address2556 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815

About Us

About Us

The Waikiki Beachside Hostel opened in 2001, and since has served thousands of people from all around the world. Our main passion is driven to make others happier and healthier through service.

Here at our hostel only two blocks from famous Waikiki Beach, next to shops, restaurants, major activities and attractions has been the perfect location to go places within walking distance. Also to get your day started we offer coffee, tea, toast, pb & jelly in the morning. During the evening, when you are ready to relax enjoy our weekly outdoor live entertainment under the stars with different featuring artists and musicians.

Free Wi-fi available throughout the property to stay connected to friends and family. Post favorite photos of the day from your travels on our Instagram page @waikikibeachsidehostel as we would be delighted to stay connected during your Hawaii travel adventures.

Mahalo Nui Loa and Safe Travels!!


The Waikiki Beachside Hostel is committed to serving our guests and providing daily accommodations; however, due to current events, property hours are modified.

Starting April 1, 2020, the front desk will only be open from 9:00am – 4pm Tuesdays and Saturdays only. Guest check-ins must arrive on those days and within those times and must stay a minimum of 7 days. Key deposit will be $50.

Only registered hostel guests permitted on property. Please note that further amenities and services, including but not limited to housekeeping and hostel operations in general, are subject to change at any time without advance notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Here are the answers to some of the most common inquiries we get. If you can’t find the answer to your question here don’t hesitate to contact us.

A: Hostels provide short-term accommodation to travelers, particularly encouraging outdoor activities and cultural exchange for the young. In a hostel guests rent a bed (sometimes a bunk bed) in a dormitory and share bathroom, kitchen, and lounge rooms. Private rooms are often available. The main benefit of a hostel is that one gets to meet other travelers from all over the world. Hostels are usually less formal and less expensive than hotels. They are most frequently used by young travelers. Hostels provide a great opportunity for multi-cultural enlightenment. There is more interaction between the guests than in traditional hotels.

A:  We are a travelers hostel and require proof of onward travel and an out of state ID card/passport at check-in. Please note that most room types also require guests to be 18 years or older. For more details please contact the hostel direct at 808-923-9566 or email us at


  • Weekly live entertainment with local performers
  • Over 5,000 sq foot of indoor and outdoor lounge area to meet new friends from around the world.
  • In-Room Kitchens upon request
  • 24- 7 service and much more (visit our facilities page)

. Come and experience for yourself why we are rated one of the best hostels in Hawaii.

A: You can check online by entering in the dates of your travel which will display all room categories available. If you should find some room types unavailable and are flexible in your travel plans you can scroll through the dates by clicking next day or next week to check for future availability. Our reservations are made in sync with our computer system so as soon as you submit your reservation we will receive it immediately on our end.

A: We offer the following rooms types: The large dorms sleep up to 8 people, bunk bed style, in a shared dormitory. Price is based per person. Occupants of this room must be 18 years or older. The small dorms sleep up to 4 people on single beds in a shared dormitory. Price is based per person. Occupants of this room must be 18 years or older. The semi-private bedroom sleeps up to 2 people, single beds. It is adjoined to a co-ed dormitory that sleeps up to 2 people. To get to the semi-private bedroom you enter and walk through the co-ed dormitory which is where the shared kitchen and bathroom is. Price is based per bedroom. Occupants of this room must be 18 years or older. The private 4-bed studio sleeps up to 4 people. It is a private studio with an air conditioner, full kitchen, bathroom, and balcony. Price is based per room.

A: There are several ways to get to us being the most popular mode of transportation via Shuttle service which will cost about $16 dollars and they will take you to our doorstep. Please refer to the Direction page

A: Our guest service agents can assist you with transportation back to the airport. The popular choice is via shuttle service costing about $16 per person one way. Otherwise, taxi service is about 40-45 dollars.

A: Waikiki is a bustling tourist area. We don’t recommend taking any type of valuables and leaving them on the beach, we have lockers to secure your valuables for peace of mind.

A: Yes, each room has a private bathroom with shower.

A: We don’t assign beds and all beds are based on first come first serve. We ask that you clip your invoice to your bed to aid the housekeepers to better clean the rooms and show which beds are occupied. You could always move bed assignment once your roommate has checked out.

A:  Our standard check in time is 3:30pm and our checkout time is at 12 noon. For dorms we can generally check you in earlier if you don’t mind that housekeepers have not come through yet, as they make their way through each floor throughout the day. For semi-private and private rooms the check in time is 3:30pm.  We do have courtesy storage room for early check in guests.

A: Storage room is $5 dollars per day to lock up your items after you have checked out. All the rooms have coin operated lockers for $.25 cents dollar per use.

A: Guests can receive mail at our address of 2556 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815. We will hold mail for 30 days.

A: The minimum age to check in to the hostel is 18 years of age and there is no maximum age limit.  If you are under 18 years old, you will need to be accompanied by an adult (21+ years or older) and rent a private room.

A: All our positions are paid and full time in departments of front desk, maintenance, and housekeeping. Job Applications are available at the front desk. We do not offer work in exchange for rent.

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Address 2556 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815, United States
To our valued guests:

We are proud to announce that we will be opening in January 2023. Please check back for reservations. We're looking forward to welcoming you back!

Mahalo nui loa!
SEE YOU IN 2023!