Polynesian Hostel Beach Club
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Polynesian Hostel Beach Club

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Room & Suite (37)
honolulu beach - 3 minutes walking
Pool & Beach (5)

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3.0
#5 of 9 hostels in Honolulu
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Polynesian Hostel Beach Club is centrally located 1/2 block from beach, near the Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park, Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, and countless bars and restaurants. Rated "Best Youth Hostel" by the Travel Channel, our friendly staff are happy to help make your budget holiday the best it can be.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Diving
Snorkelling
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Kitchenware
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

2584 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3740
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Honolulu Intl Airport
12.8 km
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Molokai Airport
76.1 km
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274Reviews4Q+A41Room tips

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Sonia wrote a review Oct 2023
Rotorua, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend found this hidden gem for us. At 1st glance you'd think oh no lol.
We stayed in a 8 bed all female dorm with air conditioning that worked and fans. There were 5 of us for 5 nights and cost us $190usd each. We were all 50+ yrs old. We were lucky enough not to have anyone else join us.
Brooke was great at check in, very patient as we were checked in 1 at a time. You're given clean sheets/pillowcase and towel.
We got to our room and unfortunately discovered there was rubbish underneath the beds, weren't very impressed with that and one of our friends mentioned this and whilst we were out having lunch Dan was in cleaning the whole room, very impressed. We also got an apology from the manager explaining there was a miscommunication of cleaning the room.
The room had 8 individual lockers for valuables only but you have to buy a padlock for them. Our dorm had mini fridge, microwave, elements plus ensuite with shower in a bath and toilet. Unfortunately the toilet didn't always flush straight away but we sussed it out.
The security was great, opened the door with GOKI app on phone.
Parking is terrible though we had to park sometimes up to 1km for free parking or you can park in the Honolulu Zoo across the road for $1.50 per hour for maximum 4hrs.
One of the best parts about the location is a 5min walk to the BEACH. Hostel provides tubes, chairs to take down which we used a few times, we saw sunrises and sunsets just beautiful. 2nd best thing is the amazing young staff, nothing a bother whatsoever so great to see.
So overall would us over 50/60yr olds stay here again? 💯 You have to think smarter, and from NZ our dollar was 56c in USD. We made it work, would highly recommend 👌 and spent our accommodation savings at ROSS stores 😁
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Too expensive to eat out all the time buy cereals and lunch and dinner stuff and keep in fridge...
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renzo_p_018 wrote a review Jul 2022
Lodi, Italy
3.0 of 5 bubbles
At first glance this place could appear inappropriate for mature people cause semiprivate rooms are located in the same place of the dorms but...if you are looking for a spartan place where sleeping only, this could perfect. The hostel is well runned, with its rules and its hours, none will disturbs your sleeping. So I think that for a few days could be a smart choice considering the high prices of Waikiki.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Waikiki is expensive
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Eva M wrote a review Dec 2014
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
we had booked in for 5 nights but were so glad we had only paid for 3. no ceiling fans, just one on the floor, so if you were unlucky, like myself to score the top bunk it was hot bloody hot, so lucky it was still autumn. Kitchen, common area and laundry were all in one and it was shambles. I have given it 2 stars and not only one because, the activities that they provided during the day were actually really good for the cheap price they charged and we meet some pretty awesome travellers while there.
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Date of stay: November 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Meital G wrote a review May 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in this hostel a couple of times during the months of February March and April. Everytime I came back I was received in open arms, and all my requests was kindly answered by the staff.
Very spacious and comfortable, lots of free stuff, located super close to the beach and the park - best location in Waikiki in my opinion
Cleaning everyday and even changes my towel and sheets whenever I asked.
I highly appreciate the mangers and staff’s willingness to help at any time !!
Highly and warmly recommended :)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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NotSoNormaltravels wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arriving and location:
We arrived to the hostel during midnight and it was pretty easy to find it. Location is very good, around 100m off Waikiki beach. Conveniently located.

Staff:
Upon arrival I made sure that payment was ok and that we don't need to worry about it. There was nothing particularly interesting about this conversation except the fact that this man called me during converstion as his "honey" in front of my wife. I don't care what people's romantic preferences are but there is a line on who can call me "honey". That situation was pretty uncomfortable.

On last day we had to figure out our leaving the hostel to our next location andwe wanted to ask advice from another employee but she was so drunk that it seemed too hard to stand with two legs.

Overall: I would recommend this only for its good location, but not worth spending more than few days there. Most of the staff are quite friendly but it was weird seeing the receptionist changing so often so we couldn't tell whos "hanging out" at the premises and who's on duty. This hostel is for adults only. It was weird seeing customers and employees bringing vodka and drinking e.g jack daniels on pure daylight and getting wasted on common areas of the hostel. There seemed to be no rules on alcohol consumption or whatsoever. I've been to hostels before so I know what community living usually looks like but this was quite an "experience".
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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kelbym123 wrote a review Jan 2023
Whistler, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, awesome staff. I had a cancelled flight and a left behind item and the staff were fantastic with helping. Decent wifi. No ac in the dorm but many windows that open which really cools it down but can mean some noise. Plenty of space in the room. No individual plugs for each bunk, but plenty of plugs around. Great little shelves attached to each bed.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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g g wrote a review Jun 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
staff:
unfriendly
unwelcoming
unknowledgeable
uninterested
almost as if you are in their way

Lots of uninvited "guests"
some staff is great
some look incredibly unmotivated/ drunk and just plane uninterested.

if you are wanting to stay in a fun social place- this is not it.

Close to many attractions
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jeffpedersen883 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve stayed at the Polynesian hostel beach club 3 times. It feels like home, excellent knowledge staff, close to the beach, I will always continue to stay there every time i go to Hawaii. I’ve tried other hostels on the island and they never compare to how awesome the hostel is, and the Pancakes are excellent!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Alex Aguilar wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay 2 days customers service incredible good great attitude.
Very good price.
Indefinitely will recommend.
Beds are good for good night of sleep.
A very happy that I found this place
I will came back again
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Julie B wrote a review Oct 2023
Adelaide, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid. Filthy. Photos do not accurately show how rundown the place is. Was not given the level that was booked although I had called a couple of times to confirm. Does the health department ever inspect?
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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thejackal_8 asked a question Nov 2019
chester20 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi what sort of security is in place there
Answer from PolynesianHostel
Oahu, Hawaii
We have 24 hour reception. All of our doors have electronic locks and only people checked into that room have a key to open it. The front gate locks at 10pm but be have . key card access for all guests as well as 24 hour reception if anyone needs further assistance or a late check-in.
Answer from PolynesianHostel
Oahu, Hawaii
Aloha Lia, We offer loads of tours and activities. Some are group activities and many you can arrange to do on your own. We have all of our onsite tours listed on our website as well as additional tours and things to do on Oahu. We also have a very knowledgeable and helpful staff that will help you figure out what to do on island. Mahalo,
Answer from PolynesianHostel
Oahu, Hawaii
Aloha, Thanks for your interest in the Polynesian Hostel Beach Club. Pancakes are served from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.,m., along with coffee and tea. Additionally, there are free beach toys available to use. If you wish to reserve, please log on to our website, then click "Check Availability" for the dates you wish to reserve. We look forward to seeing you!
Sonia wrote a tip Oct 2023
Rotorua, New Zealand14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Too expensive to eat out all the time buy cereals and lunch and dinner stuff and keep in fridge way cheaper "
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renzo_p_018 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Lodi, Italy1,941 contribution100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Waikiki is expensive "
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maloneyak wrote a tip Feb 2022
Anchorage, Alaska25 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Watch out for rooms overlooking Lemon Rd - might be noisy (earplugs?)"
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GrandTour522263 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in room 200 which had a nice tree outside"
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danita5 wrote a tip Aug 2018
La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain10 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"private room is barely private, so if you really want to save money share the dorm"
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PRICE RANGE
$85 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polynesian Hostel Beach Club
Which popular attractions are close to Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Nearby attractions include The Magical Mystery Show at Hilton Waikiki Beach (0.4 km), Hawaii Surfing Academy (0.4 km), and Saint Augustine by-the-Sea (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an oven, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deck., Momosan Waikiki, and Morimoto Asia Waikiki.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Polynesian Hostel Beach Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (5.4 km), Shangri La (3.2 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (1.4 km).
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