(800) 846-7835 or (808) 244-5090
310 N Market St, Wailuku
The location isn’t the best at this hostel—you can’t walk to the beach—but they offer different tours each day (including snorkeling at Black Rock in West Maui, taking the Road to Hana, and hiking on Haleakala) to make up for it. Tours are free, but the guides work for tips. They also have free beer on Friday nights. Pretty impressive. Total party atmosphere. (And they want you to know that before booking so you aren’t surprised.) Walls are wood construction and thin, so the sound carries. Free coffee and make-it-yourself pancakes in the mornings (clean up after yourself, too). They have a strict rule—no Maui residents. You have to show them an out-bound airline ticket or a foreign passport. Clean, small rooms and shared baths (which could be cleaner) but BYOT (towel—you can also rent one for $5). Beat-up pool table in game room with a computer. Dorms have lockers, but bring your own lock. Private rooms need to store valuables in the front desk safe.