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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 2:07 pm by from IJmuiden, Netherlands (Permalink)
I ve tried trip advisor and close to everything but I can t find accomodation for me and my 10 y old daughter close to Honolulu. Any tip is welcome.
Tried Craigslist too. Dates: 15th, 16th of February next.

Perhaps I dont visit the right websites, didn t know it was that busy.
Any tip is welcome. Looking for a rate not more than USD 110 per night.

thank you

Posted February 10th, 2013 - 6:36 pm from Honolulu, United States
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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 7:56 pm by from IJmuiden, Netherlands (Permalink)
i tried that one too. No reply yet. You were faster. Any other website?

Posted February 10th, 2013 - 8:24 pm from Louisville, United States
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Posted February 10th, 2013 - 8:48 pm by from Honolulu, United States (Permalink)
You are going to find it extremely difficult to find any hotels near Waikiki for less than $110.00 a night, let alone at such short notice. If airbnb isn't working you can try staying at a hostel. www.hostels.com or
www.waikikibeachsidehostel.com Again, since you are booking last minute, they may not have rooms available. Sometimes they have private rooms available which would still be well under the $110.00 per night. Your other option is to look outside of Waikiki at B&B's in Kailua. It's a 30 min drive from Waikiki, but they might have some openings.

Hope you find something.



Posted February 10th, 2013 - 10:46 pm by from IJmuiden, Netherlands (Permalink)
Dan, you are so right. Made a reservation with airbnb, but up to now: no confirmation of the use of my creditcard. We have similar websites here in Europe but you always get a confirmation within 6 hours. It has been a while now. I feel insecure about this one.

The waikikibeachsidehostel had 1 night availability so thnx a lot for this tip. If i made a double reservation I m glad to donate 1 of them to anyone who could use it.

Maururuu for all your fast comments and tips. I highly appreciate this.
Shows how great this forum (and you) is (are).


Posted February 11th, 2013 - 5:31 pm by from Honolulu, United States (Permalink)
I always use hostelworld.com
It used to be just for for hostels, but now they have B&B and cheap hotels as well.. you should check it out.

Posted February 12th, 2013 - 12:09 am by from IJmuiden, Netherlands (Permalink)
looking for 2 days now, for Maui, this is a complete hell (nothing available)

Posted February 17th, 2013 - 9:04 pm by from Kihei, United States (Permalink)
With Maui law prohibiting transient vacation rentals in most homes, options are to find someone who will rent illegally or go to a hotel (some condos may qualify). It's a very unfortunate situation.

Posted February 21st, 2013 - 7:05 pm from Adelaide, Australia
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Posted March 19th, 2013 - 12:29 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Hello Grace and everyone that contributed here,
The posts are very helpful.
Please, Grace, whenever you have a chance, let me know what worked the best for you.

I´ll be looking for couches and affordable places to stay in Honolulu (April 1-13th) and hopefully I´ll be able to visit another island as well.

Posted March 19th, 2013 - 5:36 pm by from Kihei, United States (Permalink)
Hi Larissa-In case you want to start your visit on another island, I will have a couch available at my Kauai home for a few days beginning April 1.



Posted March 19th, 2013 - 6:32 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Really? Thank you very much!
I´ll write you a private message then.

Posted March 24th, 2013 - 11:01 pm by from IJmuiden, Netherlands (Permalink)
Thank you so much for your replies and really good tips.

My experience:
It is really really hard to get a couch when travelling with a child.
A hostel, dorm turned me down, just 1 night before my arrival. They dont allow kids for safety reasons. Wasn t written anywhere.

If you wish to visit hawaii you have to book at least 2 months ahead. 2 weeks ahead you only have airbnb.

On airbnb a lot of commercial parties make advertisements.

On the plane coming from Europe to San Francisco, i had to sit beside this Indian lady who was not feeling too well. She was really sick. When i arrived in Honolulu, i was nt feeling too well, and what ever this lady had, i got it. I was schocked to see all the prostitution at waikiki. Next day i left for Maui.

Here i got really sick. To be in a commercial appartment when you are sick, not able to do any shopping, well i felt lonesome. The last 3 days i would stay at a lady who offered a blue room on airbnb. This lady was my saving angel. As she helped me when i asked her to bring me to the hospital. She informed me about the situation with foreigners and medical care on hawaii. To make a long story short, she used her network to get me to the doctor. She was my saving angel. She runs a holistic garden there (healthy food etc.

I strongly advise travellers to book accomodation with private persons and not the commercial hotels etc. If you really need help, ordinary people are the most human. My child dioes nt have a too positive look at hawaii, and this second visit of mine, i did not enjoy it at all.

What i learned, try to book as much as possible with ordinary people. Just in case things turn bad. In europe our health system is to help everyone immediately, doesnt matter if you are a foreigner or not, if you have money or not, no registration in our country is needed. The US is different.

I own this lady with her holistic garden a lot. She gave me home made soup all the time. Now i consider to pay extra for seats in a plane which give more privacy.

Sorry to tell you this, but this was my experience,
Aloha to you all
And maururuu for your tips

Posted March 24th, 2013 - 11:04 pm by from IJmuiden, Netherlands (Permalink)
I m glad to be back home


Posted March 27th, 2013 - 1:11 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Hello Grace,
I´m sorry to hear that. I hope you and your child are fine now and will have really nice trips in the future.

Good luck and send me the name and adress of the lady with the holistic garden!