if you prefer security over location you may not like Beach Bungalows. Doors to rooms are generally left open as nobody gets keys its kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for one week in late July 2015. Had a great time and met lots of friendly people. The staff and especially the host (Bobby) was really friendly and helpfull. Highly recommendable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I stayed there for 6 days and i had a great time there. The location PERFECT and the staff, specially Bobby, who makes better coffee than starbucks, is really friendly and helpsome. Go there if you want to meet other young people. Everybody is chillin' and enjoying their time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the best hostel i've ever stayed! People that work and that is hosted in this hostel are very receptive and comunicative. A great place to make new friends and to hang out with them. I met people from all over the world and every single day we did something fun like biking, surfing or just drinking and talking!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I Stayed at the Beach Bungalow Hostel for three days mainly to Surf. I had an absolutely incredible stay Bobby and all the staff were very helpful. The location is excellent especially if you are wanting to surf or be a beach bum. There are plenty of activities as well as breakfast included in the price. A gem of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The beach bungalow was the perfect place to have a good time and the staff was amazing and helped in every way imaginable! Well maintained and worth it's value. Location is excellent. Definetly would stay here again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The beach bungalow is my favorite place to stay in San Diego. It's located right on pacific beach and the patio over looks the ocean. The night life is vibrant in and around the hostel and you meet some really nice people. The place has new owner ship and they have made many improvements. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has the nicest people. They are right on the beach. They offer great breakfast options. They also offer boogie board borrowing. Highly recommend and will be returning soon. The host/hostess are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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