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“The most fun you'll ever have” 4 of 5 stars
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707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego) (Pacific Beach)   |  
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2 reviews
“The most fun you'll ever have”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My friend and I had the most fantastic time at Banana Bungalow! We stayed over Christmas and even at that time of year there was something to do every single day and night, from cycling up to La Jolla to parties on the deck to Mexico trips to a party bus into the city. The location is absolutely unbeatable, right on Pacific Beach (which has everything you need in a place ever). Every single person I met was interesting and friendly and there was such a lively, welcoming family atmosphere. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable enough and the showers fine - you're not going to be spending a lot of time in the room anyway in such a great location! Loved it so much I'm going back by myself for Spring break!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place is right on the beach which is great for surfing opportunities, swimming or general beach activities. Eating meals and hanging out on the deck never gets old. The staff is very helpful and nice. They do a great job at getting guests together to have a good time. It is a clean place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

People are drinking and laughing 24 hours a day in the hostel. If you want to sleep at night, go find somewhere else. One day I wanted to find the manager to complain about somebody keep smashing wine bottles for fun in the room at night, the staff told me the manager was drunk and asked to to come tomorrow. The day after that I was told the manager was drunk again.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had so much fun staying here, everyone was so friendly and helpful and the activities the hostel organised were always a lot of fun (Sailing, bike riding etc). The only down fall was the shower in my dorm room was broken, think the bathrooms need a bit of an upgrade.

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

When your having the time of your life, it's easy to over look the small things which would usually be an issue to some one. If you want BEST fun, BEST experiences, BEST of San Diego you can't go past Banana Bungalow..

Yes I'm a real person with this view and no I'm not getting paid or anything out of writing this.. Lol just loved my time at BB

  • Stayed November 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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North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I came to San Diego a few years ago for a long weekend with friends. The staff was AMAZING and made sure we had a great stay! They always have events going on every day/evening or have suggestions for what would make our stay better! My friends and I now come to visit twice a year and choose to stay at the Banana Bungalow because they make us feel like family and always welcome us! Our stay gets better every time we make it out to San Diego! I highly suggest staying here! You can't get much better than a bungalow right on the beach and in walking distance of so much entertainment!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redondo Beach, California
1 review
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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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 #9 of 55 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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