Price From $68
'Hood Wailuku, a historic inland town. The Banana Bungalow is seven miles from the artsy town of Paia and from Hookipa, a world-famous kitesurfing and windsurfing beach.
The Gist Catering to backpackers and surfers, this hostel (renovated in November 2009) is one of Maui's best values. Activities, such as a snorkeling trip to Makena beach, a tour of west Maui and Hana, and guided hikes of Haleakala Volcano, come included. The staff also hosts a party each weekend. Guests choose from a mix of dorm-style rooms and private singles, doubles, and triples (shared bathrooms are in the hallway). A shaded tropical garden offers picnic tables and hammocks among the mango trees. Online reviewers expressed some concerns about the cleanliness, but were enthusiastic about the tours and gracious guides.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes.
Credit Cards Accepted MC, Visa.
Details Dorm rooms (with four to six beds) from $25, private singles from $59, private doubles from $68, private triples from $82. Extended stays in dorm rooms are available from $575 per month. Rates include all tours.
Thanks for Sharing "I visited Maui last year on a tight budget and was able to stay for an entire week thanks to the Banana Bungalow," reader Sheila Schwartz writes. "It was very safe, and the people were great."