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Beach Bungalow Hostel

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707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank CriscoKid2015
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank c101294
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Matt S
Mountain View, CA
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48 reviews
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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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Thank Luke L
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Staff is nice, Good location. Lots of activities. Not the place to go if you want to sleep at night. Loud party atmosphere. Would've been nice to know that before I came here. Feel like I'd be better off rolling out my sleeping bag on the beach.

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Thank Andrew H
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My 4 friends and I had planned to stay here after a long pacific coast highway drive from San Francisco. We were dead tired when we arrived. We drug our luggage inside and no one greeted us, no one told us where the rooms were, no one acknowledged us. It was dirty and cramped. The main tv room just had... More 

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Thank Paul C
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Don't ever go here. I was treated very disrespectfully by the morning staff. The guy was swearing at me and calling names when I was checking in......Very unprofessional. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else!!!!!Don't ever go here. I was treated very disrespectfully by the morning staff. The guy was swearing at me and calling names when I was... More 

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Ekero, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I was here in 97 when it was Banana Bungalow. Main thing that has changed is there is slightly more security. Otherwise it is a pleasant enough place to stay even when you have to share rooms. Do not expect any luxury but the staff are nice and you have what you need either here or close by at the... More 

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Thank AmandafromVancouver
Sherbrooke, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Very nice owner, nice people, clean facilities, lockers to keep your stuff. Didn't stay long but I felt at home! It's right next to the beach so it's real cool if you like taking a walk in the morning/evening/whenever.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $72 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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