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2556 Lemon Rd, Waikiki
Temporary closure: this hostel is closed for now.
This one of the more lively hostels on the island. Despite the name, it ain’t beachside, and there are other hostels in this block. Some should probably be avoided, and we did not review those.
There’s a big screen TV in the gathering room. The Beachside Kitchen restaurant on site has fairly inexpensive food for Waikiki—nothing over $10. They rent surf or boogie boards and beach floats. There’s no pay phone, but the front desk will let you use their phone for local calls. Lockers available for $0.25 each time you use them or $5 per day for storage—good if you want to access stuff a lot. Bed sheets provided, but bring your own towels (or buy one at front desk for $4, though they are not always available). They offer a free light breakfast—really just coffee and toast, but hey, it’s free.
Dorms house either four to up to eight people. Each dorm room has its own kitchen and bath. They have co-ed or female-only dorms. Prices are $35 for shared (500 sq. ft.) dorms for up to 8 people. Dorms for up to 4 people with a kitchen and no bunk bed are $39. Semi-private rooms (250 sq. ft.) with shared kitchen and bath with dorm are $81. You can rent an entire dorm room for either 4 or 8 people for $152 or $274, respectively. 30-day maximum stay, and you must show proof of travel off island and be 18 years of age or older.