Private room in a shared apartment

Apartment - Private room · Piikoi Street, Honolulu, HI 96814, United States

The Space

Located midway between Waikiki and Downtown and on the main bus lines. Near stores and restaurants, about 10 blocks from beach. About 2 miles from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
This listing is for your own medium sized, lockable, and furnished bedroom in a shared apartment. The apartment has a kitchen and bathroom that are shared with up to four other people. The rooms and apartments are clean, quiet (for the big city) and safe.

If the calendar shows your dates as unavailable, please inquire anyway, we may be able to make an offer for one of our other rooms. Also note that we generally require a ONE WEEK MINIMUM stay, but feel free to inquire if you are looking for a shorter stay.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $343 /week
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Richard and Maria are amazing hosts. I met cool people in Plumeria House. That's all I've asked for and I got it. Plumeria is so close to everything and easy to get around.

    I will come back for sure.


    March 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay. The apartment was very clean. Before coming I was aware that Honolulu has cockroaches. But there was none in the apartment, thanks to the regular spraying and cleaning done by the staff. The kitchen is well equipped so that was really great. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. The Saturday barbecue was also very nice.

    The hostel is >30min walk from Waikiki in a local area that looks less well-off than the touristy sites. But it is near a couple bus stops and that's all you need for a budget travel! There were also a grocery store and a convenient store just across the street.

    I requested for changes in move-in/move-out date twice as my reservation was made early in advance. Richard was very accommodating that I had my changes approved. I also had to check-in late at night. Some hostels wouldn't care if you are going to sleep on the street - if you are coming in late and you are not getting the room. Not for this one. I was let in with a late fee. I am really thankful for the staff who checked me in!

    The only inconvenience I had experienced was the internet - it was intermittent. Sometimes it was good enough for booking flights and searching for sights. Sometimes I just couldn't get anything from the internet.

    Also one should take note that the office doesn't open early in the morning and it closes at around sunset. But Aloha! Can't expect hotel style office service for a local hostel. Do plan ahead and pay attention if there are things you need from the office.

    Another minor point: the one surprise I got when I saw the room is that - it did not look like what was shown on the photo. There was no TV but there was a fridge. The bed was a twin bed. Anyway the room was in fact really spacious for me. And a fridge is more useful than a TV so I really can't complain! This doesn't bother me at all. Perhaps my room change requests put me into a different room.

    March 2014
  • Richard's place was a promised. Quiet, respectful even though shared units. It was safe and convenient. Richard promptly refunded my security deposit. No problems. Extremely convenient location. I was able to locate a permanent place while there. Thank you (website hidden). No roaches at all. If you are familiar with Hawaii, you know roaches thrive simply due to weather conditions. It's not necessarily a sign of cleanliness. At Richards place I saw NONE during my 10 day stay. Remarkable.

    February 2014
  • I must admit that at first I was wondering if this was for me. It is not Waikiki (though it's not far). I also hadn't had housemates since college (long time ago).

    I was very pleasantly surprised. My room and remainder of the apartment were clean and comfortable. It was like crashing at a friend's house! All of my dealings with the staff and other residents was very positive. I met some really cool folks of varying backgrounds.

    I stayed there for 10 days. I travel around the country a lot for business and I really enjoyed the fact that it was NOT like a hotel. You could strike up a conversation in the patio area outside of the apartment. I was there over a weekend, and they actually have a cookout where you meet your other "neighbors". If you have the opportunity, do it.

    I also liked having a full kitchen. Honolulu is not an inexpensive place to eat, so being able to go to the grocery store and cook some of your own meals was not only cheaper, but more healthy as well.

    The folks at Plumeria definitely have Aloha. I would stay there again without hesitation.

    The ONLY reason I gave 3 stars instead of 5 is so people don't get the impression that it's a resort. But it IS homey.

    January 2014
  • 宿泊費を節約して英会話の練習ができる宿です。バスルームとキッチンがシェアで、土曜の夜にプチパーティーがあるからです。日本人はほとんど来ないそうです。家や仕事探し中の方、住み込んでいる人など様々な人が宿泊しています。困った時、他の宿泊者が力になってくれました。スタッフも親切です。適度な距離感はありますが、話しかければ応えてくれるという印象です。この宿についてのその他の評価は、他のレビューが参考になります。

    January 2014
    Response from Richard:

    Aloha, Satsuki,
    Thank you very much for your nice comments (below) that AirBnB sent me from you. And thank you for staying at The Plumeria!
    Come back and visit us again sometime!!
    "I wrote the comment in Japanese so that more Japanese guests would visit the Plumeria Hostel. “The staff and guests are nice, and helpful. You can learn English conversation through the contact with them” is what I wrote. Japanese people like learning English, I swear. Thank you for your help and Saturday BBQ."

    January 2014
  • I stayed here for a week for the Honolulu Marathon. The corner room I got was quiet with no issues. Pretty much exactly as described and the pictures accurately reflect the actual room. The room was kept cool as there were two fans: ceiling fan and mounted window fan. Although the place does show its age, it is very well maintained.

    They offer a free bbq on saturdays with great food! Not the cheap budget bbqs. This is a great freebie for travellers on a budget! Richard and his staff were polite and helpful.
    The location is convenient as it is right in the middle of everything – 2-3 miles from downtown, ala moana, Waikiki. Also nearby are grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and gas stations.

    Overall: Good value for the price if you are on the budget. If are not looking for luxury and want a private room with a kitchen, this is for you.

    December 2013
  • I didn't meet Richard, but there are another great host and members. The room is larger than I expected and calm. No bugs and dirty. The only thing that I felt uncomfortable is poor wifi speed.
    Thank you all!

    October 2013
  • Great Location to spend some days I Honolulu. I shared the apartment with very nice people.

    October 2013
  • Mr.Stancliff is a very kind gentleman.
    The Plumeria House is very convenient for anything.

    1-minute walk : Seven-Eleven, TacoBell, PetCom, and SafeWay.
    4-minutes walk : Bus stop(#2, 11, etc), Zippy's.
    10-minute walk : some restaurants.
    16-minutes walk : Alamoana Center, Wal Mart, Food Land(S.Beretania).
    It takes about 35 minutes to go to Waikiki by Walking+Bus.

    The Plumeria is in the quiet and safe place.
    (Waikiki hotels have the problem of the traffic noise.)

    The Plumeria is so comfortable, but has a problem with only one.
    The rooms have no air-conditioners.
    Therefore. To open a window and the door of the room is necessary to cool the room.

    I like The Plumeria and Mr.Stancliff.
    I'd like to visit The Plumeria again someday.

    September 2013
  • Good service. I have been delayed in my travel and Richard has been understanding.

    August 2013
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My name is Richard Stancliff. I have served as host and manager at The Plumeria since April, 2011. I previously vacationed in Hawaii and loved it so much I now spend a good part of the year in Honolulu. At age 68, I'm semi-retired and find that this lifestyle fits very well. Some work in the mornings and early afternoons, then the beach and perhaps Waikiki. Does it get any better than this?
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