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Reviews of Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Hostel | 2556 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96815

79.9% Overall Rating

193 out of 224 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/05/2014)

Jesse Bond thinks…

"It's a typical hostel with all the regular dorm room amenities. Beds were decent and location was near both swanky and poor sides of city, which made for a good balance. Wifi worked okay, and there…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 5.00
  • Towel USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

* NOTE: You will be charged the total for your first nights stay at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. If the card is declined we will not make a reservation. You must provide 48 hours notice to cancel for a refund. We require out of state ID and airline ticket showing travel leaving the island of Oahu to check in. Guests without a ticket will receive a full refund of their deposit and the reservation will be cancelled. *Please note, you must be over 18 years of age to stay at this hostel. All room charges are subject to Hawaii state tax in the amount of 13.962%

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79.9%

Overall Rating

193 out of 224 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Waikiki Beachside Hostel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
65.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
79.2%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2014

Liked: It's near the Beach

Disliked: The room was pretty dirty.... The bathroom was very dirty. I'm a little bit sad, that there is no possibility to have a shower after your check-out. My flight is leaving at night. I would like to enjoy the beach. But I need a shower, before I enter the plain.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lounge for breakfazt

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

16 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had all I needed

Disliked: No air con

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Jesse Bond

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2014 Jesse would recommend this property

Liked: It's a typical hostel with all the regular dorm room amenities. Beds were decent and location was near both swanky and poor sides of city, which made for a good balance. Wifi worked okay, and there was a reasonable level of security. Wrist band keys were a nice touch.

Disliked: It's expensive, but that's Hawaii for you.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Victoria Mullings

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

23 April 2014 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, near to the beach, friendly & helpful staff. Fridge/stove/microwave in dorms, comfortable mattresses

Disliked: Cramped dorm, lockers too small for most bags. Powdered instead of real milk at breakfast (pet hate!)

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT location. Super close to the beach, zoo and Waikiki shopping and restaurants. Go to Lulu's! Great food just around the corner.

Disliked: Bathroom was a little run down, as were the bed sheets. However, the location and price made up for it, I feel. I have definitely stayed in nicer hostels, but the location and staff of this one were wonderful.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, location and internet!

Disliked: It's a tad dirty!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, 24h reception

Disliked: Noisy

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, a good opportunity to meet other travellers. The kitchen inside the dorm room was a huge plus, with a fridge freezer, oven and stovetop. The room key was a waterproof bracelet, which is a great idea - you never have to take it off. Waikiki beach was less than a 2 minute walk away. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The room was quite dirty and the shower temperature was very variable. It costs 25 cents each time you want to use a locker.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference

26 February 2014

Liked: The staff is great. Helpful, thoughtful, and professional.

Disliked: One of the rooms was kinda dirty. May be hard to clean with all the coming and going but would be nice to have it cleaner.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Margaret Steffens

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 January 2014 Margaret would recommend this property

Liked: friendly helpful staff.

Disliked: no effort to discourageextra loud people talking outside my room at 1am right in front of the building.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right there by the beach in Waikiki. Great common area outside.

Disliked: small lockers

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place, closer to the beach than the Hyatt Resort (by about 30m) which is so brilliant. Cleaned almost daily, balcony with room, kitchen inside room (this obv used to be an apartment building), great shower, awesome communal seating area downstairs with big tv, beer pong goin on etc... Loved it all

Disliked: Only thing that would've topped it off is a BBQ downstairs. Otherwise all great

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Wisecarver

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 July 2013 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The lounge is great, lots of room, comfortable chairs, TV, good fast inernet and recharging station and colorful murals on the walls and ceiling. The sheets they give you for your bed are good quality, nice and smooth and soft. The staff is friendly and they are always working on keeping the place clean and well maintained. Plenty of toilet paper stocked in the bathroom area.

Disliked: Just some issues due to aging and use. The bathrooms could be updated I would have like to have more places to hang towels and change of clothes, maybe some shelves and so forth and the rooms are a bit cramped.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

12 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere. met lots of fun loving people to continue our travels with

Disliked: not alot. its an older building in a side alley. disliked the 10pm quiet time curfew

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right near the beach, excellent and helpful staff. Had a range of boards and equipment to rent

Disliked: Decor was dated initially it took 3 days for our room to be cleaned, general noise from outside the property at like 5am in the morning from trucks service vehicles. Surfboards were damaged and foam boards were starting to peel

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

13 March 2013

Liked: The location

Disliked: the dirt

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loads of people staying there so it was easy to meet people... The common area was big...

Disliked: Some staff were a little unfriendly and not helpful... You had to put 25 cents into the locker every time you locked it... Only one shower/toilet in each room which is a pain when your sharing a room with 8 other people and made it hard to get ready of a night time to go out...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Xi Yang

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 February 2013 Xi would recommend this property

Liked: Location!

Disliked: Sometimes has bedbugs.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: top location!

Disliked: wifi, only available at the lobby and working very poorly

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Michelle Thomas

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2012 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, easy to get to, staff were friendly and helpful. Lots of people happy to hang out/have a drink with and also close to the beach. Scooter rentals are next door, shuttle buses leave from the hotel just around the corner and public transport is like a two minute walk away. Had a blast!

Disliked: The smoking area is outside the reception, next to a garbage skip and I was staying in a room directly above this so we got the garbage stink, the smoke from the smokers, and the noise from the people talking below. I guess this problem could be fixed with a better smoking area ...not to sure how to rectify the garbage smell;). Some A/C could help as well

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: perfect location - only one block to waikiki beach

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: Not the cleanest hostel I've stayed at. Very noisy, hot rooms, unfriendly staff.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

EILY PLEMING

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2012 EILY would recommend this property

Liked: One block from the beach! Free breakfast was great even if it is just coffee, tea and toast. Young girl at desk was most helpful and the guys always said hello each time they saw you. Kitchen in our room had mostly everything we needed to cook, except a corkscrew lol. Bathroom was fairly big and very clean, showering was not a scary experience like some places. :P

Disliked: Our room faced onto lemon rd. so we could always hear the garbage trucks and traffic through the night, not a complaint, just something that comes with a busy area. There were a few noisy neighbours on some evenings, but this can't be helped on a weekend.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: It is not that clean and the beds were noisy