Probably one of the most recognizable and famous stretches of beach in the world, Waikiki Beach is not only the beach where the father of modern surfing Duke Kahanamoku rode waves in the early 20th century, but it’s one of the most densely packed hotel strips in the entire islands. While you certainly won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay along this strip of high rise hotels, luxury resorts and condos, you may have a hard time finding a CHEAP place to stay along Waikiki.
If you are determined to stay on the famous stretch of beach that overlooks the famed Diamond Head, enjoy the nightlife and see what all the talk about Waikiki is about, but have a small budget, it may come as a relief to know there are actually several hostels near Waikiki, where even the most frugal of travelers can get right in the Waikiki mix.
Located just one block from Waikiki Beach and just steps from the famous Kalakaua Avenue, this hostel offers up a location in the heart of the Waikiki action. This hostel features dorm style rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a few, limited private rooms. There is also a full-equipped self-catering kitchen, on-site parking for $5/day, internet access, lockers and a laundry facility on site. Plus, you’ll find yourself in the center of the vibrant and buzzing Waikiki areas all while paying a whole lot less than those staying in the hotels next door.
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This hostel is located less than one block from the beach. If that’s not enough to get you in the door, then maybe the access to free boogie boards, snorkels and masks, floaty toys, beach mats and tea and coffee will. This hostel offers dorms/semi-private rooms and studios. There is also a large communal kitchen, an outdoor eating and BBQ area, bike rentals, surfboard rentals and free wi-fi. Known for it’s social atmosphere, the tag line for this hostel is “come as guests, leave as friends.” With its proximity to many bars and the beach and a BBQ pit in the back, social travelers can not do much better than the Polynesian Hostel Beach Club. Did we mention it’s a half block from the beach?
Also located just a half block from the beach, the Waikiki Beachside Hostel is actually the largest of all the Hawaii hostels. Beachside Hostel is conveniently located in Waikiki close to restaurants, bars, Honolulu nightlife, Waikiki beaches and all of the Hawaii adventure activities, and attractions that Oahu is famous for! The island of Oahu also has the best public transportation of all of the Hawaiian islands, there are two bus stops within one block of our Waikiki hostels location. This hostel also features a free continental breakfast, wireless internet and beach rentals. There are also snorkel and surf gear for rent and a full kitchen.