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Beach Bungalow Hostel

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Thank Marco V
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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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... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 7 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... More 

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Thank GlasgowVenture
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at Beach Bungalow for my past two solo trips to San Diego and had an excellent experience both times. The location is perfect- directly in front of the beach and walking distance to so many of Pacific Beach's best spots. The hostel is clean, the staff is friendly. The manager, Bobby, went above and beyond to make... More 

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Thank Georgiana T
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I stayed there for four weeks and it was the best four weeks I have ever had. I made good friends with the well trained and friendly staff. They were extremely helpful and tolerant of all the visitors staying there. Its right on the beach, which was at times a better place to party and meet new people than any... More 

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Thank Naga T
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Such a great time there!! Just in front of the beach, situation is ideal, staff is great and very helpful!! I met great and interesting people there, and I am definitely looking forward to come back there!

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Thank katiegillot
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beach Bungalow is definitely a college-age youth hostel limited to foreign guests and those from out-of-state...and 18 years of age or older. I stayed there for two nights with my 18-year-old German grandson, but his 77-year-old-young-at-heart granddad was really made to feel like 'one of the family' by the hosts and other guests. The location is just across a sidewalk... More 

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Thank Don M
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

chummy atmosphere, right on beach, will cook meals on occasion or order in pizza with $3 buy-in. shabby tropical charm, staffers become your friends. handy to local businesses and restaurants. bring your blade skates. huge beach with beachy zest in that whole pacific beach and mission beach area. locals always smiling and you will see why.

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Thank James H
Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel was the best one I have stayed in ever. There are a handful of hostels in the San Diego area and this is the one were I made everlasting memories. This place is magical in so many ways and I have met friends that I will know forever. Bobby is the manager of the hostel and is now... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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 (Formerly Banana Bungalow San Diego)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range: $57 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 532joelb, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't get a private dorm, choose a big dorm and you will meet more awesome travelers.”
 of 5 bubbles 748nagat, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“upstairs better, less noise and panoramic views”
 of 5 bubbles Q5801DTjamesh, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you get a bed, be happy (its all fine anyway)”
 of 5 bubbles JoaoC880, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“In the back or on the second floor.”
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