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Island Hostel
Lake City, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Trust me.... I lived there”
Reviewed 4 May 2010

My boyfriend and i lived there for almost 6 months. We paid $420 a WEEK!!! One Friday after we were there for about 5 months he missed his bus home from work. He wasnt in the office to pay rent before 4 o'clock. Knowing we would pay, just an hour later than normal, the management made me lock my door and wait outside in the rain until my bf got there with the rent!!!! This place is dirty and old, and has management that cares more about the peoples money than the people. There is no aloha there at all, and if you're a haole (foreigner, visitor, mainlander) its even worse!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2007

This place is horrible. I couldnt agree more with the last reviewer. It is full of drunks and degenerates, and not a hostel for travelers at all. The same owners also have The Ohana Pacific Hostel on lemon road. while i was staying at the place next door to Ohana pacific ( after leaving island hostel with no refund) the tv news came to do a story on The Ohana for drugs and drinking. It seems like the owner of the Island Hostel, and Ohana Pacific Hostel only care about money and have no grasp at all on the concept of what a hostel is supposed to be. they are running flop houses and calling them hostels. the staff at the hostel next door where i stayed were upset because the local news did a story lumping all the hostels on the street (lemon road) into the same story about the problems with hostels.

bottom line ... dont even think of staying at The Island Hostel, or The Ohana Pacific Hostel. try the polynesian or the beachside instead

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  • Stayed January 2007
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Reviewed 20 July 2004

This is one of the worst places that I have ever stayed in Hawaii (the other hostel is also owned by the same people who own this hostel).
The place is cockroach ridden and filthy. They do not offer towels, lockers, or a clean cooking facility.
You won't meet any interesting travelers there--many of the 'guests' who stay there are residents on welfare who live there. Theft, annoying drunks, and violent drug addicts are rampent.
If that isn't bad enough; the manager starts drinking at 10am, is verbally abusive to the guests, and threatens to evict you if you complain.
Oh, by the way, NO REFUNDS.

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Property: Island Hostel
Address: 1946 Ala Moana Blvd., Across from Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1898
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
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Ranked #36 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Honolulu
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Island Hostel Waikiki Beach Hotel Honolulu
Island Hostel Hawaii/Honolulu

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