Hostels in Waikiki are covered in the mainstream news:
Three hostels sit nearly side by side along Lemon Road, a small street in Waikiki.
Complaining that the establishments breed raucous partying and drinking until all hours of the night, some area residents and businesses are now trying to stop an affordable walk-up from becoming the privately owned road's fourth hostel.
"We don't need another hostel," said Nancy Hall, a resident of the Hale Niu Apartments, which is set to be purchased by a hostel owner. "The neighborhood would like to take back their block."
City spokesman Bill Brennan said hostels are a permissible use for the zoning on Lemon Road. He also said the city Department of Planning and Permitting received a letter dated Oct. 17, sent by residents and businesses on the road, and will respond by dispatching inspectors. In that letter, Hall and two others questioned alleged illegal additions to some of the hostels and whether the establishments were subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act.