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New England
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

I hate to leave a bad review, but I have stayed in hundreds of hostels and have stayed in only one other hostel as poorly kept as this one. They sweep daily and clean the bathrooms and kitchen. Lots of other places are grimy, doors have holes in them, one of the dorm doors to the outside does not lock... More 

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Mahalo for leaving a review. We are happy you had a great stay despite our minor flaws. We do clean daily and try our best to make sure all questions are answered as thoroughly as possible by our one person office staff. We are available every day 11am-9pm for questions, comments or suggestions. Or I am always available by email.... More 

Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Accomodation facilities were clean and the location is great. This hostel has a wonderful atmosphere and you can make friends with people from all over ther world. One of the best hostels we've ever been.

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo! We enjoy seeing, on tripadvisor, what we hear daily at our hostel. See you next time. A hui hou, me ke aloha! More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Cool vibe, cheap, great location. I stayed 4 nights in a semi-private room with a friend. The beds were very comfortable and everything was kept clean. The staff is extremely ( I can't emphasize that enough) friendly and helpful. Everyday, they would ask us about our plans and made sure to answer all our questions. And we had a lot!... More 

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for amazing review! You get us perfectly!! See you soon! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This was without doubt, the most unfriendly and unwelcoming place imaginable, barring potentially Azkaban. We met some great people there as its one of only two hostels on the island, but that is irrelevant. There are strict rules about check in time being after 3pm, we arrived early in the morning and they wouldn't even let us use the wifi... More 

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, I am stunned. Sitting here reading this review is very hurtful. I am so surprised, I had to read it three times. I spoke to you and your friend so many times and I am so sorry if someone was rude to you or not friendly. Every time I saw you we had good conversation and I asked if... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I have traveled through many Hostels around the world and this was a joke. The staff were all very exclusive and they cared more about themselves then "working" for the guests. I also felt like I brought my mum along... SO many rules for no apparent reason. I felt awkward using the communal facilities as the staff were always group-cooking... More 

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, Kalamai you did not read the first line in our description as it states, we are a family hostel. Most of our guests appreciate the homey feel and treat our hostel rules with the same respect they would give their own families. Our 'staff' are volunteers and as such, they are only workers while they are working. Any other... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Lived here for 7 days during my spring break. The staff is very friendly, and placed us in a 4 bedroom under request. The room and restroom was clean, and the beds are quite nice. There is an outdoor area where you can relax with a beer after a long day of adventures. It must be quiet after 10.00pm, which... More 

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for pointing out how quiet we are after 10pm. We take pride in our quiet hours and strictly enforce them. We believe all guests deserve a good nights sleep after a long day of hiking, biking, kayaking, ziplining, boating, or insert adventure here ____! We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Autumn and Bill More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Not the cleanest or most classy hostel; but it works by the standards and pricing of the island. Met some awesome people, everyone is uber friendly, great energy overall! Would stay again. Wifi isn't the best, but the lack of it encourages people to be social like the old fashioned days.

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are happy you found us within your budget. Not always easy on the most expensive of all the islands. Come again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn and Bill More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the honuea hostel in kauai is September !! I had absolutely the best time of my life there. I made lifelong friends from the nights mingling on the patio drinking some local beer under the twinkling stars. Its an amazing way to meet people! The staff was really helpful and friendly with everything I needed. For a... More 

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn an Bill More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this hostel and the owners Autumn and Bill. It's kept very clean and its in a great location! They have brochures on activities in the area, they are also very informed on what's going on on the island which was very helpful. I can't wait to go back! Mahalo for your hospitality!!

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn an Bill More 

Capri, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is peaceful with a lot of light and a nice friendly atmosfere all around 😊I was lucky as I got the chance To know the girl at the reception(Alissa)Who made my holiday on the Island really special

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Come again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn and Bill More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aloha and welcome to our family owned, family operated 34 person hostel on the amazing island of Kaua'i! Our hostel has enforced quiet hours from 10pm-7am. We are not a party style hostel. We hope guests will take advantage of our low prices and quality service so that you may enjoy Kauai hikes and outdoor activities that are our premier location provides. Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai resides in the heart of Kapa'a Town, across the street from Kapa'a Beach Park! Take a stroll or bike down the 7 mile Ke Ala Hele Makalae ("The Path that Goes by the Coast") that stretches from Wailua Town past Kealia Beach Point with amazing surf and spectacular views! Or, do some shopping at some of the best locally owned shops on Kauai. Dine in amazing restaurants or cook your own food in our large, newly decorated kitchen/common areas. We have two dorm rooms with ten beds, women's only dorms, four private rooms (inside the dorms), and two deluxe rooms. All dorms have a private room and a shared bath en-suite. The two deluxe rooms are in the main house, share a bathroom and do not have restrictions on kitchen hours. We have common areas available to all registered guests that include lanai (covered patio), several garden seating areas, hammock and TV room. Snorkel gear, kayaks, and Free WiFi is provided for all registered guests. Please, registered guests and new check ins only. *We most always have room for walk-ins 3pm-9pm, aloha! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

Address: 4532 Lehua Street, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 (Formerly Kauai International Hostel)
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $25 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Kauai International Hotel Kapaa
Honu'Ea International Hostel Kauai Kapaa
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“Windows next to stairs in courtyard seemed like a bad idea. People up and down them all the time.”
 of 5 bubbles 252wilsont, Feb 5, 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, you hear less the roosters.”
 of 5 bubbles schalifoux1, Apr 30, 2015 | Read review
“Get the superior/deluxe private room - you're away from the dorms and wont have to worry about waking people up! :)”
 of 5 bubbles BrokeTraveller88, Apr 13, 2015 | Read review
“Listen when they say no food in your room or you will end up with ants in your bag which isn't too fun :')”
 of 5 bubbles C2173QIlauraw, Nov 23, 2014 | Read review
“Near the door. Not inboard.........otherwise, too stuffy.”
 of 5 bubbles PalJoey88, Aug 29, 2014 | Read review
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