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While most people think Hawaii is super expensive, it’s actually pretty easy to find a budget hotel in Kauai.
Not very familiar with Kauai? Read up on the lay of the is(land) here to get an idea of what part of the island you’d like to stay on.
Kauai Budget Hotels
Kauai Shores: I stayed at Kauai Shores on my last trip to Kauai and I LOVED it! It’s easy on the budget but the rooms and common spaces are bright and airy, the onsite restaurant is amazing, and it’s right on the beach! It’s location on the east side of the island makes it perfectly situated for exploring both the north and the south shores. Pricing starts at $109/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
Hotel Coral Reef: Located right in the heart of historic Kapa’a, the Coral Reef Inn is the perfect place to stay if you like a convenient location and being able to walk to restaurants and shops. It’s right on the beach and a bike path runs right by it giving you easy access to Lydgate beach. Pricing starts at $145/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
Kauai Palms Hotel: Located just 5 minutes from the airport in Lihue, Kauai Palms Hotel is the perfect efficiency hotel to set up camp for a week exploring the island. Studio rooms have air conditioning and either a full kitchen or a kitchenette. Pricing starts at $85/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
Courtyard Kauai: With a great location on Coconut Beach, the Courtyard Kauai is a great beachfront budget hotel that feels more like a resort. Pricing starts at $149/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
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Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay: Located right next to Lydgate beach park, rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn come with a mini fridge, microwave, and Keurig coffeemaker. Suites with an extra pull out bed are also available. Pricing starts at $149/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy: This well maintained, low key resort sits right on the water along the Lydgate pathway (for walking or biking). The resort has studio units as well as one and two bedroom units. It also features two outdoor pools, a hot tub, a poolside bar, and a casual restaurant. Pricing starts at $145/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
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The Kauai Inn: This plantation style inn is family owned and operated and the perfect basecamp for exploring the island. It’s not beachfront, but situated in a lush tropical garden. Pricing starts at $118/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your dates.
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