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“Friendly, clean hostel in Maui”

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Northshore Hostel Maui
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Sierra Madre, California
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6 reviews
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“Friendly, clean hostel in Maui”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Good quiet location, courteous and knowledgeable staff, community computer, towel rentals, safe and luggage storage, laundry facility, kitchen facilities, piles of board games and even ice cream bars for sale; seems there's nothing these guys have forgotten. Added bonus for me was the schmoozy neighborhood cats. I'd definitely stay here again - you cannot beat the cost, cleanliness, location, and kind of down home comfort of the place. Very relaxed home away from home...

Room Tip: If you want more privacy, rent one of the private rooms for only about $10 more per night. The dorm...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Mahalo Shirley, we couldn't say it any better....thanks for your kind words and we hope you do return and stay with us!
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Lévis, Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great place well center to go everywhere in the Island (when you have a car). The bed was comfortable and clean, same for the bathrooms. we enjoy our stay there for the 10 days. Appreciated the none smoker area.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Merci Lucie
You guys were great and I got to practice my French too...we welcome you back anytime...thanks for staying with us!
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

The taxi driver picking me up from the airport tried to talk me out of staying here, which was rather disconcerting as the reviews I'd read prior to booking were all good.
I was impressed with the Northshore. It was clean, quiet, private, secure and very well run. Also it was very close to the bus stops, and close to enough different food outlets for choice for all tastes.
The staff were friendly and helpful, and although the free pancakes for breakfast were not gluten free, it is a nice option, and there's always next door at the Bakehouse deli for breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Mary,
Thanks for ignoring the taxi driver! We were very happy to have you as our guest, Thanks for staying with us!
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san diego
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I wish I could have stayed more days ! I didn't realize how cool this place was , until I stayed at another town in a hostel with ZERO privacy ! North shore has private bathrooms/showers, way better than common shower area . Plus the guys are so cool about picking up from airport, and holding luggage if needed when you're in between towns for a good price . The only downside to this place -it's the location( nothing going on in wailuku). But the hostel itself is good deal

  • Stayed September 2012
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thanks Caroline, we're glad you enjoyed your visit
A Hui Hoa
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Not so many hostel on Maui so the choice is limited but in the end probably the best hostel I've stayed in during my trip!
Very friendly staff, airport shuttle, free morning pancakes and clean rooms and bathrooms... What can we ask more?
Definitively a great adress!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Punkharju,
Mahalo for your kind review, we are working hard to be the best...
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were at the Norhshore Maui Hostel for only a night in august 2012. It's a very well organized hostel, with helpful, kindly and prepared staff, always ready to give maximum support to the guests. The rooms were clean, very nice, and so the bathrooms and all shared areas. The kitchen is fine and people maintain it clean and orderly. A very pity to have stayed there only a night...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Mahalo for your visit, arrivederci!
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Nassington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I stayed at North Shore Hostel for 1 week in August 2012 & what a little delight it is!!! Well run & maintained, very clean dorms & common area, friendly & helpful staff, in fact everything a hostel should be & nothing it shouldnt be!!!!!
The only slight down point is its position in relation to other areas of interest but dont let that put you off as a hire car kills that little glitch immediately & is needed in any event on Maui.
Previous comments about friendliness are unfounded in my experience. You must give warmth to recieve warmth & this hostel has such warmth amongst its guests both long & short term if you make the effort to engage.
If you want a party hostel however this is not for you!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Michael D, Manager at Northshore Hostel Maui, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and accurate review, it was a pleasure to welcome you to Maui...a hui hoa!
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Property: Northshore Hostel Maui
Address: 2080 W Vineyard St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5614
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Wailuku
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Wailuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloha and E Komo Mai! The Northshore Hostel Maui is an ideal location to explore our tropical paradise. Spend your entire holiday with us or just one night! Our rates are the lowest on Maui and we strive to offer impeccable customer service to guests of all ages. We are located in downtown Wailuku, in the foothills of the West Maui Mountains, only 5 miles (10K) from the airport. We offer free airport transfers for our guests. Our facility is clean, safe, secure and friendly. A hostel is a great way to meet new people and save your hard earned money! You will find it easy to relax and feel comfortable and enjoy your stay with us. We hope to see you soon. A hui hoa! ... more   less 
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