What's great about budget hotel on Kauai is that they generally don't feel like a budget hotel. They may be a bit smaller than the huge resorts, but most of the affordable places to stay on Kauai are oceanfront and loaded with the usual amenities and comforts you'd want at any hotel - swimming pools, spas, A/C, hot tubs, and privacy. Affordable hotels can be found all around the island, from far out west to to the end of the road by the North Shore's amazing beaches.
Our local expert's favorite budget hotel on Kauai is the Kauai Sands in Kapa'a. This is the most modest of the budget hotels in the list, but it's located on the ocean and offers simple and clean rooms at the lowest price on the island. Not far away is Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach. This affordable hotel has been recently renovated, and now boasts a modern and Hawaiian decor in each room.
Out on the west side, the one and only hotel is also affordable and beautiful. The Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages offers simple luxurious interwoven with history. Private cottages resting along the ocean offer a homey and comfortable feel. Hanalei Bay Resort, nestled above Hanalei Bay on the bluffs at Princeville, is a good and affordable option for those looking for private condos with all the amenities you could need.
Utilize Kauai's budget hotel so you can save your money for things to enjoy outside of the hotel room.