Pay in cash & get a receipt A review of Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel
As a woman traveling by herself, this hostel provided a means to get out and meet people, however....there are a several things that could be run better. When booking a reservation be careful to document everything and check and recheck your bookings as they say they do not have means to check it. I found this out the hard way. The staff (not including the manager) was courteous, fun and outgoing. The tours were great and included days trips where you saw sights not on a "normal" tour. My favorite was the "Road to Hana," where you can get a huge loaf of banana bread for $4 and walk through a bamboo forest (beautiful!). I didn't rent a car and didn't feel the need to have one as they have shuttles. Just be aware that for the beach shuttle there must be 2 people going or you are not guaranteed a ride back. A cab ride to and from the airport will cost you about $15 if you don't catch the shuttle.When they mention there is a common room for everyone to stay and hang out it is only partly true. Management insists that everyone leave when it's 10 pm ish, which might be good for you or it might not. There were plenty of creepy critters around, be prepared with shower shoes and you might want to bring your own clorox wipes...If I had to do it all over again I would, but I would prefer not to run into the management.