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.
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!!
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.…
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.
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
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 :)
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!
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".…
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
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!