Pros: Location. Walking distance to the Grove, short bus ride to Hollywood. Interesting neighbourhood to wander through (Fairfax, along Melrose). Very private room and bathroom is nice in a hostel. Free breakfast. Lots of hostel activites going on if you're interested.
Cons: After reading other reviews, I realize we probably had bed bugs as well, since I woke up with itchy bites on me. Also we had a very drunk teenager knock on our door at 3 am asking if we had hot girls in our room. I guess that's a peril of staying at a hostel when you're in your late 20s.
Stay here if you're on a budget and are tired of being totally isolated from other travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banana Bungalow West Hollywood is one of the most popular hostels in the country. We are located in a central location right in the hottest spot of the "Melrose Strip." The Melrose area is a very special part of Los Angeles. It is located on the West side of Hollywood and borders Beverly Hills, you can walk to many of the great experiences that Hollywood has to offer plus you will be centrally located to access all the sights and sounds of LA. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banana Bungalow West Hollywood Hotel West Hollywood