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Beach Bungalow Hostel

Booking.comUS$66*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$66*
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2011

This is a great location. It's fun and I recommend it for travelers who want to meet people and drink. I didn't do many touristy things around there so I don't know if it's a good location in that respect. But it's on the beach, cheap and awesome.

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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Ok so I am back packing around USA and Mexico and you know a hostel right on the beach in San Diego sweet the reviews are mostly good. We saw the hostel from a block away mainly because it bright yellow but also on how run down it is. Then once we got in and saw a poster saying free...

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3Thank Kristilouis
San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 October 2010

Very friendly. Everyone here is young and into having a fun time. The back deck is amazing, and overlooks the ocean. Location could not be better. 22 dollars per night including tax and you get free wi fi and free parking. They always have something going on to keep the atmosphere fun and ingaging. You sleep on a bunk bed,...

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Thank seventy7evens
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2010

A very fun place to stay!! The staff are friendly and helpful, and fun to have around. Rooms are pretty basic, and the bathrooms are a bit small, but generally clean, and with good showers. It is a bit of a party hostel with tunes playing all day, but very relaxing during the sunlight hours with the back deck to...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2010

Have recently got back from a 5 day stay here, i was very impressed with the hostel's location as you cant get any closer to the beach. There're some good bars/pubs @ clubs within walking distance aswel as shops and resturants all literally within a 2 min walk. Loads of places to rent surfboards/boogie boards/wetsuits/rollerblades/bikes you get the message! All...

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1Thank MissCharChar
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Right I read the reviews for this place before I went & I won't lie I was not too excited after hearing all this about stealing etc etc...okay well from my experience that is all bull!! Definatly a party atmosphere and San Diego brings that out in everyone I swear :) I would go back in a flash and I...

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foxyknoxy
Reviewed 13 September 2010

We had the most amazing 5 days at the Banana Bungalow! The rooms are all mixed and some of the beds are a little dated to be honest but this place is all about the location and the PARTYING!!! There is a deck that overlooks the beach that is more like an outdoor nightclub half the time. There was a...

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ec
Reviewed 9 September 2010

Banana Bungalow is a great place to stay if you are looking to party and meet new people. They have massive theme parties most saturdays, have bar crawls and food organized most days through out the week. Its a great place for those young at heart.

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Motala, Sweden
Reviewed 7 September 2010

It is an awesome place to stay if you want to have a great time with friends where everybody is young and nice! Right at the beach with great view and free parking. Hostel is hostel, so do not expect a hotel! It is good though! I love Banana Bungalow and would highly recommend it to anyone with the party...

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queensland
Reviewed 17 August 2010

Doesn't even deserve a 0 rating biggest waste of money, the place is falling apart, i had my laptop and surfboard stolen from me, the sewage system is sub standard and leaks into the hostel rooms when you flush the toilet (on the lower level), the staff are all travelers paid in cash under the table, AND THE DIRTY HIPPYS...

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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 92109-3961 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: RM151 - RM817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Bungalow Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you prefefer bottom bunk, maybe helpful to request.”
  • View as you step out of room 10.
sebastianrY3224XN, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor.”
532joelb, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't get a private dorm, choose a big dorm and you will meet more awesome travelers.”
748nagat, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“upstairs better, less noise and panoramic views”
Q5801DTjamesh, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you get a bed, be happy (its all fine anyway)”
JoaoC880, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
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