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“There's no place like it” 4 of 5 stars
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Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community
13-657 Hinalo Street, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778 (Formerly Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Hostel)   |  
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“There's no place like it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Where else can you sleep in a school bus, use an outdoor toilet, or meet the grooviest people in the world? Our stay at Hedonisia was like nothing we’ve ever experienced. The place is built on an old cleaned up junkyard, and so many of the living spaces incorporate found “junk,” like the Oceanview Hut, where we stayed, which has a porch held up by a brightly painted bunk bed frame. I’ll warn you, though; staying here is kind of like camping with a roof. Our hut had screen walls and we got kind of damp from the humidity. Plus, take some earplugs, because the coqui frogs, though cute, are deafening at night. But if you’re looking to really enjoy the beauty of the Hawaiian rainforest firsthand, this is the place to be. Good location, near black sand beaches and hot springs. Less than an hour’s drive to Volcanoes National Park or Hilo.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 13-657 Hinalo Street, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778 (Formerly Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Hostel)
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Pahoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since our humble beginnings as a scrapyard we have slowly evolved into the Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community Rainforest Retreat hosting eco-tourists from all over the world.As a sustainable community we offer a number of programs whereby travelers and ecofriendly tourists can enjoy an educational and relaxing vacation in paradise.Here are the main volunteer, eco-tourist and educational programs we offer at Hedonisia Hawaii:1 - Affordable Rainforest Eco-Tourist Lodgings2 - Sustainable Community Manager Apprenticeship 3 - Hedonisia Hawaii Fair-Trade Volunteer Program4 - Social Change Research Internship5 - Wordpress Website Developer Tech Internship6 - Sustainable Community Development & Social Enterprise WorkshopThank you and we look forward to seeing you in Hawaii . Aloha! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hedonisia Hawaii Eco Hotel Pahoa
Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community Pahoa

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