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HI - Waikiki

2417 Prince Edward St, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

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Overall Rating 90%

From 30 Reviews

Hostel rating (30)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 84%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 98%
Security 97%
Service 88%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 86%

Two blocks from Waikiki Beach.

  • Dorm
    From $37.00
10 or more people?

Honolulu Hostel

Hostel Honolulu

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Waikiki is just two blocks from Waikiki beach and is within easy reach of Ala Moana, Kailua and Hanauma Bay beaches. It’s 1km from the city centre and makes a great base for discovering Honolulu.

This Waikiki hostel offers 6 bedded dorm rooms with en-suite bathrooms and showers, along with free Wi-Fi in common areas, a fully equipped kitchen and free use of boogie boards, snorkel gear and beach mats so you can go out and make the most of the nearby beaches.

HI Waikiki can help you organise many tours and activities at discounted rates including skydiving, surf lessons, scuba diving, shark cage diving, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, whale watching, Pearl Harbor Tours and Circle Island Tour.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • 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
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - 500m to 1km
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:15 to 12:00
From 15:00 to 00:00
From 15:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-808-926 8313

Fax. 1-808-922 3798

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Diamond Head (3 to 5km)
  • Waikiki Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



This independently run hostel deserves two thumbs up!


Avatar for Jorge


Wed 03 Apr 2019

I enjoyed my stay at the Hosteling Waikiki despite the limitations it had. It is literally just 1 or 2 streets from the beach and the hostel had decent gear you can borrow. Paul even offers the use of beach towels to help keep your gear clean. While the hostel has strict rules those were not a problem. Good: 1. Close to the beach 2. Rooms are clean and orderly, with lockers. Bring your own locks. 3. Has snorkeling gear and beach towels to borrow. 4. Paul gives great advice on how to make your visit to Oahu a great one. 5. Great rates 6. ABC Convenience store close by (2 blocks away). Safeway (grocery store-0.8 miles) is cheaper. 7.No smoking or drinking on premises. 8. No outsiders allowed. If your friends don't stay there, they stand outside. Bad: 1. What was a problem is that you can only check-in during a certain time in the morning from 7-12 or 7AM- 1PM. I arrived after 1 and had to then take my car, my luggage elsewhere for 2-3 hours to come back. I would have preferred to leave my bags and then leave in the car. 2. The next big problem is what i consider false advertising. The website says parking available @10$ a day. Even though there were multiple spots available, i was denied their use and had to walk 1 mile each way to park the car and then leave early every day to move the car. And this was on 4 consecutive nights. I could see empty spots in the parking lot every night and day. Parking elsewhere costs at least 20-40$ a day. 3. The kitchen is closed at night around 11:30 PM and opens at 7 AM. So you can't go grab a snack or use the microwave or watch TV or read a book in the hostel. That sucks big time. 4. Wifi doesn't work. 5. No ceiling fans, but wall mounted table fans. Some work and swivel great. The one in our room was stuck. So it will get extremely hot in the day and cool with a breeze at night. Recommendations: If you are ok with the strict restrictions, lack of parking then it's a great place. Else, go somewhere else.


Avatar for Sailesh


Wed 20 Mar 2019

Well run facility, much better than expected, would stay here again.


Avatar for James


Wed 13 Feb 2019

Amazing location and friendly, attentive hosts:-)


Avatar for Rachel


Tue 12 Feb 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From airport reserve shuttle bus in advance to get a small discount.
Bus No. 19 or 20 - 200m approx $2.50 exact change. No large backpacks/suitcases allowed.
Onsite parking for only $5 a day.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

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