Holualoa Hostel is located on the west slope of dormant Hualalai Volcano, 1,560 feet above sea level. Cool, comfortable, quiet, affordable, Spring Cleaning recently complete. Cozy rooms accommodate 2 to 4 guests (total to 6). Shared bath, Wi-Fi, ROADSIDE PARKING. Newly installed retractable awning expanded outdoor lanai "living areas" providing shelter from rain while allowing full enjoyment of our wonderful tropical weather. Sun Deck room for tanning still plentiful. Try us soon. Aloha!!
Home-stay Hostel in Kona Coffee Country! Started out as ready-on-demand berths for sailing buddies but they're "aging-out" of backpack travel. From pilot-berth futons in the loft to 4 bunks in the Sun Room or our "private" room (Suite Coffee) you all get to share the magic of an imaginatively re-constructed '40's vintage coffee shack. Holualoa Hostel is located on the western slope of dormant Hualalai Volcano 1,560 feet above sea level. Cool, comfortable, quiet, affordable. Cozy rooms that accommodate as many as 4 people (capacity is 6 or 8). Shared bath, Wi-Fi included, parking available and more amenities offered at this property.
Weekly rates are based on double occupancy. Group rates are negotiable.
Shared bath recently augmented by outdoor shower and wash tub. Lanai-covered food-prep area w/ dual hot plate, compact refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven. Wi-Fi included. ROADSIDE PARKING along Highway is ample. Other amenities offered at this property.
Interaction with guests
I live and work on-site; on my guest accommodations, my real estate appraisal practice, on improvements to the overall facility or care of the coffee orchard and green tea garden that are the foreground for our view of the shoreline & ocean horizon. I'm available for lots of interaction or I can immerse myself otherwise, staying entirely out of your way.
Other things to note
Located near the beginning of the Historic Cultural Corridor known as "Pulama 'ia Kona", we are just the second driveway N. of Hawai'i Astronaut Ellison Onizuka's birthplace. We'll tell you more if you ask...
Must Love Dogs!
Cat is outdoors only!!
Roadside Parking is what we've got...
Aloha! My introduction to Hostels came during my final year at University. Icelandic Airlines to Luxembourg, train to Geneva, then Innsbruck for some skiing. Always had in mind the title to a Hemingway short story; "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place".
Later in life during Sailmaking days, I was at Hostels while sailing in the Canadian Olympic Regatta at Kingston, Ontario (CORK). There I adopted John and Mary Munn as "Ohana Grandparents" after exceptional care over a 4 year period. They responded with a lake-front living room recital by one of their University Student Boarders, on a Stradivarius!
Much later I travelled to Hostels at Whitstable, Kent (GB), then Tornado Olympic Catamaran World Championships at Travemunde on the Baltic Sea. Later, a Sidney Harbor 18 Footer World Championship and a visit to Auckland, NZ shopping for a Bruce Farr "Quarter-Tonner" to race. All done in reasonable comfort and at minimal expense.
My hosts and surroundings seemed so generous, so warm and welcoming, so "family".
Way later, when I married, I graduated to Bed & Breakfast Inns for travels through New Zealand and Alaska, then ran one here in Kona for a few years (3 Bears B&B).
I've been re-building a '40's vintage "Sugar Shack" here in Kona, for over 35 years. It's a place in which I truly enjoy spending my time.
With my daughter on her way out the door to college, I'd like to establish a reputation for hospitality of my own, so I don't miss her too much while she's away.
I've been building a private library for many years and literally "raised the roof" to accommodate my growing collection which now extends along one wall and up 14' to the ridge beam. There's a reading loft up there, a fine lookout over the old wagon trail or into my coffee/green tea orchard. Great perch for sunsets, too.
The house is full of artifacts from my travels. "My Reliquery" I call it, since it's full of relics and collectibles of nearly "incalculable value". That's not meant to mean "valuable" in any "real" sense to anyone else...
Since memories are countless, I consider myself a millionaire. "Milllionaire of the Mind", perhaps, but one who "Lives in the Na'au", a Hawaiian concept I'll be pleased to discuss further, upon your arrival?