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HI - Honolulu

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

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Overall Rating 86%

From 33 Reviews

Hostel rating (33)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 81%
Security 88%
Service 86%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 85%

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.
  • 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



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

It is a clean and quiet place. The staff were semi-friendly. I do not believe they meant to be rude, but the way they "kicked" me out felt unwelcoming and upsetting. I was told I could leave my things in the office till they closed at noon, and then hang out until my flight in the commons area. Apparently they really meant I had to leave after the noon marker because they said if I don't leave I have to pay to be there. I understand that they have to be fair to everyone, but I believe they should change their "policy" to be able to let people be there until their flight so they don't have to haul their bags around the city until they board a plane. Also, my I could feel every spring on my bed, but I informed them of that. Mahalo :)


Avatar for Brittany


Thu 09 May 2019

Thank you for your comments. Will review with all clerks to continue to assist guests from neighborhood info, bus info if traveling that way to finding interests to checkout procedures so that at the time of checkout the $5 day fee is not a surprise. By 11 am, the checkout time - the hostel goes through the daily cleaning so the beds are made up with fresh sheets, the facilities get readied for the new guests to check in from 4 pm. So how to explain how to assist getting to the airport or some other place or what the parameters are is not an item pulled out of the air. Thank you for your travels!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 11 May 2019



Avatar for HIDEKO


Fri 12 Apr 2019

あなたの考えや提案を私たちと共有してくれてありがとう。 テレビルームと呼ばれる室内もありますが、ソファとテーブルがあります。 私たちはHostelling Int'l -USAのアフィリエイトメンバーであり、従うべき規則の1つはホステルにあるアルコールではないです。 いくつかのより大きなホステルはバーやレストランを持っています - しかしホステルセクション自体にはアルコールはありません。

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sun 14 Apr 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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