Entrance into the Ohana common areaThis is the common area.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Simple & clean 1BDR just 8 miles from downtown Hilo along the breathtaking coast. Just 1 mile off the Pepeekeo Scenic Drive & 6 miles from the Honolii Surf Beach. Conveniently located along bus route. Near Akaka Falls and Hawaii Botanical Gardens

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: £12
Security Deposit: £76
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price: £32 / night


The space

Quiet and clean in a great location, for an awesome price!
With 2 units available, ideal for groups of up to 4 people (see Sunrise Room Listing). Ideal for college age adults or anyone traveling on a budget. Great place to use as a base while exploring the island...not a great place if you want a resort atmosphere and high end living. Room looks just like the pictures :-)

Military Specials, contact for rate change.
~20% discount for veterans
~33% discount for active military

Guest access

Ohana access separate from main house. Bathroom/Kitchen area shared between 2 units. Mini frig in each room.

Interaction with guests

Owner/operators will be present at main house during stay. Available for questions/interaction with guests as desired. Knowledgeable about island locations and culture.

The neighbourhood

Quiet residential neighborhood, close to town, within walking distance of convenience store.

Getting around

Ohana located within easy walking distance of bus route, $2.00 fare.
Free parking available on site.

Other things to note

Check-in is between 3 PM and 6 PM, if another time is needed please message so it can be arranged.

Please do not stop at the neighbors and ask for directions. Airbnb is hotly debated here in Hawaii and we need to keep our neighbors happy.

Thanks for your understanding.

Quiet times between 11:00pm and 6:00am.

We provide free
~Kona coffee with cream and sugar
so you can have an early breakfast and go out exploring.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

~Smoking Outside Only
~Additional cleaning fees may apply if areas left very messy.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

44 Reviews

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Lean User Profile
March 2017
Was not able to stay in his place due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, he has tried his best to help us out on our end. Very caring and trustworthy Airbnb host and recommend 100%

Rosalinda User Profile
March 2017
Joes place was absoulety wonderful, he was so nice and everything was soo clean!! the room and the shared kitchen was way bigger than expected! no bugs or lizards were seen the three nights we stayed. the stars are nice and bright outside! remember to park in the grass. such a safe and quiet neighborhood. no steep hills. lots of space. joe provided all the basic even beach towels and i think i even saw some boogie boards. coffee and dishes and hot water!! stand up shower worked great! the big island is just that "big" but Joes was very fun drive to Mauna Kea which is a steep road up the volcano but totally worth the free star gazing program and if you like to hike get there before 5pm to hike up the close hill and watch sunset. 10min drive to Hilo great for food and drinks and the nightlife. lots of fishing near by, there was a great tan free beach not to far called Keehena beach and definitely try to plan to see (45min drive) lava field and lava meet ocean at the end of road 130 (hike is 3hrs or rent bike $20each for 2hr ride) visit uncle roberts farmer market (Wednesdays only) for the coolest festival party ever! thanks joe for enriching our trip!!!!!

Tara User Profile
March 2017
Lovely stay in a little neighborhood north of Hilo. Great access to the whole Eastern side of Island - waterfalls, lava, beaches - all day trip distance from Joe's place. Accommodations were as described, we slept well, had nice warm showers, ate our breakfast in the little kitchen area. For the price, there is no where better to stay near Hilo!

Dustin User Profile
March 2017
This was my third time staying at Joe's place. He is a great host!

Alex&Angelina User Profile
February 2017
We had a good stay at Joe's house. The place is just as described. The bed is comfortable, there is a shared bathroom and a small kitchen with a microwave, a blender and a coffee maker. We had a personal mini fridge in the room. Thank you!

Mary Ellen User Profile
February 2017
Joes place was the best value! Simple, but just a nice safe place and a comfy bed and wifi. The room is private, while the bathroom and common kitchen area can be shared with other travelers. No stovetop for cooking was the only disappointment. Joe is such a nice guy and very knowledgeable about the island and its history. Glad we stayed with him!

Nicolas User Profile
February 2017
Very welcoming family and great location, Joe's place is centrally located, comfortable and very cozy spot with plenty of great things to do all around. We will hope to come back soon!

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States · Joined in March 2015
Joe User Profile

We love to travel and meet new people, but since the arrival of our children we do not get out as much. We have had many great host during our travels and it is time for us to give back. Our idea was to provide a nice and clean alternative to the hostel so young (and old) people on a budget could use our ohana as a base for sightseeing on the east side of the big island.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour