Pacific Ohana Hostel

★★★☆☆
  • 2566 Lemon Rd

    Honolulu, HI 96815

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  • 808-921-8111

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DO NOT STAY HERE. Dirty rooms, over priced, and a terrible manager who refused to give me a refund even after they'd given me the wrong key to my room and left me locked out all night.

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★★★★★

DO NOT STAY HERE. Dirty rooms, over priced, and a terrible manager who refused to give me a refund even after they'd given me the wrong key to my room and left me locked out all night.

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We were desparate for a room on a major holiday and everything else in town was booked. Staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed in a private studio room with double bed, TV, kitchenette (full size fridge, stove, microwave), and private bathroom. Towels and linens included. Very nice refrigerator & microwave. No dishes/cookware, or soap provided. The inside of the room was clean-ish if you don't look too close, I didn't see any bugs, but the whole place was very old and rundown with repairs, lightbulbs, and deep cleaning needed. No extra ammenities. Very close to other buildings, loud and bright at night. Air conditioner did not cool the room, only some windows openened. Water in the shower was plenty hot. Prepare for $15/day parking and need staff to let you in and out of parking each time you want your car, $35 cash key deposit in addition to room rate ($95 holiday/$90 regular). Many people there appeared to live there and smoked pot openly. I am thankful I don't have to live there. Would not feel comfortable as a single female traveling alone.

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★★☆☆☆

We were desparate for a room on a major holiday and everything else in town was booked. Staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed in a private studio room with double bed, TV, kitchenette (full size fridge, stove, microwave), and private bathroom. Towels and linens included. Very nice refrigerator & microwave. No dishes/cookware, or soap provided. The inside of the room was clean-ish if you don't look too close, I didn't see any bugs, but the whole place was very old and rundown with repairs, lightbulbs, and deep cleaning needed. No extra ammenities. Very close to other buildings, loud and bright at night. Air conditioner did not cool the room, only some windows openened. Water in the shower was plenty hot. Prepare for $15/day parking and need staff to let you in and out of parking each time you want your car, $35 cash key deposit in addition to room rate ($95 holiday/$90 regular). Many people there appeared to live there and smoked pot openly. I am thankful I don't have to live there. Would not feel comfortable as a single female traveling alone.

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this place is not a place i would choose to stay at! this place is really dirty, the rooms are filled with bed bugs nd roaches and when you bring it to they attention they wont do anything about it.... when you book a room online they wont

3
★★★★★

this place is not a place i would choose to stay at! this place is really dirty, the rooms are filled with bed bugs nd roaches and when you bring it to they attention they wont do anything about it.... when you book a room online they wont

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Cheapest prices around - wasn't perfect as you can expect, but it did it's job. It's right next to the beach and you can't really go wrong with that.

3
★★★★★

Cheapest prices around - wasn't perfect as you can expect, but it did it's job. It's right next to the beach and you can't really go wrong with that.

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I worked at pacific ohana in 2007. It was hell. I keep reading reviews talking crap about the staff, and a lot of it is true but I would like to explain the problem. Every one who works there works for there bed in a room that is even more crowded than the dorm rooms and dirtier too. No one gets paid. Most people who are in that situation have absolutely no where else to go and they get threatened with eviction if they aren't jerks to customers and are sympathetic in any way.

On the other hand a lot of them are just drunks and meth users.

For the same price as a private room you can get a room in a decent hotel in waikiki as long as you save up and have the money for a deposit. Because a lot of the other hotels actually care about the fact that tourism makes up 60 percent of our economy they tend to be nice.

I ended up living in the park because after a year of [nearly] slavery I decided outside would probably be safer. Waikiki is a fun place, pacific Ohana isn't. Even when they do spray the mattresses for bugs they just put them back in the room a minute later. They only sweep. If you do intend on using a hostel i recommend the other ones on lemon rd. You need a plane ticket or a passport but it's worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I worked at pacific ohana in 2007. It was hell. I keep reading reviews talking crap about the staff, and a lot of it is true but I would like to explain the problem. Every one who works there works for there bed in a room that is even more crowded than the dorm rooms and dirtier too. No one gets paid. Most people who are in that situation have absolutely no where else to go and they get threatened with eviction if they aren't jerks to customers and are sympathetic in any way.

On the other hand a lot of them are just drunks and meth users.

For the same price as a private room you can get a room in a decent hotel in waikiki as long as you save up and have the money for a deposit. Because a lot of the other hotels actually care about the fact that tourism makes up 60 percent of our economy they tend to be nice.

I ended up living in the park because after a year of [nearly] slavery I decided outside would probably be safer. Waikiki is a fun place, pacific Ohana isn't. Even when they do spray the mattresses for bugs they just put them back in the room a minute later. They only sweep. If you do intend on using a hostel i recommend the other ones on lemon rd. You need a plane ticket or a passport but it's worth it.

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not stay any amount of time at this hostel. I used to work/live there and from this point of view I can tell you, management (Kris Rafeal) nor the owner (Kim Voight) care about you, their staff, or even the hostel itself. Literally, I kid you not, EVERY room in all 3 of the buildings of this company is infested with bedbugs and/or roaches. Usually, 6 hours do not go by where cops are not called due to violence, theft, drugs, or alcohol. There are drug/prostitute rings in about 1/4 of the rooms. This review is NOT exaggerated. PLEASE do not ruin your vacation to paradise by unknowingly booking a stay in the ghetto.

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★☆☆☆☆

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not stay any amount of time at this hostel. I used to work/live there and from this point of view I can tell you, management (Kris Rafeal) nor the owner (Kim Voight) care about you, their staff, or even the hostel itself. Literally, I kid you not, EVERY room in all 3 of the buildings of this company is infested with bedbugs and/or roaches. Usually, 6 hours do not go by where cops are not called due to violence, theft, drugs, or alcohol. There are drug/prostitute rings in about 1/4 of the rooms. This review is NOT exaggerated. PLEASE do not ruin your vacation to paradise by unknowingly booking a stay in the ghetto.

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This place is absolutely filthy. It is infested with roaches, bedbugs, and lice, as well as beetles and probably others we couldn't see because we didn't stay there for longer than a few hours before we gave up trying to kill them all and

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely filthy. It is infested with roaches, bedbugs, and lice, as well as beetles and probably others we couldn't see because we didn't stay there for longer than a few hours before we gave up trying to kill them all and

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I've stayed at several different hostel's before and the one's that I stayed at were awesome, but when I tried to save money and go for something more cheap, boy I didn't know what to expect! My first experience with this hostel was my first and last. First off when we got there the lady at the check in was very persistant about the room, stating that it's one of thier best rooms ever and she's stayed in that room a numerous of times, we asked her to see the room before making the decision and she stated that she's not allowed to show the room but she promises that this room is to our liking. We believed and told her okay we'll take it! The moment we stepped foot in the room, all I can say bad experience all the way! My husband and I didn't have no privacy, the window's were unable to shut tight, the bathroom was filthy and the shower curtain fell off everytime we touched it! The toilet was nasty with black scuff marks all over, the bed and couch smelt really bad. In the middle of the night, all I could feel was things on my skin, when I turned the light on, my entire arm, face and shoulder's was swelling up and itchy, my eye was fat and swollen. We asked to speak with the owner and the front desk staff refused! They have a no return policy! When we asked to speak to the resident manager which his name is Mike, he was a jerk, we showed him the bugs that was on the sheet's under the mattress and he didn't care at all. All I can say is DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOSTEL OR ANY HOSTEL RELATED TO THIS OWNER, ALL OF IT HAS BED BUGS, IT SMELLS, FLOORS, WALLS, BEDDING AND COUCH IS FILTHY AND DIRTY! If you decide to stay at a hostel, you might as well stay at a cheap hotel!

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★☆☆☆☆

I've stayed at several different hostel's before and the one's that I stayed at were awesome, but when I tried to save money and go for something more cheap, boy I didn't know what to expect! My first experience with this hostel was my first and last. First off when we got there the lady at the check in was very persistant about the room, stating that it's one of thier best rooms ever and she's stayed in that room a numerous of times, we asked her to see the room before making the decision and she stated that she's not allowed to show the room but she promises that this room is to our liking. We believed and told her okay we'll take it! The moment we stepped foot in the room, all I can say bad experience all the way! My husband and I didn't have no privacy, the window's were unable to shut tight, the bathroom was filthy and the shower curtain fell off everytime we touched it! The toilet was nasty with black scuff marks all over, the bed and couch smelt really bad. In the middle of the night, all I could feel was things on my skin, when I turned the light on, my entire arm, face and shoulder's was swelling up and itchy, my eye was fat and swollen. We asked to speak with the owner and the front desk staff refused! They have a no return policy! When we asked to speak to the resident manager which his name is Mike, he was a jerk, we showed him the bugs that was on the sheet's under the mattress and he didn't care at all. All I can say is DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOSTEL OR ANY HOSTEL RELATED TO THIS OWNER, ALL OF IT HAS BED BUGS, IT SMELLS, FLOORS, WALLS, BEDDING AND COUCH IS FILTHY AND DIRTY! If you decide to stay at a hostel, you might as well stay at a cheap hotel!

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Infested with bedbugs, drunks, and drug users. Absolutely filthy with nothing suggesting amenities. Price marked are only specials and do not match the prices that will be charged. They also charge an additional 5% for use of a credit card! Infestation of bedbugs should close this place down but public health does nothing in this case. All employs are paid by covering cost of rent; so no professionals are used. Nothing like watching a desk clerk throwing up in a waste paper basket from being too drunk to sit down at a desk.

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★☆☆☆☆

Infested with bedbugs, drunks, and drug users. Absolutely filthy with nothing suggesting amenities. Price marked are only specials and do not match the prices that will be charged. They also charge an additional 5% for use of a credit card! Infestation of bedbugs should close this place down but public health does nothing in this case. All employs are paid by covering cost of rent; so no professionals are used. Nothing like watching a desk clerk throwing up in a waste paper basket from being too drunk to sit down at a desk.

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This was the worst place ever!!! It's filthy and it stinks.The management has a slumlord mentality and is below white trash and her significant other is a preditor. They are both mentally unstable and unkept,vicious and the scum of the earth. I would warn people DO NOT STAY HERE. Spend a few extra bucks and go to a hotel or the hostel right next door. Save yourself the grief.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the worst place ever!!! It's filthy and it stinks.The management has a slumlord mentality and is below white trash and her significant other is a preditor. They are both mentally unstable and unkept,vicious and the scum of the earth. I would warn people DO NOT STAY HERE. Spend a few extra bucks and go to a hotel or the hostel right next door. Save yourself the grief.

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I have never written a bad review on anyone or any establishment because I am a business owner myself but
this place is dirty, the employees are like no other I have
ever encountered. Why they have to be so mean and
angry they blame it on the guests but I have stayed at
hostels in many countries and have not had such a
unpleasant experience as this. This place will alter your
view on Honolulu and it just not so.

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★★★★☆

I have never written a bad review on anyone or any establishment because I am a business owner myself but
this place is dirty, the employees are like no other I have
ever encountered. Why they have to be so mean and
angry they blame it on the guests but I have stayed at
hostels in many countries and have not had such a
unpleasant experience as this. This place will alter your
view on Honolulu and it just not so.

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The Pacific Ohana would need a major renovation to be considered a dump. The management would need finishing school to be considered white trash. The place is crawling with roaches, guests are treated like prisoners and they can't wait to find excuses to throw people out and keep their money. I'd get myself arrested and go to jail for the night before I would stay there again!

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★☆☆☆☆

The Pacific Ohana would need a major renovation to be considered a dump. The management would need finishing school to be considered white trash. The place is crawling with roaches, guests are treated like prisoners and they can't wait to find excuses to throw people out and keep their money. I'd get myself arrested and go to jail for the night before I would stay there again!

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