I am going to be in Oahu for a week in August and would really appreciate some advice about good hostels to stay in. I am tempted to go with the trusty HI and stay in the one either in Honolulu or Waikiki - Anyone stayed at either? Or I have heard mixed reviews about Hokondo Hostel, anoyone got any info on it?
Would also be really nice to hear about the main things I should do when I'm there and what not to bother with!
I was in Oahu in March and stayed at the Polynesian Hostel in Waikiki, right next to Hokondo. It was great, the location was awesome, and the staff were very nice and helpful. They have cheap excursions almost everyday. It had a very socail atomsphere although the rooms were very basic. I went next door to Hokondo once and they had much better amenities, such as phone and TV in every room, but apparently it's not as good, or so I'm been told. Go to the Polynesian Hostel and I'm sure you'll have a grand time.
Yeah, I've heard a lot of negative things about Hokondo too so I will steer clear. Thanks for your recommendation!
will suggest you go to the other island since you have 1 week!!
Also, if the budget accomodations are fully booked, you may want to consider "Aston Coral Reef Hotel". I stayed there in April 05 and think its quite value for money. About 90 USD per night for a double room.. one of the cheapest you can find for a hotel. Its just a block away from the beach.