Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai Reviews
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I wasn't here for long, but what I saw was a little odd. There are no keys on the outside-facing room doors, and the fence around the property is always open. Why? Also, quiet hours begin at 10PM, which is fine, but the hostel owners basically want you to go to bed since they close off the common area. I stayed up with one person one night, but everyone else skipped town and simply went to bed because there are no other well-lit gathering areas. At least the location is good! But no Wifi sucks!
I don't like the staff at all, no help, quite impolite and some of them take things from the customer refrigerator.
Unfortunately, I was not very impressed with this place. I really got a shady feeling from the staff. Which is really a shame because they seemed nice. But, food went missing, helpfulness and tips about what to do around Kauai were either very biased or nonexistent. I just did not feel at all like they cared about the guest's experience. They were more focused on making a buck. While there, I met other great travelers that became good friends. These people felt the same way I did.
After visiting over 25 countries and staying in more than 75 hostels is the first time that I'm gonna give a very bad review to a hostel. Rooms are the all day open, dirty, with no security as they don't even give you a key and beds are separate by 40cm away from others, feels like you are sharing beds with strangers. Workers don't wear tshirt or shoes, they are disrespectful and wont give you any help or recommendation: such as advice for tourism or to order a taxi. AVOID THIS PLACE
Hostel is okey, but it's bad that you can't even quite hang out after 10 pm!
staff especially the lady manager are terrible. No customer service skills and very money orientated. I've stayed in 40+ hostels in the last 7 months and sometimes the staff are useless but never rude and unhelpful like this.
I really liked the 10pm quiet time and no smoking on the property rule. The Owners were very nice and friendly. It is a great place to stay if you are planning to go back and forth doing activities on the North and South parts of the Island.
This hostel is very nice. clean, kind staff and nice place to meet travellers. I differentially come back this hostel when I come back to Kauai!!
I had an awesome time at the honu'ea hostel in kapa'a. Staff is friendly and willing to help. I met many open-minded people at the hostel and i never got bored. :) the obly negative i can say is that you cant go vack for showering after your check out. In your check out day you have to leave the propperty till 11am, but there are ways to take a shower at the beach if you want to.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I really liked being in this hostel, I was afraid when I booked it because of the bad reviews but I trust me when I say it's one of the best hostel i've been in hawai. I would come back for sure!!!