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Hippie Bus Hawaii rentals include ocean views and maybe a visit from police

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Star-Advertiser video by Diane S. W. Lee, Allison Schaefers and Dennis Oda
Alternative vacation rentals are popping up all over Hawaii, including mobile rentals that create another wrinkle to state and city efforts to regulate transient vacation rentals. It also has offered adventurous visitors a new, sometimes cheaper way to experience Hawaii.
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An Airbnb listing for Hippie Bus Hawaii parked on Kalakaua Avenue near the Natatorium on Jan. 11, featured beds for rent.

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Screenshots of a reservation made for one bed for two nights and a breakdown of the cost.

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Kane Oliver runs an Airbnb listing called Hippie Bus Hawaii, with bed rentals going for $15 to $30 a night in an old Avis shuttle.

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The Hippie Bus was parked in a marked space on Kalakaua Avenue near the Natatorium on Jan. 11.

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Interior shots of the Hippie Bus show some of the accommodations.

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Interior shots of the Hippie Bus show some of the accommodations.