We stayed in one of the cabins (#4) for 5 nights. They are basic with a double bed and two bunk beds so 4 people can sleep in them. Linens and towels are provided and you can get new ones if you see the cleaning person as they don't come into the cabin to clean or change any of these items. The cabins were very clean and have been recently painted. There is a picnic table outside along with a fireplace but wood is only available for sale and very expensive ($13 for a small bundle sitting in the cabin).
The cabin has one light on the inside and one on the outside but there are no electrical outlets. There is also no heat which means that once we came back to the cabin if we wanted to be warm we went to bed.
There are shared bathing facilities with two sinks, a toilet and a shower for each sex. Only the shower has hot water. Liquid soap is provided at the sinks only.
The camp area is about 4 miles from the entrance to the main part of the park. The fee is only collected off the main road there so although you don't go through the entrance gate to get to the campsite you do have to go through it every time you want to enter the main part of the park. Not a major problem just an annoyance.
There is no place to buy groceries in the park so you must go to the general store in Volcano which is very expensive or if coming from Hilo go to a supermarket there.
Overall a very good experience.
- Also Known As:
- Namakani Paio Cabins Hotel Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Namakani Paio Cabins Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park