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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2012

+ Really nice hostel for young travellers. Directly on the beach. Next to bike and surf rental. Near shops, pharmacy, grocery store and bus stop. A lot of activities. Very party people. - Cold during winter because no roof. Some people had sex in my friends dorm.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Went at the start of January, booked in for a week, left november 22nd after extending my flight 5 times, Words can't describe how awesome this place is - party EVERY night, pub crawls, party busses, $2 dinners, discounted tickets to most places, Amazing staff who put all their effort into making you have a incredible time. Only reason for...

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3Thank chrisb100
West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 25 November 2011

I planned a west coast trip staying at hostels in San Diego, Los Angeles and Venice CA. I had to change my travel plans and cancelled my room at Banana Bungalow noting that I had purchased trip insurance. Within an hour of my reservation they charged my credit card additional $20.00 When I called them about more charges put on...

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BananaBungalowSD, Public Relations Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

We hold your card for the first night's stay as a deposit when you make a booking, as advised on our website. The refund in question was issued approximately 14 minutes after your charge, and a full half an hour before you contacted us. As with all card refunds in the United States, the refund does not show immediately on...

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2011

so much fun. right on the beach. party every night. met so many amazing people. super laid back atmosphere. we checked in for one night and stayed for eight and i can't wait to go back! pacific beach is heaven on earth and banana bungalow is right at the centre of it. there's lots of organized events which make it...

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1Thank ldblkhn
California, Maryland
Reviewed 15 October 2011

Realy not recommended hostel if you want to sleep, go to a clean bathroom and enjoy... The room is noisy because of the late parties and drunk people are keep getting in and out the room talking loud late at night, some of them have the courage of having sex inside 12 dorm room! A realy bad college atmosphere! The...

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5Thank maya k
BananaBungalowSD, Guest Relations Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Refunds on reservations are ALWAYS issued with 48 hours notice of arrival, as advised on our website. Upon arrival, guests are advised that upon check-in that refunds are not issued for the remainder of their stay once paid for. It is clearly stated at the main desk and also on the contract you signed when checking in. This protects us...

Portland,OR
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Staff are friendly, down to earth people. It's kept clean, there are plenty of activities if you don't have your own planned out. Primo location on the beach which you'd pay at least two hundred a night for at a hotel. If you need peace and quiet, stick to your bunk or the beach as there is usually beer pong...

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Singapore
Reviewed 11 July 2011

I decided to stay at Banana Bungalow in San Diego, because I just stayed at Banana Bungalow Hollywood, and was very happy there. BIG MISTAKE. For one, the staff here are neither friendly, nor helpful. Half the time they don't seem to be know what they're doing, and the other half, you see them lazing around and grumpy about something....

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5Thank WillTravelForFood82
BananaBungalowSD, Guest Relations Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, all feedback is greatly appreciated. There are numerous surf schools with a 5 minute walk of our hostel that we have close links with. You will know this because upon checking in our staff printed off a detailed list of all of them for you as well as nearby Kayaking and Water Sports centers in...

The Moon
Reviewed 11 July 2011

I arrived on a Thursday.....Party ragin on the deck of this place that sits right on the Pacific. The sunsets was almost as beautiful as all the company. From there, a party bus organized to a top notch downtown club, Voyeur. Good times!!! I vaguely remember the most amazing BBQ by the man they called, "The Best". Nothing but the...

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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Plus it's $40 dollars a night not 20!! Full if fun people but staff, rooms and cleanliness let it down!! Great location!! But you get shouted at by staff in rooms when u whisper after a night out! But next night 2 come in stay in 1 bed, talk loudly for ages and snore excessively all night!! Worst few nights...

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5Thank Grovesie2
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Basic but awesome place, great location and superb atmosphere

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: RM169 - RM800 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Bungalow Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 532joelb, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't get a private dorm, choose a big dorm and you will meet more awesome travelers.”
 of 5 bubbles 748nagat, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“upstairs better, less noise and panoramic views”
 of 5 bubbles Q5801DTjamesh, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you get a bed, be happy (its all fine anyway)”
 of 5 bubbles JoaoC880, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“In the back or on the second floor.”
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