Does staying in Maui on a budget sound like music to your ears? Maui is a popular destination, but it can be pricey, especially when it comes to accommodations. But what if I told you that you don’t need the deepest pockets to find really nice Maui accommodations? This selection of cheap places to stay in Maui is proof that budget doesn’t have to equal boring.
This is not a round-up of the best cheap hotels in Maui simply because the properties that fall within that category just can’t offer the level of comfort and style I seek for a vacation. The most affordable Maui beach hotels and the budget hotels near Kahului Airport simply lack the luster that one associates with a Maui vacation. The same goes for camping in Maui. It’s just not my style and, since you ended up on my site, probably not yours either.
I’ve only selected those places to stay in Maui on a budget where this discerning traveler would stay. My personal wish list of cheap places to stay in Maui happens to comprise solely contemporary and chic condos at excellent locations.
So, are you ready to discover the best cheap places to stay in Maui Hawaii? Then let’s dive in!
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Short on time? Here’s a quick list of the top cheap stays in Maui
Affordable Maui accommodation in the featured image:
Kaanapali Maui at the Eldorado Unit H-105
A quick note on cheap places to stay in Maui
The concept of affordability is subjective. Then again, Maui is expensive. Therefore, all of the cheap stays in Maui listed in this post cost up to $300 per night. Some only fit a couple while others are equipped to accommodate up to 6 guests.
An important factor to keep in mind is seasonality. My top picks for affordable places to stay in Maui and the prices stated are based on low and shoulder season. If you insist on traveling to Maui in peak tourist season, let’s say around Christmas, then the term budget will have a whole new meaning. But even at a time when accommodation prices are stretched to their limits, my picks still make for affordable options.
You can learn more about how to stay in Maui on a budget in the FAQ section at the end of the post. That’s also where you can find some of the compromises I made to come to this list of budget stays in Maui.
My selection of cheap places to stay in Maui
For every Maui budget accommodation in this list, I have added all the essential details you need. This includes the number of rooms, the number of persons it sleeps, the license number, the average cost per night, and parking inclusions. That way you can see at a glance if the condo is spacious enough and if it fits within your budget.
You can find more information about the total cost of a vacation rental in my Maui accommodation guide.
Every cheap Maui stay in this list links out to the corresponding listing on VRBO or Airbnb. Simply read through the details, check the reviews, and set your preferred dates to get an exact breakdown of the costs. If you still like what you see, you can go ahead and make your direct booking.
Now, without further ado, here’s my personal selection of cheap places to stay in Maui.
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Map of all listed cheap accommodations in Maui
For your convenience, I created this map showing the location of all listings by listing number.
Where to stay in Maui on a budget?
The most obvious cheap places to stay in Maui are Kihei, Maalaea, the Napili-Honokowai community, and Wailuku. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t find any affordable accommodations outside of these areas.
Here’s an overview of all places to stay in Maui ranked by affordability. If you’re not familiar with the lay of the island, then have a look at the interactive map of Maui that I created.
Cheapest places to stay in Maui: Maalaea & Wailuku
Despite the fact that it’s super centrally located, Maalaea is often overlooked by visitors. I believe it’s mostly a case of unknown makes unloved. But this under-the-radar town between West and South Maui is home to some wonderful condo resorts. As a result, Maalaea makes for a wonderful place to stay in Maui on a budget.
Central Maui comprises Kahului airport and charming Wailuku town. Since these areas are located a bit further from the popular resort areas, you have a good chance of finding cheap Maui hotels and budget accommodations in this area. It’s also home to two of the most affordable hotels in Maui: the Maui Beach Hotel and the Maui Seaside Hotel.
Widest offer in budget accommodation in West Maui: Napili-Honokowai & Kahana
This West Maui community is mostly overshadowed by the popular resort towns of Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua. But make no mistake, the Napili coastline is very beautiful in its own right and dotted with various affordable condo resorts.
Widest offer in budget accommodation in South Maui: Kihei
This South Maui town is the number one destination for Maui condo rentals, making it one of the best places to stay in Maui on a budget. No other Maui area has a higher concentration of condominium resorts on the island. Discover my selection of condo rentals in Kihei.
Alternative options for cheap stays in Maui: North Shore and Road to Hana
Paia and Haiku in North Shore Maui are upcoming travel destinations. Then again, you can still find affordable accommodation options in this Maui area. It’s a popular hangout for surfers and you can find some of the best hostels in Maui here too.
East Maui, in particular the Hana area, is home to various cheap places to stay. You’ll find anything from farmhouses to cozy cottages. The only thing is that most of these affordable accommodations are pretty outdated. The places to stay in Hana that do offer modern-day comfort are rare to find and therefore considerably more expensive.
Which of these cheap places to stay in Maui caught your eye?
Chances are that you’ve found the perfect affordable condo for that long-awaited Maui vacation. If not, then have a look at my other wish lists to discover even more amazing Maui vacation rentals.
Also, rest assured that all my listings for cheap places to stay in Maui are operating legally with the required county permits and that all suggestions are hand-picked and thoroughly researched.