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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed at Beach Bungalow for my past two solo trips to San Diego and had an excellent experience both times. The location is perfect- directly in front of the beach and walking distance to so many of Pacific Beach's best spots. The hostel is clean, the staff is friendly. The manager, Bobby, went above and beyond to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for four weeks and it was the best four weeks I have ever had. I made good friends with the well trained and friendly staff. They were extremely helpful and tolerant of all the visitors staying there. Its right on the beach, which was at times a better place to party and meet new people than any... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great time there!! Just in front of the beach, situation is ideal, staff is great and very helpful!! I met great and interesting people there, and I am definitely looking forward to come back there!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach Bungalow is definitely a college-age youth hostel limited to foreign guests and those from out-of-state...and 18 years of age or older. I stayed there for two nights with my 18-year-old German grandson, but his 77-year-old-young-at-heart granddad was really made to feel like 'one of the family' by the hosts and other guests. The location is just across a sidewalk... More 

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Thank Don M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

chummy atmosphere, right on beach, will cook meals on occasion or order in pizza with $3 buy-in. shabby tropical charm, staffers become your friends. handy to local businesses and restaurants. bring your blade skates. huge beach with beachy zest in that whole pacific beach and mission beach area. locals always smiling and you will see why.

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was the best one I have stayed in ever. There are a handful of hostels in the San Diego area and this is the one were I made everlasting memories. This place is magical in so many ways and I have met friends that I will know forever. Bobby is the manager of the hostel and is now... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is the best I've been to yet. Great location, great atmosphere and really lovely staff (Bobby especially) very welcoming and is literally just steps away from the beach. Great activities planned every day and night aswell. Would definitely recommend staying here.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

If you like to travel cheep and have stayed in hostels befor then this will be right up your ally. The location of the hostel is fantastic. They have definitely named it correctly; the beach is right there. It is walking distance to alot of bars and also a local supermarket and liqueur store. The staff are friendly and chill.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The location of this hostel has got to be one of the best I've stayed in. It is metres from the beach. The staff offered exemplary service from the moment we arrived. The room was not great, with a dirty shower with a broken door. The privacy wasn't great either, but the location and staff made up for these shortfalls.... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This relaxing inexpensive hostel is located right along the Pacific Beach just north of San Diego. These are the positives: - The staff are friendly and knowledgeable the local area - where to get the best fish tacos for example. - The location is right by the Pacific Beach, so you wake up every morning to the sound of sea... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Beach Bungalow Hostel

Address: 707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3961 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $48 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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