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Situated in Honolulu and with Queen's Surf Beach reachable within 400 metres, The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel features a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. This 3-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk. Private parking is available on site.

I like being in the heart of Waikiki nestled to big star hotels. Very accessible, affordable, clean, rooms staffs are very happy to talk with specially Gina and Cristina. Staff like Tim and Mariana are friendly and accommodating. Package tours are very worth of value and inexpensive. Rooms are comfortable and clean

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8.5
Very good
797 reviews
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£53
per night

Located on the southern coast of Honolulu Island, this hostel is one block from Kuhio Beach and the Honolulu Zoo. The Polynesian Hostel offers comfortable accommodations.

Polynesian Hostel Beach Club offers dormitory rooms where guests can meet other travelers. Private studios feature en suite bathrooms and kitchens.

it was very clean and very close to the beach

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7.6
Good
1,165 reviews
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£39
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Welcome to Waikiki Beachside Hostel!

We also offer complimentary: Wi-Fi; Tea and coffee; Linens (including one towel per guest upon request); Clothing irons; Blow dryers; Advice on local tours; and ensuite lockers in each dorm room (locks are available for purchase).

Near by the beach Walkable really short distance Bus 20 from the airport to the bus stop is only few minutes from the hostel and runs early morning it takes 50 min

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7.6
Good
810 reviews
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Budget travellers know that there is no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a bit more.
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  • Avg. price/night: £157.39
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 987 reviews
    Great location, cheap, clean and cheerful!
    Robyn
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £216.06
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,903 reviews
    Great location and price . I’ve stayed at a ton of places around Waikiki and this is the most spacious “budget minded” hotel I’ve stayed at . Lovely outdoor lobby too.
    Mallory
    Solo traveller
  • 7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 809 reviews
    1) good location, tourist area, close to the beach and amenities. I felt safe. This hostel is frequented by tourists. 2) the rooms were cleaned daily. 3) good price and cost
    Aline
    Solo traveller
  • 8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 797 reviews
    The staff are so friendly and kind. The rooftop is amazing to connect with other ppl. Really close to the beach. It was the best hostel that I‘ve visited in my whole hawaii trip
    Léger
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: £393
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 568 reviews
    Great location, easy 10 min walk to Waikiki, and close to Diamond Head. Easy access by road (cheap parking on the road in front). Just around the corner from Kaimana Beach so it’s easy to get a bit of afternoon sunbathing or an early morning swim. The little extras like wine hour on weekdays and the reusable water bottles to take home were a nice touch. Staff were always friendly and greeted us every day with a smile.
    Andrew
    Young couple
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,236 reviews
    Great space, nice large balcony, tons of towels provided, beach chairs and umbrella available + outdoor shower for washing off. Amazing location close to the action, great base to explore Oahu from. Never had any concerns about safety. Lots of ABC stores nearby to stock up on goods like toilet paper and anything you need for cooking. Overall an absolutely fantastic place to stay in the heart of Waikiki on a budget.
    Mo
    Young couple
  • 8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 797 reviews
    Good price for the room considering the great location. Parking was cheap at 18 USD a night and you did feel safe. Very friendly staff!
    Daniel
    Young couple
  • 8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 797 reviews
    location of the hostel was very accessible, It was quiet and we felt really safe walking around the area. Our flight was delayed to Honolulu so we missed out on two days of our stay, however, the staff was very understanding and did not cancel our reservation. We were already so stressed being stuck in Sydney, but the helpfulness of the hostel helped relive that. We are so grateful. The tours they organise too, are so sick! very organised, fun and cheap. We met some amazing people
    Leigh
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: £152.73
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,840 reviews
    Great location very close to Waikiki Beach and surroundings. Very cheap for Honolulu and great if travelling on a budget and not too fussy on 5* hotel
    Andrew
    Young couple
  • 7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,165 reviews
    Using the Goki app to login and access rooms etc. Very tech savvy, also meant not fussing or worrying about losing keys. Rooms were cleaned regularly - bathrooms to a very good standard. Super helpful staff. Liked the baggage storage, left my main suitcase at the hostel while I travelled to mainland USA for five days. Very hand. Great location, safe too!
    Georgina
    Solo traveller

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