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 $40 per night for one person and $51 per night for 2 people sharing a room including Hawaii accommodation tax.
This includes the 13.42% Hawaii accommodation tax. We don't charge a cleaning fee as long as you leave the room in the same condition you found it in and follow our simple check out instructions. We only take advantage of Airbnb's deposit if something is missing or broken, or you did not clean up after yourself and follow the checkout instructions.
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 Coffee Maker
o Gas BBQ Grill
o Covered Patio with Sink
o Fruit Trees
o Pet Friendly
o Smoking Not Allowed
o Illegal Drugs Not Allowed
Activities ( nearby)
o Hiking in the Majestic Waipio Valley
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 Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving at nearby beach parks
Cost of room is $35 per night for one person, $45 for two plus Hawaii accommodation tax.
|Art des Bettes:||Richtiges Bett|
|Zusätzliche Personen:||7€ / Nacht nach dem ersten Gast|
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
Very welcoming family! Steve knows the land and loves where he lives. He directed me to a great horseback tour (with a discount because I was staying at the hostel). I loved the bathroom and picnic dining are ~ rustic wood, breezes, very much in nature.
Steve is a great host..!! He is very helpful and full of aloha spirits.His family, his friend and his dogs are so friendly as well. I also enjoyed listening his family's history.
The house is located right front of ocean.The view is amazing.
I can absolutely recommend this place to everyone.
The time I spent with them makes my trip so special :) Thank you.Will come back soon! Aloha,
We don't have much to say about Kai Room in Waipi'o Hostel because we did not stay there. We thought we booked that room, but when we arrived on our bicycles to the address we were given, we were thrilled to find out that we had a whole downstairs of a beautiful house which belonged to Earl and Jolene. The location was fabulous. We stayed almost at the Waipi'o Valley overlook, which is one of the biggest attractions of the Big Island, and a place that takes your breath away. The house was beautifully decorated and well taken care of. Jolene was a great hostess. She greeted us at the door and showed us around. We had a nice chat. A little kitchenette, remodeled from a storage room, was stocked with snacks, tea and coffee. The living room had a TV set and a small dining table.
Steve offered a upgrade for free. The bamboo hall was a lovely and spacious house to stay near the Wapi'o valley.