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Hostelling International Waikiki, 2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, USA

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86%

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499 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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83%

Few extra charges, if you are not a member or for storing languages after 2 hours from check out.


83%

Very Clean, AC would have been better.

  • 19th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

Hostel has no A/C. During summer, it is extremely HOT! They only provided 1 wall fan for a big room of 3 beds. I stayed 6 nights and could not sleep at all as the heat was so extreme. In such a holiday destination like Hawaii, any kind of accommodation not having A/C, it is a true joke! My holidays were spoiled by not having sleep, as how could you sleep in a sauna?!?


83%

No air conditioning. Only one fan per room of four persons. Lockers great with own lock. Very clean. Helpful staff. Great location, only one block from the beach. Decent kitchen for cooking and fridge.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Paul's great. Great service. The cleanest hostel we've ever seen.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


63%

room was clean. but just had a bed and fan. nothing else. no real backpacker-feeling but it was quite. although, every morning around 7am comes the disposal services, which is very loud and last for at least 15min. nothing the hostel can do about it but it's pretty annoying.


86%

Great place to stay on a budget right in the heart of Waikiki. Clean rooms and bathrooms, the atmosphere was a little dull compared to other hostels that I've stayed at so didn't end up meeting as many people. But, Overall, good place to stay.


89%

Waikiki Hostel was really a great experience. It is literally three blocks from the most central part of Waikiki Beach. It is also three blocks from a Food Pantry, ABC store and Aloha Grocery Store. Taking the route 19 or 20 city bus, there is a stop just a few blocks from the hostel as well. Extremely convenient on every front. The staff were friendly and accommodations very basic but the room was clean and lockers provided. Staying on Waikiki doesn't come more affordable than this.


97%

I had an excellent stay at HI Waikiki Hostel. The location was unbeatable! Minutes from the beach and very close bus stops to go anywhere around the island. It was close to so many grocery options and reasonably priced restaurants/stores. I felt very safe staying there, it wasn't loud at nights, had a great atmosphere, and was very clean. The staff were also friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend the hostel!

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

We had the bad fortune to come during a week that was terribly hot and there is def not air at this place. I bet it would normally be no big deal but that made for a rough few nights. However you're two blocks from the beach and there is a stellar Udon place a few blocks away as well!


57%

Was ok location was awesome but the no drinking policy and no where to enjoy a ciggarette made it seem bland especially the no alcohol as drinking in the bars was costly


77%

Really clean hostel but it is still a bit noisy after 10:00pm. I booked a 6bed dorms but there was 7 bed and one hidden/private bedroom in the dorm. Totally it was 8 person that were staying in that room. But I think this is pretty common in Waikiki for other hostels as well. I don't know why but it was hard to connect with other people here. Everyone is so quiet. I'm missing the family feeling in this hostel.


91%

Clean, casual and comfortable. Really nice place to stay in Waikiki. The staff were great, really friendly, helpful and understanding. 2 mins to the beach and close to everything around Waikiki. Also just off the town bus route to the airport. Would stay here again and would recommend for sure.


89%

The Waikiki Hostel was just what we were looking for, great location, straightforward service, and good times! If you have hostelled before, this will certainly float your boat! two blocks from Waikiki beach! Aloha!

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostel I have come across and stayed with. Paul was so very helpful as I landed there with an injury. He helped me tremendously. Thank you Paul.


94%

Very clean, super well-located and helpful staff.


69%

I stayed at this hostel for 5 nights in a private room. For the most part, my stay was okay. I'm not picky in terms of hostels but there are quite a few things I think you should be aware of before booking at this hostel! Cons: -NO ALCOHOL and they will confiscate which we were unaware of before booking -No check in until 3 -No kettle -No A/C -Staff are not very friendly Pros: -Free beach stuff (chairs, snorkels) -Location is perfect -Single room has bathroom -clean kitchen & lots of storage


97%

Staff were very helpful. Location is close to the beach.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

The queen size bed in the double unsuite private room is so soft that caused uncomfortable to lie down and backache after sleep. There should be a table in the room to put daily used things on.


89%

Great place to stay!


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