I booked this hostel online. From Honolulu Airport take the speedi shuttle or roberts shuttle about $14 to the Hostel.All the staff is great and helpful, Anjel-Nikki-Melissa-Cory, but their main job is to check you in and out. In the lobby are free beach chairs and snorkel gear or maybe it was a dollar to rent I never used it. The kitchen is big and there is a table and lots of pots and pans and two fridges. You have to mark your food with a tag and it is best to keep it in a plastic bag. There are also some shelves with leftovers and such like salt and pepper and oil. The rooms are fine and showers clean. You can book tours from the advertisements in the lobby. They don't really run any of their own vans or tours. There is no smoking or drinking of alcohol on premises, other hostels allow that. I go into the kitchen after dinner there are always some people hanging out, don't be afraid to say hello, most everyone likes to go out and have a drink. Waikiki Beach is two blocks, rent surfboards there or take a lesson or just chill. There is a rental car and motorcycle rental shop 100 feet out the front door for day usage and not badly priced. If you get 4-5 people together you can get a car for under $10 a day. There are restaurants and liquor stores that have anything you need within 2 blocks.Overall it is quiet and well kept.There are three other hostels in waikiki, one by the college, and the two on lemon street about 5 blocks south are larger but all are about $20-$25. Most only allow a 1 week stay so on long vacations most people just jump around back and forth. You can catch a bus about two blocks going south or north for $2.50 US$ or maybe it was $4 all day. Hawaii busses go everywhere but sometimes do not run late at night. Don't miss out on North Shore or East Coast. Most bars have happy hours check the board in the lobby.Some free stuff to do locally, honestly you can have alot of fun for under $50 a day. Rooms are not coed. Guys are in rooms 3-5 on 2nd floor girls in 6-8?. I was in #3. If you are a light sleeper get a semi private room or ask for a room not by the entrance door or main walkway, windows are kept open to keep cool. Parking is $5 a day. Lost keys are $10, yes I lost mine.No overnight guests.
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- Aloha, we host all kinds of short term travelers from around the world: backpackers, gap year travelers, airline & cruise ship employees, students, families & single travelers. Thanks for considering HI Waikiki! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
- Hostelling International Waikiki Honolulu, Hawaii