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Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb 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 the day before scheduled arrival HST time.

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

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 8.4

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    I stayed 8 days with my GF and it was beyond fantastic! I’m 33yrs old and I haven’t stayed at a hostel for about 7yrs (wow, times a b#tch)... and the culture & community at Banana reminded me what was truly beautiful about hostel life. The vibe here is the true authentic gem, something rare that comes from excellent staff, guests, and tip top management. Facilities were SO CLEAN. And FREE TOURS!?! 🤯 Their backyard mango tree proves how sweet this hostel is, try one and taste the absorbed vibes!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jul 2019
    We only stayed one night but it was pleasant. The mango tree in the backyard is awesome!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    We loved it and wish we could have stayed longer!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 Jul 2019
    Banana Bungalow was the first hostel I ever stayed in, and I really think I will have a hard time finding a more memorable place to stay moving forward. I was incredibly worried about traveling solo, but all of those fears were gone within minutes of arriving here. The staff are all incredible! I wish I had not booked a single thing and just went on their tours the whole trip instead. I'll fondly remember my time here forever!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Jul 2019
    The location isn't that good because far from everything but the hostel offers free tours which is so great! Staff is friendly and rooms are okay!
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    10 Aug 2019
    Best hostel I ever stayed at!!! Amazing people & atmosphere!
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    31 Jul 2019
    Day tours are awesome, make sure you sign up for Saturday one, Billy was my guide and he is awesome. Location is not the best, but not bad, more laid back. Easy to get from the airport by bus. But not much to do around the area. You may end up using uber to get to places. Staff is awesone and the vibe at the hostel is great. Maui is not as hot as hot as Oahu, therefore AC is not needed. Fairly clean place, great kitchen and the nights in the common areas are super fun! I do recommend it
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2019
    It’s a great hostel in a great location. Parking was a little rough, but not too bad.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Aug 2019
    what I like: they have tours everyday so you need book one days before for free, airport pick 3 times and 1 times from hostel to airport and they have big kitchen so easier to prepare meal, next door have Chinese Hawaiian mix restaurant for quick grab foods, 2 min from bus stop, staff very helpful dislike: I miss my dinner because close 10 pm lol I wish they open 24 hours, Old town not much to see I think you need car possible move easier and maybe they need management 2 fridge look tidy
    Indonesia, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7

    Rating

    23 Jul 2019
    Needs a good cleaning. Parking is a real issue. Could be better 😊
    USA, Male, 41+
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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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