Our hosts were especially helpful. I am very grateful that they kept my camera charged when my new charger refused to work. They offered good advice and local insight, and made our stay comfortable. It was on Bonnie's recommendation that we hiked to see the lava flow into the ocean with Kalapana Tours, one of the highlights of our vacation. We came in late because of a plane delay, and a phone call was all it took to arrange a self check-in. (We were lucky that we caught the rental car agent as he was locking up for the night.)
We stayed in Olapa 1. Other guests came and went in the other rooms of Olapa house during our stay there. Since we spent most of our time out touring around, we hardly ever saw them. We very much appreciated being able to borrow umbrellas and hiking sticks, things that are difficult to pack on an airplane. We also needed a laundry to keep our luggage to a minimum for a 3-week trip with camping. Volcano Guest House made a very good base of operations...