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Rainbow Surf Hostel

221 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty lodging in Paia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my girlfriend for a week in May and really enjoyed it. The staff were great. The location was great. There was a BBQ that was free. The staff and other guests were all great and fun to hang out with and have a few beers. I will definitely stay here again.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I loved this hostel!! I stayed here with my boyfriend for a couple nights during the summer and we had such a good time! It is walking distance into the town of Paia as well as some beaches! The staff was very nice and welcoming! The hostel itself was very clean and well run! We were very happy with our... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Staff was very helpful and friendly, near stores, shops, beach, yoga, bars. Everything within walking distance. Cleanest hostel I've stayed in, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and quiet times enforced, making it easy to rest. Only open to travelers, which makes it easier to feel safe leaving belongings behind. Very understanding and reasonable

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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The location is off the hook , right on Hana Road very cool , right in town did not need a car . Free stuff surfboards , mask and fins . Bodyboard . But the best was the outdoor common Area watching surf movies outside , great sound system for My iPhone and Chefs amazing BBQ night this place rocks... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Close to world class wind/kite surfing beaches of Ho'okipa and Kanaha, this funky little place is a gem. Fun staff and international travelers make this place not only a great destination for wind surfers, but weekly BBQs and movie night are a hoot. Proximity to Hana and Haleakala volcano are second to none on Maui! I highly recommend this hostel... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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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
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Address: 221 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Paia
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