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“Best Deal on the Beach!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beach Bungalow Hostel

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707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego) (Pacific Beach)   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
“Best Deal on the Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Hostel in a great location with allot of social activities. Surfing, Roller Blading, jogging, boogie boards, bars, pier and walking distance to Mission Bay. Near bus line. Hostel has trips to key tourist destinations.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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English first
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Its a Party Hostel so if thats what you want to do then its the best place on the planet.
Location is amazing also. Great deck, helpful staff, close to centre of Pacific Beach.
Excellent day to day activities planned and weekends are very lively.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Arrived here and never wanted to leave! Came over for a j1 and the staff gave us the best welcoming two weeks we could ever had! Everyone has the same attitude, we were all there for a good time! The staff always made an effort to encourage everyone to take part in what was going on! The deck party's on Saturdays and the trips to Mexico made my life! Cannot wait to visit again

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A very nice place for young people, looking for at good party hostel, were you van meet people from all over the world. I came here while I was looking for an apartment i San Diego and I met so many great people. Not for families and people with high standard for clean places, but SO perfect for friends or solo, if you want to have fun, be close to the beach and party hard! I loved it and want to stay here again, next time I visit SD.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

HAd the most amazing time at Banana bungalow, the vibe was awesome, everyone was so friendly. The staff were super chill and heaps of fun! Location is the best.. right along the beach with the most amazing sunset every night while in the comfort of the hostel! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nice people, awesome location and good events with party and food. Liked the place a lot and Im going to stay a Banana Bungalow again if Im in SD. The rooms and bath are cleaned everyday. As the nature of a hostel you stay together with a bunch of other people in a room but you do have lockers in your room to put your valueables inside.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Don't know what to say to the naff reviews before this one...these people are strange.

yes there are faults in this place, like any other...I for one am not a big fan of going to the toilet in the middle of the night only to find that someone has made their toilet stop two minutes shy of the pan (hard lines Vinny, Tristan that's on you!!!)

But it's a testament ot the place that despite the hedonistic atmosphere and the subsequent 'incidents', people keep returning to the Banana Bungalow. There is nothing like waking up in the morning, and stepping out of your dorm to see the Pacific Beach boardwalk right there - sun, breeze, beach people, amazing.

Banana Bungalow is perfect for partying, because it is a hangover cure in itself :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beach Bungalow Hostel

Address: 707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 54 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come stay and play at San Diego's most popular backpacker's beach hostel! Beach Bungalow is close to San Diego's finest attractions, a renowned marine preserve at La Jolla Cove, and walking-distance from 150+ bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping catering to students and surfers. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Banana Bungalow San Diego Hotel San Diego

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