Waikiki Backpackers Hostel
2569 Cartwright Rd., Honolulu, USA

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We offer FREE airport pick up*, continental breakfast, and Wifi/Internet. Come and join us for beer nights on Tuesdays, and BBQ on Sundays. Moped, Surf Board, and Snorkeling Equipment Rental Available. Parking is @$10 per night per car. Airport drop off is available @$10 per person.
* Free airport pick up requires reservation for 3 consecutive nights, and valid for reservations made on Sept 11, 2013 and after. Pick up time is 8:30 am to 11 pm Hawaii Time

Going to Hilo, Big Island? Check out also our sister hostel, Hilo Backpackers Hostel. We offer FREE Transportation TO Honolulu International Airport if you are staying at the Hilo Backpackers Hostel** **when you pay for 2 tours & 2 consecutive nights at the Hilo Backpackers Hostel.
Rate does not include tax. The balance is subject to State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (9.25%) and General Exercise Tax (4.712%) Please note that room type requests are not guaranteed and are subject to availability and operational needs
>Check in time is from 7:30 am to midnight Hawaii Time. Please note that our office is closed from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Rooms may not be available until 3:15 pm.
>All the guests must be 45 years old and below upon check in
>When checking in, please prepare the followings:
1. VALID PASSPORT or VALID STATE ISSUED ID (must be 45 years old and below upon check in)
We will NOT honor reservations of guests without the valid ID AND the ticket. NO REFUNDS will be made. We appreciate your understanding

We accept cancellations/changes only via e-mail. Please note that any cancellations/changes must be made at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival time indicated upon booking. In case the arrival time was not indicated upon booking, any cancellations/changes must be made at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date.
The deposit will not be refunded or transferred for any cancellations/changes. We charge the total of the first night for all cancellations made less than 24 hours and no shows.
In case you cancel any individual night(s) of your reservation within 24 hours of your scheduled arrival time or upon/after check in, the deposit and the payment for the night(s) will not be refunded or transferred.
In case of no show, we will charge in full for the first night and cancel the reservations for the second night and thereafter.
We are conveniently located right in the heart of Waikiki, 1/2 blocks away from Waikiki Beach, very close to many shops, restaurants, surf spots, parks etc, and just a short drive to the most beautiful beaches, waterfalls, hiking trails, and attractions! Come enjoy all that Waikiki & Island of Oahu has to offer, and tell your friends too!
Please note that room type requests are not guaranteed and are subject to availability & operational needs
Terms & conditions may change without notice


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


Our hostel is located at 2569 Cartwright Rd, about 10 miles from Honolulu International Airport, 20 minutes drive, or about one hour by bus.

Honolulu Airport & Tour Service
Call 808-208-5128 (Pick up time is between 8:30 am and 11 pm)

The Bus
Take number 19 or 20 and get off at Kapahulu Ave. & Kalakaua Ave. Walk away from the beach and turn left onto Cartwright Rd (Right after the Queen Kapiolani Hotel). You can see the time tables at http://www.thebus.org

By car:
Follow signs to exit the airport and take the ramp to I-H-1 E; drive 0.3 miles.
Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Interstate H1 E/Waikiki/Honolulu and merge onto I-H-1 E. Keep left. Drive 6.3 miles.
Take exit 23 for Punahou St toward Waikiki/Manoa and drive 0.2 miles.
Turn right onto Punahou St and drive 0.1 mile.
Take the first right onto S Beretania St and drive 0.1 mile.
Take the first left onto Kalakaua Ave and drive 2.1 miles.
Turn left onto Paoakalani Ave and drive 0.1 mile
Take the second right onto Cartwright Rd. Our hostel is the second building from the end. It is on the right and behind the Queen Kapiolani Hotel.