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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

Yes... it's not a hotel but the whole point is that a hostel is for those who can't afford one. For $27 a night I had a clean safe bed, a clean bathroom, wireless internet, a friendly desk lady who kept an eye on everyone. For Maui, that's a good deal. It's easy to drive down to Waleia and Kihei.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

We called them twice to make our reservation for a private room and both times were reassured we would have one. When we arrived at the hostel they didn't have a room for us. We shared the bottom part of a bunk. The second day they moved us to our private room which stunk so bad we couldn't be in... More

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Maui, Hawaii
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

We stayed at the hostel for 4 nights in november in a first private room. We woke up with bights ALL over us/ We asked for another room which they made us pay for an upgrade. Again woke up bitten all over. We went into a dorm and once again bitten. After speaking with other guests they said they had... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Stayed as walk in in this hostel and got a warm welcome but a lot of rules. Got warned about bugs and spiders after checking in and was not sure after if I really want to stay at this place. I did not see any spiders, but first thing when walking in the bathroom was a cockroadge walking on the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

This is one of the worst places I stayed. The bed had bugs, they give you airline blankets and forget about clean sheets. The room was not cleaned at least for a month. There was so much dust in the room, I could see my footprints. It was like a joke. A bad one. This could win the noisiest hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

Great location. Can easily walk to Pa'ia town, local health food store, county bus stop. Pretty quiet setting - minimal road noise from Baldwin Ave. Common area in the hostel is good place to relax, surf the web, watch TV, read, socialize with fellow travelers and staff. Good communication by email prior to arrival, with responses to questions about the... More

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Central Coast, CA
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20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

We had sent a deposit to reserve a private room for 4 nights a few months before our trip. I had to call several times before someone could confirm that my check was received. When we arrived, my deposit check could not be found, and it was obvious that a room had not been reserved for us. They were only... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

I have read a bunch of reviews saying how dirty this place is. Well yes, this is a hostel and is not a sterile resort hotel. My husband and I stayed here for a week recently and loved it. The staff was so nice. The place was quiet and bright. The managers there had only started about 3 weeks earlier,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

I have been working in this hostel since early June, and it has been an amazing experience, even though my job is to clean the toilets. After reading other reviews I wanted to leave an up-to-date review of this hostel. There were complaints about bugs--which are going to appear from time to time, we are on hawaii and keep windows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

Great staff, best location f-walking distance to beaches and shops in Paia and bus stop for the Maui Bus to take you to Kahului, Airport and transfers to Lahaina etc. Rooms are clean and decent. Atmosphere is really chilled and pleasant felt like I was staying at a friend of a friend's place. One of the best hostels I have... More

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