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Hostelling International Waikiki

2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No lift was a big shock. Hard to get luggage up the flights of stairs and the staff member on that day was not that happy to help either. No air conditioning. You pay for what you get at his hostel. Close to the beach so that was good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this to be a good place to stay for a budget-conscious traveller. The security at the hostel is good. However, there is no elevator so there is the problem of having to carry heavy luggage upstairs. Wifi is also only available in the lounge and there is no complimentary breakfast - however, fully equipped kitchen and fridge available for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for 5 nights in a private room. For the most part, my stay was okay. I'm not picky in terms of hostels but there are quite a few things I think you should be aware of before booking at this hostel! Cons: -NO ALCOHOL and they will confiscate. We were unaware of this before booking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stayed 4 nights in a double room and couldn't fault this place for price and location plus cleanliness. Sure there is inner city noise from rubbish trucks etc but the location close to beach and shops makes up for it. Friendly front desk staff helped us with our luggage and questions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I stayed here for (in all 2-weeks) whilst travelling around Hawaii. After having a bad experience at another Hostel, I stumbled across this gem and to this day I miss the place and the people. Everyone congregates and uses the kitchen / common room and there were a mix of ages and backgrounds, which made for a very friendly and... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for four nights. The staff was very nice. I arrived in the late evening and was welcomed very nicely. The mattresses are very thin and it gets noisy at night due to the a/c of the neighbouring building. The location is great (2 blocks to Waikiki beach).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed at Hi waikiki for 1 week in a private room. Had a really good stay. Very fast wi fi, clean room, friendly and helpful staff, felt very safe as each guest has its own key to get into the building. The location is a must, 1 block from the beach and main attractions. Hardly recommend for short or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

When I went to San Diego, I stayed in an albergue which had at least 15 beds per room. It was really bad. This hostel is near of a bunch of bus stops (I did not rest a car because it is so expensive by 2 people or less). Beyond it has 3 - 5 beds per room the atmosphere... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I enjoyed my stay here at Hostelling International Waikiki. The location of this hostel is fantastic! The hostel is around two blocks away from Waikiki beach and shopping areas such as DFS and a block away from the bus stop. The room we stayed in was clean and quite spacious. They don't have air conditioning but the cool, windy weather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice hostel. Fantastic location, which is two blocks from the beach. Newly renovated and clean kitchen with a gas stove. Staff is pleasant. Rooms are cleaned everyday, but naturally because it is a beach area, people bring in sand on their shoes. All bathrooms could use a hand towel and/or paper towels. Fortunately, I had great roommates during my stay.... More 

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