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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 May 2013

When we arrived we met Lauren, a very nice girl from Chicago who helped us with our bags and reservation even though we were no guests at this time. She was very helpful and gave us great recommendations about the area. Thank you Lauren! Lukas and Arthur

2Thank Lukas D
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Okay remember this is a hostel not a five star hotel. I felt safer here than I did staying in a cheap hotel. No visitors are allowed and you need to have a key or ring the door bell to get in. Its a minute walk to the beach and there are shops and restaurants within walking distance. The staff...

5Thank adl81
Reviewed 26 March 2013

It's always a great pleasure and humbling feeling to go back to Waikiki HI. I've been there 3 times now since 1996. I just can NOT describe how those people who work there are soooooooo great, very polite, very helpful, very kind to any customer regardless where you come from. My last visit was from March 21 to 24, 2013....

2Thank Michael E
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Great hostel! for the price you pay it is sooo worth your money! the facilities are all kept really clean- there is free stuff that you can use such as beach mats and snorkels- Whilst i was staying there was a man named Larry who ran tours!!! It was so much fun He took us to see places such as...

1Thank Nicola M
Dalian, Liaoning, China
Reviewed 7 March 2013

I mean $25 a night in Waikiki and 2 minutes walk from the hostel to the beautiful beach, that's insane. Tons of stores, restaurants around, and the shopping street, I don't know the name, but it's perfect for shopping. I had two great times in the hostel, met so many nice people, and definitely including our evil-smiling volunteer - Larry....

2Thank Xingkai Z
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Brilliant location. All usual amenities including free wifi boogie boards, snorkelling gear and beach mats. Volunteer Larry runs free tours and was a lovely friendly guy. Met some great people and had a ball. Byo locks and earplugs as waikiki is noisy. I am light sleeper and slept fine with the plugs.

2Thank kayleneo
New York
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This hostel was perfect for us. We got cheap flights to Honolulu, but every hotel was $150+. We found a private room at this hostel for around $60. Our room was located on the back corner of the hostel, so hardly anybody ever walked anywhere near our room. The primary negative was that the room was very noisy on our...

2Thank Adam N
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 February 2013

I had a good time at this hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Every day the hostel sponsors activities by a nice fellow volunteer. The only negative aspect is the noise level from the ACs from neighboring houses and the garbage pickup trucks that roam the streets already at 5am. However, overall a good and cheap place to...

1Thank run247
Boulder, Co.
Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

I would recommend this place for hosteling folk! A short walk to the beach, lots of cheap, volunteer-led activities, and nice, helpful people. Thanks to everyone at HI Waikiki! I've stayed here before, and I'm glad I came back.

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Welcoming was somewhat rude. I arrived without a reservation. The staff told me to come back after 30 minutes, after which I had to wait another 20. I was then rushed through the check-in procedure ("I need you to do this real quick") and told that I could only stay for one night. The next day I asked again and...

2Thank Leif H
Manager_HI_Waikiki, Manager at Hostelling International Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha Leif, Glad you had fun with Larry, our current Activities Coordinator. You bring up some good points which sometimes are hard to notice from the customers' perspective: 1. Our check in time is after 3pm (this is the normal time for all Waikiki hotels). This gives us time to clean the rooms and have people check out. People that...

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Aloha, we host all kinds of short term travelers like around the world backpackers, gap year travelers, airline & cruise ship employees, students, families & single travelers. Thanks for considering HI Waikiki! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Waikiki

Address: 2417 Prince Edward St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3229
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: ₹ 2,978 - ₹ 5,212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 58
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“Try to get room 1A. It has wifi all the time, and it's close to kitchen and lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles 477sa_am, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“In the middle of everything”
 of 5 bubbles Jenny2509, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you enjoy meeting people get a room for six. If you want more privacy get a room for two.”
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 of 5 bubbles SherylM123, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The wifi worked fine in room 3 at the front of the building but I saw people out in the corridor trying to connect to Wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles kaledoniain, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Basic Hostel.”
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