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HI - Honolulu

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

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Overall Rating 84%

From 36 Reviews

Hostel rating (36)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 83%
Security 83%
Service 85%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 87%

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 $25.00
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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • 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 - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - 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



Staff were awesome and really helpful and friendly. Environment is very homely. Wifi dropped in and out a lot in the dorms and the pillows were thin so had a sore neck when I woke up but apart from that, great experience!


Avatar for Helen


Mon 07 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback...Ok, time to buy more it every six months! Wifi situation is on the to-do list by June. Thanks and aloha!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Wed 09 May 2018

It was good overall. If you ask me,I wish there were the outlets for charging on the side of the second floor bed also.


Avatar for Kiyoko


Mon 23 Apr 2018

Thank you for your review. To rewire this old house would take a large amount of money - but as a alternative - will look into putting an extension cord for each bed. Aloha on your travels!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Well situated hostel, close to UHM campus and hiking trails. I don't understand the 7 day max policy. I had to stay close to UHM campus for 11 days so just ended up spending 4 nights in another hostel. It seems other travelers were in that situation too. What other hostels do is require a proof of foreign/out of state residency (passport / ID) or departure plane ticket for guests. Another issue I had was with the staff and guests talking loudly past 10pm, when many guests were trying to sleep.


Avatar for Paul


Fri 13 Apr 2018

The location is great for people who often visit Oahu. The room temperature can be hot because of no AC. The cold water at the shower helps me to stay cool in the hot temperature dorm. The atmosphere is more relax and feeling home than in Waikiki. The last bus departure at Waikiki at 1230 am in the night to hostel. This hostel is for people who dont need the night life.


Avatar for Thijs


Thu 05 Apr 2018

Thank you for your comments. We have fans for your use (sorry the A/C cost is prohibitive). Hope you got to relax! Aloha!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 07 Apr 2018

I really appreciated the short time I had at HI Honolulu (university). The hostel is very well managed and organized, the staff are very welcoming and helpful, and the facilities were well kept. The place is really beautiful and great if you are looking for a quiet stay. No complaints, I would definitely consider staying there again. Thanks!


Avatar for Alexander


Tue 03 Apr 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback! Hope you had a great time with us. Safe travels to you! Mahalo!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Thu 05 Apr 2018


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 or 18 from Ala Moana Mall to the corner of Metcalf.
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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