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Beach Bungalow Hostel

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West Hollywood, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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3 Thank shaneoot
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... More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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... More 

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California, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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5 Thank 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... More 

Portland,OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.... More 

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5 Thank 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... More 

The Moon
1 review
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... More 

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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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5 Thank Grovesie2
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Basic but awesome place, great location and superb atmosphere

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Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2011

I stayed in this hostel for 3 nights in June '10. The location is fantastic, you literally could not get closer to the beach and there's a nice atmosphere. I appreciated the provision of basic breakfast in the kitchen and the entertainment during the evenings. However, it is a bit of a party hostel with all rooms being close to... More 

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2011

The building is falling apart, the guests are disrespectful, and the staff are unhelpful. It would be bearable if it was 15 bucks, but 35!? Go elsewhere.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $54 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Top floor.”
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“Don't get a private dorm, choose a big dorm and you will meet more awesome travelers.”
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“upstairs better, less noise and panoramic views”
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“If you get a bed, be happy (its all fine anyway)”
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“In the back or on the second floor.”
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