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Waikiki Beachside Hostel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it was bordering clean [a few marks on sheets and smelt like smoke and old looking]. Great great location! Very lovely and helpful staff! Great value for money- we had a double room with a shared bathroom our room has AC which was very much used' :) perfect for one or two nights.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is well situated and the staff is very friendly and the room was clean. But: the stairs and the corridors were dirty, the common space is an open garage: dark and unwelcoming. The are no activities organized or suggested for the guests, the information was minimal and impersonal, and the ambience is completely non existent. The Hostel is...

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winnipeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the staff were great. the location couldnt be beat-2 blocks to the beach. we felt safe. my wife & i are 56 and had our 19 yr old daughter. we booked a semi-private room (max 4) with a kitchenette and they didnt put anyone else with us which was very considerate. only thing is they do not supply towels (it...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is my 3rd hostel i have ever tried in the US. This one is the best comparing to Miami and LA hostels. The room are spacious and there is a small kitchen+ fridge. The shame thing the locker isn't free i was prepared to bring my own key to use them, but you have to pay 25 cent...

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Long Island
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I don't have much experience staying in hostels so I'll just state the facts. It is in close proximity to the beach but further from nightlife. It is a bit loud because the common area is between 2 buildings so the sound echoes up to the rooms. The staff are very nice. The rooms and beds were decent. Breakfast of...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Honestly location is very good as you are just a block from Waikiki beach but unfortunately this is the only good point consider that I spent 37$ per night! - Common area is an open garage - Rooms with a kitchen inside are too small for 8 beds and consider that it seems you sleep in a kitchen! - rent...

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Davis C, Manager at Waikiki Beachside Hostel, responded to this review

Aloha 10jo7, Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the time you took to provide us with your feedback. My staff and I endeavor to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for our guests, and to do so at a reasonable price. We are continually trying to improve our services and facilities, including ongoing renovations to our lounge area...

Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I stayed here on my last night while in Hawaii. Their service was reliable and professional. They have many resources at the desk and the desk staff are willing to help you locate information or must-sees in the city. The hostel doesn't have an elevator but the rooms are clean and quiet.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We rented a private triple and were very happy. Had AC, comfy beds and a great shower. Parking right out front was free until 5pm then $10-15 overnight which was perfect as we had a rental car. Location was great, we walked around safely. Staff were great and let us change before our check-in time. Would stay here again.

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edmonton, canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

there is no mistaking this place as anything else but a hostel with a large turnover of visitors. very run down and worn. luckily, just needed a place to store my luggage, bed to sleep and a shower. also, wifi on fourth floor very unreliable. i give it points for having an excellent location. only a block away from the...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The location is perfectly situated. A minutes walk to Waikiki beach and the zoo! There are two bus stops just around the corner from the hostel for just $2.50 (one way) can get you where you need to be on the island!! The staff at the front desk are very helpful and informative. Being a young female travelling by myself...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Address: 2556 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: RM165 - RM772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Waikiki Beachside Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 180
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask what are the rooms in the new building. They can be less noisy when wanting extra sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 730stephaniej, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“go with semi-private room for air-conditioning and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles nenaqu, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“pay more for the 4-bed room, you may get one with a separate 2-bed semi-private room”
 of 5 bubbles alchemista, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the one with AIR CON room! worth it!”
  • Decent, clean and comfortable!
 of 5 bubbles EddeeDy, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms do not have a view. But are pretty quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Sundncr, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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