Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
How to travel to Maui on a budget? Simple tips for saving money include travelling there on the off-season, booking a hostel with a communal kitchen, staying in a dorm room and packing snacks for days out. It’s not a cheap destination, so be aware of this!
These are our favorite hostels in Maui. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Howzit Hostels is one of our favorite picks on Maui for groups of friends, couples, and digital nomads.
Here, you’ll find:
A garden (with a huge banyan tree)
A shared lounge
A terrace (with views of the Haleakalā Volcano)
A shared kitchen (with free pancakes)
Our favorite part about this Maui Hostel is that they organize free tours and activities for their guests across the island.
We think these are great for travelers who don’t want to rent a car or who want to discover the island on a budget. Excursions include anything from heading out to different beaches, snorkeling, hiking, or checking out national parks.
These are a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends, and there are also BBQ nights and game nights organized on hostel grounds.
Although the activities are labeled as free, keep in mind that it’s custom to tip the hostel staff’s guides and that you’ll need to register for them as the space in their van is limited.
Location: In the sleepy village of Wailuku, which translates as “water of destruction”. It’s busy by day and quiet by night. There is a bus stop nearby that can take you up to Lahaina or down to Kahului. The Kahului airport is a 15-minute ride away from this hostel.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
What about Maui Central Hostel in Wailuku? We had a look and we think there are better hostels to consider. It’s an affordable hostel, yet it lacks the social atmosphere and perks of the other hostels mentioned in this guide.
Best Hostels in Maui for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Maui for solo-travellers?
As we’ve already mentioned, we reckon our #1 hostel Aloha Surf Hostel is the best option for solo travellers. In case you missed it, they offer free tours every day of the week. This is a perfect way to meet new people.
For those looking for midday naps and cute hangouts to get lost in a book, we also recommend Tiki Beach Hostel.
The backyard is spacious and peaceful. You’ll be sleeping less than a minute from Lahaina beach, and the inclusive vibe makes it easy to meet people if you want to.
Staff are fantastic and the hostel attracts a wide age range of people.
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel is the kind of place that likes to entertain from the moment you wake up until you can no longer keep your eyes open.
What is Maui best known for?
Here are the Maui main tourist attractions:
Haleakalā National Park
Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii
The Pools at ‘Ohe’o
Are hostels in Maui safe?
Not all hostels in Maui are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Maui. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
How much are hostels in Maui?
Hostels in Maui cost 34€ – 48€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 70€ up to 125€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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