The Banana Bungalow Hollywood Hostel is a very popular international destination with a great location in Los Angeles. It's an "oasis for backpackers" with all the amenities, activities and events that travelers truly want from a youth hostel. FUN!
We are right on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood with a view of the Hollywood sign from our courtyard. You'll be walking distance from all the action of Hollywood and centrally located in Los Angeles, the hostel is close to the subway and bus stops to get around the "City of the Angels". This is a Cool Hollywood Motel that has been remodeled into a "colorful retro designed" youth hostel
, and right next door is LA's best Thai restaurant with fantastic $5 lunches and delicious $10 dinners....
The Banana Bungalow Hollywood hostel offers
a lot for the international backpacker. The two main spots for hostels
in Los Angeles are Hollywood and Venice Beach. Of the Hollywood and Los Angeles hostels the Banana has important amenities that other hostels just don’t have. All the dorms have kitchens and cable TV right in the rooms. Wireless is free throughout the building and there are mac computers that offer free internet access if you don’t have a lap top. There is free breakfast, a basketball area, laundry and also a lounge and courtyard for gatherings and socializing.
Premium Private Rooms have a queen size bed plus one or two twin beds, a full kitchen, cable TV with a 27" TV, and a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
Regular Private Rooms have a queen size bed plus one or two twin beds, cable TV with a 27" TV, small refrigerator, microwave and private bathroom with a shower.
Small Private Rooms have a queen size bed, cable TV with a 27" TV, small refrigerator, microwave and private bathroom with a shower.
Dorm Rooms have twin bunks beds, a full kitchen, cable TV with a 27" TV, and a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
• Hot Hollywood Location
• Free Internet
• Free Wireless
• Free Parking Near Rooms
• Free Coffee and Tea All Day
• Free Barbeques
• Private Bath in Every Room & Dorm
• Kitchen in Every Dorm
• Cable TV with 100's of channels in all Rooms & Dorms
• Free Lockers in Every Dorm
• Free Linens
• Free Luggage Storage
• Fun Lounge with Billiards, Dancing and Guest DJ's
• Tiki Garden with Sunbathing, Music & Refreshments
• Big Screen Movie Room with 5.1 Surround Sound
• Free Movie Nights with the Latest Releases
• Pub crawl
• Poker Night Tournaments
• Billiards Tournaments
• Special Hollywood Club Access
• Carpeted Cool Retro Design
• Basketball Tournaments
• Runyon Canyon and Hollywood Sign Hiking Tours
• Los Angeles City Tour
• Beach Shuttle
• Comedy Night
• Theme Parties
• Discounted Tours and Shuttles including Disneyland, Magic Mountain, LA City and Universal Studios
• Cheap Private Rooms
• LA's Best Thai Restaurant Right next door with $5 lunch & $10 Dinners
• No Curfew and No Lockout
• Discounted Weekly Rates
• Dorm rooms with 6 Beds
• Free TV Show Tickets
• Pay Phones
• Reimbursement for Airport Shuttle
• Car Rental from $19.99/day+tax
• 24 hr. Coin Laundry with Free Soap
• Safe and Secure Building
• Super Clean - Housekeeping Everyday
We have tours and shuttles around Los Angeles that include a fantastic tour of Los Angeles that takes you in an air conditioned van to many of the interesting and famous sights of Hollywood and beyond including Venice Beach and movie star homes. Plus all these exciting other tour events:
•L.A./Hollywood City Tour
•San Francisco Shuttle
•Knott's Berry Farm
•Tijuana shopping and party adventure
•Grand Canyon and more …
Airport get a FREE SHUTTLE by taking the shuttle below and saving your receipt, then we will reimburse you at check in when you pay for 4 nights in advance.
"Prime Time" shuttles have red vans with white writing and pick up in front of arrivals for $15 call 1-800-473-3743. Our address is 5920 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.
From Downtown Los Angeles Alameda Union Train Station:
Take Alameda Street South and get on the 101 Freeway North, 5.5 miles. Get off on the Hollywood Boulevard exit and make a left. Past Bronson we are directly after 'The Palms Thai' restaurant on the left. Pull into the courtyard. If you hit Gower Ave, you went too far. If you don't have a car, take the Metro Redline (LA's Subway) to the Hollywood and Vine stop, then walk 3 blocks East on Hollywood Blvd. past Toyota to 5920 Hollywood Boulevard.
From the Hollywood Greyhound Bus Station:
Make a right onto Cahuenga Blvd heading south for 0.05 miles. Make a left on Hollywood Boulevard and head East for 0.2 miles until you pass the Toyota Dealership. We are the first buliding after that. If you pass Bronson Avenue, you went too far. If you don't want to walk , take the local bus #217 heading East on Hollywood Blvd. to Bronson then walk back slightly to 5920 Hollywood Blvd.
From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):
Take the ramp to the 105 East for 0.1 miles. Merge onto S. Sepulveda Blvd. 0.6 miles. Take the ramp to the 105 East and go 6.7 miles. Take the exit onto the 110 North toward Los Angeles and go 8.2 miles. Take the exit for the 101 North toward Hollywood and go 4.9 miles. Get off on the Hollywood Boulevard exit turn left, past Bronson we are directly after 'The Palms Thai' restaurant on the Left. Pull into the courtyard. If you hit Gower Avenue, you went too far. If you don't have a car, catch the shuttle to the "Green Line Metro Station" at the airport. Buy a day pas and take the Green Line to 'Norwalk'. Get off and transfer to the 'Imperial & Wilmington Blue Line Transfer'. Take the Blue line to the "7th & Metro Red Line Station Transfer". Take the Red Line to "Hollywood & Vine"stop, then walk 3 blocks East on Hollywood Blvd. past Toyota to 5920 Hollywood Boulevard.