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Reviews of Banana Bungalow West Hollywood

Hostel | 603 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA CA 90046

84.9% Overall Rating

163 out of 195 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/07/2014)

Leigh-ann Masson thinks…

"staff extremely helpful and activities on every day to take part in. Very secure and safe and great location."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Gym
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Must have valid passport and travel intineary upon arrival and all dorms are co-ed.

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84.9%

Overall Rating

163 out of 195 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Banana Bungalow West Hollywood'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
92.0%
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Leigh-ann Masson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2014 Leigh-ann would recommend this property

Liked: staff extremely helpful and activities on every day to take part in. Very secure and safe and great location.

Disliked: Leigh-ann left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Natsune otsuki

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2014 Natsune would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly Staff、Good location ! Good access to bus stations( good transportation)nice events!

Disliked: people were not as friendly! they were really nice but I went there to party with people they were really nice when i talked to them but they were not really on the party mode. I was pretty much the only one who was trying to talk to everybody! people that were staying there were closed! not good place to party ! that just what I felt like!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good events put on each day of the week, great for socializing.

Disliked: Breakfast could be improved but there is nothing particularly bad about this hostel.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good vibe. Good facilities. Helpful staff. They had good events on every night of the week and the common area's were a great place to meet people. It's a pretty long walk to bars and most of the things you want to see but it's worth staying there anyway.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Cleanliness and bedding.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big kitchen and outdoor patio and bar. Helpful staff. Good showers.

Disliked: Not close to Hollywood Boulevard, and the directions from the airport they list on Hostelbookers is poor. They should have said something about booking a $15 shuttle with Gold Coast shuttle or a similar company that goes right to thier door. Instead they only give you the public transit options, which is painful, to be honest.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

04 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Probably best hostel I stayed in so far.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Craig Fowler

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2013 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and use of computers, and free towel.

Disliked: Neighborhood is not the best but ok.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere

Disliked: kitchen could be better equipped and smells like gas

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alex Kooi Bing Ling

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2013 Alex Kooi Bing would recommend this property

Liked: Great service, rooms, atmosphere. There was free beer and food (very well cooked food) on frequent nights. There was always an event organised by the hostel every night so you'll never be bored. One of the BEST hostels I've stayed at, definitley will be staying there again!!!!!

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Quentin Truffert

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2013 Quentin would recommend this property

Liked: Tout est parfait, très propre, salle de bains privée dans chaque chambre, petit déjeuner gratuit tous les matins (céréales + pain + nutella !) de nombreuses activités proposées chaque soir (buffet et boissons (alcoolisées ou non) à volonté, suivi d'un tour en limousine et l'entré en boite pour 20$ ! barbecue gratuit, apéritif gratuit, spectacle d'humoristes à l'auberge !), le staff est vraiment super. Vraiment une super auberge

Disliked: L'emplacement, mais c'est presque une qualité.... Los Angeles est si grand qu'il est impossible d'être bien situé, et je pense que cette auberge est situé au meilleur endroit (10 minutes en bus de Beverly Hills, et du Hollywood boulevard, 1 heure en bus de la plage Santa Monica/Venice beach). C'est un peu loin de la plage, mais si vous trouvez une auberge sur la plage, elle sera très loin d'Hoilywood. Donc le Banana Bungalow est plutôt bien situé.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Eleanor Gibson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2013 Eleanor would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the location. Right outside the bus stop...for only $1 dollar you can get anywhere! You can easily walk to melrose, which is good for food and walking around. You could walk to Sunset strip and hollywood blvd, butit would take a while! like 30 mins. The free breakfast was convienient, but not the greatest food. Ive had better hostels, but this was ok

Disliked: 1. the staff seemed very snobby, unwilling to help and acted like you didnt really exist. 2. the lady who served the breakfast: youcant choose how much of something you want,sheseemed very grumpy and she just throws how every much on ur plate and shoves it in your face 3. it smells like smoke 4. at night..it gets extremely noisy! i was hearing banging and smashing from inside the hostel which made me feel very unsafe! 5.the beds, i was on bottom bunk,and u cant even half sit up in it! also they are super squeaky! 6. the shower was shocking! barely even worked! 7. when you walk down the hallways it feels like your in a hospital.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free BBQ and Beer, People, ... All in all it was a nice place and I would definetly get there again!

Disliked: A bit far away from the Bus-stations...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a good location.

Disliked: My room is right next to the patio so it's very loud during breakfast and in the evenings music is playing loud or people talking or bands playing. The rooms are pretty dated also.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super Lage, viel Spaß garantiert!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect for my trip

Disliked: It was all good!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfasts, helpful staff, good kitchen facilities. The location is pretty good too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Abhishek Singh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2013 Abhishek would recommend this property

Liked: That was a nice stay. Everything was good.

Disliked: Should be more cleaner.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Douglas Santos

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2013 Douglas would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place, clean beds and nice people. I liked it too much!!

Disliked: Lockers would be bigger once you don´t have place to put your own stuff.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jose Herrera

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

12 March 2013 Jose would recommend this property

Liked: The location. The people. The relaxed feel.

Disliked: The ladder to get on the top bunk hurts my feet.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

12 February 2013

Liked: Lots of places to sit, near many places to shop for groceries or prepared food, extensive bus system near. People are okay with letting you chill alone if you want instead of being pushy about the typical "Where are you from?" line of questioning.

Disliked: Rooms are cramped with poor ventilation, room easily messy with odors due to small size, a bathroom inside and a fridge where people can keep food, and people keeping food in room outside of fridge. I didn't like that the music follows you everyone in the overhead speakers, no place inside to have quiet for study or work--have to go to outside balcony on second floor. I didn't like that most everyone there seemed to think fun was all about getting massively drunk after a standard Hollywood tour. I'm not judging, but hey it gets old; especially when they all sit around afterwards not knowing what to do with themselves otherwise.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Reception guy great really informative

Disliked: The bed was sooOooooOo uncomfotable there is no way I could stay any longer than 2 nights.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel ever. You have to take the limousine and get drunk for 5 or 10$ each night.

Disliked: The ping pong table is to high.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

17 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Most staff were really cool. Liked having fridge and TV in private room. Liked the downstairs area with movies, pool and laundry as well as a good hang out area on ground floor.

Disliked: The door to our balcony didn't lock properly