You’ll want to have your housing arrangements made before arriving in Honolulu. Housing can be relatively expensive, and rent varies depending on location and type of housing arrangements. There are many options available, including on-campus and near-campus housing, apartments, studios, renting a room in a home, and apartment sharing, just to name a few. Here are several suggestions to help you with your search:

On-Campus Housing/Dorms

East-West Center

1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
(808) 944-7805

The East-West Center’s housing services are catered towards students in Asia-Pacific related studies, but dorms are available for graduate students on a space available basis. Married couples can also apply to live in these facilities.

Prices are very reasonable and the rooms are furnished. This may be a good place to start if you’d like to live on campus.

Student Housing Services

2569 Dole Street, Frear Hall, Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-8177

A program of the University of Hawai‘i, Student Housing Services provides on-campus housing to M¯anoa students in a variety of living arrangements that include traditional coed facilities, single and double occupancy rooms, suites and apartment units.

The University housing program strives to create an atmosphere conducive to the development of responsible citizens in a democratic community. Because of the positive atmosphere and the convenience of being on campus, many undergraduate students choose to live in these facilities.


Off-Campus Housing

Atherton YMCA

1810 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 946-0253

Since its dedication in 1932 the Charles H. Atherton House has been providing housing for adults in Hawai‘i and continues that tradition today.

The Atherton YMCA offers housing to men and women enrolled in any school of higher education on O‘ahu and promotes:

  • Healthy living in a drug free and alcohol free community
  • International and intercultural understanding and exchange
  • Exciting learning and leadership opportunities to enhance your academic career provided through YMCA programs
  • A comfortable place to make life-long friendships

Student Housing Services Off-Campus Housing Referral Program

2569 Dole Street, Frear Hall, Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-8177

This excellent resource is provided by the university to help students find housing. The program’s website provides helpful information regarding:

  • The housing referral program offered by UH Manoa
  • How to assess your needs and budgeting
  • How to plan and organize your search
  • Your rights as a tenant

You can log into the student listings with your UH ID, which you should receive upon your acceptance and enrollment, or you can browse the “Additional Rental Links” to see more listings.

More Search Options:

There are also classified listings in many free publications around town, such as Midweek, Honolulu Weekly, and Downtown Planet.