I did not like this hostel at all. Now granted, I am not a hostel person and only took this place out of neccessity. The dorm room we stayed in was fairly clean and so were the bathrooms, but the bunk beds were high and there was no ladder to get onto the top. Also, the showers close at 10 pm and reopen at 6:30 am. As we were on the road until after 10 at night and back on the road before 6 in the morning we had to resort to showers at the beach parks. The owner Annie is very hard to deal with - there were some misunderstandings because English is her 2nd language. That is ok, but she was very rude when I tried to explain the problem to her and refused to accept any responsibility. She was also very unfriendly, short tempered and rude to other people I was travelling with. The location is not great, it is near nice places to visit but is right beside the road and not within walking distance of restaurants or attractions. And avoid the private rooms! They are expensive and not worth it. You can get similar priced rooms at a real hotel in Kona. So, not a bad place all in all if you have no other choice, and the staff was very nice and quite helpful... but do your best to avoid the owner and make sure you clarify EVERYTHING with her first as her English is quite low.
- Also Known As:
- Pineapple Park - Kona Hotel Kealakekua