Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 6 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Aloha & e komo mai - Howzit Hostels (formerly the Northshore Hostel) welcomes you!

***Please note, upon booking you will see two charges on your bank statement: 1) a 15% booking fee paid directly to Hostelworld and 2) our booking-deposit equivalent to the first night's stay per room/bed reserved. These charges are credited towards the total booking amount. The remaining balance (if applicable) is due in full at check-in. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information about our cancellation policy and booking requirements***

We're excited to announce that we have FREE daily activities for you to enjoy! Join us on excursions such as the road to Hana, Big Beach, Drum Circles, Snorkeling, Sunset at Haleakala, and several more! Van space is limited, and dates and times of activities are subject to change. Please ask reception about our activities at check-in.

Beat the heat and sleep comfortably in our air-conditioned rooms and feel the breeze in our open-air common space.

We are located in the heart of the emerging, quaint, and historic town of Wailuku. Which is located at the mouth of Maui's iconic lush Iao Valley.

Come enjoy this tropical paradise and the friendly environment at Howzit Hostels. We guarantee that our staff will greet you with a friendly smile and embrace you with the aloha spirit.

We are conveniently located close to the Kahului Airport (OGG) which is a 10 min drive away.

Our Amenities (we love free stuff):
Free Wi-Fi | Free Pancake Breakfast | Free Coffee | Free Guided Excursions & Daily Activities | Air Conditioned Rooms | Free Boogies Boards | Free Snorkeling Set | Free Beach Chairs & Coolers | Laundry Facility | Balcony with a beautiful view of Iao Valley |

Nearby Attractions / Neighborhood Highlights:
Wailuku Coffee Company
Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center,
Iao Valley State Monument
Maui Swap Meet
Maui Tropical Plantation
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Maui Ocean Center

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out:11:00 AM

You will love your stay with us and the new friends you will meet here.

'Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.' Rod Mckuen View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    the place was above and beyond my expectations but they need to upgrade the wall plugs at lower bunk beds
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2022
    This was my first time ever staying in a Hostel and Northshore made it incredibly memorable. I am honestly so thankful for the experience and the people I met. As a solo female traveler, I felt so safe and at ease (even in the mixed dorm where I stayed). Thank you for the experience- truly, I cannot wait to return :)
    American Samoa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2022
    Amazing staff!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2022
    Maui's layout is difficult so as far as location goes I guess this is as good as you can get. Maui is also not an easy destination so it is nice to have a friendly place to come back to from the abuses of the Heleakala sunrise freeze and the road to Hana abuse. I love especially the bathrooms, but wish that Northshore can be dairer to men by having men only bathroom as well.
    Singapore, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Aug 2022
    There are too few showers and it takes a lot of time to get one
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Sep 2022
    The hostel is very nice with great amenities. If you’re traveling alone it has a great atmosphere and it’s easy to meet people. I was traveling with my boyfriend and was still able to meet very nice people! It would benefit from additional bathrooms due to the amount of people but besides that all good!
    Portugal, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    19 Aug 2022
    This hostel is nice. The staff is super helpful and the place is kept clean. I was downstairs in the renovated rooms, it had A/C, it was super clean, and the mattress was incredibly comfortable. The hostel is close to many stores, restaurants, cafés, and although it’s in the old town, it never felt particularly unsafe. Many tours and activities are available and I recommend doing them; although I didn’t get the chance to participate in the tours, they seemed really fun. I would recommend!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Sep 2022
    Fun stay at the hostel! This was my first hostel stay so don’t have a lot to compare to but it will be what you make of it. Some people are more social than others and I was lucky to find a good group to go out and do activities with. There aren’t any beaches right close to the hostel but if you have a vehicle lots are accessible within a 10-20 min drive. Would recco getting a vehicle if you are staying here. Bathrooms are clean and having the kitchen was handy! Staff were great.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Sep 2022
    Nice hostel, friendly staff, clean rooms! What else do you want? Oh and I forgot about super delicious chocolate chip pancakes in the mornings FOR FREE! The hostel covers all your needs, would definitely recommend :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    01 Sep 2022
    Good. The only thing that is challenging is when your roommate(s) sleep so early that my friend and I felt guilty for turning on the lights. We tried to stay as quiet and being respectful. I was in a coed room of 8 people. There was one guy who seemed grumpy and upset. He wouldnt even acknowledge us or say hello. For those who don't like to socialize with strangers or be disturbed in any way please don't stay here. This is not a place for you and it would just ruin the experience for everyone.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi