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Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

4532 Lehua Street, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 (Formerly Kauai International Hostel)
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Ranked #7 of 15 Specialty lodging in Kapaa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Charlo0otte324 Montreal, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is perfectly located; in the center of Kapaa, 2 minutes from the beach. Great staff, devoted, helping travellers and keeping the house under control. Between the main house and the dorms, there is a terrace with a big table where everybody meets every morning and every night to socialize and plan trips together. Best way to meet people... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this hostel was awesome. I've made such a great experience. The staff was always friendly and the location is great. The beach right across the street and bars and restaurants just around the corner. Met all these amazing new people. Rooms are good and clean. Will definitely come back.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's unfortunate to see some of the negative reviews of this hostel. We stayed for 6 nights this April and it was an excellent experience overall!! We arrived quite late the first evening and were still met with friendly staff who showed us to our dorm and gave us a run-down of the place. We had a great arrival, but... More

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Saba
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for a nice/clean hostel with friendly staff than do NOT go to Honu'ea International Hostel in Kauai! The worst thing about this hostel is all the unfriendly staff. There are not helpful and really unfriendly. They have all these rules for the guests but they do not obey those rules themselves. Besides this the rooms/bathrooms are... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hostel is the best! From the vibes to the most amazing people on this planet! This hostel rocked my world! I always have been a family oriented type of person, soo I knew it wouldn't be hard to make freinds, little did I know that I was going to be introduced to family :) every one there was absolutely... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Met with suspicion upon arrival, which is unusual for somewhere in the hospitality business, and the staff are quite inflexible if you want to change your arrangements. Experienced a very uncomfortable discussion between the manager and a guest, due to a simple request which was not only refused but led to the guest being demeaned and being told to pack... More

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Mahalo for your comments. I apologize if you were made to feel uncomfortable during a private discussion with a guest. Luckily we have very few issues and are full most of the time. Arriving during business hours 11am-9pm will most certainly get a big ALOHA! This it the first we have heard of one of our 6 showers being a... More

Wailua, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

From the moment we were greeted we felt the aloha!! As a small family, we weren't sure how this place would work out for us, but it was great!! We had a comfy private room, full use of the kitchen & living area & a semi-private bathroom. Everyone we met was very kind and helpful and understanding of the fact... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Where do I even begin with this hostel?! First, I was told I needed a ticket off the island to even check-in (which almost didn't happen). I've never been asked about a return ticket at a hostel, even while traveling all through out Europe. I watched quite a few people get turned away when they said they didn't have a... More

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Most reasonable people understand that when you are staying in a hostel, sharing space with others sometimes means that one will have to alter 'normal' ways of doing things. In this way, hostels are not for everyone if they are inflexible to adjust themselves to a large community of people from all over the world. Our hostel rules are on... More

Baxter, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at this hostel! It made my trip even better to stay at a cool place like this! The location is perfect, staff is awesome, and the rooms are clean. Couldn't ask for a better place :)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you ever want to experience how life in the army can be, visit this hostel. You get to sleep in a 10 bed dorm and share only one bath. There is no soap but if you're lucky there is toilet paper! If you want to leave your soap, for others to use, staff will through it away. Talking about... More

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Address: 4532 Lehua Street, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 (Formerly Kauai International Hostel)
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
Kauai International Hotel Kapaa
Honu'Ea International Hostel Kauai Kapaa

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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