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HI - Honolulu

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

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Overall Rating 85%

From 42 Reviews

Hostel rating (42)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 84%
Security 85%
Service 86%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 86%

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

  • 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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • 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 - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • 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



I had an excellent stay. Everyone was so kind and caring while helping us prepare for a hurricane that was supposed to happen. Always felt safe.


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Thu 30 Aug 2018

Wow! Thank you for your kind words - everyone was a trooper when it came to preparing and waiting for the hurricane! Aloha!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 01 Sep 2018

Improvements: 1. Bathrooms - privacy in showers eg door or better shower curtain - not a white see-through shower curtain, a door outside the shower area. No gaps around toilet doors for privacy. Renovation and bigger bathroom. 2. Dorm rooms are basic. Shelves or desk to put things. I was in room 2 which slept 7, very small with 3 bunks and a single bed and I had the bed right by the door which was constantly left open. Bed lights over beds. Proper curtains for privacy. 3. Bigger kitchen.


Avatar for June


Sun 12 Aug 2018

Thank you for your list of improvements to this hostel. We're making a special note of it and saving money for improvements for late next year. Take care! Aloha, Sue

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Tue 14 Aug 2018

I have no suggestions to improve; I ike it just the way it is,and I had a lovely stay, even though it was only one night.


Avatar for Elaine


Mon 16 Jul 2018

Many thanks for your kind words! We have a long list of what to improve given time and money and talent! Safe travels!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Very clean hostel in a great environment with accommodating and friendly staff. Shuttle service to the airport is about $10 through different companies. 10/10!


Avatar for Montserrat


Tue 03 Jul 2018

Awesome! Thank you for your kind words! Send an email to us about the name of that airport shuttle for $10? That's cheap! We can tell our guests about it...haven't heard of it...Aloha!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Thu 05 Jul 2018

I loved my stay!


Avatar for Corey


Sun 01 Jul 2018

Many thanks! We enjoyed your company! Safe travels to you!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Tue 03 Jul 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 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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