We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Beach Bungalow Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Beach Bungalow Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 228: English reviews
Start your review of Beach Bungalow Hostel
 Click to rate
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank capttml
Reviewed 25 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joe b
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marco V
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! :)

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jude R
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joel B
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! :)

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank GlasgowVenture
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! :)

San Jose, Costa Rica
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Georgiana T
Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us! Thanks again for visiting! :)

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Naga T
Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome! So glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us! Thanks again for visiting! :)

Barcelona, Spain
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!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank katiegillot
Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us! Thanks again for visiting! :)

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Don M
Bobby M, Manager at Beach Bungalow Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome! So glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us! Thanks again for visiting! :)

97 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (73)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
1:57
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (24)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Ocean Park Inn
#29 of 279 in San Diego
1,013 reviews
Pacific Beach
Pacific Terrace Hotel
Pacific Terrace Hotel
#5 of 279 in San Diego
1,941 reviews
Pacific Beach
Tower23 Hotel
Tower23 Hotel
#6 of 279 in San Diego
853 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Pacific Beach
Surfer Beach Hotel
Surfer Beach Hotel
#107 of 279 in San Diego
641 reviews
Pacific Beach
Beach Haven
Beach Haven
#124 of 279 in San Diego
204 reviews
Mission Beach
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
#24 of 279 in San Diego
1,396 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $55 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Bungalow Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, HostelWorld, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Beach Bungalow Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Banana Bungalow San Diego Hotel San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Beach Bungalow Hostel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Beach Bungalow Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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.”
 of 5 bubbles X6459EUjonathand, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5