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Northshore Hostel Maui

2080 West Vineyard Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, not the best location for exploring Maui without a car but definitely good value compared to most other accommodation if you're on a budget. Booked in a private double room which was right next to the balcony so not the quietest of rooms. May have enjoyed it more if we weren't in that particular room.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really liked this hostel! It was very well organized, very save and clean! The staff gave us great advice for our trip and I met some great people! It is a must to do the Road to Hana, ask the staff for the hotspots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, accommodating, close to shops and restaurants, free daily tours (including Road to Hana)....what more can you ask for? I'm so happy I booked my Maui stay in Paia at this awesome, amazing hostel. Thank you North Shore Hostel!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The staff was terribly, terribly unpleasant. Also, the location of this hostel is terribly inconvenient (although they do offer tours). After just spending time at a hostel on Oahu, I was shocked by how different this experience was. The common room is way too small, and always in use by the guests who have been staying for quite a while,... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Dear Katbouro... Yes indeed unfortunate...most of our guests enjoy our terribly, terribly unpleasant staff and terribly inconvenient location, we're sorry you were shocked by this experience. We are in the process of enlarging our common room so that you can squeeze in and join and not feel guilty. And we DO NOT OFFER tours so I'm not sure what you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, free shuttle to beach and airport daily, free breakfast and coffee, bus stop just 5 min walk and Safeway 15 min walk, free local and international phone calls, good recycling system

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo Christina for your kind words, we're happy you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciate our efforts to provide the best budget accommodation on Maui...Aloha! More 

East Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Overall, it's a bit dirty and a lot loud with the constant TV playing. The staff is unhelpful and just refers you to a brochure or Lonely Planet if you ask any questions about Maui sightseeing. Really doesn't seem the staff cares about the guests or trying to be even a little helpful. Definitely not the usual friendly vibe of... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Dear Amy...while we can find no record of your stay with us, and some of your complaints would indicate otherwise (TV is on ONLY from 2pm -10pm & please see our other reviews about how gracious we are about helping guests with tourist information, etc...) we nonetheless take your complaints seriously. Sorry you had to wait to get your laundry... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This hostel is one of the best I've ever been. It looks more like a big home than actually a hostel. Very clean and very nicely decorated. Janine, the receptionist is very nice and helpful. After 10pm all the hostel becomes very quiet. There are rules for each and everything but everyone seems to follow then which is quite nice.... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo Ana...we enjoyed your visit...it is like a big home - ours which we share with our guests - Wailuku is growing but yes sleepy at night...kind regards More 

Szeged, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Scott was very friendly, he helped us whenever we needed. The place has a parking lot which was good for us. The whole hostel is clean and friendly. You can use their phone and computer for free (even for internatinal calls.) You are free to make pancakes in the morning, or coffee.

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo Tocika for your visit...thanks for choosing our hostel...we work hard to please our guests...aloha! More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Truly one of the best places I have ever stayed for the price. All the staff were exceptional. It is well ran, clean and secure. Scott's sense of humor and his dedication to making everyone's stay as safe and fun as possible was great. I stayed 10 days at Northshore and my only regret was not staying longer. I felt... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo Brenon for your kind words and honesty...we really enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again someday soon...aloha! More 

St Kilda
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Staff member Scott welcomed us and gave an initial orientation tour of hostel procedures. We felt at home immediately. The hostel has a well equiped Kitchen ( with free panackes for breakfast !). There are 4 shared bathrooms but there never seemed to be a long wait time. The rooms were plain but clean and the beds comfortable. As an... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review

Aloha Governor and thanks for your kind words, we're happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you appreciate our service! More 

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