We visited for three days and found an eclectic group of guests that were friendly, inspiring, hard working and focused in making a positive difference. The owner Kenny was very knowledgeable, educational and speaks from hard work and vision. I was so impressed with how they are cultivating the land, thoughtfully planning accommodations and offer an experience like no other. I will be back and plan on assuming a volunteer role to really benefit from all that the hostel has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco Hostel Hawaii provides accommodation to travelers on a budget. Our facility is staged on 6 acres of Ohia Lehua rainforest, just outside of the Puna forest reserve. Only 12 miles from the Hilo International Airport, Eco Hostel Hawaii is centrally located in relation to all tourist destinations on The Big Island's East side.Accommodations feature a 4,000 square foot Commons-Greenhouse, where you will meet travelers from all over the world who are also exploring Hawaii!!Power is no issue on this farm, our solar system produces over 20 kilowatt hours of electricity each day! FREE Wifi! Enjoy all of our low impact sustainable systems: 10,000 gallons of filtered and stored rain harvest, great for long hot showers and FREE Laundry! Humanure composting house, traditional flush toilets, dozens of tropical trees, vegetable gardens, permaculture projects, vermicomposting, chickens, and more!Help us grow and maintain paradise with our Eco Village Volunteer Program !!We offer a range of accommodation options based on your needs! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eco Hostel Hawaii Kurtistown