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Beach Bungalow Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was definitely partys going on both nights I stayed. I was in the neighborhood for an Investment Seminar so i just needed a place to crash for like 6 hrs and wake up and shower and be gone all day. The coffee and breakfast was fair considering i only paid like 35. It worked for what i needed. It...

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Vassar, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You are paying and staying for the location. It is a party hostel, and loud, but all nice people. The rooms were hot, stuffy, no fan, no air. But they feed you breakfast, and dinner. And who ever made the coffee this morning, it was great. The pastries were top notch. Staff were very accommodating. They said there were towels,...

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

You are the best thank you so much for your honest feedback! hope to see you again some day. Cheers ITH Management

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I was told to leave after 7 days of being there peacefully. Everyday I waited until 4:00 -6:00 p.m to pay for my night stay, due to the fact that I do not receive my money orders until that time everyday. Because of how late I receive my money daily , I was told I cannot stay there any longer....

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Hey thank you for you feedback, we have a policy payment must be received at the moment you extend. It is unfortunate that you didnt enjoy your time with us. But we must follow the rules when it comes to staying in a hostel environment. Cheers ITH Management

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I paid quite a lot of money. I expected a lot better. Location is great, atmosphere is too but seriously the facilities are terrible. Its clear that very little investment has been made back into the property. - WIFI is terrible, I could only connect right next to the reception. - The kitchen is a shoe box. For that many...

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. The Beach Bungalow is under new management as of 5 days ago. We are trying very hard to clean things up and lift the hostel to its full potential. Thanks for staying with us.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very fun hostel. The people staying at this hostel are a different than at a typical international hostel. There is a unique California beach style to the guests. The beds are clean and the mattresses are good. The security is good and the staff is outstanding.

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to 4 other American hostels. Most laid back by far. It's on beach center of pacific beach. Nice living room not full of staff observing you. Shower cramped. But people and beach setting make this a top hostel if your into the beach.

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

hey thank you so much for your honest feedback! we are glad that you have enjoyed our location! hope to see you again soon. Cheers ITH Management

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 30 November 2016

You cannot beat the location. You are pretty much on the beach. Now, if you go there, you know you are going to share a room. So you need to have an open mind and be ready to meet interesting people. The hostel is quite clean. It does need some work especially on the bathrooms but for the price and...

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Thanks so much for visiting our Hostel! Glad to hear you had a great time! :)

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

And unexpected warmth and true welcoming and service. I planned to stay one night I'm here now 0ne weak it's just hard to leave and it matches my financial situation in the most reasonable way. The kitchen is home to those who cook and share in healthy ways there is a washer and dryer set up there are places for...

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting our Hostel! Glad to hear you had a great time! :)

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Top top hostel. The place is safe for all sorts of people, it's on the beach and within walking distance to all the good bars in PB. The staff are super friendly and will look after you. The rooms are very clean and you also have a small looker for your kit, have a good one and enjoy that surf...

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Thanks so much for visiting our Hostel! Glad to hear you had a great time! :)

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Only reason getting a very good review grade from me is because of the amazing travellers you meet here, great porch bar where the party is at every night, best location in PB right on the beach front approx five steps from beach, central location close to all bars and restaurants - plenty of reasons people continue to return to...

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Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting our Hostel! We are working hard at improving the hostel each day. Cheers! :)

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 92109-3961 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $47 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Bungalow Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you prefefer bottom bunk, maybe helpful to request.”
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sebastianrY3224XN, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“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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