Travel Forums North America Hawaii?

1. Posted by tidyboyo (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

My sister is currently working in Canada and is thinking about flying down to Hawaii for a week on the 17th January. Does anybody know what it is like that time of year and if it can be done on a tight budget and what would be recommended? Also where is good to stay? Has anybody stayed at the Waikiki beachside hostel? I think that's enough questions!



2. Posted by morg (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I went there last October and I flew out of Toronto to Kona. (The Big Island)

I did mine on a budget and I loved it.

My flight wasn't too bad considering where I was flying to. It cost me roughly $1 000 (CDN). It was a low economy flight as well, I had to have like two lay overs.

Once I arrived I stayed in a hotel for 2 nights and each night cost me around $110 (US). This was pretty reasonable in the mornings when they had a nice buffet for breakfast. It wasn't a crappy breakfast either. I ate like pineapple + french toast and hasbrowns :).

After that I had a timeshare lined up and that was alrite. It cost me roughly $600 (US) for a weeks stay. I wasn't too please for what I needed.

I completed a course in Freediving there which is why I went in the first place then after that I flew home.

So all in all I went over there from Toronto to Kona for 1 week and 2 days for under $2 000 CDN.

The thing that would have killed me was the car rental. They wanted a fair amount for the car but when they knew I was under 25 the price for insurance went flying. They were going to chalk up an additional $25 dollars a day ontop of the normal insurance fee. So all in all a car would have cost me almost the same amount of money to travel there and live.

I didn't go with a rental car at all. I have better things to use of that money so I just walked around and I managed to get by. Also they have bike rentals and neat little things like that.

I hope this helps :)


3. Posted by Sio (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I stayed there. Great fun. I've no idea about this time of yr but it was pretty affordable. I flew from San Francisco. The hostel is really central and clean!