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HI - Honolulu

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

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Overall Rating 81%

From 30 Reviews

Hostel rating (30)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 78%
Security 82%
Service 83%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 84%

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 members' 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.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • 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 12:00 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 loved the vibe which felt like authenthic aloha spirit. It was calm an quite, away from the tourists and crowdiness of the city centre. I slept like a baby and enjoyed my peaceful mornings.


Avatar for Aljaz


Mon 15 May 2017

Thank you for your words...we hope to continue in such a calming way and will try to continue to improve it all with time and money....

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Wed 17 May 2017

I liked how clean and calm the hostel was, i was able to sleep without problems. The staff were very friendly. I dont have any improvements to suggest, i loved it! The only thing that would make it even nicer is if there was free coffee in the morning:)


Avatar for Monika


Sat 13 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments....Hmmm, coffee? Perhaps later this year. Aloha, Sue

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Mon 15 May 2017

First time in a Hostel so didn't know what to expect, but the staff and fellow travelers put me at ease quickly. I'll recommend staying here anytime.


Avatar for Tina


Mon 20 Mar 2017

Thank you for your kind words! Enjoy hostelling - especially via the Hostelling International...Aloha, Sue

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Wed 22 Mar 2017

I left early because experience was not as good as the many times/days I have stayed there (2000-2008). Front room is quite loud at night (open slots in wall across from bathroom) & open windows to patio (lit and guests used until 11 pm). I did ask to change to one of the quieter back rooms and even though there was space the owner did not make any attempt to accommodate my request, replying that "this is a hostel." I used to LOVE this hostel and now will no longer recommend it


Avatar for Lynn


Thu 16 Mar 2017

Thank you for your review. I am sorry your request was not accommodated. I will speak to the owner about your comments. Best wishes to you. Sue

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 18 Mar 2017

Far from city center and Waikiki, must use public transport to get there. Bathroom was clean, wi-fi was fast and stable, you can use the washing machine just for 2 USD. Cheapest place for living in Honolulu and honestly speaking I was expecting much worse experience. Not so good things: lack of electricity sockets in shared room. You can charge your electronics only in one place, in my case - just in the farthest corner from my bed :) Kitchen should work all day long, not only from 8 AM to 11 PM.


Avatar for Arunas


Thu 02 Mar 2017

Thank you for your positive ratings. Looking at renovations on a long term basis - re-wiring the house for more electric sockets, exterior lights, etc. will be looked at. We need to rethink having the kitchen open more hours considering having a clerk on duty earlier and later, security of the facilities and noise factors at late night for those sleeping in nearby rooms. Great food for thought and possible action. Thanks.

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 04 Mar 2017


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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