Calm and quiet yet close to the action.
Seaside Hostel provides both private and dormitory-style rooms. Overnight parking is located nearby as are surfboard moped and other rentals. They are listed in the Moon Handbooks Hawaii and appeared on Globe Trekker. There is a common kitchen available for use by all guests at the hostel, as well as a common area with 2 computers, which are available to guests.
The reception desk is open 24 hours a day for check in. The facilities are kept clean and in reasonably good condition. They are located near the center of Waikiki and close to the Ala Wai canal which is a favorite Waikiki jogging spot, for those who want to keep fit on their holiday. Their enclosed courtyard with native foliage provides a quiet area, where guests can mingle and enjoy board games, the free paperback library or watch DVD movies or cable television.
Seaside Hawaiian Hostel|
419 Seaside Ave.
Honolulu HI, 96815
User Reviews Rating scale: 1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Acceptable, 4=Good, 5=Excelent
Review by: saramis E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-07-10 19:49:31
Comments: Excelent hostel close to the beach with all the accomodations. The staff is excelent, the rooms are clean
Review by: kate E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-04-13 23:04:27
Comments: the owner is very friendly. he'll have an answer to any questions you've got. the rest of the staff is also very friendy. i got some pancakes as soon as i walked in in the morning after my long flight from oz.
Review by: daniel E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2008-04-13 22:57:45
Comments: Great location with loads of restaurants, bars and supermarkets and a 5-10 minute walk from beach.Clean rooms and bathrooms, but private rooms are part of the dorm rooms, so you don't necessarily have the quietness that you may expect having booked a private room.
Review by: Luke E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2008-04-13 22:56:21
Comments: The staff are very friendly and the location is great. The hostel is located near a gun club, and a motorbike rental store so bring your earplugs.
Review by: Diane E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2008-04-13 17:29:55
Comments: Fabulous place! All of the staff are very helpful, and patiently answer questions that I'm sure they get many times day after day. They're also great about enforcing quiet hours, which is nice for us early sleepers. The hostel has a mellow atmosphere rather than a rowdy one, and the guests are very respectful of each other
Review by: Sofia K E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-04-10 13:50:36
Comments: Really nice hostel. Met a lot of international friendly people, very clean, felt very safe, walking distance from the beach, bus stops, and all the nightlife, was able to stay out as late as we wanted, free breakfast, and just good service. The people who worked there were very nice and extremely helpful. Thanks guys!!! :)
Review by: zuzanna E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-04-10 13:15:39
Comments: had lots of fun there! great place, great people:)
Review by: Donna S. E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-04-07 17:07:41
Comments: The people, the location, and the character of the place make this an incredible experience, to say nothing of the price in downtown Waikiki! Clean, fairly quiet, I love this place
Review by: shane E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-04-07 17:05:44
Comments: This has been my favorite hostel for the past 10 years and with my latest stay in Feb 08 I have found that the Seaside Hawaiian Hostel has amazingly improved in many ways to include cleanliness, and security. Thanks to the staff for your hard work and friendship!!!!!! Jhonny,Brian, Kessa, Klara, Alaska, and Johna; Thank you so much for everything!! :) Shane
Review by: tobiassen E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-04-07 17:03:20
Comments: staff was great. Will be back next year!!!!! Pearl Harbor was the best if you leave early. Busses here run on time are are dependable Thanks to Mark , jhonny and staff. Checkout the fire works walk!!!!!!!!!!!
Review by: james E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2008-02-09 00:18:45
Comments: LIKE THE OTHER COMMENTS, DON'T STAY HERE.
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original post stated staff was not helpful and management response was not satisfactory.
Review by: Mathew E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2007-10-20 00:05:12
Comments: Mark, Johnny and all the staff were great! Just tell them your needs and they do their best to take care of you. Kids are also welcome here. We had a private room with a shared bathroom. Our room was clean and bright with a really comfortable bed.
Review by: Teresa E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2007-10-19 23:49:33
Comments: I would recommend this hostel to anyone. The people who run it are amazing! They really care and try to make everyone feel special, especially Johnny and Mark. My diet is vegan and Johnny always tried to make sure there was something there for me at all of the special meals they have for their guests.
Review by: joseph, Oregon E-mail: Imsobroke@hotmail.com
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-09-26 16:39:35
Comments: Was roomed with unpleasent people otherwise Nice location nice staff would stay again
Review by: Angie E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2007-09-26 00:47:17
Comments: I liked it a lot. Especially Billy and Johnny were great!
Review by: michael E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-09-10 20:17:07
Comments: This is my 4th trip to Hawaii and i've stayed at all of the Hostels in Waikiki and this one is by the worst. Despite the fact that it's centrally located, it has the dubious distinction of being surrounded by 3 rundown gay bars and all the trimmings that come with it including the horrifyingly ugly transvestite hookers that are lurking around as you come out of the hostel driveway onto waikiki.
Review by: Johnathon Dickson E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-08-19 00:57:03
Comments: DON'T STAY HERE. Hotel rooms are cheaper. The 'private room' was over a carpark, we had to use ear plugs just to be able to sleep..given clubs and pubs surround. The staff were poor, one guy even sleazed on to my partner and I saying, 'he nevers sleeps with the customers but we would be the first'. Had to wait 7 hours to get to our room, as it was not ready, did not have our booking, when we tried to break it they wanted to charge us $120 US. Dodge very dodge.
Review by: WorldTraveller4Life E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-05-13 20:01:44
Comments: Do not stay at this hostel!!! If you want a cheap stay, try the Beachside or the Polynesian . The Seaside Hawaiian Hostel is disgusting: run down facilities, some of the rooms smell like urine, lights and power outlets don't work, the showers are stained and never cleaned and there are huge cockroaches all over the common area and kitchen which will fly at you (happened to me!). And if that's not bad enough,the staff are terrible. Do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere.
Review by: Linda E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2007-04-08 21:02:58
Comments: Loved this hostel but not at first! On first arrival I was made to wait until 4pm to check in - I got there at 10am and the room was not cleaned yet, then reception closes between 12-4pm. Annoying since I'd been travelling for 24 hours already. Next I was disappointed to find my 'private' room was actually a room with a door into a 6 person dorm, with whom I shared the bathroom. Hmm. Also my first impression was the whole place was pretty run down and grotty. Overnight the noise from the neighbouring car park was almost unbearable - reversing lorries, bikes revving etc. I know its a city, but this was pretty bad and the windows in the hostel are slats and do not block noise at all so I felt I was in the car park most nights. However despite those things I found this place to be really great, chilled, laid back and I met loads of nice people while there. In fact I enjoyed this hostel more than any other I've been in on my last few months travelling! The place is apparently being renovated room by room so things should be better in time. And they do enforce the quiet hours after 11pm. Just try to get a room away from the car park side! :)
Review by: Hisao E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-02-12 03:12:03
Comments: Don't ever check in with the asian girl. She stole $50 from me. Also, it is really ugly and the service is horrible. Infact, just don't waste your time. Don't stay there.