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Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel Reviews

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

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570 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Great experience! Would recommend this place to a friend.

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


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!


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.


Expensive Party Hostel with free tours.


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)


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


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)


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!


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.


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)


I stayed one night and the staff and guests were friendly, and the free tours are well received so it is good for meeting people to do trips with. Though the dorms and bathrooms were cramped and dark. I have stayed in so many great hostels and being slightly older decided to move to another local hostel which I found more comfortable with great people also.


Had the week of my life at the Banana Bungalow - I would absolutely stay here again. Staff were great and the tours basically made the trip. Lots of great people here. That being said, there are no lockers in the room, so aside from putting things in the safe, you don't really have a secure place in your room to lock things up. I saw roaches here and there - but this comes with the territory of warm climate, humidity and an old building. I would absolutely recommend to an open-minded traveller


Amazing stay, was recommended this place a few years ago and I can see why! Awesome atmosphere and the free tours are great, it's so good that I extended my stay. If you want a good vibe and great tours stay here


It was amazing!! The staff is the best, everyone is friendly, great vibe! It has a hot tub, drinking games every night, you feel like everyone's your family. The tours included are awesome! Make sure to tip the drivers/guides at least 20$, they live out of tips and they are very cool guys, especially Charles the canadian guy, funny dude. One of the best hostels I've stayed in my life! And I've been staying in hostels since 1998 so I know what I'm talking about. The Banana rules! Go Bananas!!!


Would not recommend staying here. No staff at site during the night/no security. Not a comfortable room. Options for room were to leave windows open with assorted bugs coming through damaged and poor fitting window screens or close windows and sleep in sauna-like temperatures with floor fan running. For number of rooms difficult at times to get the opportunity to gain entry to a bathroom. Loud noises/disruptive guests till 2AM. Stranger gained access to our room!!!

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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