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Hostelling International Waikiki

2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My expectations were pretty high after staying in HI in San Francisco, but this experience was nothing like it. I advertised my arrival at 11pm, and when I got there, the guy at the desk made it clear that it bothered him that I was checking in that late, even though the reception was open till midnight. They lost my... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Hostel is in walking distance (3 min!) to Waikiki Beach. On the way you're passind some abc stores where you can grap some beers and other stuff. You also have a shop just on the other side of the road, where you can lend you surfboard :). rooms: we had a ensuite private room, which was clean and ok.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Norcross, Georgia
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Address: 2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
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Number of rooms: 58
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