While we found the hostel to be reasonably clean and most of the staff to be friendly, we were very dissatisfied with our room. After studying the website we decided on a private room as the pictures made it look great. Unfortunately it was actually like a green prison cell! It was small with barred windows, so we couldn't even get any fresh air and the bathtub filled up with water while we showered. Gross!
The free breakfast was also pretty average. Super sweet cereal and old bread. However the worst part was that it was all served on disposable plates and bowls with plastic cutlery. What a waste! So much unnecessary rubbish was created every day!
While we were dissatisfied with all this, the final straw came when we woke up in the middle of the night to find that our floor was completely wet. As there was minimal off-ground storage space, this meant that all our stuff (backpacks, packs, shoes, some clothes) got soaked. We were told in the morning that this was the result of the room next door's toilet overflowing!
We will not be recommending this hostel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banana Bungalow West Hollywood is one of the most popular hostels in the country. We are located in a central location right in the hottest spot of the "Melrose Strip." The Melrose area is a very special part of Los Angeles. It is located on the West side of Hollywood and borders Beverly Hills, you can walk to many of the great experiences that Hollywood has to offer plus you will be centrally located to access all the sights and sounds of LA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Bungalow West Hollywood Hotel West Hollywood