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Banana Bungalow West Hollywood


BANANA BUNGALOW WEST HOLLYWOOD is one of the most popular hostels in the country.

Dorms $18+, Private $59+

We are located right in the hottest spot on 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. To the north is Magic Mountain and Universal Studios (10 minutes away), to the south is Disneyland and the Queen Mary, heading West offers Beaches and the Venice Boardwalk, and due east is downtown Los Angeles and Chinatown. Melrose itself is a fantastic place to shop, eat, beautiful people watch and check out the latest worldwide trends in clothing, music, fashion and food, easily, safely and all on a traveler's budget.

From the Banana Bungalow West Hollywood you can walk to the World famous Melrose Avenue Shopping, food and beautiful people watching, the real Sunset Strip nightlife and clubs, the Beverly Center featuring the Hard Rock Cafe, movies and mall, CBS Television Studios for free live T.V. shows and tour, The Farmer's Market with it's amazing Hollywood history and great food plus the newly remodeled Grove with theatres shops and restaurants, the World class original comedy at the Improv & Groundlings comedy clubs, elaborate exhibits at the La Brea Tar Pits and Los County Museum of Art, glamorous Beverly Hills with its movie star homes and Rodeo Drive Shopping.

Enjoy our Free BBQ's and Gatherings, Huge Common Kitchen with Dining Area, Discounted Tours and Shuttles, Dorm rooms with 6 Beds, Free TV Show Tickets, Big Screen Movie Room, Private Baths in Every Room, Free Movie Night, Free Airport Shuttle, Cool Retro Design, Free Comedy Night, Hollywood Hills Walking Tour, Play Football (soccer) with people from around the world, Special Hollywood Club Access, 24 hr. Free Internet Access, Car Rental from $19.99/day+tax, as well as a Safe and Secure Neighborhood.

We have tours and shuttles around Los Angeles that include a fantastic tour of LA 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. We will pick you up at the airport for free if you are there at one of our scheduled times, if not you can take a shuttle and will be reimbursed when you check in and pay for at least 4 nights. Plus all these exciting other tour events:
Universal Studios
Six Flags Magic Mountain
L.A./Hollywood City Tour
Venice Beach
Knott's Berry Farm
Stars Homes
Sea World
Getty Museum
Night Clubs
Tijuana shopping and party adventure
Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and more!

We have many in house activities that are offered for free or very cheap. These include Movie Night which is played in our Big screen theater style room with 5.1 surround sound and a free barbecues with lots of food, DJ's and cool people to meet. We also offer the following activities:
Pub crawls
Poker Nights
Billiards Tournaments
Runyon Canyon and Hollywood Sign Hiking Tours
Theme Parties
Beach Shuttle
Walking Tours for Hollywood Blvd or Melrose Shopping

To check in to a dorm you will asked to provide proof of current international travel. Please DO NOT RESERVE A DORM WITHOUT PROOF OF CURRENT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, you will not be accepted at check in, sorry. Please reserve a private room through our web site if you have no proof of international travel. People under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay in dorm rooms. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Couples must reserve two beds.


Coffee and tea
Activities, gatherings and more!
Melrose Avenue
Beverly Center
CBS Studios
LA Museums
Sunset Strip
Universal Studios
Hollywood...and more!

From Downtown Los Angeles Alameda Union Train Station
Take Alameda Street South for 0.1 miles. Get on the 101 Freeway North and go 3.8 miles. Get off on the Melrose Avenue exit and turn left heading West for 3.7 miles. Make a left on Fairfax then a right on Clinton and park in the basement. If you hit Beverly Blvd, you went to far.
If you don't have a car, take the Metro (LA's Subway) to the Hollywood and Highland stop, then take the local bus #217 heading West on Hollywood Boulevard to Fairfax and Melrose then walk one block South to 603 N. Fairfax Avenue.

From the Hollywood Greyhound Bus Station
Make a right onto Cahuenga Blvd heading south for 0.8 miles. Make a right on Melrose Avenue and head West for 1.9 miles. Make a left on Fairfax then a right on Clinton and park in the basement. If you hit Beverly Blvd, you went too far. If you don't have a car, take the local bus #217 heading West on Hollywood Blvd. to Fairfax and Melrose then walk one block South to 603 N. Fairfax Avenue.

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Take Century Blvd East for 1.5 miles. Make a left on La Cienega and head North for 9.6 miles. Make a right on Melrose Avenue and head East for 0.7 miles. Make a right on Fairfax then a right on Clinton and park in the basement. Our address is 603 N. Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood on the corner of Fairfax and Clinton. If you hit Beverly, you went too far.

  • Internet Access
  • Free/Cheap Airport Pickup
  • TV/Common Area
  • Private Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Linen
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Free WiFi
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Reservations & Contact Info

603 N. Fairfax Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90036
Reception Open 8am - Midnight

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