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Hostelling International Waikiki

2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

HI Waikiki is in one of the best locations on the island for travellers. It is a 5 minute walk to Waikiki Beach and Waikiki's surfing and water attractions and a 2 minute walk to restaurants and bars, markets and shopping malls, vehicle rentals etc. If you have booked trips such as Boat trips, dives or mountain adventures, the pick... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So this place is by no means good but it might be your best bet for the price. Bad points: Staff - The staff initially seem quite rude, there is little effort to welcome you or include you in anything. No maps of the area no info on what to see or do. (Please see good point below though). Atmosphere... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I recently spent a week at this hostel and was sadly disappointed. It was disgustingly dirty and the staff didn't care about the place one little bit. The good: 1. The location is about as good as you can get without being right on the beach. Less than 5 minutes from the beach, high end shopping/restaurants and discount shopping/restaurants. 2.... More

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Manager_HI_Waikiki, Manager at Hostelling International Waikiki, responded to this review

Aloha Jason, Thanks for taking the time to write a thorough review, I wish you would have addressed these issues with me directly during your 7 night stay. I will definitely address cleanliness issues with my cleaning staff, but I wanted to write about some other things for the benefit of those who use Trip Advisor to decide if they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In the heart of Waikiki, just a 2 minute walk from waikiki beach, and 5-10 minutes to the shopping streets. Restaurants and board rentals everywhere! You will not get bored. The staff are so nice and friendly. Some of them even takes guests out for hikes. So you really get your moneys worth. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned everyday,... More

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Kobe, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I stayed at the HI Waikiki for 3 days. Let me start with the good: The location ! Right one block off the beach. Around the corner of the hostel you can rent surfboards, paddle boards for as low as 15 USD a day. Now the bad: Customer service at this hostel is pretty much non existent. It does not... More

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Manager_HI_Waikiki, Manager at Hostelling International Waikiki, responded to this review

Our rooms are cleaned daily by paid housekeeping staff. Sometimes we hire new staff that may not be 100% familiar with the area, but the love Hawaii, like to have fun, & love to help our guests book tours pick a restaurant, go on a hike, etc. If you're there to have a good time just ask Rocko, Art, Brian,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As said in previous posts, the location is perfect. A block or so from the beach and in the center of where you want to be in Waikiki. I made some awesome new friends here in addition to the place being clean and taken care of. Definitely coming back next time I'm in Waikiki!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Perfect location, nice facilities and really clean. Really enjoyed my time at this hostel! I would recommend it to anyone and definitely stay here again. Thanks so much to Tyler for helping me out with tours and for showing me the best places to go in Waikiki. I also found Rocko to be very helpful. I couldn't have asked for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed for a couple of nights as a cheap base to explore Oahu. Firstly brilliant location. Cheap parking (but only one or two spots). Friendly staff. Room is very basic and very sandy but fine. Would stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Wow!!! I stayed here a couple weeks ago and had such an amazing time! The hostel is incredibly clean, the location couldn't be better (it's two blocks from Waikiki beach) and most of all the staff was the nicest and most helpful I've ever come across. Thanks so much to Tyler, Rocko, Cody and Angel for making my stay in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's basic, clean, quiet and only two blocks from Waikiki Beach. If you want hotel facilities, book in to a hotel and pay ten times the price. If you prefer a friendly place to stay with a comfy bed and interesting fellow travellers, this is for you.

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Address: 2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 58
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