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“Comfortable, friendly, and cheap.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Holo Holo Inn

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Holo Holo Inn
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“Comfortable, friendly, and cheap.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We picked this hostel for its location so that we could stay closer to the park. We weren't expecting much except for a place to sleep and eat. However, this hostel was so charming that I left with a strong impression. The building was built by the Japanese owner and you can see that he put a lot of love and thoughtful touches to the place. Just look at some of the photos I took. We both agreed it was like stepping into grandma's house, rustic and relaxed.

The dining room was the most comfortable part of the hostel. It has a kitchen stocked with all sorts of condiments, coffee/tea, dishes, and utensils. All free for use as long as you clean up after yourself. There's also a computer for you to surf the web. It felt great to start the day sitting in the sunny dining room with a hot cup of coffee.

The rooms were comfortable and cozy. The bathrooms are clean and they provide towels. Our room was right above the garage so in the morning we could hear the comings and goings of the hostel's guests as well as the owner's family. The walls and windows are thin here since in Hawaii no one really worries about insulation for the winter.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

The house is dated but the rooms are clean and all you need for basic accommodation to just sleep. The beds are comfy enough, and extra blankets are provided for the cool nights. The kitchen is well equipped and the surrounds are quiet. Free, decent wifi along with a computer makes it a convenient stay. Overall, given the cheap price it's good value for money.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at the holo holo inn for 2 nights in september 2012. It is a great choice if you're on a budget and don't want to spend to much for a room.

Pros:
- Clean
- The owners are nice
- It's cheap
- Free coffee
- Not too far from Volcano National Park (5 minute drive)
- Free wi-fi + a computer

Cons:
- It was cold when we were there and they only have a portable heater downstairs, in the kitchen... we had to wear sweaters in bed because we were freezing.
- There is a lot of junk outside the house... the first impression is a bit scary
- They have washer/dryers but it's expensive (1$ for 5 minutes for the dryers)
- The dorms look nice, but our semi-private room was tatty
- The rooms and kitchen were clean, but the was some moisture in the bathroom

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-There are 2 general stores near the hostel, but the food is very very expensive. If you can, buy groceries elsewhere (like Hilo if your plane lands there), do it.
- Bring warm clothing, because it is much colder in Volcano than in Kona or Hilo, and bring an umbrella.
- These places in volcano are great: volcano winery, aloha candy company, café ono.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

It's pretty decent Japaness style hostel. People are friendly inside, and the hosts lived in the same place as you lived. It's a family style businese and they make you at home.

However, there are still minor drawbacks: the place is a little bit hard to find, but the GPS did a good job. If there is another chance, I think I will still live there(cheap and nice).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We definitively saved money sleeping there but the place was a bit too rough for me... maybe I'm getting too old :) Surroundings are very quiet but the house is real noisy. You'll know for sure when people arriving late or getting up early mind their business in the house. It would also have been nice if the heater had been turned on... Shared showers are rustic too but you'll survive. Beside that, rooms were clean, kitchen offers plenty of space and the owner and his family are really adorable ! The volcano national park is 3 minutes away, awesome for late night drives to the caldera's crater !

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

My gf and I showed up around 8:45 pm without reservations. The man who owned the place was very nice and quickly got us settled into a private room, around $80 (cash only) for the night. The room was very large, with a very comfortable bed. The private bathroom was also very large, and very clean. The stay was very comfortable. The inn also has free coffee/ hot chocolate, the kitchen is very communal. The location is excellent, very close to restaurants and gas stations, and is less than a 5 minute drive to the Volcanoes National Park. Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Wonderful hostel! The hostel was clean, the owners were kind and helpful, the room (we stayed in the private room) was comfortable. Our stay was very tranquil; one of the family members offered a roasted marshmallow when we arrived, the cat followed my partner upstairs, and the location was quiet and beautiful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holo Holo Inn
Address: PO Box 784, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785-0784
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Volcano
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Volcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Holo Holo Hotel Volcano
Holo Holo Inn Volcano, Hawaii

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