Met with suspicion upon arrival, which is unusual for somewhere in the hospitality business, and the staff are quite inflexible if you want to change your arrangements. Experienced a very uncomfortable discussion between the manager and a guest, due to a simple request which was not only refused but led to the guest being demeaned and being told to pack up and leave. The place is old and run down, not unusual for many hostels, but the rooms are overpriced and the showers are lukewarm dribbles. I was willing to give this place a chance despite its poor reviews, but it lives up to them. Next time i'll visit the other hostel, where I received a warm welcome despite their being very busy.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kauai International Hotel Kapaa
- Honu'Ea International Hostel Kauai Kapaa