I read the reviews of Pineapple Park after staying there, and I think that while Annie, the owner, can seem a bit abrupt at times, she's really just doing what she has to do to keep up a good standard of accommodation. I've stayed in several hostels that have been all but destroyed by filthy, inconsiderate guests, and Annie is able to maintain a clean, safe establishment by making it clear that she won't tolerate that sort of behavior. So, I say good for her. I thought Pineapple Park was pretty good value overall. Our private room was a little small for two - rather than sharing the smallish double bed, my friend slept on the fold-out futon, which was rusty and didn't quite fold out to be perfectly flat, but it was close enough to be serviceable. The bedding provided was nice except for the crinkly plastic pillows, but I'm pretty sure this is an anti-bedbug measure. Common areas (bathroom and kitchen) were clean and spacious and there's plenty of outdoor seating for meals and just hanging out. Lily, the dog, is cute and downright hilarious when she plays with her stuffed monkey. I recommend eating at Annie's Burgers & Beer up the highway a mile or two toward Kona (I'm pretty sure it's a different Annie, for the record). Great location for snorkeling, kayaking and surfing - I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Super clean Hostel with great location near Captain Cook trailhead, manta ray feeding area, and snorkeling at Honaunau Bay(the MUST SEE best snorkel spot on Hawaii). We have dorms & various private rooms available to reserve. Lots of lanai space to spread out, free WIFI, and shared kitchen with free coffee each morning. Special deals for local snorkel with the manta ray trips for our guests. Rent kayaks and snorkel gear directly from us to make your stay a pleasure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pineapple Park - Kona Hotel Kealakekua