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Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I stayed here for a few days while waiting to meet family. The room was clean enough, and my lower bunk next to the window was heaven--breezes blowing through all the time, and not too much noise (at least for me!). The people who worked there were uniformly wonderful, and being able to borrow a boogie-board instead of having to...

2Thank Lisa F
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I had a great stay at the hostel. Cody, one of the front desk attendants was especially helpful in planning my stay and helping me to arrang logistics to check out the rest of Oahu. Thanks so much Cody!

1Thank Alia K
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

We were pretty annoyed when we first arrived as we had to wait a long time to be seen whilst they handed over shift (I'm not sure why they couldn't deal with us first or what took so long), then after paying found out they didn't have two beds in the same dorm. We were told its first come first...

2Thank snipey_123
Manager_HI_Waikiki, Manager at Hostelling International Waikiki, responded to this review

We've hired several new staff that are still learning about Hawaii, but our staff spends a great deal of time behind the scenes making detailed info. on happy hours, good eats, bus directions. We also reserve many tours as a convenience for guests, & are happy to look things up for guests on our computer. As far as your comments...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 May 2013

When we arrived we met Lauren, a very nice girl from Chicago who helped us with our bags and reservation even though we were no guests at this time. She was very helpful and gave us great recommendations about the area. Thank you Lauren! Lukas and Arthur

2Thank Lukas D
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Okay remember this is a hostel not a five star hotel. I felt safer here than I did staying in a cheap hotel. No visitors are allowed and you need to have a key or ring the door bell to get in. Its a minute walk to the beach and there are shops and restaurants within walking distance. The staff...

5Thank adl81
Reviewed 26 March 2013

It's always a great pleasure and humbling feeling to go back to Waikiki HI. I've been there 3 times now since 1996. I just can NOT describe how those people who work there are soooooooo great, very polite, very helpful, very kind to any customer regardless where you come from. My last visit was from March 21 to 24, 2013....

2Thank Michael E
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Great hostel! for the price you pay it is sooo worth your money! the facilities are all kept really clean- there is free stuff that you can use such as beach mats and snorkels- Whilst i was staying there was a man named Larry who ran tours!!! It was so much fun He took us to see places such as...

1Thank Nicola M
Dalian, Liaoning, China
Reviewed 6 March 2013

I mean $25 a night in Waikiki and 2 minutes walk from the hostel to the beautiful beach, that's insane. Tons of stores, restaurants around, and the shopping street, I don't know the name, but it's perfect for shopping. I had two great times in the hostel, met so many nice people, and definitely including our evil-smiling volunteer - Larry....

2Thank Xingkai Z
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Brilliant location. All usual amenities including free wifi boogie boards, snorkelling gear and beach mats. Volunteer Larry runs free tours and was a lovely friendly guy. Met some great people and had a ball. Byo locks and earplugs as waikiki is noisy. I am light sleeper and slept fine with the plugs.

2Thank kayleneo
New York
Reviewed 20 February 2013

This hostel was perfect for us. We got cheap flights to Honolulu, but every hotel was $150+. We found a private room at this hostel for around $60. Our room was located on the back corner of the hostel, so hardly anybody ever walked anywhere near our room. The primary negative was that the room was very noisy on our...

2Thank Adam N

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Aloha, we host all kinds of short term travelers like around the world backpackers, gap year travelers, airline & cruise ship employees, students, families & single travelers. Thanks for considering HI Waikiki! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Waikiki

Address: 2417 Prince Edward St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3229
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: €31 - €73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 58
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“In the middle of everything”
 of 5 bubbles Jenny2509, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you enjoy meeting people get a room for six. If you want more privacy get a room for two.”
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