Best Hostels in Maui for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

Best Hostels in Maui for Backpackers and Solo Travellers
The island of Maui is part of the state of Hawaii. Maui is the second largest of the eight major islands and it's a popular travel destination for it's beautiful beaches, interesting towns, and stunning natural landscape. Lahaina is the most popular town on the island and it is the only town that has a decent nightlife scene. You'll find most of the island's hostels and budget accommodation in this area. The town is on the western edge of Maui and it is the gateway to many of the island's beach resorts that are found just to the north. The town itself is 5.8 square miles with a population of just under 10,000.
How much do hostels in Maui cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Maui 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 fantastic hostel

Private Room from $99.00
Overall Rating: 93%
221 Baldwin Ave Paia, Maui, Maui
Wow, this place has a lot to offer! Starting with a long list of free stuff, they also have some typical hostel amenities along with modern and clean facilities. By staying here, you'll be able to take a free tour of Maui which helps you get your bearings and lets you meet some of the other guests at the hostel, too. They also offer free parking if you have a rental car (which is recommended if you want to explore the island). They have a pool table, ping pong, foosball, a hot tub, safe, luggage storage, lockers, a BBQ, and more. You can use the kitchen to cook your meals if you like, and don't forget about the free pancake breakfast, too. Located in the town of Paia, you're close to the beach and some great surfing spots. Dorms and private rooms are available. Dorm rooms tend to be small, which means you'll have some privacy at night instead of being packed in with tons of other people like many hostels tend to do. The private rooms, as well as the bathrooms, are clean, modern, and comfortable. You can't go wrong here!

The best party hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and surfers.

Dorm Bed from $58.71
Private Room from $93.62
Overall Rating: 79%
310 N. Market St. Wailuku, Maui, Maui
Banana Bungalow Hostel is THE party hostel to stay at in Maui. It's one of the most popular hostels on the island and you're sure to find a crowd of young travelers here looking to have a good time. The hostel offers all kinds of activities for guests. There are free daily tours of the island, regular Happy Hours, and Monday night keg parties every week. There's also all kinds of amenities available for guests including free internet access and wi-fi throughout the hostel. There are many great places where you can hang out with other guests. There's a large jacuzzi and a beautiful tropical garden where many guests spend time. There's also a pool table, ping pong table, dartboard, and a television room available to guests.

Banana Bungalow Hostel is popular with backpackers, surfers, and travelers from around the world. It attracts a young and fun crowd and you can be assured you'll make a few new friends while you're here. The atmosphere can't be beat and you're sure to have a good time.

If you want to get out and explore the island, the hostel also organizes all kinds of hikes and tours. There is a twelve mile Haleakala Volcano hike, Iao Valley Rainforest hike, and others to choose from. There's also whale watching trips available during the peak season, and snorkeling tours where you can see sea turtles. There are tours of historic Lahaina and Paia towns, and all kinds of water sports lessons. Whatever your interest, you're sure to find an activity you'll enjoy here.

The hostel has single, twin, double, and three bed private rooms as well as two and four bed dorms.

A quiet and fun hostel that is good for solo travellers and backpackers.

Dorm Bed from $59.00
Private Room from $41.00
Overall Rating: 94%
2080 W Vineyard St Wailuku, Maui, Maui
The Northshore Hostel in Maui is another popular option with backpackers and budget travelers. It's a friendly and comfortable place to stay that is affordable and reliable and it's a great place to relax in your own little piece of paradise. The hostel has a wide variety of private rooms available. There are singles, twins, three person, and four person rooms. Every room uses shared bathrooms, and while the rooms are basic, they are comfortable. There are also dorms that sleep up to eight people and are split by gender.

This hostel also has shared kitchen facilities which guests can use. The wi-fi connection is good and there's a social environment where it's easy to meet other guests. If you're hoping for a good night's sleep, they do strictly enforce the 10 pm quiet time, so anybody looking for a party must leave the hostel grounds.

The hostel is a bit removed from the island's main sights and attractions so it helps to have access to a car. There is a shuttle every morning that goes to the beach and there are some buses that travel around the island. In general, a car in Maui is a must though.

Dorm Bed from $83.00
Private Room from $98.50
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 91%
545A Front St, Maui
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service.
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