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Tenerife, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I arrived at the hostel (for a 4 night stay) at 10am after a red-eye from Honolulu. The hostel had dorms and private rooms and we had booked an en-suite room. As check-in isn't officially till 2pm, our room wasn't ready but we were able to put our luggage in the luggage store and told to help... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I booked this I was genuinely excited - the reviews were great, pictures looked great, location was great. However when I got here, how wrong was I. Myself and my boyfriend are travelling the states and this is probably down there with our most negative hostel experiences. The hostel isn't as fun as made out in the photographs, it's... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Stayed there for 4 nights with a friend and we loved ! The room is quite large, organized and clean. The room had a good and clean bathroom. Bed linen is provided, as well as one towel. They will give you these at check in. They also have blankets. The people working at the hostel are very friendly and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a private room which was spacious and comfortable, each room had its own kitchen so can save by eating in. Lots of activities organised which help see LA even without a car. The location is central with walking distance to Hollywood walk of fame etc.

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Thank Paula280986
Lafayette, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best hostel I've been to! I stayed there 3 times already, and it makes me wanna go to LA just to stay there! I had a great time. The common area is the best part - I got to know so many fun people. And they also have a "party" on Friday and Saturday night that I... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, 3/11 to 5/11. The good? Free parking, although it is first come first served. It's tandem parking so they will ask you to leave your keys in case they need to move your car. I also had to park on the street on the Friday night as Hollywood Blvd was closed Saturday morning. I parked... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about this hostel is the central location. There's a 15-20 min. walk to the central part of the Walk of Fame as well as the Griffith hiking trail if you desire to walk up to the Griffith Observatory. The nearest metro station (Hollywood Vine) is about 10 min. away, located on Hollywood Blvd as well. From here... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was travelling by myself in LA and I really felt at home in this fantastic hostel! Never alone and always with amazing people around. The place is awesome... You really feel the "Californian vibe" that everyone that comes to LA wanna feel. The people who work there are always smiling and open to help you for every kind of... More 

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Thank Roberta P
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The location is right on Hollywood Blvd, and also near the highway and metro station. We had trouble finding it from our car when we first arrived as for some reason it's also called 'Vibe Hotel' so lookout for that sign instead of Banana Bungalow! We stayed in a premium private double room with a kitchen, it included not quite... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was quite impressed as it was my first time in a Hostel. We had a private room but the shared bathrooms I also used were very clean. Good social gatherings and very cheap alcohol and food. Great location, but in LA a car is better to have!

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Staying in Hollywood

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Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Banana Bungalow Hollywood Hostel is a very popular international destination with a great location. We provide awesome rooms and dorms with many conveniences so you will definitely be comfortable. Our staff is cool and friendly, they will hook you up with Hollywood and LA. In the morning you can enjoy a free breakfast in our Tiki Garden, meet up with other travelers and plan your day. We offer many daytime activities or you can venture out and explore the city. Then in the evening we have nightly gatherings where you can meet and greet new people, plan your night and then head out into the coolest party city in California. We also offer many night time activities or you can hit the town with your new international friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana Bungalow Hollywood

Address: 5920 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5410
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood , Central L.A
Price Range: RM160 - RM467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Banana Bungalow Hollywood 1*
Number of rooms: 30
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