The `Aina Room is a cozy, nicely decorated room with a very comfy king size bed. This room is a 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 in a rustic plantation house that was owned and inhabited by my grandparents for 75 years. 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.
Our guest rooms are called "hostel style" but are really private rooms. The rooms are small and simple, yet nicely decorated, clean and with great beds. They share a simple common area with couches, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, wi-fi, patio with gas grill (with a burner for cooking) and table, and a rustic plantation style bathroom.
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.
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
Wonderful stay with most helpful host. I look forward to a return visit and those tasty tangerines. Thank you, Steve.
A great place to stay for the price. It is a basement apartment and does have insects like any basement would. My favorite thing about being here was meeting the other guests and having breakfast with them. It felt like a hostel in that way. Steve did a nice job creating a comfortable environment.
Steve was super friendly & helpful! The rooms are great. The hostel is in the perfect location for exploring the Waipeo valley. Highly recommend!
Steve's place was one of the nicest I've ever been. You'll find everything you need, and more! The rooms are really comfortable, and the garden really peacefull and relaxing. The view is breathtaking, on the morning as on the afternoon!
Plus, Steve is a very welcoming and generous host and makes you feel home. We learned a lot about Hawaii's history and culture, and I highly recommand you to meet him!
Steve ist ein sehr netter Gastgeber und spricht sehr gut Deutsch. Die Lage ist toll. Nur wenige Minuten vom Waipio Valley Lookout entfernt. Das Zimmer ist sauber und man kann abends noch total schön draußen sitzen, mitten in der Natur! Preis/Leistung stimmt. Sehr zu empfehlen.
Friendly, clean, beautiful scenery, recommendable!
We stayed 2 nights at Steve's place. It had everything we needed, and more. Clean, cozy, and affordable. Steve is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Great location only 10-15 min walk to the Waipio Lookout. Had mac nut tree and tangerines to pick from in the yard. Beautiful viee of the ocean from the outdoor kitchen patio. Would highly recommend this place
Our stay at Steve's was great, exactly as advertised, and Steve also helped me with my lack of knowledge about AirBnB security deposits, which i do not like, but sort of understand better. The deposit did not become an issue at all here. The room was cozy and comfortable, no problems at all. Thanks, Steve.
We had a great experience at the Waipio hostel. Steve was very welcoming and accommodating. The location is within walking distance of the Waipio lookout and has a view of the Pacific Ocean! We will stay here again.
I loved every minute of my stay at Steve's place. It was absolutely fabulous. As for the accommodation, the waterbed was huge and I slept like a log. The communal space was excellent too, the kitchen area, bath, and an indoor and outdoor seating area allowed sharing and an opportunity to converse with other travelers. The location is a quarter mile from the lookout point of Waipi'o valley. You can't help but feel the land and environs is a deeply spiritual and powerful place, along with it's beauty. In my 2 days, I spent one day hiking into the valley and lying on the beach, and another day horseback riding through a pretty forest of eucalyptus trees on a tour. On my last night, I had the pleasure of talking with Steve in his home and he was a delight. He is a kind and caring person, loves to host travelers, and is gracious and warm-hearted. During my 12 day vacation in Big Island I enjoyed conversation with some wonderful people, and Steve was one of the nicest. My stay here was superb in every way. I highly recommend Steve's hostel and I hope to return one day and spend a week. If you ever come to NYC Steve, I'd love to show you and your kids around the big apple and and return the hospitality you gave me. Mahalo
Steve is a great host - very warm and welcoming, and no request was too much of a hassle! We have never slept in a more comfy waterbed! Thanks Steve!