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Backpackers Haleiwa Reviews

59-788 kam hwy., Haleiwa, Oahu, Haleiwa, USA

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52 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 46%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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This is the dirtiest hostel I have ever stayed at. Floors are filthy. When asked if they mop they said only when it's dirty and when told it was dirty a mop was brought but no bucket or water. Bathroom is full of mold and the crack in the floor of shower feels like you are going to fall through. I realize that it is a surfers spot but work could be put into it. Unsatisfactory for sure!!


The accommodation huts need a thorough clean. There were not enough drinking mugs, glasses. No washing up liquid. Basically the huts were squalid. Bare cables sticking out of non working light fittings. The toilets need a scrub with a toilet brush and disinfectant. A potentially nice hostel spoilt by being unkempt. Come on guys its not rocket science! On the plus side the shower worked well, the beds were comfortable and the fridge freezer was big and worked properly.


The location was fantastic! Right on the beach and within walking distance to see sea turtles. However, a rental car was much needed. The vibe of this hostel was very low key, relaxing, definitely not one for socializing and doing exciting excursions as a group (which is what we were looking for). The cleanliness was quite poor with a very dirty bathroom and uneven floor surfaces.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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