This was our first experience of staying in any type of hostel and we were more than pleasantly surprised. As I'm sure you've read before, the hostel is right on the doorstep of Pacific Beach, and when I say doorstep, I mean you literally take one step outside and you're paddling.
If you're a skater or a surfer or just a fan of either of these things then this is the place for you, you can't move for skate and surf shops, as well as skaters and surfers themselves. The hostel itself is really homely, everyone makes you feel welcome and we met some amazing people during our stay here, some of them were hostel staff.
We stayed in a 12 bed co-ed room and as horrific as this sounds it was absolutely fine. They have lockers for your things but you're better off just taking a lock for your case rather than wasting a quarter every time you want to open it (yeah I'm tight). The only thing I would mention is the showers. Out of all the hostels we stayed in this one had the worst shower. It was like walking into the gates of hell. You have about as much room in there as Matilda did in the chokey. BEWARE THE SHOWER.
Other than that the location is amazing, the people are amazing, the nightlife is amazing. You'll meet some awesome people and have just an awesome time! Wahoo!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Bungalow San Diego Hotel San Diego