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What people say about us

"Need a place to stay that's not expensive compared to the rest of Waikiki. This place is close to Waikiki. Also it's walking distance to the famous Ala Moana Center and Beach Park. So if you are looking for a short vacation in Hawaii.  I recommend this place."

Larry Shultz
Google Reviews

The hostel was close to Safeway, 7-11, Foodlands, and bus stops for me to go to work, play badminton, and all my other activities. If you're looking for an affordable, no frills place, this is it. I would definitely recommend this place for all my friends if they were looking for a cheap and affordable stay in Honolulu.

Grace N.
Yelp Review

This place is perfect for rainy and lazy days. It's extremely quiet and chill. Third day here and I finally saw another person staying, that's how docile it is. Very cheap, clean, and no nagging

Kalani Kamakaiwi Jr.
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ABOUT US

Traveling is about discoveries, adventures and unforgettable memories that bring people together and last a lifetime. Promoting this spirit at the Plumeria, we strive to provide great service and accommodations for our guests.One of the benefits of living in the city is convenience to everything. Great restaurants, shopping, entertainment, museums, events and concert venues (like the Neil Blaisdell Center, and Hawaii Convention Center) are all within walking distance.With just a short twenty minutes walk you find yourself at Ala Moana Beach Park, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, where you can paddleboard, surf or just enjoy the sun and beautiful Diamond Head view. When you arrive In Honolulu, a very common Hawaiian word that you will hear is Ohana, or family. The Plumeria, being situated in a vibrant neighborhood but so much in “the madding crowds” of Waikiki, we are able to offer a more “local” experience where one does feel part of an Ohana. Starting with our friendly check in and of course our weekly BBQ, we try to carry the spirit of Aloha and insure everyone feels at home here at the Plumeria. The only conventional hotels and hostels in Honolulu are located in “hotel zones” where most vacationers congregate (most hostels are in Waikiki). However, many new arrivals in Hawaii prefer an accommodation that is not as vacation-oriented and that has more of the amenities of home (or at least, an apartment!). The Plumeria’s private, rentable bedrooms are in modified small bedroom apartments, with full kitchens allowing a more economical lifestyle than possible even in most hostels or budget hotels; and we give you the possibility of longer stays, with no lease requirement.​

About The Plumeria: The Plumeria complex consists of three 2-story buildings on a very convenient corner location in the Ala Moana / Lower Makiki section of Honolulu. The Plumeria is on Piikoi Street, between King and Beretania Streets. TheBus, on routes 1 and 2, passes near us every 10 or 20 minutes during service hours. The Ala Moana Shopping Center is a major bus hub for the island and is about 0.7 mile down Piikoi Street. Ala Moana Beach Park is across the street from the shopping center. Two supermarkets (Safeway & Times) are within a block of us, and Walmart is three blocks away. There are many restaurants with in easy walking distance--Standard American: such as Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, Jack in The Box, Pizza Hut, and Zippy’s; and, Mexican, Italian, Japanese. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai – all with in a few blocks of The Plumeria. Check out our location on the Google map.The Plumeria is a short-term residence house in Honolulu, and offers shared apartments for people moving to Honolulu who are looking for a short-term room to rent while they get established on Oahu. Our Short-Term Rooms and Long Term Rooms for Rent are mainly in separate buildings on the corner lot at 1101-1107-1111 Piikoi Street.

What's Nearby?


Diamond Head

Diamond Head, like the rest of the Honolulu Volcanics, is much younger than the main mass of the Koʻolau Mountain Range. While the Koʻolau Range is about 2.6 million years old, Diamond Head is estimated to be about 200,000 years old and inactive for 150,000 years. A 0.75-mile (1.1-km) hike leads to the edge of the crater's rim. Signs at the trailhead say that the hike takes 1.5–2 hours round-trip, and recommends that hikers bring water. Although not difficult, the signs also say that the hike is not a casual one: the mostly unpaved trail winds over uneven rock, ascends 74 steps, then through a tunnel and up another steep 99 steps. Next is a small lighted tunnel to a narrow spiral staircase (43 steps) inside a coastal artillery observation platform built in 1908. From the summit above the observation platform both Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean can be seen in detail. It is a short but steep hike – it is a 560 ft. elevation gain for a total elevation of 762 ft. There is a water fountain near the bathrooms at the foot of the trail in case you want to hydrate before the hike or fill an empty bottle. The park closes at 6pm and you are not allowed to head up the trail after 4:30pm


The Ala Moana Shopping Center

Ala Moana Center, commonly known simply as Ala Moana, is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii. It is also the fifteenth largest shopping mall in the United States, and the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Ala Moana is consistently ranked among the top ten most successful malls in the United States, and in 2009 was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as America's second most profitable, behind The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nevada.Located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, Ala Moana Center is part of the commercial, retail, and residential district of Ala Moana, south of Makiki, east of Kakaʻako, west of Waikiki and adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park.

Chinatown

Many of the buildings date from 1901. Very few were over four stories tall.The natural boundary to the south is Honolulu Harbor, and to the northwest Nuʻuanu stream. Beretania Street is usually considered the northeastern boundary, named after the first British Consul Richard Charlton's ship, and southeastern boundary is Nuʻuanu avenue. A few blocks to the east is the Hawaii Capital Historic District, and adjacent to the south is the Merchant Street Historic District.

Waikiki

The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s who enjoyed surfing there on early forms of longboards.A few small hotels opened in the 1880s. In 1893, Greek-American George Lycurgus leased the guest house of Allen Herbert and renamed it the "Sans Souci" (French for "without worries") creating one of the first beach resorts. Later that year Robert Louis Stevenson stayed at the resort; subsequently it became a popular destination for tourists from the mainland. is still called "Sans Souci Beach".Today, the area is filled with large resort hotels, such as the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Halekulani hotel, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki and Hyatt Place Waikiki, the Sheraton Waikiki, and historic hotels dating back to the early 20th century (such as the Moana Surfrider Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel). The beach hosts many events a year, including surf competitions, outdoor performances, hula dancing and outrigger canoe races.

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1111 Piikoi St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
+1 808-596-2080
plumeria@hostelalternative.com

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