An article from the Honolulu Star Bulletin compares the Honolulu hostels with the hotels:
"A stone's throw from the beach on Lemon Road near the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, several hostels are serving people traveling on a shoestring by offering dorm-style accommodations, with beds starting at about $25 per night.
Although that might seem like small change, the hostel model can drive per-room revenues of as much as $200 when eight people share a unit, which is not unusual.
That's considerably more than the average daily rates generated by upscale hotels in Hawaii, which posted average daily rates of about $173 for the first five months of 2006. Daily revenue per available room for upscale properties was about $141 through May."