10 Best Hotels in Honolulu for Budget Travelers

To put it simply, Honolulu has a ton of hotels. From huge resorts that are destinations within themselves, to modest budget hotels for those that will be out exploring all day. But the good news for budget seekers is that there's plenty of affordable hotels in the city. The great thing about modest accommodations with affordable prices, is that on a gorgeous tropical island like Oahu, you won't spend much time in the room anyway, so save the spending for all the other unique adventures the island has to offer.

Traveling is all about new experiences right? One of the best way to gain unique experiences is to stay at a hostel, and Honolulu has the Polynesian Hostel Beach Club. In addition to affordable prices, you'll be treated to the unique experience of meeting people from around the world.

Located close to the ocean is the Ilima Hotel. Just a short walk from a surf break, beach and boat harbor it's also close to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and many other shops and restaurants. Facilities include two rooftop sun decks, a sauna, outdoor pool and a fitness gym.

Historic Ilikai Hotel & Suites is a classic Waikiki mainstay that offers affordable rooms overlooking the ocean. Also centrally located to restaurants, attractions and shopping, you can walk to just about anywhere you'd want to go in Honolulu. The hotel offers an amazing pool and panoramic views of the city.

Traveling can be expensive, but budget hotels in Honolulu help.



The Polynesian Plaza Hotel is located in Waikiki, so it offers convenience in location as well as affordable rates. This Honolulu hotel contains all of the facilities and conveniences you would expect from a hotel in its class. This hotel is...  Read More

Ilima Hotel
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With only two blocks from the Waikiki Beach, the Ilima Hotel is set on the neighborhood of Waikiki, close to the International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and the Honolulu Zoo. Other attractions also include the Diamond Head,...  Read More

Aqua Oasis


The hotel is located only three blocks from spectacular and famous Waikiki Beach. Guests can find many other attractions to visit in the area around this accommodation in Honolulu, including the International Marketplace, the Honolulu Zoo, and...  Read More

Ilikai Lite


This centrally located high-rise hotel offers modern lifestyle amenities and oceanfront accommodations featuring awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding Diamond Head and Honolulu. It's a perfect place for relaxation under the sun by the...  Read More



The hotel is located in the downtown area and is close to the Ala Moana Shopping Center and across the street from the ocena. The Hawaii Convention Center is located across the street. Guests of the hotel will be able to visit nearby parks, the...  Read More

Castle Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel


The Pacific Marina Inn is one Oahu hotel you can count on for convenience and comfort at a great value. Located approximately two miles from Honolulu International Airport, it's centrally located and very affordable. Once you're rested and...  Read More



Just a short distance from some of Honolulu's most popular attractions, the Best Western Plaza Hotel Honolulu offers great location and prices. The heart of Honolulu isn't far away, where guests can find the city's best restaurants, attractions...  Read More



The Keehi Lagoon is found just a mile from the Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel. Guests will be able to visit a number of nearby attractions including Aloha Stadium, Pearl Harbor, the USS Missouri and Punchbowl Cemetery. The hotel is only a couple...  Read More

Polynesian Beach Club Hostel
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The Polynesian Hostel Beach Club is located in the heart of Honolulu, making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town if you're looking for something affordable. Each guestroom is tastefully appointed with a television, shower,...  Read More

Waikiki Beachside Hostel
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With its central location, Waikiki Beachside Hostel Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Hawaii. The Waikiki Beachside Hostel Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom...  Read More


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