We spent our second week in Hawaii, on the island of Maui where we booked a Bungalow Private Twins (2 single beds)... Thanks God!
To start with, every spots were clean; bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, lounge. I think the reason is quite simple. People that work there are also people that live there so they don't want to live in a dirty hostel since they stay for at least a month. Second, these employees are so friendly and comprehensive.
They offer free tours as you might have read in every single post... Worth it definitely. If you don't wanna give a 10-20$ tip for something that would be worth normally between 50$ and 150$, rent a car and try to do it yourself :).
I can say I made over 10 friends by staying there for a week. Don't be shy and share laughs with people in the lounge at night time!
We made BBQ, group dinners a couple time; you have everything you need in the Kitchen to cook.
Only negative point is the location of the hostel... No interesting supermarket within 30 minutes walk. THOUGH... As I say, have fun, make friends and you will realize that some of your friends have a car... Split the fuel and everything is all set!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Banana Bungalow Maui Hotel Wailuku
- Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel Wailuku