Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Only half a block from Waikiki Beach! Waikiki Beachside Hostel is the Largest of Hawaii Hostels.

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  • 1/2 Block from Beach !
  • Discount Surf Rentals
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Outdoor Lounge Area
  • Discount Tours
  • High Speed Internet Cafe
  • Phone in Every Room
  • Free Local Calls


Waikiki Beachside Hostel is located in Honolulu less than one block from Waikiki Beach. The hostels lounge provides a nice environment to meet other travelers, and is a great place to start your Hawaii trip because it is in Honolulu. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable and can help you plan your trip on Oahu and neighbor islands. The hostel has several secure storage options, so you don't have to bring all of your bags on overnight trips to the north shore, or the outer islands.

Their front desk is open 24 hours 7 days a week so early morning or late night arrivals are no problem. There is a huge high speed internet cafe with ten computers right there in the hostel which is also open 24-7. Waikiki Beachside Hostel is also the largest hostel on Oahu, or in Hawaii for that matter (over 175 beds!) so you will have the best luck reserving a bed there.The dorm rooms are clean, safe, and, secure; there are also female only dorms and semi-private rooms.

There are telephones, kitchens, and, large color televisions in every room. The hostels lounge has 3 giant 61” TVs and snack and drink machines, perfect for late night snacks. They also serve free coffee, tea, toast, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the lounge from 9:00 am to 10:00 am every morning. Other onsite features include parking, surfboard boogieboard, snorkel and moped rentals, laundry fafacilities, and a full range of tour booking and information services at the reception desk.

Waikiki Beachside Hostel
2556 Lemon Rd.
Honolulu HI, 96815
Phone: 808 923 9566
Phone: 866 478 3888
Fax: 808 923 9599

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User Reviews

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

Review by: AnFiLiJo     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2010-08-10 00:35:28

Comments: It's a great place and very close to waikiki beach! the staff is awesome, very helpful and friendly! rooms are good!

Review by: lilytan     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2010-01-05 01:27:57

Comments: This is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. Rooms were well equipped - fridge, phone, bathroom (however was a little disappointed with lack of utensils in dorm rooms). It is in a very central location.

Review by: FRO     E-mail: thewanderingmadman@gmail.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2009-11-18 21:40:49

Comments: A home away from home! The people at the front desk are the nicest most knowledgable people you could hope for. They will help you with anything from renting a car to kayaking to a deserted island. They are more powerful than Google as they have first hand experience with the services they reccomend! The rooms are wonderful- Ours has a stove, full fridge, microwave, oven and dishes! Meaning you can buy groceries (GOTO SAFE WAY) and save money as opposed to eating out all the time. 5 Stars. Best hostel ever

Review by: Petra2007     E-mail: kha33lil@aol.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2009-11-02 14:33:00

Comments: Want a nice, clean and friendly place to stay? Won't go wrong with this place. Again I stayed at the Beachside Hostel from October 17-30. Great job to all of the hard working staff, Sarah, Davis, Josh Tony, Yvonne, Mike, Andrew and friend. Whatever I needed, I just asked the front desk and it was done either that same day or within 24 hours. The owner cares about the place as she is always there to oversee things. They are getting a nice paint job on the outside, inside and updated rooms.

Review by: sam0917     E-mail: twinkle_bel@yahoo.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2009-05-29 21:48:07

Comments: Awesome hostel! The staff are really cool and helpful and the rooms are clean. The location is perfect, it's close to everything basically. Made a lot of new friends. I'll definitely stay here when I come back!

Review by: jessica     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2009-05-26 14:42:03

Comments: Great place to stay, met loads of cool people and was always busy. Would def return!

Review by: james     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2009-05-26 14:37:17

Comments: Awesome hostel. The staff are really helpful and there's always something going on. Would stay there again...

Review by: Hankg     E-mail: indoors408@yahoo.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2009-05-23 14:28:09

Comments: My stay here has been on two separate occasions, so it has been proven to myself that this was a good place to come back to. Lot's of different folk from different walks of life, to hang out with and get to know. Alcohol allowed in the lanai is a big plus.

Review by: squishedpeanut     E-mail: nikkinooo@gmail.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2009-05-14 23:59:48

Comments: If you're a fun loving, easy going person, this is the hostel for you. Amazing location - ABC store, beach, restaurants and bars all within 5 min walk. Staff are friendly and helpful, great atmosphere and you get to meet awesome people from all over the world. Thanks guys for a fantastic time!

Review by: Sue     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2009-04-30 13:48:21

Comments: Great hostel staff! Always smiling and very helpful! The best place in Waikiki to have fun! The breakfast is well organized.

Review by: Petra2007     E-mail: kha33lil@aol.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2008-12-31 08:29:09

Comments: Wonderfully well managed Hostel. Room nice and clean. Bed comfy. Daily housekeeping. Large outdoor TV lounge, vending machines. Tea, coffee and toast every morning. 2 blocks to the beach. ABC stores has most everything you need. The Bus handout was really handy along with the activity book.The greatest staff I have ever met. Answered my many questions. Thanks to Davis, Travis, Sarah, Christine, Tony, Bob and Anthony. I really enjoyed my stay. Will be back as soon as I can. Great job. Keep up the good work.

Review by: Petra2007     E-mail: kha33lil@aol.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2008-12-29 13:57:44

Comments: Spending Christmas here was the best thing that I did. From reservations to arrival, everything went well. My room was clean and ready upon my arrival. The reception staff (Sarah, Davis and Christine) were most pleasant and helpful, answering all my questions. The housekeeping staff made sure my room was cleaned on a daily basis. Well run Hostel. I especially like the activity notebooks that has a wealth of information in them. Thanks Davis, Sarah, Christine, Travis, Tony, Anthony and Bob. Patricia

Review by: JMarie     E-mail: jayme_marie_hamilton@hotmail.com
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2008-06-10 01:19:35

Comments: I didn't like the apartment style rooms as I felt isolated and didnt really meet other people here. They should have a hostel party night or bar-crawl or SOMETHING. Anything. Apart from that the beds are comfortable, the rooms are really modern and the air con is SUPERB. Right near Waikki beach.

Review by: juan     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2008-03-25 19:13:15

Comments: This hostel is awesome, had a great time. staff is cool as ****, pretty clean, super fun. hawaii is awesome too. the only bad thing is the quiet hours, but that might be good for some.

Review by: John McCarten     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2008-01-15 13:36:51

Comments: What can i say? this hostel is so amazing. You get to meet so many people from around the world, have a drink, have a laugh and also have new friends for life. The staff are awesome, always friendly. The rooms are cleaned everyday and the atmosphere is just so relaxed. Total stangers will become your friends in a matter of minutes. Stay here, You won't regret it.

Review by: DAVID     E-mail: Private
Rating: 3     Submitted: 2007-12-22 15:29:05

Comments: Great location. One block to Waikiki beach. Price is reasonable. My room could have been cleaned better. Good crowd and noise level tolerable. Just take same precautions with any place you visit with your valuables and always travel with ear plugs just in case your room mates are incosiderates.

Review by: Lena     E-mail: apresle0@cpcc.edu
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-09-04 00:22:39

Comments: This place is great! I had the best time and met some of the coolest people! The rooms are pretty clean and by the time I left I was friends with all of the staff. Some of the rooms were for partying, but I people seemed to be respectful of other's sleep. You can't get better than this place. Awesome!

Review by: claudio     E-mail: c_savelli@alice.it
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-08-19 06:02:05

Comments: ciao consiglio vivamente questo ostello. e' praticamente sulla famosa waikiki beach, pulito e sicuro. e' il posto ideale per riprendere fiato e per organizzarsi per eventuali spostamenti su altre isole e per poi andare sul north shore. il prezzo e' super. non aspettateti tanta festa ... l'ambiente e' molto allegro ma su alcune cose non si transige, tipo fumare o esagerare con l'alcool.... ho visto portare via un americano particolarmente sbronzo da ben 5, ripeto 5 agente in tenuta da sbarco ... ciao

Review by: Ryan     E-mail: Private
Rating: 3     Submitted: 2007-07-12 14:08:31

Comments: I have some good and bad experiences with this hostel. The staff is nice and friendly. The hostel itself is acceptably clean and the air conditioner is very dirty. There were people partying in my dorm all night and they kept everyone else from sleeping. The staff was informed about this a few times but they just didn't care (I guess they'd rather lose good customers than the partying people.) So if you want to party and can't go to a club, this hostel is for you :)

Review by: kerry     E-mail: kerryangel53@hotmail.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-07-06 21:48:46

Comments: an amazing hostel, clean friendly with great staff and guests!

Review by: Rach     E-mail: rach_er1@hotmail.co.uk
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-07-06 21:47:48

Comments: we loved the beachside. twas awesome. very clean, thanks to our fabulous cleaner (the one with the glasses that cleans A401 everyday!). staff have also been very lovely to us. met loads of cool people thanks to your hostel all in all pretty groovy. thanks!

Review by: Anne Marie     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-07-03 12:50:33

Comments: This hostel is one of the best I have stayed in the states. It is clean and safe and very reasonably priced ($25/night). The greatest strength this hostel offers are the amazing people you will meet here. Most the nights I stayed I was up until 3 or 4 in the morning talking with other travellers. If you are staying in Waikiki, this is a great location and you will likely meet a lot of interesting people along the way. Enjoy.

Review by: bismauldee     E-mail: bishop@yahoo.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-06-23 07:14:34

Comments: A block from the beach and they rent boards pretty cheap.Rent is very cheap but you can only stay if you're traveling.Don't stay at the hostel next door,lots of drugs and crazies,but beachside is very safe.

Review by: kocheese     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-06-23 07:10:33

Comments: Sweet!!

Review by: Anonymous     E-mail: klown20@yahoo.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-06-23 06:42:22

Comments: Compaired to allot of hostels in hawaii alone it's one of the cleanest and best kept hostels.The staff and managment are very attentive to their guests and try their hardest to accommadate their needs.It is the best Hostel in Hawaii!

Review by: English     E-mail: Private
Rating: 3     Submitted: 2007-06-14 16:19:12

Comments: Location is the best thing about this hostel as it is literally half a block from the beach and nightlife! The staff are friendly and helpful but rooms and facilities are not even basic-when we arrived we had to go and buy our own cutlery and tubs to eat food! The rooms were supposed to be cleaned each day though ours were dirty and werent cleaned for up to 4 days!! The lounge area is poor and shuts down at about 11pm though met some great people!! This is supposed to be the best hostel in hawaii so we would hate to see the hostel!!

Review by: Ryan C     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2007-04-05 14:20:13

Comments: Stayed for a week at the beginning of March7. great place to stay and have fun.

Review by: Kierin     E-mail: Private
Rating: 1     Submitted: 2007-02-26 22:43:58

Comments: In my short time at this hostel two people were asked to leave without any justification given by the hostel. Imagine my surprise when I too was asked to leave. The hostel has the potential to be abgreat one, drawing interesting people, but I found it to be one of the more unpleasent hostelling experiences of my life. Everything shuts down by 11 oclock as well.

Review by: auntieannie2     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2007-02-22 16:04:23

Comments: I stayed in a 4 person women's dorm $37.I agree with others: beach close, very clean, very well organized. Staff REALLY helpful.Large room,complete lack of privacy. I am used to European dorms that often have a curtain between beds, making each bed a little private cubicle. Here, there was a curtain /partition rod but the curtain was missing. Also,pretty noisy, I could only sleep with my earplugs in place.No blankets available, believe me it can get chilly at night during 'Winter'. Still, great budget place

Review by: sanja     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-02-07 19:31:40

Comments: This is real deal! Staff are so incredibly friendly and helpful, and this compensate any faults this hostel might have. I will come back for sure!

Review by: Jenna     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-02-05 20:51:24

Comments: I stayed at Waikiki Beachside Hostel when I was 18 fresh out of high school in 2002 traveling for the first time with some girlfriends. We made so many new friends and had a great time. We never had to worry about the people we were staying with, they all were very trust worthy and great to get along with. I would recommend this hostel for any young travelers. Staff was great and place was clean.

Review by: john     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-01-12 15:02:17

Comments: this place is awesome. they are located just around the corner from the beach. the rooms are kept very clean. staff was friendly. and the internet cafe computers are very new and fast ! beachside is a true #1 in my book

Review by: An Englishman     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2006-12-21 02:53:00

Comments: The staff are friendly... the rooms clean... the place nice... all except for the fact that the lounge... dominated by 3 huge TV's... Is in a car park. Ide recomend it to anyone who wants to stay in this concrete part of Hawaii.

Review by: Lolomai Fenrich     E-mail: lomai_fenrich@hotmail.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2006-10-18 15:56:18

Comments: This is by far the best hostel I stayed in when I was in Hawaii! Friendly staff, totally clean, and I felt so safe there. I could go on forever about this hostel!

Review by: Ruth     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2006-09-06 10:53:28

Comments: I had a great time! The staff was super friendly, and went out of their way to help me in sight-seeing!! I'm definitely coming back next year! You guys are awesome!!!

Review by: Aki     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2006-08-22 11:18:46

Comments: I keep coming back here! It's a great place to stay and enjoy with your new frineds!!! So Clean and Nice rooms with warm homely staff. You can't miss the deal!!!!! I strongly recommend you to stay there. Enjoy Hawaii!!!

Review by: Nikki     E-mail: copper314135@yahoo.com
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2006-08-18 18:47:20

Comments: I had the time of my life there, and I even plan on going there again this year, it was my first and last hostel choice...soon to be visited again...along with north shore

Review by: James     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2006-08-09 21:29:06

Comments: I had a great time here. I met people from all over the world and made friends that I can now go visit. I'm glad I made this hostel my first choice.

Review by: Lisa     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2006-07-28 19:04:42

Comments: The funnest hostel ever!!


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