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“Bedbugs (otherwise a 5-star hostel)”

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Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
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Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bedbugs (otherwise a 5-star hostel)”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I had lots of bed bug bites and it seems that this hostel has such a problem in the past (read other reviews). Had there not been a bed bug problem, I would have rated this a five-star hostel. (Nice people, convenient location, and helpful services such as free checkout-day shower).

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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6 Thank Eric_LYJ
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hikekoolau, Owner at Seaside Hawaiian Hostel, responded to this review, 20 June 2012
Thank you for your review. We are really excited about your affirmation of all we do to make your stay with us positive and memorable.

Bedbugs are hitch hikers who arrive uninvited with our human guests. Short of inspecting all incoming luggage, requiring that guests shower and shampoo before going to their room, we can only rely on other less invasive responses to this global problem that effects most of the hospitality industry. In our case, we rely on regular inspections and we deal immediately and decisively with all reported insect bites, even though these might be from a different insect encountered in the rain forest or at the beach.

We are also focused on providing our guests with the best possible experience in these beautiful islands. Those of us who work at the Seaside are lucky enough to live in paradise and we want you to experience what we have come to treasure, clean beaches, a pristine ocean, beautiful vistas and the Aloha spirit.
Mark,
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Hamburg
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The place is very central to public transportation, shops and the beach.
The hostel is very clean and cosy.
The stuff is just wonderful and extremly helpful.

They have great coffee and toast in the morning and guided tours on Saturday.

Thanks for the great time.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank Andrea G
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Bydgoszcz
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2011

This is the place where people meet and share adventures. Great location with friendly and helpfull staff. Comfortable accomodation with bathroom in each dorm, events which connect people and unforgettable hawaiian experience that no other hostel around Waikiki can give you. Try it !

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Thank eljacol
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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We booked this at the last minute and WOW were we pleasantly surprised.. Ok people are not blowing this out of proportion the courtyard is the coolest place... we met people from Germany, Ireland, Australia, even a couple of Civil Engineers who were touring here from Belgium.. The atmosphere was laid back and everyone sat around and enjoyed themselves... As far as the accomodations they are clean and what you would expect for a hostel.. the kitchen was available at good hours and the owner seems a little gruff in the beginning but dont. . . he is really a sweetheart. He gave a guided tour to a hidden waterfall and secret beach in his own van at no charge... much more than you would ever find at a traditional stuffy chain hotel! We are getting ready to book our trip back to see family and we are planning on staying again!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

The friendly staff here seem to have all bases covered, everything that a backpacking traveller needs is taken care of even down to free storage on the last day.  I had a late flight from Honolulu at 11pm, and after a full day of sightseeing I was able to head back and pick up my luggage that they stored for free, even take a shower to freshen up before I left.  Not one other hostel has ever done that before, especially without charging.  Lockers are free in the rooms, if you don't have your own lock they'll sell you one at cost. It really is just the small things, good work guys!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Thank chippytrent
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Yellowknife, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

This is the nicest hostel in Waikiki. Great layout, breezes, courtyard, friendly staff! Have stayed in 3 or 4 different hostels in the area and this one is the best. Others are in stuffy, noisy highrises where you just hear traffic. This one is in smaller buildings with lots of windows and fresh breezes! Location is right in the centre of things, and next to bus stop and near the beach. Big kitchen area and really nice outdoor courtyard!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Tacoma, Wa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2011

We arrived late and although the room we booked wasn't immediately available, the staff worked to get us into our room. The room wasn't anything special but what do you expect in a hostel. The staff and owner took really good care of us. Plus there was Richard shot night, a staff member took out a bottle Of whiskey and poured shots for the entire hostel until the giant bottle was done! Awesome! You just can't make that stuff up!! Met some really cool travelers, a couple from Berlin, a dude from France, and an Indian fellow. Priceless trip and a great stay!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Thank tenaciousme
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Property: Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
Address: 419 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2626
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Seaside Hawaiian Hotel Honolulu
Seaside Hawaiian Hostel Honolulu, Hawaii

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