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Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the time of my life staying at this hostel. This was my first big solo trip and my first time staying a hostel. I felt completely at home here and it felt like everyone was a big family by the end of my stay. The hostel is a block away from lots of shops and restaurants and a...

Thank Alexandria C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I called to make a reservation 8 months in advance as I wasn't able to do this online. The simple answer was that reservations can only be made up to 6 months in advance, but the way in which this was delivered was very rude. I was bounced between different staff who were both dismissive of everything I was saying,...

5Thank Simon T
GM_Honuea, Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We remember you very clearly as you called on Tuesday 4/4 looking to book in December. I am very sorry if you thought I was rude, but I was merely trying to explain, several times, that we do not accept reservations more than six months in advance. Personally I don't think it should have gotten as far as needing...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

i saw very bad comments on the trip advisor but i thought its ok place to stay . location is good in centre of kappa . there is a organic super market near by and only few minute of walk to the beach . I stayed in a girls dorm and the room is okay but they will need to...

2Thank persi73
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good location just off main highway which brings traffic noise but also convenience to town amenities. Good parking, nice garden in need of care and could be spectacular with input. Firstly, beyond anyone's control are the valley full of crowing roosters a supposed icon of Kauai - crowing at 1am,3ametc. Staff helpful, friendly. Hostel in addition to the manager, is...

4Thank kimiora3
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Overall we had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and the owners cooked dinner for everyone on christmas day. Met some cool people at the hostel and has a nice family feel. The bathrooms were a little bit dirty but not bad for a hostel

Thank miagasero
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Let's start with the good things: You are only a short walk away from the town center and the beach. End of good things. Where shall I start. The people working (and living there) are weird and more concerned about their fun than anything else. I arrived at 11, during opening hours but before the official checkin. I knew that,...

5Thank Katrin G
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cool staff, cool people. We changed hostel after our bad experience at Beach House. The vibe of Honu'ea Internation Hostel was more respectful for travelers. We met great people there. I recommend this place more than the other one.

1Thank Zoey F
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This hostel has cool and friendly staff, a quiet atmosphere and a nice location. It has a big lawn suitable for morning ab-training. Unfortunately no breakfast included. Easy to get to know people. Reccomended!

Thank Therese M
Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel has a great atmosphere and lots of character. It is fairly small so that it is super easy to get to know people, and I loved hanging out on the patio with the other guests! The rules about quiet times and the use of the kitchen made total sense to me as they put everyone in the same...

Thank Uta F
New England
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I hate to leave a bad review, but I have stayed in hundreds of hostels and have stayed in only one other hostel as poorly kept as this one. They sweep daily and clean the bathrooms and kitchen. Lots of other places are grimy, doors have holes in them, one of the dorm doors to the outside does not lock...

8Thank ExploringCuriously
GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Mahalo for leaving a review. We are happy you had a great stay despite our minor flaws. We do clean daily and try our best to make sure all questions are answered as thoroughly as possible by our one person office staff. We are available every day 11am-9pm for questions, comments or suggestions. Or I am always available by email....

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aloha and welcome to our family owned, family operated 34 person hostel on the amazing island of Kaua'i! Our hostel has enforced quiet hours from 10pm-7am. We are not a party style hostel. We hope guests will take advantage of our low prices and quality service so that you may enjoy Kauai hikes and outdoor activities that are our premier location provides. Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai resides in the heart of Kapa'a Town, across the street from Kapa'a Beach Park! Take a stroll or bike down the 7 mile Ke Ala Hele Makalae ("The Path that Goes by the Coast") that stretches from Wailua Town past Kealia Beach Point with amazing surf and spectacular views! Or, do some shopping at some of the best locally owned shops on Kauai. Dine in amazing restaurants or cook your own food in our large, newly decorated kitchen/common areas. We have two dorm rooms with ten beds, women's only dorms, four private rooms (inside the dorms), and two deluxe rooms. All dorms have a private room and a shared bath en-suite. The two deluxe rooms are in the main house, share a bathroom and do not have restrictions on kitchen hours. We have common areas available to all registered guests that include lanai (covered patio), several garden seating areas, hammock and TV room. Snorkel gear, kayaks, and Free WiFi is provided for all registered guests. Please, registered guests and new check ins only. *We most always have room for walk-ins 3pm-9pm, aloha! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

Address: 4532 Lehua Street, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1750 (Formerly Kauai International Hostel)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: €22 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Kauai International Hotel Kapaa
Honu'Ea International Hostel Kauai HI - Kapaa
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“private room back of hostel not on roadside”
kimiora3, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Windows next to stairs in courtyard seemed like a bad idea. People up and down them all the time.”
252wilsont, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, you hear less the roosters.”
schalifoux1, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Get the superior/deluxe private room - you're away from the dorms and wont have to worry about waking people up! :)”
BrokeTraveller88, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Listen when they say no food in your room or you will end up with ants in your bag which isn't too fun :')”
C2173QIlauraw, 23 Nov 2014 | Read review
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