With a welcoming vibe and playful aesthetic, The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel is a great place to meet like-minded travelers. The hostel is just one block from Waikīkiī Beach, close to Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and steps from restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Choose to stay in a dorm room with bunk beds (female only or mixed 18-45 year olds) or opt for a semi private room or 1 Bed Suite. All accommodations cater to the budget conscious adventurer with high speed Wifi for digital nomads.

Shop for essentials at the ABC stores, browse Waikiki Specialty Farmer’s Market or KCC Farmer’s Market (Saturday mornings). Take a walk to International Market Place or Royal Hawaiian Center (15 mins) or check out Art on the Zoo Fence for paintings by local Hawaiian artists (Sat & Sun 9am-3pm).

There are dozens of restaurants right on your doorstep. Pick up sandwiches, salads and baked goods for a day at the beach at Tucker & Bevvy. Listen to live music over cocktails and dinner at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, or head for Kalākaua Avenue for an array of global eateries, gelato parlors, gourmet bakeries and more.

Relax in a hammock on the deck while strumming a guitar or chill over a glass of wine with friends. Enjoy free rooftop pizza nights or hop on a shuttle to explore the island.

The hostel offers daily trips (for an extra charge) to explore Manoa Falls, Koko Head Crater, North Shore or take in a Friday night firework show at Magic Island. A highlight for many visitors is the fabulous Sunday/Funday Booze Cruise with live DJ on-board.

There are no resort fees to pay here, but if you are thinking of renting a car, it’s US$18 per night for parking.

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