Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel
From volcano and rainforest hikes to whale-watching and snorkelling, we have all the free Maui tours you could ask for!
'Best value hostel' - Recommended by Let's Go Hawaii
'LOTS OF SPIRIT AT THIS FAMILY RUN PLACE' - Maui Revealed
'Backpackers should head to Banana Bungalow' - Frommer's 2011
'Lively and cosmopolitan hostel' - Fodor's 2011
We've got free pancake breakfast, free keg parties on Friday nights, free Internet and Wi-Fi, a large Jacuzzi hot tub, a tropical garden, free pool table, international TV channels and a widescreen TV!
Our hostel caters to backpackers, travellers and surfers wanting to get the best out of Maui. Your stay comes with a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie. We offer more free amenities than any other hostel in Hawaii!
We feature the 12-Mile Haleakala Volcano Hike, The Road to Hana, Iao Valley Rainforest Hike, Whale Watching (seasonal), Snorkel with Turtles, Historic Lahaina and Paia Towns, and of course beaches, beaches, beaches! So, whether you want to visit Haleakala, windsurf at Hookipa and Sprecks or enjoy the beaches of Makena and Kaanapali, Banana Bungalow Hostel is the place for you.
Please note that guests must have a foreign passport or off-island ticket to check in.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hot Showers
- Hot Tub
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Safe Deposit Box
- Steam Room
- Taxes not included
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please note that we cater to backpacker/ travelers only guests MUST have a foreign passport or off-island ticket to check in.
Our reception is open from 8 AM to 11 PM. If you will arrive after 11 PM, please contact us on the day of your arrival to arrange for a late check in.
In order to participate in the FREE Daily tours each guest must sign a liability waiver before each tour. Our sign ups are on a first come, first serve basis and are available the day before the tour after that day's tour leaves.You must be here to sign up.
Our airport shuttle leaves at 9 AM (drop offs by request), 1:30 PM and 6 PM and arrives at the airport about 20 minutes later. In order to take the shuttle, you need to call us when you arrive at the Kahului airport before our departure time and we can tell you where to meet us.
All cancellations must be received by email no later than 8 AM the day before scheduled arrival HST time.
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We're only about 3 miles from the airport, and it's really easy to get here by car.
From the airport terminal or your rental car place:
Get onto Airport Rd., the airport access road, head away from the airport and you're going the right way.
At the first light, take a right onto Haleakala Hwy. and merge shortly onto Hana Hwy.
After a few hundred yards, the road will curve sharply to the left and become Ka'ahumanu Ave. (route 32). Follow Ka'ahumanu Ave. for about 2 miles through the city of Kahului.
You'll start going up a gradual incline and go under an overpass. Stay in the right lane.
Turn right at the second light after the bridge onto Market St.
Go straight through the four-way stop (Vineyard St.) and follow the road down and over the bridge.
We're the building on the corner on the right side, just after the bridge. Turn right after our building and park in the carport or in the lot behind the blue house behind the hostel. The front desk is in the main building fronting Market St.
Directions to the Banana Bungalow by Bus:
The city bus does have luggage restrictions. You can only take luggage on the bus that you can fit on your lap. If you have a lot of luggage you may need to take a taxi. A taxi costs around $25.
From the airport pick up zone #3 you can take the Upcountry Islander #40 or the Haiku Islander #35 to Ka'ahumanu for $2.00
From Ka'ahumanu Center you can take either the Wailuku Route #1 or #2. Route #2 takes around 24 mins and #1 takes around 35 mins. Wailuku Route is $2.00.
Once you're on the Wailuku Route you will want to get off at Pilhana Terrace. You can tell the bus driver that you are going to Banana Bungalow and they will know where to let you off.
We're centrally located in historic Wailuku town in north central Maui. We are about 3 miles from Kahului airport and Kanaha Beach, 7 miles from Paia and Hookipa on the north shore and from Kihei on the south shore, and 17 miles from Lahaina. We are a short drive from the best kitesurfing and windsurfing in the world!
We are within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, bars, banks, and the post office.