Best Hostels in Honolulu, Hawaii for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

Best Hostels in Honolulu, Hawaii for Backpackers and Solo Travellers
Honolulu is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. It's the capital and largest city in the state and is the center for government, transportation, and commerce. The city has a population of about one million people in the greater metropolitan area and it is where you'll find one of Hawaii's most famous tourist destinations, Waikiki Beach.

Most visitors who come to Hawaii enter through Honolulu. It's an energetic and lively city with a lot to see and do. It's definitely not an off-the-beaten-path location, but it is a great place to spend some time.

Peak season in Hawaii is usually when the weather is at its worst on the mainland. High season is from mid-December through March, and during these times reservations should be made well in advance. Hawaii is not a cheap destination and this is particularly true during peak season. If you're on a tight budget, hostels are likely the most affordable option for you. There are some good hostels around the Waikiki area that appeal to budget travelers and backpackers.
How much do hostels in Honolulu cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Honolulu here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for solo travellers, small groups, and backpackers.

Dorm Bed from $40.00
Private Room from $47.50
Overall Rating: 89%
419 Seaside Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu
Seaside Hawaiian is one of the longest running hostels in Waikiki. It's conveniently located about two blocks from the beach and is just a short walk from many shops and restaurants. It's right in the heart of Waikiki and is near many good surfing spots as well as nightlife. The hostel is a great place to relax and there are hammocks hung throughout. There's a nice courtyard with banyan trees that offer shade. You'll feel like you've discovered a secluded retreat in the heart of the city.

The hostel has all kinds of equipment available that guests can borrow. There are boogie boards, snorkel gear, and beach mats. There's also wi-fi in all of the rooms as well as the courtyard.

In total, the hostel has eight dorm rooms that sleep either four or six people. Security lockers are available in most rooms. There are also private rooms available that use shared bathrooms. Luggage storage and laundry facilities are available as well.

This is a fun and relaxed place to stay where it's easy to meet other guests. It's convenient location and affordable price make it an excellent option for budget travelers.


A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and couples.

Dorm Bed from $38.00
Private Room from $36.68
Overall Rating: 93%
2566 Cartwright Rd., Honolulu
The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel is a recently renovated hostel that is affordable and fun. They offer all kinds of activities for guests including free barbecue nights and free pizza nights. Most of the events are hosted on the rooftop lounge, which is a fun place to hang out and meet other travelers. Guests can also enjoy use of the hostel's bicycles, surfboards, and snorkeling equipment. Most items must be rented for a small fee. Parking is also available for an additional $10 a night and airport drop off is available for $15 a person.

This hostel is conveniently located right in the heart of Waikiki. It's about half a block from Waikiki Beach and is not far from the area's best shops, restaurants and surfing spots. It's also just a short drive from more off the beaten path locations such as waterfalls, hiking trails, and nice beaches.

This hostel has twin, double, and three bed dorms available. There are also four and six bed dorms that are either female only or co-ed. This is a good place to stay if you're looking for affordability in a convenient location.


Dorm Bed from $41.04
Private Room from $28.80
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
1923 Dudoit ln, Honolulu
This terrific hostel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, key card access, parking, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $44.50
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 84%
260 Beach Walk, Honolulu
This terrific hotel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $44.26
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 83%
2552 Lemon Road, Honolulu
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, and a common room. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $40.11
Private Room from $47.19
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 80%
2584 Lemon Rd. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Honolulu
Polynesian Hostel Beach Club Waikiki is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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