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Reviews of Banana Bungalow Hollywood

Hostel | 5920 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA 90028

84.5% Overall Rating

288 out of 340 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/08/2013)

"Greta location! Really close to the boulevard. The room was spacious and had a kitchenette which was handy. Basic but cheap and easy accommodation."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Gym
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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84.5%

Overall Rating

288 out of 340 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Banana Bungalow Hollywood'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
87.2%
Value
85.6%
Safety
84.0%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people i met and the night views/hollywood sign views.

Disliked: The staff could be quite rude

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: N/A

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Social activities like karaoke night with free drinks nd tacos

Disliked: Very loud at nights (no night silence hours) Everyone from the street can access property (entrance door opened) Very small lockers

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The six-bed dorm room with kitchen we lived in was spacious and fresh.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Hiu Fung Lam

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2013 Hiu Fung would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere and staff and people there

Disliked: a little expensive. pretty loud in the middle of the night

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Greta location! Really close to the boulevard. The room was spacious and had a kitchenette which was handy. Basic but cheap and easy accommodation.

Disliked: The party bus tour offered was overrated. It was cheap (only $10) but the alcohol provided was really bad quality and overall I would have given that particular tour a miss!

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

23 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to meet people

Disliked: Breakfast was nothing special, but hey, it was free.

The property's response is...

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

Anne Robson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2013 Anne would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, great location and great staff! Loved the fact that we have a kitchen in our rooms!

Disliked: Anne left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: loved everything, love all the nights that were organised, all the staff were awesome.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, helpful staff.

Disliked: Pretty much impossible to get a good nights sleep.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GOOD LOCATION.

Disliked: THE KITCHEN AND THE TOILET IN THE ROOM ARE A BIT DIRTY, WITH ANTS CRAWLING ON THE TABLE AND WALLS. SEEMS LIKE NO ONE CLEANS YOUR ROOM. IT'S NOISY AT NIGHT. THE CITY MAP IS NOT SPECIFIC ENOUGH.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2013

Liked: The location was good and the staff were very helpful. The private rooms were fine. If you want to sleep i would recommend getting one of these.

Disliked: The entire hostel is noisy at night, good luck trying to sleep.

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

kelly hewitt

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 June 2013 kelly would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great hostel for young people plent of things going on, helpful staff, great location, great value for money.

Disliked: N/A

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

27 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was a kitchen in the room which made it easy to cook. They provided breakfast. There was a good atmosphere and good location.

Disliked: Sometimes when you needed a good night's sleep there were a load of people partying outside really loud until the early hours. This would have been fun if you joined in but sometimes you need to sleep!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Michelle Sum

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 May 2013 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Community-like atmosphere! Basically, if you're looking for a place where everyone gets together, this is the place to be. The staff are great for everything from checking you in, giving info, chit-chat, ping pong and a lot more. The hostel is located close to the metro- 5 minute walk from Hollywood/Vine. Its CLEAN. Free brekkie, wifi/ internet, pool, basketball/ table tennis. GREAT ATMOSPHERE and DAILY ACTIVITIES/ TOURS. Thank you Jim, Jennifer, Mark and especially security man (for not towing my car!!) for a wonderful few days at VIBE!

Disliked: Not really anything to dislike! If you're not a night owl, music in the courtyard does go on til about midnight; but, if you're doing your trip properly, you should pass out upon hitting the pillow anyway!

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

IBRAHIM GLIZA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

17 May 2013 IBRAHIM would recommend this property

Liked: location , the atmosphere

Disliked: restrooms are old

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 May 2013

Liked: Cheap, well located and sleepeable for a couple nights.

Disliked: mattress in quite a bad shape and big messy rooms

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free parking was very helpfull, and the staff was very nice too.

Disliked: It was not the most organized and clean hostel. It was good, but not the best one i've ever been to.

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

Ben Shorthouse

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2013 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: It's was a friendly and social environment. Every night there was a social event at the hostel or the sister hostel in Hollywood west. Pay $5 for unlimited drink and party limo into Hollywood was amazing!! Most staff were friendly!! Was there with my girlfriend and would recommend this place to all travellers!!

Disliked: The shower would block up everyday so were showing in other people's water. Great water pressure though! Also booked 6 room dorm but was put in 8 however room mates were awesome!!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Shelley Hu (Yang)

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2013 Shelley would recommend this property

Liked: Highly recommended hostel, amazing staff.

Disliked: Hollywood area itself is a pretty unpleasant place, but this hostel is great.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Drugs everywhere

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

susana espinosa

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 January 2013 susana would recommend this property

Liked: The staff made sure we were entertained. Had a great time on Karoke night! Met great people.

Disliked: susana left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Thomas Lefebvre

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2012

Liked: Nice motel concept. All the common areas are outside (breakfast, cinema, laundry, internet). Nice party people there. Private kitchen in each room of 8 people.

Disliked: Bathroom's window was broken so it was always open, therefore the bathroom was cold and there was a lack of privacy. The kitchen was dirty and only one fork !! The heater was not working. Was supposed to be a 6 beds bedroom but it was an 8 beds.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free hot dogs and beer one night

Disliked: Very noisy at night

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were a good size. The dorm I was in had it['s own bathroom & kitchen. The free breakfast was good. Staff were friendly & helpful. There were lots of different tours & day trips on offer. Location was really good. There were fun social activities each night. Also it was next door to an amazing thai restaurant that had cheap lunch deals.

Disliked: Lockers for valuables were pretty small. Also we had some ants in our room, that might have been because of the weather tho