Featured Hostels in Honolulu

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Polynesian Beach Club Hostel
Polynesian Beach Club Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 2584 Lemon Road, Honolulu, HI
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3.9/5 (164 reviews)

Clean basic room, nice service, wonderful location, Excellent overall experience for the modest price.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020
Located in Waikiki, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sans Souci Beach and Honolulu Zoo. Waikiki Beach and International Market Place are also within ...
The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel
The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 2569 Cartwright Road, Honolulu, HI
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4.1/5 (113 reviews)

Nice hostel with friendly staff. Great location, walkable to the beach

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020
Located in Waikiki, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Beach. International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Center are also within ...

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Best Hostels in Honolulu


Travel is all about experiences, whether you’re trekking across the world or just miles away from home. And while you may think of backpacking students when cheap hostels come to mind, modern-day hostels appeal to a much more diverse group of people. Hostels are traditionally beloved as a great way to meet fellow travelers and as a more affordable option to hotels. They’re the perfect place to rest for the night and then get up and go on your next day of exploring Honolulu and beyond.


What is the difference between a hostel and a hotel?


It’s customary for hostels to contain multiple bunk beds in a dorm-style room to be shared with friends (or strangers). So, can couples stay in hostels? The short answer is yes. Some of the best hostels in the world (and maybe even in Honolulu) are private room hostels that feature larger beds and more privacy. There are even bookable accommodations that offer family hostel rooms that provide even more space. Hostels are more commonly found internationally, but USA hostels are beginning to pop up around the country.

If secluded quarters and quiet accommodations are a priority to you during your travels, there are boutique and luxury hostels that offer upgraded private rooms, elevated décor, and higher end amenities. It’s possible to get the affordability and energy of a hostel with some elements of privacy that you’d usually only find by staying in a hotel.


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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
    4.0 out of 5.0
    4.0 out of 5 (6136 reviews)
    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

    175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
      3.5 out of 5.0
      4.2 out of 5 (1958 reviews)