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The Plumeria Hostel Alternative

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The Plumeria Hostel Alternative provides private, lockable bedrooms (NO bunk beds) for singles or couples in small, shared apartments. We are clean, safe, and affordable, and are located outside (but near) the hectic Waikiki tourist zone. You'll have housemates sharing kitchen and bathroom, so consideration is required and sociability is a plus; and indoor smoking is not allowed. We provide free wi-fi, a coin-op laundry, BBQ area, and pleasant, tree-shaded yard areas. You’ll be issued keys and security gate codes, so you can come and go any time; but quiet hours start at 10PM and visiting ends at 11 PM. Visit us for a relaxed Hawaii vacation…or we provide an excellent place to stay when moving to Oahu.
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Grade: 90 out of 100
79Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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The Apartment is very close to the public beach, about 15min walking. In the night, it can get very noisy based on where your room window is located. All in all - the room is clean, bathroom is also solid. If you are traveling on a budget, its an option. My bad experience was
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This isn't really a fun, make-friends hostel. It does not have a youth-vibe, a pool table, or an internet cafe. This is a clean, centrally located place to stay very cheaply in Honolulu. It is great for those who may be relocating-- stay while you look for a job-- or students
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My husband had a last minute trip and the the plumeria was just the right fit. Very convenient location and has all the basics you need. Safeway and starbucks right around the corner with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby too. Staff was very helpful and understanding.
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The staff and tenants are friendly. For the price of the accommodation, you are getting what you pay for. It is basic and clean. The staff will try to place you with other people around your same age and maybe same interest. There are some units that appear to have some retired
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I've just relocated to Honolulu, and stayed at the Plumeria for 4 weeks, while looking for an apartment. The medium sized room which I was in was rather spacious and well kept, though its furnishings were simple. My room was in a 4 bedroom apartment, shared by several
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The Plumeria Hostel Alternative. Centrally located between Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu.
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From the airport, take The Bus #19 or #20 to Piikoi St. (Ala Moana Center) and walk for 10 minutes north, or take the bus #19 from airport and on King St. corner Punchbowl take bus #2 to Waikiki, leave the bus on King corner Piikoi, The Plumeria is one corner north (Piikoi corner Young)
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"If you want to stay in the all Women Dorm then the best way to get it is to travel with other women friends and book all the rooms together. That's usually why it's hard to get a room there because friends book the room all at once. When I stayed there the bathroom was crowded so if you really need to go there is a "Zippy's" restaurant across the street with a bathroom you can use (they don't mind) and if you need a bathroom late at night on the other side of the street is a Safeway and they are open 24/7. To get less road noise at night ask for a room closer to the office (so, away from the roads) and enjoy a better nights sleep!"
"Second floor room may be better"
"Rooms in the third appartment (next to the office) seemed to be nicer than others."
"They're all equally nice"
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonolulu
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