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Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel Reviews

310 N. Market St., Wailuku, Maui, Maui, USA

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79%

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583 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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89%

Awesome hostel! Would highly recommend... Downfall was it is like a Half hour walk to Kahului but the staff was awesome and had a amazing vibe to the hostel. If you are there few the tours to it pays for the stay in the free tours.


60%

Big plus are the tours organized by the hostel staff, they are really great! Minus are the bathroom facilities on the basement (there are only two bathrooms with 5 showers for 11 rooms with up to 4 persons, especially after coming back from the tours it is really hard to get a shower) and the fact that women's dorms are not exclusively for women (I booked a women's dorm, but had to share with guys, too)


91%

The hostel is really cool, the best thing about it are the daily tours that allow the travelers to see the whole island, without renting a car. And they're so much fun! The staff was great, friendly and really helpful with anything. The only maybe negative thing was the location. You could walk to the town center or supermarket, but if you want to explore the island by yourself, you really need a car. But this is not so much the fault of the hostel..


54%

#1 Beware of rooms facing the street, it's incredibly noisy ALL night long w/vehicle traffic! Room was too hot to consider closing the window. I think either install AC in street-facing rooms or at least provide free ear plugs so guests could sleep... #2 We booked a 3-bed pvt room (#27), but found it furnished w/2 twin beds


77%

Great atmosphere. When I was there, they were having a keg party every Friday night, and host tours around the island every day. We ended up spending more time on the other side of the island (more touristy/developed), but this is a great little hostel to meet people from all over the world, and join some walking tours. You could show up with literally no knowledge of Maui, and have a great time with the folks who are staying there. Pluses: WiFi, Computers, pool table, hammock, hot tub,


80%

Extremely upset the kept my $10 key deposit. I returned my key. There were extenuating circumstances but that was just criminal. Very upset about that. It was such a petty thing to do.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The Banana Bungalow is a very good hostel. I loved staying there, even though it's a bit far away from the beach or any shopping area. The Banana Bungalow offers great free tours everyday, but the guide wouldn't mind getting a tip. It's a great place to get to know people from all around the world, while having the time of you life.


83%

Great experience! Would recommend this place to a friend.

  • 18th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great place to meet people!!!! It is not the best location, but definitely the place to have a great time and the tours are supercool!


91%

Best hostel I've ever stayed at!! Cleanliness wise, it could have been better, but when everyone's coming back from the beach/hikes every day then it's going to get dirty pretty quick. The free tours are amazing, especially if you don't want to hire a car to see the island (public transit isn't great). Did a tour every day for the 4 days I was there and met some awesome people that way.. The common area is great for socializing, sofa, pool table, big kitchen, patio with benches.


63%

Expensive Party Hostel with free tours.


77%

Amazing place to stay at if you're travelling alone. You meet so many friendly and helpful people; definitely one of the best hostels i've stayed at. The free tours are really good but I would recommend renting your own car cuz some of the tours fill up fast.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The stuff was just amazing and the people who hanging around aswell... The free trip are just perfect, even if u tip them 20-30 dollars its still cheaper, then u would do it with a travel agency!! The breakfast(pancake


83%

They have free tours everyday which is the best thing about this hostel - you could stay a week and do a different tour everyday - the tour leaders expect a tip but its worth it for tours that last up to 12 hours! Is also a good way of meeting people if you are travelling alone. The hostel could be cleaner but I have stayed in far worse - overall def worth a visit

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Absolutely loved my stay at the bungalow! The staff were so welcoming and very approachable. The entire hostel in itself was such a great place, met so many other travellers and had the best time! The free day tours were also quite great, and worth going to! I will definitely be back next time I'm in maui! Banana bungalow felt like home away from home!


80%

The atmosphere of this hostel is awesome, mostly young people who wanna have a good time. Excellet wifi, nice staff, really good trips offered for free. The location is not that good if you don't have a car, but in my opinion, you will need one for every place in the island or you can just use their free trips. The bathroons are shared so they are not that clean, but the private rooms are definitely ok, a lilttle bit noise.


60%

I expected the hostel to be more central or at least closer to shops & restaurants. You have to walk about 30 mins one way to the next Safeway. The atmosphere was good, very mixed people - old and young - which i really liked. Unfortunately there is no window in the rooms - therefore no ventilation at all! Some of the stuff tend to be a bit rude, others were very friendly and helpfull. Liked the private bathrooms, eventhough they could be more clean.

  • 23rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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