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Koa Wood Hale

75-184 Ala Onaona St, Hawaii's Big Island, Kailua-Kona, USA, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

Rating: 65% from 10 reviews

  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 74%Staff
  • 56%Security
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 58%Value for money
  • 56%Facilities

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  • I only stayed here for one night but I had a really awesome time. Met some super cool people and the staff were all really laid back and fun to be around. It's a bit pricey for being so basic but options seem to be few for hostels in kailua so... All in all I would probably stay here again.
  • 77%
  • 31 Dec 2013 Lauren Canada
  • Even with a GPS the hostel was hard to find. The sheets and towels were smelly, the dishes weren't washed up, the whole place lacked of cleanliness. The room was small and humid, the fan was loud, the beds were squeaking everything you turn around. I didn't feel safe and was glad I could leave on the following morning.
  • 40%
  • 04 Sep 2013 Silvia Switzerland
  • Pros: Convenient location, friendly staff, rooms are clean. Super nice Manager. Cons: Expect seeing the occasional bug in the bathroom / kitchen. Beds are a bit stiff for most people. Beds was passable for me.
  • 77%
  • 31 Aug 2013 Anonymous Canada
  • The beds are basically thin cushions, but OK for a short stay. There is only one bathroom shared among as many as 8 people. Also, security can be an issue, since the doors are always wide open, and the optional safe provided is pretty flimsy and easy to access. However, the staff is really nice, and it's the atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming - I never felt unsafe even though the place is unlocked. There is also some cool graffiti style art inside and outside of the hostel.
  • 63%
  • 07 Jul 2013 Anonymous USA
  • Way too hot in room, no air conditioning, which I know is standard for most places in Hawaii but they could have at least provided a fan, paper thin mattresses, only one toilet and shower shared between 10 people or more. Just not a great place to stay. I would highly recommend Pineapple Park about 30 minutes down the road.
  • 46%
  • 27 May 2013 Griffin USA
  • This hostel was OK. Positives were clean sheets and towel, nice shower and good location but drawbacks were the poor mattress on the bunk beds and people who stayed there long-term (more than 2 weeks). There was someone who slept on the couch in the common room and someone else was also there for a couple weeks looking for a job. It felt more like a halfway house than a hostel but I had a bed and a somewhat clean kitchen so that made this place average in my eyes.
  • 66%
  • 22 May 2013 Alex USA
  • Staff not helpful or very friendly. No security at all....doors always unlocked. Were people sleeping on the couches both nights we were there. Limited bathroom facilities for the number of guests. Probably the worst beds i have ever slept in and i often go camping. The mattresses were thin and the random sized bits of plywood and cardboard underneath were appalling. Dogs have comfier beds.
  • 46%
  • 02 May 2013 Anonymous Australia
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