the BANANA BUNGALOW story



This is the BANANA BUNGALOW hostel on MAUI. The Banana Bungalow is an international Hostel I got a job at. Probably the best hostel on maui. Always a party and good vibes.

a film by Jackson Thomas

Bungalow’s website:

Mr. Suicide Sheep:

DRONE FOOTAGE by Billy Cimorelli:

22 comments

  1. I lived at the Banana Bungalow between June and October of 1993 and had the time of my life there.Β 

    Despite all the changes that it's undergone, your video does a good job of conveying the vibe of the place as I remember it.

    Well done.

  2. πŸ€™Brah!!! Maui saved my life after I got out of the Army for 6 years… I was super depressed and just not myself and I needed to heal… As fate would have it, my dear friend Matt bought me a one way ticket to Maui and he worked at the Bungalow for like a year and a half prior as a tour guide… So we went there and were there for like 3 days before I got hired as a tour guide… But that fizzled out after like 2 weeks and I moved to housekeeping so I didn't have to babysit foreigners all day. Shit, they wouldn't even tip half of the time… Nonetheless it was still an amazing gig! But better to get off at like 1pm and have the rest of your day at the beach with all the other staff members and cool peeps at the hostel…I ended up heading back to the mainland after 4 months at the bungalow when I only planned on being there for a week tops lol… Man did that time fly bye with so many new friends and connections all over the world!!! I never got so much ass in my life it was unreal!!! Like a revolving door every 2 weeks or so a new batch of babes πŸ˜‚ Watching your awesome video really brought back so many memories of some of the best times in my life!!! I still think about Maui constantly! I ended up going back to Maui like a year later or so and just brought my bag of board shorts and my guitar with like $100 to my name and ended up staying there for 3 years!!! Pretty magical place once you let it embrace you so to speak. Totally different experience getting to meet all the locals and work for some of the most badass peeps on the North shore! Who knows buddy maybe I'll see you out there someday!!! Keep up with the great work my friend really awesome style you have!
    Aloha ke akua * Maui no' ka oi !!!πŸ€™

  3. cool video…. really brings back memories of when I stayed there for 3 months in the summer of 2004… had a blast and met so many great people from all over the world!!

  4. I stayed at the bungalow a year ago and had an amazing time. Really thinking about coming back and working there for a few months after getting my bachelors degree!

  5. I really really love this video! Love the vintage style and yes a great story! The CC is also great! Subscribed from me!:)

  6. oh wow I can't stop appreciating these short little moving drawings you put all over your vids…. I always wanna ask you how you edit them… but on the other hand I feel like I just wanna enjoy these magic moments and let them be your style πŸ™‚ thanks dude πŸ™‚

  7. Cool story, great video. I'll be there October 8th through the 11th. Quick stay but plan to make the most of it. Hope to see you if you are there.

  8. your colorgrading is so amazing, your storytelling trough film is amazing i just love it so much, you're killing it keep it up!

  9. that was extraordinary man, looks like you're having an amazing time and your experiences continue to make you a better story teller. cheers bro <3

  10. I'm not going to stop telling you that I love your videos, keep it up πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼

  11. Phone is melting on my hands dude!!! This is fire!! Love the film look, it's really adding something special to this video. Congrats πŸ˜‰

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