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Rainbow Surf Hostel

221 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natasha L Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Rainbow Hostel with a few of my friends a year ago for Thanksgiving. It was so great to have so many wonderful people from all over the world coming together to share meals from their home countries and love! It like like a big Ohana even though we had all just met. The lady working there... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

was inspires from this hostel under New management since a Few months. they got lovely Setup and clean and beautiful rooms with enough rest&bathrooms. and two really cool ginger - cat - twins ;)) had a funny Party one night there ;)) stuff is friendly also. no Creditcards!

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Kahala, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Love this place , Great location. On the tropical side of Maui and near the world famous surf spot JAWS and all the great little Restaurants in Paia ...Great crew they pick us up at the airport for free And cooked us. Pineapple pancakes and a free BBQ. ...heard mixed reviews. But this place is back on track ....Aloha from... More

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Paia, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My family stayed at the Rainbow Surf Hostel for a month when we first moved to Maui. It is very difficult to find family-friendly hostels in Hawaii, so RSH was a life-saver. The manager Terry was incredibly helpful and accommodating, and even brought a toy box and kids movies for my son to enjoy during our stay. There is a... More

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I've read some bad reviews on this place and started out a little nervous coming here. Upon arriving we met Tanya and I knew immediately it would be a good experience. We had a private room which had private access to a patio that was really nice to just veg out on in the evening and visit with the other... More

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Used to be a great place. Loved my previous trips, ignored recent posts because I assumed they were written by people who don't understand the hostel experience. I was wrong. What was a fun, rough around the edges, hostel is now a run down flophouse for local chronics. They made me pay $50 to hold my private room, then, when... More

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Maui, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went for 1 night and stayed for 3 weeks. One phone call upon arrival to Maui was enough to compel me to check it out. The staff are awesome and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. The owner is a sweetheart with a caring and loving nature about her. If your... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I stayed here for two weeks in June. It was close to the beach and the town. I was able to walk to most places. The hostel was clean and the staff was very friendly. I understand that they have had some problems in the past, but they have new management and have taken care of the problems. I would... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I stayed in the RSH for two weeks and my impressions were very mixed. ++Price: When I was there (April = off season), they offered a weekly rate of 160$, which comes down to 23$ per night, a good price for a Maui dorm. +Location: The RSH is in Paia, a nice little commercial town with a Hippie appeal. The... More

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2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The manager was away but one of the guys who worked there was so nice to let me have a shower before I could check in at 5pm. The people in the hostel were friendly, the bathroom was clean and the hostel dog was really funny. I went to bed early but even with ear plugs I could hear the... More

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Also Known As:
Rainbow Surf Hotel Paia
Rainbow Surf Hotel
Rainbow Surf Hostel Paia, Maui
Address: 221 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Paia
Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty lodging in Paia
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