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HI - Honolulu

2323A Seaview Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822, United States

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Overall Rating 85%

From 27 Reviews

Hostel rating (27)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 80%
Security 88%
Service 84%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 83%

Within walking distance of the University of Hawaii in lush Manoa Valley, come and experience the aloha spirit in this family-run hostel.

  • Dorm
    From $30.00
10 or more people?

Honolulu Hostel

Hostel Honolulu

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Honolulu is situated in a quiet and safe residential area 2 minutes away from the University of Hawaii in the Manoa Valley. There are bars and restaurants nearby as well as hiking trails to the beautiful Manoa Falls.

This Honolulu hostel has dormitory style accommodation with shared bathrooms and showers. Facilities include a fully equipped self-service kitchen, Wi-Fi and Internet access, a TV and lounge area and there’s free use of sporting equipment.

Stay in Waikiki, the tourist centre of Hawaii with its white sandy beaches, or travel west to downtown Honolulu - the historic heart of the city – and see the harbour front and several museums. An attraction for guests is the chance to visit the university where you can take advantage of the art displays, movies and lectures. The botanical gardens and historical sights are also within easy reach.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 23:00
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 7 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 12 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 12:00
From 16:00 to 00:00
From 08:00 to 12:00
From 16:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-808-946 0591

Fax. 1-808-946 5904

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • University of Hawaii (Less than 500 m)
  • Manoa Falls (1 to 2km)
  • Waikiki Beach (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



the seaview ave hostel in Manoa remains relaxed and congenial - I have enjoyed their hospitality many times over the past 20 years and regret the passing of the hostel's founding couple. I also regret the change in HI-USA policy from allowing on site purchase of HI membership to internet only purchase, which strikes me needlessly restrictive and retarded.


Avatar for Terrance


Wed 10 Jul 2019

Thank you for your comment and review. The decision to purchase HI memberships via the internet is a decision at the HI-USA level. Perhaps someone who has an email and is comfortable with the internet can assist you with the purchase of email is sent to verify the purchase and a copy of the transaction and 'card' ensues. Take care!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Had a wonderful stay at this hostel owned and run by a local Hawaiian family. Beds were comfortable, restrooms were clean, and the windy conditions in the area at night made it very comfortable to sleep even in the absence of any air conditioning. A very chill place in the Manoa area out of the touristy Waikiki Beach area, and well connected through TheBus lines. Thank you to Auntie Sue, Auntie Joanna, and Kris for being such wonderful people and making the stay so pleasant!


Avatar for Wei Sien

Wei Sien,

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Many thanks for your kind words! Being in a residential area for 50 years makes this more 'chill' and we try to have a local flavor. Good travels to you!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Dear Madam or Sir, I have been double-charged. I myself stayed in the HI-Honolulu. I am sorry I made a mistake that I didn't changed 2 persons to 1 person when I booked the HI. I want my money back. Thank you in advance. Best regards, Liang WANG,


Avatar for Liang


Sat 11 May 2019

I hope you received an answer on May 20 when we first it is again: We understand you made a mistake by marking that two of you will come to the hostel on May 4 when indeed there was just you. As you made a reservation with the HIUSA site - 12% was automatically deducted from your credit card that went straight to HIUSA to support the nonprofit organization. When you checked in the deposit for one person (you) for four nights was deducted. The other amount is not refundable. Please take care - happy travels!....Take care.

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Mon 13 May 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (3 to 5km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (2 to 3km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

12km city bus.
Bus #19 or 20 eastbound from HNL airport to Ala Moana Mall then Bus #6 from Ala Moana Shopping Cener to the corner of Metcalf. St. and University Ave.
$35-$40 or take an Uber or Lyft
Alternate Transport
Shuttle costs vary and unpredictable ($20-$40)
2-3 parking stalls available for no charge. Register at the front desk. Parking for bicycles and mopeds are also available.

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