The hostel has bed bugs. Everyone in the dorm room I was in got bitten multiple times, and had welts of bites in rows (characteristic of bed bugs). We told the hostel staff numerous times, and each time they acted surprised, as if it was new information (even the same staff members that we told acted this way). After several days of complaining, the owner finally went into the dorm room for a few hours with a hot gun. He did not appear to have worked on anything but the bed frames, leaving the mattresses, mattress covers, pillows and even some sheets in the room. He also does not appear to have done anything around the floor or the perimeter of the carpet. After a couple of hours (literally no more than three), he announced that he did not find anything, and the staff all acted like we had made the whole thing up. Bed bugs are tiny, so I am not sure what he expected to "find," especially on the black mattresses. I found bed bug droppings on my sheets and have numerous bites all over my arms and legs. Now I am worried that I might have brought them home with me, and have to spend days cleaning and doing laundry rather than getting back into my normal work/ life. I would not recommend this hostel at all, because the staff is not being honest with their patrons (one staff person admitted that they had had a bed bug problem in the past but had "gotten rid of" the bed bugs. But if the actions of the owner are any indication, they never got rid of them and are not likely to get rid of them any time soon).
- Also Known As:
- Seaside Hawaiian Hotel Honolulu
- Seaside Hawaiian Hostel Hawaii/Honolulu