Kauai International Hostel

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Kapaa Hostels - Kauai International Hostel
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At the "New Kauai International Hostel," we offer clean, safe, affordable lodging on the East Shore of Kauai. Enjoy a breathtaking sunrise on the beach. Just a two minute stroll to the ocean and historic "Old Kapaa Town," where you'll find an assortment of old-style shops and restaurants. Cuisine from the corners of the world to you. Featuring dining from Japan's sushi to Italy's pasta and pizza or try some healthy ahi wraps for lunch and much more. If you really want to dine fine, we are proud to present, "Cookin Wit Da Haole Boy" Chefff Jeff Cooking Show! Every Sunday night live on the web from the "New Kauai International Hostel".

With an extensive landscape, our beautiful hostel is set in a garden within a garden. Providing a relaxing sanctuary for the Kauai visitor.

In the past year we've re-done the entire hostel from the floors to the ceilings. New paint and furniture. New beds and bedding. New light fixtures and tiles. An extensive front garden, garden stage, water feature with a relaxing waterfall. Tiki carving, exterior art work and interactive garden shadow painting.

Kauai International Hostel
4532 Lehua Street
Kapaa HI, 96746
Phone: (808)823-6142



User Reviews

Rating scale: 1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Acceptable, 4=Good, 5=Excelent

Review by: aidica00     E-mail: aidakaramesic@yahoo.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2011-11-06 00:22:35

Comments: When I was booking this hostel, I read previous reviews and got really scared. I could only find two hostels (including this one) and they both had bad reviews. I decided to take a chance and stay one night. This hostel is so great that now I am staying for a week. NEW owners are really, really nice! They are very helpful and doing above and beyond their "job description" to make your stay on Kauai more interesting and exciting. There is a large hanging out area,clean kitchen,great beds! I love it!!!!!

Review by: Australia     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2011-04-30 01:07:48

Comments: Ruined my trip! AVOID! Worst hostel I've ever stayed! And that is saying a lot. Staying here will ruin your trip! Filthy beds, hardly cleaned, there was no internet. This hostel desperately needs new management.

Review by: maweiler     E-mail: tine-weiler@web.de
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2009-04-04 04:31:41

Comments: We had a great time there! Mike has hard rules he say himself grandma rules but if you accept them you stay fine. We are both a quiet couple and just wanted to enjoy a few relaxing days on the island. It's not a party hostel and thats good for people in the age of 30 and up. The hostel is clean and comfy. Mike is a strange person, but if you accept the people how they are and the different cultures its not a problem. Just accept it, you will enjoy your stay. We would come back if we have the possibility.

Review by: etihw     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2009-03-24 03:37:01

Comments: Can you believe businesses like this exist on such a pleasant island? Incredible (in a bad way). The only reason people stay here is because they just are uniformed about how horrible it is and they are misled by the adverts (do all Kauai hostel owners lie?). But I guarantee they won't go back again (I know I won't). Kauai deserves so much better. Hostels like this ruin the beautiful island.

Review by: toto     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2008-11-18 13:13:42

Comments: Before being there I read the review but I did not really have another place to go. I you want to have a experience to see, how is a monkeystonemanager, you have to go there. This man pretend to much, but in fact is just like in the review. You will hear some mam' story If you go there don't forget to bring a lot of cash and only cash and some herbs.

Review by: traveller3006     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2008-10-15 08:11:11

Comments: sad but true - as mentioned in most of the other reviews, the hostel would be good without the director. expect rules, new rules, grandmas rules and even more rules, strange behaviour and getting thrown out of the hostel for no reason. JUST DON´T GO THERE

Review by: diana     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2008-04-12 21:51:26

Comments: During my brief stay, until I was evicted by the manager, I observed seriously aberrant behavior by the manager. Several times he suddenly evicted guests for no reason than asking if there are recycling or compost facilities available. He calls it "making waves". I attempted to intercede in one of these episodes on Jan 28. As a result I was also evicted, and the local police were called, quite unnecessarily. A complaint was sent to the BBB, naming the owner,Mr Ernest Tamishiro. He did reply.

Review by: socopearl     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2008-04-11 23:47:26

Comments: BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) SHOULD BE CONTACTED BY ALL WHO HAVE HAD THEIR MONEY TAKEN BY THIS INFAMOUS HOSTEL. just write a quick story on your experience with your stay and email them at info@hawaii.bbb.org ring them at (808) 628-3970 My stay at this hostel was very intimidating. The manager a mainlander mike aka Maikiki acted very inappropriately to myself and other guests. When we arrived he smelt like marijuana, appeared under some the influence & was very rude/ condescending. While explaining the rules he (Mike) also made an outrageous statement like if he hadn’t liked the look of us he would have told us to get out, WAIT, theres more, he asked to use my credit card for a personal purchases and said that if we didn’t lend him one he had a stack of credit numbers from other travelers he could use. He insisted and requested that we pay cash. At one point we felt a little like we were being stalked because he admitted to me that he actually listens in on conversations. I personally watched him speak very nastily and talk down to guests and refuse other people entry from the hostel saying he was full when he definitely was not. Do not be afraid to contact the local office listed above if refunds are denied under these circumstances.

Review by: Anonymous     E-mail: Private
Rating: 3     Submitted: 2008-03-26 21:30:48

Comments: Be afraid to act like yourself there. If you don't mind seeing at a burnt out 40+ hippie, and hearing his beliefs and perspectives on EVERYTHING all day this place is perfect for you! Besides him the place is good.

Review by: sophie     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2008-03-17 05:44:20

Comments: i thought it was a shambles.. a barn would have been better, far too overpriced and would never go back to it!!

Review by: Kevin lynch     E-mail: klynch28@gmail.com
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2008-02-13 20:37:54

Comments: STAY AWAY. My wallet along with all of my cash and credit cards were stolen my first night there. Mike or Makiki acted like it was my fault and that i lost it. Got in my face and threatened me when the cops were there. I stronly suspect he was involved in this. Just camp at anini it is cheaper and safer. I write this out of great regret not bitterness, and just want to help other avoid having this happen to them.

Review by: Kyle     E-mail: reachkyleh1@yahoo.ca
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-12-02 00:42:53

Comments: The Kauai International Hostel was an enjoyable stay. Here is my experience: The hostel is well run and the manager, Mikiki keeps a few rules such as lights out, cleaning up and overall respect for the place and for each other in the front of everyone's mind so that as a whole, the hostel is a warm, safe, friendly place. He has a strong personality and I think this is a good thing because it keeps things flowing. Next seat sale, I'm heading back. Thanks, It was fun. Kyle Halsey -Vancouver Island


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