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The Plumeria Hostel Alternative

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1111 Piikoi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-1830
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#24 of 56 Specialty lodging in Honolulu
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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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I spent a long time researching where to stay. This was the cheapest I found but what was the catch? I had several conversations before and during my stay with the employees of this place. They are absolutely the most honest people I have ever come across that are running a business. If there's anything even slightly off kilter with anything they will admit to it front and center before you even notice. If there's anything about the experience you will have before you get there, they will tell you up front exactly what to expect. There were absolutely no surprises nor any doublespeak about what we got. This is a hybrid building, people live here permanently. There are also people who are long term residents who are on the way in or out of Hawaii or temporary workers or what have you. There are also people like you, tourists who rent rooms by the day. If you rent via airbnb here, this is literally one of the very few *legal* airbnbs operating in Hawaii. Your dollars go towards keeping this place open for the people who live here, who by and large are struggling to afford the high rent in Hawaii. These people are literally trying to keep those less fortunate with money alive and with homes. This place was "quiet", and by that I mean the residents kept to themselves, bothered nobody, and followed the rules in which you have to be quiet after 10pm. You will have no problems whatsoever with the residents. If I did come in contact with anyone they were very nice and friendly. As for actual "literal" quiet, no. There is road noise and the walls were paper thin. You could hear people coughing in the neighboring rooms, for example. The room was very clean. It was obviously very, very old but the employees here clearly are trying their best to keep the place as orderly and clean as they can considering the age of the building. So yes, the bathroom tiles were old and cracking and discolored a bit, and bits and pieces here and there in the room were obviously aged and not in the best shape. However, it is clearly cared for. It is not dilapidated or ruined, they are keeping it up and doing well. As for convenience, they are located one block away from several bus stops. There are tons of places to eat nearby that are cheap and not overpriced tourist stops. You can walk 10-15 minutes to a Walmart. It is right across the street from a Zippy's, the local diner chain where you can get real local Hawaiian food and not tourist food. If you want the whole nine yards like a hotel room, a personal bathroom and air conditioning and everything, book the studio rooms. Call before you book to make sure you get the best. If you are a budget, couples or solo traveler I'd highly recommend this place. I would almost say if you have kids then don't do it because, in a twist, if your kids were rowdy at all their noise would be the ones bothering the residents and not the other way around. If you are not interested in the beach or the crowds, this is the place for you. If you feel like you want to do good for the people of Hawaii while you visit, this is the place for you.
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Unbelievably clean and secure. Richard and his staff remarkably warm and caring. 10 minutes bus ride to Waikiki or a 3 minute walk in the opposite direction to a bus to downtown Honolulu and North Oahu and the 25 ft surfs and beach.😎🇺🇸🌈 Can’t beat the price.
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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 that I had sharing the apartment with wrong people who would be on the toilet for about 45-60min, but it can happen.
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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 and young people traveling. You will be safe, but not all the characters around the building will be classy and clean-cut. (Everyone is friendly though!) I think this review probably reads as judgmental, but all I am saying is that you will love this place if your expectations are correct. Expect great, friendly service, privacy, and a clean room.
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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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PRICE RANGE
$68 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonolulu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Plumeria Hostel Alternative
Which popular attractions are close to The Plumeria Hostel Alternative?
Nearby attractions include Daiso - Honolulu (0.03 miles) and Hawaii Voice KTV & Lounge (0.3 miles).
Is parking available at The Plumeria Hostel Alternative?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Plumeria Hostel Alternative?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Sasabune, Sushi Izakaya Gaku, and Bac Nam.
Are there any historical sites close to The Plumeria Hostel Alternative?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shangri La (4.4 miles), Iolani Palace (1.1 miles), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (2.4 miles).