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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

From volcano and rainforest hikes to whale-watching and snorkeling, we have all the free Maui tours you could ask for!

'Best value hostel' - Recommended by Let's Go Hawaii

'LOTS OF SPIRIT AT THIS FAMILY RUN PLACE' - Maui Revealed

'If you’re young, or young at heart, few hostels can compare with the vitality of this one. A constantly changing, international crowd of 20-somethings generates more pure fun here than anywhere else on the island.' - Lonely Planet

'Backpackers should head to Banana Bungalow' - Frommer's 2016

We've got free daily tours*, free beach shuttle and airport shuttle**, free pancake breakfast, free Happy Hour on Monday and keg party on Friday nights, free Internet and Wi-Fi, a large Jacuzzi hot tub, a tropical garden, free pool table, ping-pong, dartboard, and a widescreen TV with international channels and movie channels!

Our hostel caters to backpackers, travelers and surfers wanting to get the best out of Maui. Your stay comes with a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie to explore Maui by day and get to know your fellow travelers by night!

We are THE party hostel of Maui with free keg parties, happy hours and a super fun and social atmosphere!

We feature the 12-Mile Haleakala Volcano Hike, The Road to Hana, Iao Valley Rainforest Hike, Whale Watching (seasonal), Snorkel with Turtles, Historic Lahaina and Paia Towns, and of course beaches, beaches, beaches! So, whether you want to visit Haleakala, windsurf at Ho’okipa and Sprecks or enjoy the beaches of Makena and Ka’anapali, Banana Bungalow Hostel is the place for you.

Please note:
We cater to backpacker/ travelers only guests MUST have a foreign passport or off-island ticket to check in.

Our reception is open from 8 AM to 11 PM. If you will arrive after 11 PM, please contact us on the day of your arrival to arrange for a late check in.

Check in is at 1 PM. You are welcome to come earlier and hang out until your room is ready!

In order to participate in the FREE Daily tours each guest must sign a liability waiver before each tour. Our sign ups are on a first come, first serve basis and are available the day before the tour after that day's tour leaves.You must be here to sign up. We do not take advance reservations for tours.

Our airport pickup shuttle leaves at 9 AM , 1:30 PM and 6 PM and arrives at the airport about 20 minutes later. Our airport drop off is at 9 AM. In order to take the shuttle, you need to call us when you arrive at the Kahului airport before our departure time and we can tell you where to meet us.

All cancellations must be received by email no later than 8 AM two days before scheduled arrival HST time. Please note our cancellation policy is separate from the Hostelworld deposit cancellation policy.

Our private triple rooms are two twin beds with a futon mattress on the floor.

You must be a minimum of 18 years to stay in a dorm room. Children 12 and up can stay in a private room with a parent or guardian. We do not allow children under the age of 12 to stay the hostel.

Quiet hours are 10 PM - 8 AM but you are welcome to continue to hang out if everyone is respectful! View House Rules

Overview

At Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel, we'll show you adventure, Maui-style. We run free tours every day, so stay seven days and do them all! One day might be whale watching, the next could be a Haleakalā Crater hike. Before we set off, you'll want to fill up on our free pancake breakfast. After an awesome day exploring, have a luxurious soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi before the party begins. Every Monday is happy hour, Fridays are keg parties and the rest of the week is for beers and barbecues in the garden!

Location

We're here to help from the minute you step off the plane – yep, we're talking about a free airport shuttle! If you're arriving after 18:20 however, you'll need to catch the 35 or 40 bus to the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, then take Wailuku Route 1 or 2 (about 45 minutes in total). Tell the driver you're staying at Banana Bungalow and they'll know where to let you off. Once you're here, the hostel is a 6-minute walk from the centre of town's Main Street. It's here that you'll get your daily latte fix and all those travel essentials you forgot to pack.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're travelling solo, we have mixed and female-only rooms. Both dorms and private rooms have free linen and plenty of quirky surfing décor thrown in. For no-queue washing, we have seven bathrooms – ten showers in total. If you didn't bring your own towel, head down to reception to rent one.

Extras and activities

If barbecue fare isn't your thing, you can cook your favourite dish in the communal kitchen. Tired-out surfers and hikers can usually be found on our outdoor terrace using the free Wi-Fi to upload their epic action shots. Need an evening to recover from beer pong? Gather a few people together for a movie night in the common room. We've got ping pong, darts and a pool table if you've still got energy to burn!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Nov 2020
    The best hostel I've ever stayed at, period! I had a reservation for one night, and had such a great time that I ended up extending for almost two weeks. The staff here are an amazing bunch - super genuine and friendly - and made my stay really delightful. Thank you Dana, Joao, Eric, Danie, Dorothy, Gabe, Peter, Fin, Jaid, Gage, Pennie, Ella, Charlie, Gonzo, Riley, Billy, Azi, Zach, Priscilla (name dropped enough yet?:D), for your hospitality, and hope to see you all soon!
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    Best place to stay on Maui. Great Staff, amazing atmosphere and you’ll meet great people all the time. Highlight were the free daily tours, especially because Billy, the best tourguide you could have!!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    Amazing staff and clean property. The daily excursions were awesome and I was very happy with my choice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Feb 2020
    High energy place. Friendly staff great location away from Maui malls near excellent shops for coffee food and browsing.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Feb 2020
    Really great hostel with free tours daily with awesome guides. This is helpful if you do not have a car. Really great vibes from the hostel staff and fellow travellers
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Mar 2020
    When I first arrived in Wailuku I was second guessing coming as the area doesn’t have much so I was worried I’d be bored. However, this hostel makes it worth it as it’s great for socialising and the free tours give a great opportunity to view what Maui has to offer. Special thanks to Sam and Billy who work at the hostel for being amazing people and ensuring we had a fun stay. Possibly my favourite hostel I’ve stayed at :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Feb 2020
    Had a nice one day stay, even after our flight was so delayed that we missed one of the nights. The hostel was understandably unable to refund us but website has credited us our deposit. The staff was very nice and we had no problem with the other guests. Amenities were clean and easy to use. There were some cool free tours given daily that you can check out in the hall, which we did not get a chance to take because of our short time. It seems like a very party/young people kind hostel.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Mar 2020
    The staff and the daily tours are the highlight of this place. Take full advantage of that while you're here. They do their best to keep the bathrooms clean but there's just far too many guests for like 7 bathrooms. It's inevitable that they get a bit gross but at least it's cleaned daily. Lovely accommodating staff, comfortable beds, strict quiet hours, and close proximity to several stores.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2020
    You get what you pay. This is prob. One of the cheapest places to stay in Maui. You can say that the location is in the ghetto part of Maui. At night time a lot of weirdos hang out around that I am pretty sure are not travelers. If you come alone, this is a good place because they take you to different tours daily and that is just very convenient. But if you are trying to do things in your own, you need to rent a car. By the way, finding parking at the bungalow it’s really difficult.
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    26 Feb 2020
    Honestly was disappointed. Felt that this was essentially a frat house with locals all living there and passed out on the pool table, floor, wherever. Party scene most nights. Could be MUCH cleaner, bathrooms were gross. Have stayed in other hostels with cleaner facilities and a more welcoming atmosphere.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table


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