About Hawaii

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The third largest of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is also the most populous and most-visited. Its 112-mile coastline offers both serene, quiet spots as well as thriving resort areas. Looking to be one with nature? The Honolulu-University hostel is located in the quiet, residential area of Manoa Valley near the University of Hawaii campus. The 8-mile Manoa Falls Trail is a must-do. Hikers walk through a bamboo forest, rainforest, and the base of the Ko’oaus Mountains before coming to the 150-foot Manoa Falls. The Lyon Arboretum is another don’t-miss. Located on nearly 200 acres of land on elevations ranging from 450 to 1,850 feet, is a University of Hawaii center for the rescue and propagation of rare and endangered Hawaiian plants. Hawaii’s greatest historical signifigance is as the target of surprize attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan in 1941, that brought the US into the second World War. There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big island, each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities, and sightseeing opportunities. Origin of State Name: Hawaii is possibly based on the native Polynesian word for homeland (Owhyhee) Area: 10931 sq mi Population: 1,283,388 Hawaii Vacation & Travel Guide

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HI Honolulu University Hostel

Honolulu University – Quiet, Comfortable Accommodations in Honolulu

One of 2 HI Honolulu hostels, HI Honolulu is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood just half a block from the University of Hawaii in Manoa Valley. Unique to this Honolulu accommodation, the patio is definitely the “coolest” room. Featuring a garden of native plants, this outdoor haven...

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HI Honolulu Waikiki Hostel

For $28/night in Waikiki, where average hotel rates are over $150, HI Waikiki is the perfect “home base” for you to explore our beautiful island!

We accommodate all kinds of short-term travelers, from students and backpackers to airline employees to professionals coming for conferences. If you’re travelling short term to Hawaii, forego expensive Honolulu hotels....