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Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Cool vibe, cheap, great location. I stayed 4 nights in a semi-private room with a friend. The beds were very comfortable and everything was kept clean. The staff is extremely ( I can't emphasize that enough) friendly and helpful. Everyday, they would ask us about our plans and made sure to answer all our questions. And we had a lot!...

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3Thank Amelie D
GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for amazing review! You get us perfectly!! See you soon!

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was without doubt, the most unfriendly and unwelcoming place imaginable, barring potentially Azkaban. We met some great people there as its one of only two hostels on the island, but that is irrelevant. There are strict rules about check in time being after 3pm, we arrived early in the morning and they wouldn't even let us use the wifi...

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8Thank 634Kate
GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, I am stunned. Sitting here reading this review is very hurtful. I am so surprised, I had to read it three times. I spoke to you and your friend so many times and I am so sorry if someone was rude to you or not friendly. Every time I saw you we had good conversation and I asked if...

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I have traveled through many Hostels around the world and this was a joke. The staff were all very exclusive and they cared more about themselves then "working" for the guests. I also felt like I brought my mum along... SO many rules for no apparent reason. I felt awkward using the communal facilities as the staff were always group-cooking...

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, Kalamai you did not read the first line in our description as it states, we are a family hostel. Most of our guests appreciate the homey feel and treat our hostel rules with the same respect they would give their own families. Our 'staff' are volunteers and as such, they are only workers while they are working. Any other...

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Lived here for 7 days during my spring break. The staff is very friendly, and placed us in a 4 bedroom under request. The room and restroom was clean, and the beds are quite nice. There is an outdoor area where you can relax with a beer after a long day of adventures. It must be quiet after 10.00pm, which...

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for pointing out how quiet we are after 10pm. We take pride in our quiet hours and strictly enforce them. We believe all guests deserve a good nights sleep after a long day of hiking, biking, kayaking, ziplining, boating, or insert adventure here ____! We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Autumn and Bill

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Not the cleanest or most classy hostel; but it works by the standards and pricing of the island. Met some awesome people, everyone is uber friendly, great energy overall! Would stay again. Wifi isn't the best, but the lack of it encourages people to be social like the old fashioned days.

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are happy you found us within your budget. Not always easy on the most expensive of all the islands. Come again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn and Bill

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the honuea hostel in kauai is September !! I had absolutely the best time of my life there. I made lifelong friends from the nights mingling on the patio drinking some local beer under the twinkling stars. Its an amazing way to meet people! The staff was really helpful and friendly with everything I needed. For a...

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn an Bill

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this hostel and the owners Autumn and Bill. It's kept very clean and its in a great location! They have brochures on activities in the area, they are also very informed on what's going on on the island which was very helpful. I can't wait to go back! Mahalo for your hospitality!!

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn an Bill

Capri, Italy
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

The hostel is peaceful with a lot of light and a nice friendly atmosfere all around 😊I was lucky as I got the chance To know the girl at the reception(Alissa)Who made my holiday on the Island really special

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Come again, soon! Mahalo! Autumn and Bill

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The facilities are clean and well maintained. Location is solid, few blocks away from the worthwhile part of town. Very clean kitchen and tons of supplies to use. Attracts a really good crowd, meeting people was awesome here. Rooms can get a bit stuffy. The dorm we were in could sleep up to 11 people ("luckily" the most we had...

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8Thank Wilson T
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My experience here was mostly pretty good but there's some small things that added up to make me not want to come back. After staying for 9 nights we were not allowed to hang out in the common area after checkout with the friends we had met at the hostel unless we paid an additional $15 each for late check...

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GM_Honuea, General Manager at Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai, responded to this review

Mahalo for the extra time and effort you went through to leave us this review. We understand not everyone will be happy about our new policy of $15 late check out fee. Hopefully, more will be able to use this to their advantage than not. There are multiple bathrooms for use on property and our staff should take the time...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aloha and welcome to our family owned, family operated 34 person hostel on the amazing island of Kaua'i! Our hostel has enforced quiet hours from 10pm-7am. We are not a party style hostel. We hope guests will take advantage of our low prices and quality service so that you may enjoy Kauai hikes and outdoor activities that are our premier location provides. Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai resides in the heart of Kapa'a Town, across the street from Kapa'a Beach Park! Take a stroll or bike down the 7 mile Ke Ala Hele Makalae ("The Path that Goes by the Coast") that stretches from Wailua Town past Kealia Beach Point with amazing surf and spectacular views! Or, do some shopping at some of the best locally owned shops on Kauai. Dine in amazing restaurants or cook your own food in our large, newly decorated kitchen/common areas. We have two dorm rooms with ten beds, women's only dorms, four private rooms (inside the dorms), and two deluxe rooms. All dorms have a private room and a shared bath en-suite. The two deluxe rooms are in the main house, share a bathroom and do not have restrictions on kitchen hours. We have common areas available to all registered guests that include lanai (covered patio), several garden seating areas, hammock and TV room. Snorkel gear, kayaks, and Free WiFi is provided for all registered guests. Please, registered guests and new check ins only. *We most always have room for walk-ins 3pm-9pm, aloha! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

Address: 4532 Lehua Street, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1750 (Formerly Kauai International Hostel)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $33 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Kauai International Hotel Kapaa
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“private room back of hostel not on roadside”
kimiora3, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Windows next to stairs in courtyard seemed like a bad idea. People up and down them all the time.”
252wilsont, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, you hear less the roosters.”
schalifoux1, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Get the superior/deluxe private room - you're away from the dorms and wont have to worry about waking people up! :)”
BrokeTraveller88, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Listen when they say no food in your room or you will end up with ants in your bag which isn't too fun :')”
C2173QIlauraw, 23 Nov 2014 | Read review
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