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The Northshore Hostel Maui Reviews

2080 Vineyard St., Wailuku, Maui, Maui, USA

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282 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Helpful stuff! Good facilities and rooms with ac. I met instantly best foreigner friends ever here and had 4 spectacular night with them. We had rental car, what by my opinion is a must! Went really early every night to see sunrise on Haleakala national park and stars. Hana was dissapointment by my standards! Hana road was rainy and a long drive to see nice pools or waterfalls in end of it and that's it! Pools were closed by floody mud... Still Maui is better than Oahu and a lot of beaches!


This hostel is clean and well-organized. There are good common-area amenities, and the room (a private room) had comfortable beds, was a decent size, had a closet etc. Bathrooms are shared, but are clean and there are several of them. Laundry, cheap snorkel rental, a book with restaurant/bar and tourist activities recommendations was available. Friendly staff. Plenty of parking available. Would recommend staying here!


I really liked the place. The staff were what made it so great. Very helpful and kind. They had many things they offered for rent or lending out. It was very clean and professional. Qualities that I feel make a travel experience so much better, especially as a backpacker. It was close to the airport and many shops. Ask the staff about how you can watch a luau for free... Rent the CD for the Road to Hana if you're going to do the drive. It had interesting facts and information.


All the hostel staff were very nice but there are some long-term patrons that made me, and others, uncomfortable. AC in the room was nice but was either on-blasting cold air and freezing us out, or off-creating a sweat bath after a couple hours. It could not maintain a constant temperature. Also, not sure the fridge was ever cleaned out. It was always packed to the gills and one stunk when you opened the freezer.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments...we are working on a solution to the AC issue...guests tamper with the controls... Yes we clean our refrigerators and we are very busy...we also depend on our guests to help by removing their items when they leave... We are always working hard to improve... Mahalo for staying with us and aloha...


Nice hostel, central location to explore the island. Supermarket/Restaurants are close by. Big parking area opposite of hostel. Clean, enough bathrooms and space in the kitchen/fridge, very nice

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your visit and your kind words....aloha nui loa!


Awesome hostel!! It was very well kept, friendly, and comfortable.

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Mahalo, thanks for staying with us!


If you want a hotel suite, this is not what you are looking for. This place is for open minded and self sufficient individuals. It is clean, friendly, and in a central location. I enjoyed my stay, and was surprised to not want to leave!! They have very helpful staff and accommodations. For the rate per night, you really can't beat it or ask for more! I would stay again in a heartbeat if I ever need to!! Thank you Northshore Hostel for such a pleasant transition and experience!!!!

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you...it was a pleasure to have you as a guest....mahalo and aloha!


It's one of the cleanest and most familiar hostels I've ever been to! Had a great time :)


We enjoyed our stay on the northshore hostel very much. It was clean, safe and the staff was verx friendly. If we'll go back to maui we would pick this hostel again.


Friendly staff and well run. Good value in an expensive place.


Excellent place to base your Maui trip. Quiet town. Friendly hostel. Free pancakes. Very laid back. I used this place as home base for hiking day trips and beach trips. Bedtime tends to be on the early side.

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