Waipi`o Hostel Kai Room

Haus - Privatzimmer · Kukuihaele Rd, Kukuihaele, HI 96727, Vereinigte Staaten

Gracious, Simple Living in Paradise

The Waip`o Hostel Kai Room is a cute, bright room with a comfortable queen size bed. It is part of the Waipi`o Hostel.

Waipi`o Hostel is located in beautiful Kukuihaele just one mile from the majestic Waipio Valley. It is a 60 minute drive from Hilo and a 90 minute drive from Kona.

The hostel is the lower level of a rustic plantation house that was owned and inhabited by my grandparents (Grandpa was a plantation supervisor) for 75 years. I call it rustic because it is a simple wood construction which means it has creaky floors and you can hear through the walls. The lower level is a semi-basement but opens up to a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean. Our rooms are simple, yet nicely decorated and clean. You will enjoy the wonderful ocean view and the many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the property. We are a "green" facility which is cleaned with non-toxic cleaning products. Our linens and towels are laundered with nontoxic laundry detergent.

Hawaii means insects and other critters - geckos and a few cockroaches, a lot of cocqui frogs. We do our best to keep them under control. So the disclaimer is: if you are not looking for total quiet and you don't mind an insect here or there, and love being in the simple beauty of the Hamakua Coast, this is your place.

Our rates are $45 per night/ $51.04 including Hawaii accommodation tax.

Comment from past guests:
•“Thanks for the coffee- that was very thoughtful. The place is beautiful! We especially like how the bathroom is designed. Lots of nice touches everywhere.” Sean
•“We have had a great and beautiful stay at the Waipi‘o Hostel. Our room had a nice king size bed with plenty of privacy. Even better, we have spent a lot of time in the garden just enjoying the views, the fruits, the smell of nature and the orchestra of the amazing birdlife! The hikes to be done in the Waipi‘o valley were astonishing and very rewarding, this place is just minutes away from the valley. Steve was a great host, fully respecting our privacy and very open and extremely assisting and friendly at the same time. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone who would actually want to learn a bit about what living on Big Island has meant in the past and what it means today.” Julia

Here are just a few of our amenities:

Mail Drop availability!


o Cable TV

o Free Wi-Fi

o Book Selection


o Cooking Utensils Provided

o Refrigerator

o Microwave

o Toaster

o Coffee Maker

Outdoor Features

o Gas BBQ Grill

o Covered Patio with Sink

o Fruit Trees

Other Amenities

o Linens


o Pet Friendly

o Smoking Not Allowed

o Illegal Drugs Not Allowed

Activities ( nearby)

o Hiking in the Majestic Waipio Valley

o Fishing

o Basketball Court

o Cinemas/Movie Theater

o Horseback Riding in Waipio Valley and on the Valley Rim

o ATV Tour on the Rim of Waipio Valley

o Golf

o Tennis

o Shopping

o Sightseeing

o Restaurants

o Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving at nearby beach parks

o Surfing

Cost of room is $35 per night for one person, $45 for two plus Hawaii accommodation tax.

Zimmertyp: Privatzimmer
Art des Bettes: Richtiges Bett
Unterkunft für: 2
Schlafzimmer: 1
Badezimmer: 1
Betten: 1
Zusätzliche Personen: Keine Gebühr
Kaution: 75€
Check-In: 15:00
Check-Out: 11:00
Stornierung: Streng
Haustierbesitzer: Hund(e)

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  • Cozy and informal, eveything you could want. Nice lawn area to sit and enjoy the ocean view. Steve and staff were wonderful, love the doggies too. Made friends.

    April 2014
  • Was just as described and offered an awesome access point for us to explore waipio valley! We were able to take our time driving from kona to the hostel and check ourselves in which made for a relaxing first day :) appreciated all the ease in the process!

    März 2014
  • Steve was the best host in Hawaii. I have been traveling for almost three weeks and booking in different islands in Hawaii. I can say Waipio Hostel and the host was the best. He was so nice, he made me feel so comfortable like a family member.

    März 2014
  • Steve is very welcoming. It is very pleasant to chat with him and he is willing to share with us stories and history about his family.

    März 2014
  • Wonderful host. So kind and thoughtful! Steve is a true blessing to the airbnb community. I feel grateful to have been able to stay here!! Clean, secure, and priced right. Next time I would like to stay an extra night just to soak in the peacefulness.

    Januar 2014
  • Steve is very nice. The place has good location if you want to go to waipio valley. Fresh fruit in the morning, very delicious..also we saw rainbow after we woke up..it's a place that you can get really close to the (email hidden)ank you, Steve.

    Januar 2014
  • Very homey and welcoming. If you don't mind rustic and want peace and quiet this is a good choice. We were lucky to have a wonderful couple to share the place with us. An evening around the campfire was a highlight. The place was very clean and the history was fascinating. Thanks, Steve. You're a gracious host

    Dezember 2013
  • Steve's plantation hostel was perfect for my son and I when we did a hike trip around the island. The place had a wonderful old Hawaii feel. It was old and simple and very clean. The beds were comfortable - we both slept very soundly, waking up ready for our hike down to the Waipi'o Valley the next morning. Best of all was the "secret lookout" we experienced at the end of the day, chilling on some rocks over looking the valley and watching whales out in the ocean.

    Dezember 2013
  • The Waipi'o Hostel consists of three rooms that share a common area. The host, Steve, lives upstairs with his family. The Kai room is comfortable and quiet, and the common area features all the amenities of home. The hostel is located about 1 mile from the Waipi'o Valley lookout on a rural road. The area is beautiful and there is plenty to do if you like the outdoors. Nearby Honoka'a is a friendly town with several restaurants, shops, and a grocery. We loved eating at the Honoka'a Peoples Theater, which offers healthy light fare (and movies).
    Steve is very kind and couldn't be a better host, and is well informed about the area. His family has deep roots in Kukuihaele, but Steve has lived on the mainland and in Europe. His perspective is very interesting and chatting with him was one of the highlights of staying at the hostel. Mahalo!

    Dezember 2013
  • Very friendly staff - the hostel is right by the ocean, gorgeous view - the room was ok, but no real window (missing some air flow).
    Very convenient to go to Waipio Valley
    Good deal for the low price

    November 2013
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Kohala High School/ University of Hawaii at Manoa
North Hawaii Education and Research Center (UH Hilo), EDestiny Wellness, EDestiny Consulting, EDestiny Rentals
I grew up on the Island of Hawaii but left for many years after graduating from high school. I lived in Europe for 17 years. After returning I bought my grandparents' sweet plantation house in Kukuihaele above the majestic Waipio Valley and love living here surrounded by peace and beauty. I am a "local" of Japanese, Filipino, and Caucasian descent. I am the father of 6 beautiful children (4 of them grown) and 6 grandkids. In addition to owning the hostel and vacation rental business, I own a Wellness business, and I work full time as the operations manager at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC), a branch of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. NHERC's Heritage Center might interest you if you want to learn more about the history of Hamakua and North Hawaii.
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