We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aloha Surf Hostel

221 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, Maui, HI 96779 (Formerly Rainbow Surf Hostel)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Paia
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Aloha Surf Hostel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    25
    4
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
1
5
11
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (31)
  • Mar-May only
    (13)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (7)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (0)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
Hawaii
Level Contributor
42 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is ok, not so clean, has some cane spiders (big) in the private room that I was in, but it is funky, and vibe is positive. Love having nice big kitchen to utilize, in either the dorms or the private rooms.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a couple nights. In the small hippy surf town. Very laid back atmosphere. Free tours everyday if desired. Nice social areas. Place has quiet hrs from 10pm-8am, which can kind of be bad for some. Staff was helpful and the crowd was very diverse. Would stay again. Only small negative is no AC and few showers/toilets. kind of pricey... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling with a friend at the start of a lengthy trip throughout North America this hostel was our first stop after 37 hours in transit. Being my first hostel experience I was a little hesitant about exactly what to expect, however I was pleasantly surprised by every aspect of the experience! (newbies dont worry they're gentle) Pros: *Clean and comfortable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a couple and stayed in a private room at aloha hostel. Very clean, quiet, safe, nice and user-friendly bbq and game area. Welcoming girl at reception desk who even woke up earlier on our departure day to start the coffee machine for us! Highly recommend this hostel!!!! Also a few steps away from Mana Foods store for delicious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Towards the end of last semester my friend and I decided we needed to escape Melbourne's ruthless winter during the mid-year break. Hawaii it was! We stayed on two islands during our two weeks, one week on each. First we were in beautiful and indulgent Oahu which was quite commercialised. The second week we were in rural Maui, a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'll get right down to it... Pros: free pancake breakfast, free WiFi, free tours but tip the driver, quiet hours 10pm-7am enforced, tile floors, free Netflix, desktop computer available for guests, full kitchen, hot tub, outdoor grilling and seating area, 10 minute walk to town/beach, pretty clean for the most part, safe available for valuables. I felt pretty safe as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a very nice hostel. Run by Issac and Lizzy. They are the best at running a hostel. Everything seems to be calm quiet and cozy. I spend my birthday in the hostel, passing through a bad moment because i get my documents and equipment lost. Very beautiful people, meaningful experiences and free tours! Definitely you will love to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longueuil, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very welcoming place. Every employee is there to make your stay worth it and it works very well because you feel like home when you are there. Everybody is respectful of the quiet time or just respectful in general. Private bedroom was bigger than expected, you feel at ease. 5-10 min of walk to the all the stores, grocery and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
suzyd79
Level Contributor
78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You're definitely traveling hostel-style here! it may be a bit bare bones, but the vibes are good and the location is great. We had to make our own bed, sheets and pillowcases were provided just not out on, but who cares? We met some awesome folks who gave us a ride to the Jaws break and we saw the most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This hostel was absolutely phenomenal and filled with such amazing vibes! So many amazing souls (workers and guests) who are so open and willing to show you a good time on the island! It's super clean and has an amazing communal outdoor area. The day trips are also a great way to see the island for cheap! It's a super... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

17 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (14)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Paia
0.4 mi away
Paia Inn Hotel
Paia Inn Hotel
#1 of 1 in Paia
5.0 of 5 stars 609 reviews
6.1 mi away
Maui Seaside Hotel
Maui Seaside Hotel
#2 of 3 in Kahului
3.5 of 5 stars 715 reviews
6.3 mi away
Maui Beach Hotel
Maui Beach Hotel
#3 of 3 in Kahului
3.0 of 5 stars 379 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.9 mi away
Courtyard by Marriott Maui Kahului Airport
1.1 mi away
Kuau Inn
Kuau Inn
#2 of 5 in Paia
4.0 of 5 stars 82 reviews
0.4 mi away
Nalu Kai Lodge
Nalu Kai Lodge
#2 of 5 in Paia
4.5 of 5 stars 87 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities