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HI - Honolulu

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

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Overall Rating 85%

From 41 Reviews

Hostel rating (41)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 83%
Security 84%
Service 85%
Comfort 79%
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.
  • 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



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!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Tue 03 Jul 2018

I liked the staff friendliness and the rules of hostel to keep the place organized and clean. They also had complimentary coffee which would be better to have a better working machine for it. The complimentary muffins were very good as well. It would be more convenient If there were more stools in the dorms.


Avatar for Arezoo


Tue 26 Jun 2018

Thank you for your review. We're saving money for a better coffee machine. Muffins we get when we can afford it....More stools - on the list to buy. Thanks!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Location was great - away from touristy part of town. Room was noisy as windows needed to be open to get a breeze but patio was right outside the window. Bright light was on outside the window as well until 11 pm not good for people who wanted to sleep. Kitchen was very small for number of guests. Fridge was not cleaned while I was there - 7 nights and was full and did not smell good. There was no freezer. Limited office hours for check in and out and any other services - 8 to noon and 4 to 8pm.


Avatar for Susan


Thu 21 Jun 2018

Thank you for your comments. Sorry we don't have air conditioning (costs are high in Hawaii: hardware, installation, maintenance, and electricity). You could have asked a clerk to move you to another room - did you have a chance to do so? We weighed the idea of a frig with freezer (less space for keeping food) or one without (forego the freezer) - we decided on the latter. Assistant manager was gone whilst you were here - she's on top of it and her sub was not up to par. By the way the office hours in the evening is 4 pm - 12 midnight. We trust your trip was all right despite your difficulties. Aloha!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Loved my stay and had a great nights sleep. Lovely people, friendly guests. Definitely coming back.


Avatar for Patricia


Wed 20 Jun 2018

Thank you so much for your review! It was also nice to have you as a guest! Aloha!

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Fri 22 Jun 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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