Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel

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310 North Market Street, Maui, USA - (808) 244-5090
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel - Its the hardest water has ever hit me!
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel - They are so ancient and fascinating. I am completley in love. There are turtles everywhere in Maui seas!!!
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel - As you can see... 'Danger' is my middle name!
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel - Hiking the Haleakela volcano.
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel - Hiking the Haleakela volcano.
Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel - I love the water!!! There are a few snorkeling tours.

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Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel Reviews

ccjbeachbum ccjbeach…
179 reviews
my 1st hostel Mar 19, 2011
Well they say they are convenienly located to everything but let me say thank god i had a rental is about 2 to 3 miles from kahului airport.what could i expect for 27.00 a nigheverything there is a little old and everyone was friendly -finally we got a semi-clean room after turning down 2 other rooms lol .the best thing about this hostel is that everyday they offer free trips to different parts of maui ( tip the tour guide ) and its a short drive to one of the best kitesurfing spots in all of hawaii . If your into getting drunk and stoned this is the perfect spot. I dont drink or get stoned (anymore ) but had a great time. They have a big kitchen but a few people got there food eaten. Value and fun its great - location,cleanliness,safety,bed no to good - happy traveling
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JoeEurope JoeEurope
5 reviews
If you go to Maui... Stay at the Bungalow May 08, 2010
The Banana Bungalow is the most talked about hostel on the island of Maui. Anytime budget-travelers go to Maui, they stay at the Banana Bungalow. It’s located in the small town of Wailuku, HI. It has that Hawaiian charm with wind blowing through the palm trees and hammocks in the back. The town has the feel of a little country town with locally run shops and markets. On the weekends, most everything is closed, the streets are scarce, and the town is quiet.

But there’s still a lot to do. The hostel owns two vans that fits around 10-12 people each. They have free tours scheduled everyday of the week. And they use the vans to transport their guests to other parts of the island so they can enjoy the beaches, do some hiking, check out the volcanoes, or cruise around the other small towns. The tours are free, but we still had to pay for any entrance fees that were required.

The hostel itself is very laid-back. They do not run a 24-hour desk service. But there is a bell available to ring as they may be doing other work elsewhere in the hostel. The rooms are small and compact. There were only 2 or 3 bathrooms per floor, which meant you would be waiting for the shower at times.

The kitchen and commons area is located behind the hostel in a separate building. They have an outside patio area with tables and chairs for eating and hanging out. There are a couple of hammocks and also a hot tub which seemed to always be in use. There are a couple of computers available with internet access. They do have wi-fi for those who have laptops, but I found the connection was not always the greatest.

There’s also a third building for laundry. At other hostels, I’ve had to feed quarters into the washers and dryers. But the laundry machines at the Banana Bungalow were free and even provided detergent as well.

Once quiet-hour hits and because of the quiet atmosphere throughout the town, things are pretty calm and peaceful throughout the night. I enjoyed my time at the Banana Bungalow. If you have an experience or comment you’d like to add regarding this hostel, please feel free.
vbhstinks vbhstinks
4 reviews
great new year's party Jan 03, 2010
Overall, I had a very positive stay at Banana Bungalows. I stayed in the one in Fairfax, which is not really the best location, cuz it's far from all the action. They took a few of us to the other hostel on Hollywood Blvd- which is a place I stayed at on a previous night- and they threw a New Year's Party with free wine and beer, which was awesome. Got too drunk and sang some karaoke, and I don't wanna tell you the rest.

The only negative thing about this place is most of the staff's who work in the reception. They don't really do their jobs well, cuz this one guy just kept on talking on the phone while I waited there, waiting for him to help me, and he didn't even seem to be talking to anyone that wanted to make a reservation. I think that a receptionist in a hostel should also be more knowledgeable about buses and how to get around L.A., but few did. most staff's were friendly, but a few had some attitude. Little things like that can really leave a bad impression on a place. Also, the one on Hollywood gave me a key to my room that didn't work, so they spent a whole day getting me a new key, which was not cool at all.
save10 says:
you do realize this is for the Maui location and not the LA location right?
Posted on: Mar 03, 2010
tropicalmermaid tropical…
1 reviews
They have free great day trip for guests Sep 15, 2010
They have good deal for sightseen on Maui.

It was really good.

Facility was nice. But need keep clean always... :(
jblevin jblevin
1 reviews
Great place to meet people. Feb 27, 2008
I found a group of fun interesting people working at this hostel. It is the type of place rarely found in a US hostel, community. For such a cheap price ($25us for a 4 bed dorm room) your a well located to see any of the attractions on the island. The free day trips is an unbeatable perk. Enjoy!
ebbstarr ebbstarr
2 reviews
Nov 23, 2007
The Banana Bungalow is a hostel, so it is far from luxurious, but one of the cleanest kept i have come across in the world. I went with a girlfriend and we stayed in a private room which was only an extra $6 each rather than sharing a room with strangers.

They have FREE daily tours, with a different tour for each day of the week. If you stay the whole week, and do the tours every day, you will have become a Maui connoisseur. Tour guides are very knowlegable and cool. It was one of the most amazing trips i have taken primarily due to the Banana Bungalow! You can check out their webpage at:
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travelman727 says:
Thanks for the great review! What a fun and inexpensive way to see one of the world's most beautiful paradises :-D
Posted on: May 06, 2008

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