Tiki Beach Hostel

Work Exchange Program If you're an international traveler planning an extended stay on Maui consider joining our Work Exchange program. Work Exchange at Tiki Beach Hostel is a great opportunity to work and live in a friendly atmosphere where you can meet people from around the world. In exchange for 20 hours a week of work for housekeeping, front desk duty and Gardening/Maintenance- you'll receive free accommodation in our hostel for as long as you're with us. Tiki Beach Hostel prefers to accept participants who are students of the hospitality industry or long-term travelers who are equally interested in exploring new cities as well as contributing to our Hostel vibe by supporting our staff. We expect you to take your work seriously when you're here! Also, to participate in the Work Exchange program, a minimum of 2 months commitment is required. The Nuts and Bolts: Travelers who are accepted into Work Exchange take on general staff duties that contribute to the efficient day-to-day operations and the overall vibe of the hostel. Work: Each week participants work 20 scheduled hours in the areas of Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance/Gardening, and Marketing. Placements in these areas of work are determined based on availability, order of priority for the hostel, and on qualifications and interests of applicants. Who Should Apply : Tiki Beach Hostel fills the Work Exchange program with energetic and motivated people. Diversity is encouraged. Students of hospitality, participants in work abroad programs, and people with interests in international travel, hostel management, and marketing are encouraged to apply. Length of Stay: A minimum stay of 2 month is required. There is a maximum stay of 4 months unless special permission is granted. Generally, permission is granted to participants from university or work abroad programs who are in the US with Work Visas. Stellar participants can re-enroll for a second or third rotation. Tiki Beach Maui offer female travelers a safe and comfortable place to stay.

We are a friendly International Hostel located in Lahaina Town, West Maui. Just 30 seconds! walk from the ocean and one of the most popular surf sport on Maui "Lahaina Breakwall". We usually have between 8-10 staff members year around, staying in average 2-4 months. We offer free wi-fi, laundry, coffee and free use of bikes and snorkel gear. Meals are not provided.

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I had a good experience at Tiki Beach Hostel, we only work 20 hours per week with lots of time to enjoy Maui. The manager buys food like rice, pasta, sauce, milk, eggs, etc - things that you can use in all your meals. I just spent money buying fruits, vegetables and meat during my time there. The hostel is located in front of the beach in Lahaina, which is a small town but there are plenty of stores, pharmacies, etc. There’s a bus station where you can take the bus to go to other places. The manager is nice but needs to improve his leadership and communication skills. It was worth it tho!

6 days ago



Working at Tiki was truly an unforgettable experience! The host Martin and his wife Shelby created such a welcoming environment, and I loved every second of the 2 months I spent there. The volunteers became like a little family, and I can’t thank everyone enough for making this trip incredible. The working schedule was very flexible which allows you to enjoy the day to explore. I already miss the the nature and the peaceful environment.
Mahalo tiki!

15 days ago



I absolutely loved my stay at tiki. We were with a lot of volunteers. So there was always someone or guests to do fun stuff with. The location is perfect, right at the beach. Sadly after covid they stopped with tours. They are no longer included. It is not a party hostel. But we did have every now and then Argentina BBQ, which was amazing!

24 days ago



I had such a great time at Tiki Beach Hostel. We were 11 stuff memebers, which was great, so we could always do things together. You also get to know so many other people, a lot of Argentines. The work wasnt really hard and I think 20 hours work for living in the hostel directly at the beach is a really good deal. Sometimes we made dinner, like Barbecue, together in the Hostel, went on adventuers or had a beach party at night. Lahaina is a really cute and beautiful town. The front street has a lot of cute shops and nice restaurants. All in all I loved the experience and would always come back

6 months ago



My stay at Tiki Beach was absolutely incredible ! The hostel has the best possible location right by the ocean and the staff is great and welcoming. The management is also super and very flexible. The tasks are super reasonable and are only a total of 20 hours a week ! Maui is amazing and I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to live a chill hostel life :)

7 months ago

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