The only hostel that remains open on the North Shore of Hawaii is called Backpackers. It’s in a great location (you can walk to famous surfer beaches like Sunset, Pipeline, etc.), and they offer four different types of accommodation, all a stone’s throw away from the beach.
Kauai is what most people envision Hawaii to be. Waterfalls, mountains, crashing surf, dramatic landscapes and nature surrounds you everywhere you go.
It is also known as "the Garden Isle". I went to Kauai to hike the infamous Kalaulau trail. I was going to be there for a week and ended up spending nine months there. It is worth the side trip! I stayed in hostels, camped and even rented a treehouse for a little while. The north shore region is usually regarded as the best part for nature lovers and dramatic vistas.
The most expensive Waikiki hostel, and also the largest. They have the most stuff for their guests (from surfboards to snorkelgear) and the most rooms (beds) of any hostel in Hawaii. The staff are great and it would be hard to not have a good time unless you really dislike good looking people, sunshine and beer.
Direct online bookings (to avoid paying booking companies) are available through www.waikikibeachsidehostel.com
Probably the best located and most fun of the hostels in Waikiki and is also one of the cheapest. They have hammocks, keg parties, and free internet (or you can use the internet cafe two doors down).
I have had the strange honour of living in every hostel in Hawaii. I worked at some in trade for my room and I was able to island hop as much as I wanted to.
There are four hostels within a block or two of Waikiki beach in Honolulu. The most expensive one is only $27 a night.
You might think visiting South Beach Art Deco area would be expensive, but there are actually hostels right in the middle of it all. One of those hostels is the South Beach hostel. It has a great location and a bar right in the hostel. At only 20 dollars a night, it is probably the best price in Miami.
Send your feedback or queries to email@example.com