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Honu'ea International Hostel Kauai

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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Travelling on your own, specially as a girl it brings some surprises. I arrived late in kauai and managed to easily get two buses, with a total ride of 35 mins form the airport to the hostel. I was advised by locals that knew the hostel. Arriving there, the staff was really friendly and they made me feel straight away...

2Thank Travelix2012
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I stayed at this hostel 11 and 12 years ago and only have fond memories of the facilities and people I met there. When I got the opportunity to return to Kauai for a few weeks I naturally booked my stay at this hostel again. I was pleasantly surprised to see that not a whole lot has changed. The lawns...

Thank Aimee E
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I recently spent 5 weeks exploring the four main islands of Hawaii. I am a solo retired senior traveler. To afford thIs dream vacation, I stayed in hostels on all four islands. I always booked a private room for 7 or 8 nights. The rate of approximately $70 per night beats any hotel offering. This International hostel in Kapaa is...

3Thank jjkuzma1
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 9 July 2012 via mobile

Back to this hostel after 17 years. Really tidy place with super hosts an great rules in place. Will definitely come back. Mahalo.

Thank MoBro68
Colorado, United States
Reviewed 27 June 2012

This place is amazing. I always felt welcome and enjoyed the company of all of the staff and travelers. Autumn and Bill really make this place feel like a true home away from home. Several nights we had get togethers, bonfires, even a salsa dancing night. I am sure, like everything in life it is what you make of it...

Thank treelovebean
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 May 2012

I stayed here for a night, after 5 days on the Kalalau trail, when I discovered that the nearest laundromat was all the way back in Kapaa (wtf!). The management changed recently, which is why they changed their name from "Kauai International Hostel". Bill and Autumn were friendly hosts. They have opened up their home to the world. Facilities were...

Thank Jay D
Amiens, Picardie, France
Reviewed 28 April 2012

This hostel is a good choice, the team is very welcoming and warm. After Beach House, this hostel is much better! The rooms are comfortable, clean and this hotel was Ideally located on the island, close to downtown! dorms and beds nice, even if it is old beautiful garden and yards free wifi I highly recommend it!

1Thank Edouard T
Haiku, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 April 2012

This a hostel, not a hotel. You will have access to use the entire kitchen and supplies. You can store food in 3 fridges and dry food in cubbies. There is a ping pong table, lots of outdoor seating and a fire pit. Staff is really nice and hospitable. Bus stop, eateries, and shopping are all within walking distance. Owners...

4Thank PuffyCheeks
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Just spent 12 nights at the Honu'ea International Hostel. Have stayed there before and it is greatly improved. The atmosphere is friendly and calm. The new hosts are amazing and keep a great running ship while keeping the atmosphere hawaiian(calm and laid back). I cannot wait to stay there again. Thanks for the great time. Sharon

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We stayed in a private room in the main house for 4 nights. Location is good if you have a car, but there is not a lot to do in Kapaa for more than a day or two. The bus service is good, but there are no nearby beaches to swim at. The hostel itself was fairly clean, although we...

1Thank Chris J

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • 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 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Kauai International Hotel Kapaa
Honu'Ea International Hostel Kauai Kapaa
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“private room back of hostel not on roadside”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 252wilsont, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, you hear less the roosters.”
 of 5 bubbles 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! :)”
 of 5 bubbles 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 :')”
 of 5 bubbles C2173QIlauraw, 23 Nov 2014 | Read review
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