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6 Amazing Hostels in Hawaii to Stay Overnight That Won’t Break the Bank

Cheyenne Reed

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A lot of people might think that it isn’t in their budget to visit beautiful Hawaii, especially since it’s a 2,500-mile flight if you leave from California. But, there are plenty of good deals on flights. And if you stay in one of these awesome hostels in Hawaii you also won’t be breaking the bank on accommodations either. Read on to see where the best places are to stay of you’ll be in Maui or on Hawaii a.k.a The Big Island!

If you’ll be staying on Oahu (That’s where you’ll find Honolulu!), be sure to also check out this article!

If you’re staying in Maui:

1) The Northshore Hostel Maui

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This is the highest-rated of the hostels in Hawaii! The spirit of Aloha is the name of their game. They strive to keep their title as the reigning hostel champs by providing unparalleled customer service as well as maintaining a safe and clean environment for travelers. They’ve been in the hospitality business since 2003, and they love what they do! You can find them in Wailuku, one of a few small towns near the West Maui Mountains.

Home to many famous military battles, as well as a ton of art deco buildings, there’s plenty to see in this location which is arguably the heart of Maui. Plus they’re only about twelve minutes from Kanaha Beach Park, and you can catch the hostel shuttle there every day! Choose to stay in a male or female dormitory, or even reserve a private room, all for much less than the price of many island accommodations!

What they’ve got to offer:

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Buses to Popular Attractions
  • Laundry Facilities On-Site
  • Big Screen Satellite TV
  • Free Book Exchange

Website: http://www.northshorehostel.com/

2) Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel

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Of the hostels in Hawaii, this one has received the certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for three years running. If you’re an avid traveler, you’ve probably heard of Frommer’s, Fodor’s, as well as Lonely Planet. Good news — they all have great things to say about this awesome as well as inexpensive hostel! Lonely Planet said, “If you’re young, or young at heart, few hostels can compare with the vitality of this one.

A constantly changing, international crowd of 20-somethings generates more pure fun here than anywhere else on the island.” Their free daily tours are not to be missed. They’re a great way to explore the island on a budget and still have access to the local perspective. If you can, make sure your stay includes a Friday so you can be a part of the Banana Bungalow Party — there’s even a free keg!

What they’ve got to offer:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Jacuzzi Hot Tub
  • A Tropical Garden
  • Free Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball Table, and a Dartboard
  • Widescreen Tv
  • Steamroom
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Terrace

Website: https://www.mauihostel.com/

3) The Tiki Hale

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Which of the hostels in Hawaii can boast that their location leaves you only 65 steps from the beach? You can find this boutique hostel in Lahaina, which also experiences an incredible 300 days of sunshine a year! If that doesn’t sound like paradise, then we don’t know what does! Maybe free BBQ night, free pineapple waffles Wednesday, as well as locally grown Maui coffee every morning? You’ll get all of this and plenty more at The Tiki Hale.

You can meet plenty of travelers in their tiki garden full of hand-carved tikis and torches, and even more if you go into town. Check out the restaurants, jewelry shops as well as art galleries filled with things you won’t find in any other state. Be sure to grab a spot in one of the many van tours and explore all that this island of “merciless sun” has to offer.

What they’ve got to offer:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Excellent Maps and Tours
  • Free Surfboards, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, and Snorkel Equipment
  • Bicycles for Rent

Website: http://thetikihale.com/

If you’re staying in Kailua-Kona:

4) Pineapple Park Koa

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Located in Kealakekua, this hostel is a great place to stay if you want to explore the west side of the island. Nearby Kealakekua Bay is a great spot for kayaking and snorkeling. Not only that, but archaeological sites, sandy beaches, and art galleries are all just nearby. This is also the type of hostel where you’re likely to run into the owner, Annie Park. She and her employees spend their days making sure all of the guests at this hostel have a memorable experience! You’ll also have the opportunity to meet plenty of world travelers hanging out on the patio near the BBQ grill. You also won’t want to miss the sunset over the ocean from the upstairs porch deck!

What they’ve got to offer:

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Community Kitchen
  • Ocean View Terrace
  • Discounted Airport Transfers
  • Discounted Kayak and Snorkel Gear
  • Laundry Facilities

Website: http://www.pineapple-park.com/

If you’re staying in Hilo:

5) Hilo Bay Hostel

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This hostel is a gem like no other! Not only is it located in the Historic District of Hilo, but it is also a 1912 restored hotel! The tall ceilings, wooden floors, as well as spacious rooms are hard not to love. It’s located within walking distance from plenty of attractions like farmer’s markets, restaurants. theaters, gardens, and museums. The breathtaking Hilo Bay is also quite close as well! Make sure to also get involved in some of the activities that are offered nearby, like surfing or horseback riding. And once you’ve returned to your home away from home for the day, relax in the patio garden and enjoy the company of other travelers.

What they’ve got to offer:

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Community Kitchen
  • Large Common Area With Tv
  • ATM
  • Laundry Facilities

Website: http://www.hawaiihostel.net/

6) Hamakua House

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This guest house is located on the south end of the Hamakua Coast. It’s also only four miles from beautiful Akaka Falls State Park, and nine miles north of Hilo, Hawaii’s second-largest city. They’re a short drive to plenty of attractions and amenities, but they’re also only a mile from the small town main street of Honomu.

Established during the sugar cane plantation era, this town offers restaurants, coffee shops, and gift shops. You can also arrange a zip lining tour there! Onomea Bay and the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens are also only four miles away.

This is the best of the hostels in Hawaii to stay in if you’re a particularly environmentally conscious traveler. This hostel is also “off-the-grid,” which means they haven’t connected the island’s grid power system. No worries, though. They have electricity. They simply power everything with solar energy that is collected and stored in batteries all day. How cool is that?

What they’ve got to offer:

  • A Common Room with Netflix
  • Full Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Terrace and BBQ

Website: http://www.hamakuahouse.com/

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