Holualoa Hostel Landmark - Kona Coffee Traders SignThe Loft was the 1st occupied space at our Hostel 3/1/13
Charming Holualoa Hostel !

Shared room

6 guests

6 beds
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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!!

The space

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.

Guest access

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...

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Shared room

Indoor Fireplace
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Extra people £27 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £15
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price £30 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

Smoke-Free Zone
Must Love Dogs!
Cat is outdoors only!!
Roadside Parking is what we've got...


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

146 Reviews

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Dane User Profile
August 2017
I had an awesome time at Rik's place! He was very inviting and made me feel welcome. He helped me to plan some stuff to do while on the big island, which I really appreciated! I would definitely come back to his place and recommend it to anyone :)

Elena User Profile
July 2017
Rick is very prekrasny owner. He screwed me up at the airport, drove me all day, showing different places! Even if we did not understand each other, it was a very good time visiting Rick.
Rik User Profile
Response from Rik:
I'm not sure how "prekasny" translates and headed for travel of my own, so can't look it up on G**gle Translates, but I'm quite sure she means that I "picked her up" on arrival at Kona Airport, not anything else! I'll correct this discrepancy when I return because I took great pains to give her special treatment in view of our language challenges! rt
July 2017

Stella User Profile
July 2017
They have a very lovely house and it is super organized and quiet. The house is very convenient to go to anywhere for fun and close to airport. The host is extremely friendly . I love their dogs and cat too. The whole house is very caring for guest. I will be their guest for sure if next time I come to big island.

Kristin User Profile
July 2017
Staying at Rik's place was warm and inviting. Everything was clean and comfortable. Rik is very helpful with any needs. Many things to look at around the hostel and nice spaces to spend time. Also, I did love hearing about and drinking that amazing Kona coffee.

Zach User Profile
July 2017
Rick was great! He really helped us feel welcomed and guided us to great points of interest on the island. He served us in such a respectful manner. Bathroom was great! Beds were great! We stayed in the bunk beds in an added portion of the house. It was great for us. He had so many accomadating fixtures to help make our stay so comfortable. A hight quality host!

Maggie User Profile
July 2017
Rik's hostel is a rare gem in Kona. Rik himself is one of most kind and helpful natured people I have come across in my travels. His stories and love of his home and pets made my stay both comfortable and inspired. The home itself is decorated beautifully with things that bring Rik great joy in showcasing and sharing stories about. He is a great storyteller! The flowers and fruits growing all around are gorgeous and made meals on the patio so serene and peaceful. When I return to the Big Island, I will be sure to book a bed at Rik's hostel!

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
Rik is a truly wonderful host. His knowledge and love for the island truly shows and adds so much more to the experience. You cant go wrong booking a stay with this location. The house is eclectic and a great space to relax in.

Hōlualoa, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Rik User Profile

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?

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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