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HI - Honolulu

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

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Overall Rating 79%

From 29 Reviews

Hostel rating (29)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 84%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 78%
Security 78%
Service 81%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 82%

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



The staff was very unfriendly, very discriminating and racist. They made fun of my accent and asked my immigration status. They even asked my financial status. They were very inhospitable because they thought that I was homeless.


Avatar for Arnulfo


Wed 11 Oct 2017

Will speak to each clerk about sensitivity to all guests! So many apologies to you! Safe and happy travels to you.

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Fri 13 Oct 2017

The staff were very unfriendly and discriminating. She asked me about my immigration status and made fun of my english accent. She was very rude regarding my personal things. I hanged my clothes outside for drying but she removed my clothes without consulting me. She needed space for her clothes. She told me that I am not allowed to keep my 4 luggages in the hostel and told me to find other place to stay. I felt discriminated and insulted with the staff's inhospitable and unwelcoming actions.


Avatar for Arnulfo


Tue 03 Oct 2017

Many apologies for the attitude of that one staff member. Will review protocol with all members of the staff again. Good travels to you.

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Thu 05 Oct 2017

You can't complain about $28 a night. I was in Honolulu for 1 night so this hostel was the perfect place to stay.


Avatar for Brannon


Mon 07 Aug 2017

Thank you for your comments. This is the cheapest hostel to stay at. Every year we have projects to work on depending on time and revenue. Good travels to you!

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Wed 09 Aug 2017

It would be good if you could Puls I ich your room Doors because the way they now handle it everyone from other rooms can get into yours an der even people from the outside


Avatar for Tabea


Wed 02 Aug 2017

Thank you for the suggestion which is to put locks on every door. We need to see how the cost of replacing keys and locks will do. What happens at HI-Waikiki....each time a guest loses his keys (front gate and dorm room-that dorm can't be used until new door knobs with locks are changed....And the front door - which takes much time and cost. At any rate, we will discuss this at the next meeting. Thanks.

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HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Fri 04 Aug 2017

Super accueil, personnel très aidant. Patio extérieur et salle TV appréciés, cuisine complète. Il manque une machine à laver, une seule principalement utilisée par le staff, nécessaire d'installer des rideaux opaques dans les chambres, les chambres manquent de rangements. Pas d'intimité dans la salle de bain pour se changer en privé sauf sous la douche. Pas de tris des déchets cartons et verres. Les lumières sont tjs laissées allumées. La porte d'entrée de l'auberge reste grande ouverte.


Avatar for Laurianne


Thu 20 Jul 2017

Thank you for your review. We need to change the curtains. We need to take away beds to give more storage space. We need to take away beds to give more changing space in the bathroom. We do have recycling of cardboard and glass in the blue bins by the office....sorry you missed it.The front door of the women's door is open when the office is open as there is about 12 feet away. We can close it each time a woman goes in and out....and use the code to open the door each time. Lights are still on in the dorms? Perhaps a guest needed it and then forgot to turn it off. We need to walk around the dorms more often. Happy travels.

Manager avatar

HI - Honolulu Hostel, Manager

Sat 22 Jul 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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