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Polynesian Hostel Beach Club

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2584 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3740
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#28 of 74 Specialty lodging in Honolulu
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The Polynesian Hostel Beach Club is centrally located 1/2 block from beach, near the Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park, Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, and countless bars and restaurants. Rated "Best Youth Hostel" by the Travel Channel, our friendly staff are happy to help make your budget holiday the best it can be.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Diving
Snorkelling
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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renzo_p_018 wrote a review Jul 2022
Lodi, Italy1375 contributions90 helpful votes
At first glance this place could appear inappropriate for mature people cause semiprivate rooms are located in the same place of the dorms but...if you are looking for a spartan place where sleeping only, this could perfect. The hostel is well runned, with its rules and its hours, none will disturbs your sleeping. So I think that for a few days could be a smart choice considering the high prices of Waikiki.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Waikiki is expensive
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Luisablabla wrote a review Mar 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands195 contributions65 helpful votes
This is a good hostel, with non frills dorms and service. The staff is sometimes unhelpful as many of them are volunteers only staying for a little while. Location is great and you meet so many interesting people!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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maloneyak wrote a review Feb 2022
Anchorage, Alaska26 contributions13 helpful votes
This was my first hosteling experience since the covid pandemic began, and it was a very positive one. The staff were friendly, laid-back and efficient, and there was a great mix of opportunities to chat/visit with other travelers and also being given plenty of space if you wanted it. This didn't feel like a party hostel -- just a nice, sociable place with a smallish kitchen tacked onto a good-sized common area that included some hammocks. Lots of fridge space (and I think freezer space too, didn't check). Loaner beach gear was available too, although if you snooze you lose (except for the general-purpose floaties -- there seemed to be loads of those). I stayed in a semi-private room (a private room that was accessed by walking through a dorm, and also shared a bathroom with the dorm). It overlooked Lemon Rd, which was very noisy in the evening and morning. I'm still giving it five stars for sleep quality because I should have closed the window and used the air conditioner -- but I have lots of practice sleeping through noise so I just dealt with it. Your mileage might vary if you're a light sleeper. The mattresses were your basic coil-spring hostel mattresses. A little loud when you get on and off, and on the firm side, but fine to sleep on. There were good-size lockers in the dorm room, but all I had to do was lock my door. Speaking of: You can use your smartphone to unlock the doors, but I really appreciated having the option of a manual PIN for unlocking the doors, so that I didn't have to take my phone out to the beach. I would absolutely stay here again next time I'm in Waikiki.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Watch out for rooms overlooking Lemon Rd - might be noisy (earplugs?)
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Ralf N wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
For the price, you get a place to sleep. Older woman, traveling alone, and I would return. No elevator, almost died climbing to 4th floor. Did not spend the night, but took a nap. It was a bit noisy, but I managed to fall asleep. Sweeping could have been better, found sand under lockers when my hand sanitizer fell underneath and got covered.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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g g wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
staff: unfriendly unwelcoming unknowledgeable uninterested almost as if you are in their way Lots of uninvited "guests" some staff is great some look incredibly unmotivated/ drunk and just plane uninterested. if you are wanting to stay in a fun social place- this is not it. Close to many attractions
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Meital G wrote a review May 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel47 contributions10 helpful votes
I have stayed in this hostel a couple of times during the months of February March and April. Everytime I came back I was received in open arms, and all my requests was kindly answered by the staff. Very spacious and comfortable, lots of free stuff, located super close to the beach and the park - best location in Waikiki in my opinion Cleaning everyday and even changes my towel and sheets whenever I asked. I highly appreciate the mangers and staff’s willingness to help at any time !! Highly and warmly recommended :)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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jeffpedersen883 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
I’ve stayed at the Polynesian hostel beach club 3 times. It feels like home, excellent knowledge staff, close to the beach, I will always continue to stay there every time i go to Hawaii. I’ve tried other hostels on the island and they never compare to how awesome the hostel is, and the Pancakes are excellent!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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NotSoNormaltravels wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions10 helpful votes
Arriving and location: We arrived to the hostel during midnight and it was pretty easy to find it. Location is very good, around 100m off Waikiki beach. Conveniently located. Staff: Upon arrival I made sure that payment was ok and that we don't need to worry about it. There was nothing particularly interesting about this conversation except the fact that this man called me during converstion as his "honey" in front of my wife. I don't care what people's romantic preferences are but there is a line on who can call me "honey". That situation was pretty uncomfortable. On last day we had to figure out our leaving the hostel to our next location andwe wanted to ask advice from another employee but she was so drunk that it seemed too hard to stand with two legs. Overall: I would recommend this only for its good location, but not worth spending more than few days there. Most of the staff are quite friendly but it was weird seeing the receptionist changing so often so we couldn't tell whos "hanging out" at the premises and who's on duty. This hostel is for adults only. It was weird seeing customers and employees bringing vodka and drinking e.g jack daniels on pure daylight and getting wasted on common areas of the hostel. There seemed to be no rules on alcohol consumption or whatsoever. I've been to hostels before so I know what community living usually looks like but this was quite an "experience".
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Alex Aguilar wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I stay 2 days customers service incredible good great attitude. Very good price. Indefinitely will recommend. Beds are good for good night of sleep. A very happy that I found this place I will came back again
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Erin C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
This was only my second time staying in a hostel and it was so perfect, as a female solo traveler I felt safe and comfortable. Lots of activities to sign up for and just an all around good vibe! Only hostel I'll stay at in Waikiki!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$57 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polynesian Hostel Beach Club
Which popular attractions are close to Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Nearby attractions include Waikiki Beach (0.2 km), Saint Augustine by-the-Sea (0.2 km), and Kuhio Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an oven, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Morimoto Asia Waikiki, Momosan Waikiki, and d.k Steak House.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (4.9 km), Iolani Palace (5.4 km), and Shangri La (3.2 km).