I've stayed at a lot of hostels and can say that the Banana Bungalow is a good one. The staff are friendly and the managers are super accommodating an really care about the place. the place is clean and they don't let bedding from outside which helps prevent bed bugs.
The value for money can't be beat. The free tours take guests all over the island and the guides are super knowledgeable, offering up tons of travel tips.
Free pancake mix for breakfast and a full service kitchen and barbecue make cooking fun and easy.
The common areas ensure a friendly place to hang out and meet new friends, play pool and ... Drink. Lots of drinking in the evening.
There are few downsides. I have to say the beds were not the best and rooms are pretty cramped. also the mixed gender shower situation is not ideal.
If you are laid back and looking to meet new people, get to know the island, socialize and drink on occasion, this is the hostel for you. That being said, quiet couples looking for a romantic get away may not be as comfortable with the party vibe.
Awesome hostel and I would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hostel caters to backpackers, travelers and surfers wanting to get the best out of Maui,and the best value for their money. Your stay comes with a friendly atmosphere, camaraderie, and friendships that last a lifetime. We offer more free amenities than any other hostel in Hawaii, probably the world. We offer FREE TOURS of MAUI EVERY DAY!: 12-Mile Haleakala Volcano Hike, The Road to Hana, Iao Valley Rainforest Hike, Whale Watching (seasonal), Snorkel with Turtles, Historic Lahaina and Paia Towns, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches!Large Tropical Garden with 7-Person Jacuzzi, Large Shared Kitchen, Free Wi-Fi, Free Internet Computer, Free pancake breakfast, Free keg parties every Friday night! "BACKPACKERS SHOULD HEAD TO BANANA BUNGALOW" - Frommer's 2011, "LIVELY AND COSMOPOLITAN HOSTEL" - Fodor's 2011. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Bungalow Maui Hotel Wailuku
- Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel Wailuku