Originally from Malaysia. Came here for college, graduated and ever left. You know why?...come check it out yourself!!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this condo. It is walking distance from everything in Waikiki and you even get a partial ocean view. Twu Young Tan was a great host and available to answer any of our questions at a minutes notice. The building even has security.
The studio is well situated if you want to explore Waikiki at a reasonable price.
I was there just for 3 days! The apt is well located! It's a really small room if you do not have many expectations is ok! I just talk with the host a couple of time!
Fantastic host. He did everything possible to make my stay pleasant. He was super fast in communications. Was more than willing to accommodate my schedule issues. It was easy to get a hold of him and he was always most gracious in offering help. The residence was in a great location right on Kuhio. It was a simple couple of blocks walk to the beach or to the ala wai canal for walking or running. Indeed it was within easy reach of everything. I truly enjoyed my time as Twu's place. I can't say enough about Twu's aloha spirit. Great host and great place.
Great host. Very friendly and helpful. He allowed us to check in early at 10:00 a.m. so that we could put our luggage in the room and start our sightseeing. You can get a parking pass from him for $5 a day in a nearby parking lot. The room is right in the center of Waikiki, very convenient.
Twu was a really great host, if not the best I've had so far. He is very kind and considerate. He drove us back from brunch one morning, and even waited for us to get our malasadas before we took off. He also dropped us off at our car rental place and gave us a parking pass that we could use for free. We used his airport shuttle surface (cheaper than Roberts Hawaii shuttle service) and when we were leaving for our early flight in the morning, he even brought us special Hawaiian bananas! He also let us use his snorkeling gear and boogie board. Overall, he was a very personable and accommodating host. He also offers hikes and other activities, but we didn't have time to partake in any, but he seems very knowledgeable about Hawaii and the good local spots.
Overall the place is a 3.5/5. Pros: it's in a great location, close to Waikiki beach and all the shops. It was very affordable and we really didn't spend that much time in it anyways, given we were out and about. Cons: The place was moderately clean and a little old, but I think all of the units and housing around Waikiki are a little aged. There's a slight rickety floor wood right in front of the sink. The bathroom was slightly messy and there was a wet towel left there I think from the previous tenant. There was no shampoo or soap provided. The bed was a little bit springy.
Overall, Twu really makes your experience convenient and great. The place isn't the nicest, but you won't spend too much time in there anyways and I think we definitely got what we paid for since the place is a lot more affordable than hotels especially for its location.
Twu is the best host anyone could ask for. He will see to your needs in a timely matter and even provide transportation if requested.
The room was everything as described online. Clean, comfortable and the location is 5 star. It even has a partial ocean view that is not mentioned on website. I will rent from Twu again in the near future.
Thanks again Twu.
thIs condo is conveniently located for a beach , a store , the bus stop.
There is the beach stuff a lot in the room .
He is nice and friendly.He always makes the situation to get a contact. If I have chance to go to Hawaii,I want to stay there again.
First, now that I've stayed at this site it's clear that the previous reviews are accurate (so read them!). This is a one bedroom accommodation that is furnished with a king size bed, mini fridge, microwave, toaster over, bathroom, and tub/shower. It also comes with a small selection of kitchen utensils and dishes, iron, and two boogie boards. Though I never met the proprietor, we communicated via email a few times and he seemed fairly attentive. The location of the condo is okay - two blocks from the ocean and not the best part of town - but for the price it is well worth it. If you are looking for an economical place in Waikiki that seems fairly safe, this is a good option. I would stay here again for sure. This was my first use of Airbnb - won't be my last.
We loved our stay at Twu's place. . Location is excellant, just 2 blocks down the street from the Hyatt and the beach. And the unit is large enough that the two of us were very comfortable there. And we loved the lanai with a good peak a boo view of the ocean. We also appreciate the extra amenities left, such as extra shampoo, ect. Twu is very easy to reach and very helpful. We come to Waikiki every summer and we plan to stay with Twu again in the future.
I would say that I got really lucky with staying at Two Yong's place. I've never been to Hawai'i and had no plans on how to even get around and what to see. He was eager to share his knowledge of the beautiful island and with him I got to go on hikes and saw things I would not have if he was not the person I stayed with. I was on a budget and it really helped that he shared his food, had free breakfast and even took me to the airport! (that's a 50 dollar cab ride right there that I saved). All in all, I highly recommend staying here. It will be good for you, your pocket and your adventurous self :)
I am glad I met Twu Yong after moving to Hawaii. He is a sincere person and a great friend who embodies the true meaning of the aloha spirit. He is also very fit and stays active. Ask him about taking you on a guided hike.