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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel for the budget conscious. -good location: near restaurants, farmers markets and comedy clubs. Short uber ride to anywhere we needed to go. -friendly staff: full of tips and recommendations for our stay. -clean rooms: nothing fancy but they have all you need.

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Thank kirap1507
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at Banana Bungalow in West Hollywood for 2 nights at the end of my US trip and would definitely stay here again. Staff were friendly and went to the effort to remember my name and organised some great events for us. Free dinner and drinks on Thanksgiving was a great touch as well as meeting up with the... More 

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Thank Clifford B
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location. Staff were friendly. Nice communal area. A few good restaurants locally. About 5mins Uber to Hollywood central. But WOW it was noisy. Both from the street noise (all night and all day) and noise from within the communal areas - I assume from pool tournaments. I didn't have a good sleep there.

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Thank ryanyouens
Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Banana Bungalow at the beginning and end of our recent trip to the US. It is in a great location on Fairfax Ave with many eateries and cafe's nearby. Fun hostel with a lot to offer. Pros - lots of fun activities organised by the hostel - great location - many eateries nearby - public transport... More 

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Thank IGetAround78
Rukatunturi, Finland
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is good. If you don't mind the walk, Hollywood boulevard and Sunset strip are just around the corner (30-45min). Rooms were clean and nice, breakfast was quite basic but ok. Staff on the other hand could be more interested about their job. At first I thought it was just me and my low blood sugar after a long... More 

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Thank HenriSuopanki
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently travelled to LA for a Halloween Party and booked into the Banana for 2 nights. The staff there are super friendly and a big party was organized for the first night, which I had to miss unfortunately. The hostel itself is really laid back, people playing pool, chilling in the garden, etc. When I came back from my... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrived we were greeted by and unenthusiastic and rude employee that had no desire to be there. We got to our room and found it clean and as described on the website having a double bed and bunk beds. The room was next to the office on road side with what seemed to be plastic windows, so... More 

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1 Thank Lewis G
New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the banana bungalow hostel with a friend and I was disgusted to say the least. The staff were incredibly rude and disrespectful. I had a horrible experience with a male employee who has tattoos and black hair and a Spanish accent. His manner of dealing with customers is very unprofessional, he made us feel unwelcome and... More 

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Thank Lucywillis001
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

To describe my title of "A true travellers hostel!", this is the type of hostel that caters perfectly for a traveller who loves to meet new fellow travellers, is on a budget and wants to have a lotta fun! There's special dinners on various nights of the week for only $5 I think it was, along with bar crawls too!... More 

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Thank Joseph S
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here to see Shura in concert. Got a private room and was upgraded to a bigger private room with a balcony for free. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean, cute rooms along with the hostel itself. There were games downstairs and a bar. I loved the party I came home to. Seriously, it was awesome. They gave out free beer and... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Banana Bungalow West Hollywood

Address: 603 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90036-1714
Region: United States > California > West Hollywood
Price Range: RM263 - RM397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Banana Bungalow West Hollywood 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Location! Party Time!”
 of 5 bubbles 448stephd, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room, ask for ome with the balcony toward the middle of the compound.”
 of 5 bubbles kylerussell1989, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book online via hostelworld, compare prices during peak season.”
 of 5 bubbles march635, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms by the court yard because they blast really loud music for about 14 hours a day!”
 of 5 bubbles charlottej547, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you're a light sleeper, DON'T stay in a room with a balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles acl_brasil, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
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