Pros: Very inexpensive, great location near the bus lines and the Ala Moana mall, a 20 minute walk to the beach, extremely helpful owners/managers.
Cons: Small rooms, very loud at night (near police station; thin walls), management not always on site, you take pot luck as far as your roommates go.
I stayed for a bit less than a week in January and ended up bailing early as my roommates had fights on two occasions in the wee hours. This was NOT management's fault and they were extremely apologetic and generous with my refund. I think it's still an excellent value for the adventurous, tight-fisted, flexible traveler with few expectations (read: college kid or similar). It's close to groceries, a thrift store, Starbucks (in the Safeway), and UPS shipping store. Adequately clean but the pillows were pretty flat. Overall, I was satisfied but not thrilled and would have been fine except for the fights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Plumeria Hostel is a 26 room Hostel with 2 bed dorms (NO bunk beds) and private rooms in shared suites.5 person limit to each bathroom.We offer free wifi, laundry, BBQ area, female only suites, no lock out, no curfew, and outside on site smoking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Plumeria Hawaii/Honolulu