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Waipio Hostel at Alegre Plantation House


Last updated: 06/07/2013

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Waipio house description

The Alegre Plantation House has been owned by the Alegre family for over 70 years and is now owned and run by an Alegre grandson. The Waipi’o Hostel in the downstairs of this gracious 100 year old home. The house is located in beautiful Kukuihaele just one mile from the majestic Waipio Valley. It is a 60 minute drive from Hilo and a 90 minute drive from Kona.

The hostel has 3 bedrooms- the Lehua Room has a full size bed, the Kai Room has a cozy king and the Aina Room has very comfortable a king waterbed. An open lanai with outdoor sinks, old style tables and benches, a grill with burner and a stunning view of the alluring Pacific Ocean is available to all guests.

Our guest rooms are called 'hostel style' but are really private rooms. The rooms are small and simple, yet nicely decorated, clean and with great beds. They share a simple common area with couches, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, wi-fi, patio with gas grill (with a burner or cooking) and table, and an open plantation style bathroom with deck flooring. Laundry facilities and non-toxic detergent are available upon request for an extra fee.

Tangerines, oranges, lemons, sweet guava, macadamia nuts, and mountain apples grow on the property and can be enjoyed by guests when in season. Down the pathway out back, guests can find bananas, coffee and avocados. In the village wild passion fruit grows for all to enjoy.

Hawaii means insects and other critters - geckos and a few cockroaches, a lot of coqui frogs. We do our best to keep them under control. So the disclaimer is: if you are not looking for total quiet and you don't mind an insect here or there, and love being in the simple beauty of the Hamakua Coast, this is your place.

We value our pristine environment and are a 'green' facility. In addition to using solar energy to produce our electricity, we provide environmentally friendly soap and shampoo in the bathroom, we clean with non-toxic cleaning products, and our linens and towels are laundered with non-toxic laundry detergent. We recycle and redeem. We use a compost bin and we don’t use toxic chemicals in our yard. Join us in our efforts to preserve our beautiful island.

Our rates are $40 per night for one person and $51 per night for 2 people sharing a room including Hawaii accommodation tax. Linens and towels are provided.There is no cleaning fee as long as you clean up after yourselves, follow our simple checkout instructions and leave the room and common areas in the same condition you found them when you arrived, with the exception of linens and towels.

If this rental isn't available please check out our other rentals in the Waipio Valley area:

Recent guest reviews:
Was just as described and offered an awesome access point for us to explore Waipio Valley! We were able to take our time driving from Kona to the hostel and check ourselves in which made for a relaxing first day :) appreciated all the ease in the process!
March 2014

Steve was the best host in Hawaii. I have been traveling for almost three weeks and booking in different islands in Hawaii. I can say Waipio Hostel and the host was the best. He was so nice, he made me feel so comfortable like a family member.
March 2014

Steve is very welcoming. It is very pleasant to chat with him and he is willing to share with us stories and history about his family.
March 2014

Wonderful host. So kind and thoughtful! Steve is a true blessing to the airbnb community. I feel grateful to have been able to stay here!! Clean, secure, and priced right. Next time I would like to stay an extra night just to soak in the peacefulness.
January 2014

Disclaimer: ''Due to the nature of the hostel business, owner reserves the right to assign an alternate room of equal quality in the event the requested room is not available''


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered:

            We are animal lover and welcome pets. ...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed in designated area at fire pit....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Kai bedroom: 1 king


          • Aina bedroom: 1 king

            This King bed is a waterbed....moreless

          • Lehua Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Room also has sink with hot and cold water....moreless

          • The Waipio Hostel has 3 private bedrooms a spacious covered lanai with outdoor kitchen, and a cozy shared living room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Ran shower, sink and toilet and beautiful deck flooring....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Book ATV or Horseback ride around the rim through us and receive a 10-15% discount. Let us know if you want to learn to cook Hawaiian food and we will teach you with extra charge. ...moreless


              • Books:

                The house has many interesting books - Hawaiian history, cowboy history, picture books, novels, some childrens' books....moreless

              • Television:

                Television is with Oceanic/Roadrunner with basic cable channels...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic


              • Churches
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    The Alegre Plantation House sits perched above the cliffs of Waipio with a stunning view of the raw Pacific Ocean. From the kitchen or lanai, this view can be enjoyed without distraction. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining area is an open air, covered lanai with 2 seating tables and benches. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Use of dryer at extra charge. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi use is free of charge. ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Living room is cozy and shared with other guests. There are 2 couches and a TV. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking is street side and uncovered. ...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Telephone available for receiving calls and making US calls. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Use of laundry facilities with extra charge. Eco-friendly detergent is provided. ...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    comes with permanent filter - no paper filters needed...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Fully equipped with dishes, utensils, pots and pans...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    There hostel is equipped with microwavke, refrigerator, coffee maker and hot water kettle, gas grill with side burner, toaster and toaster oven. ...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Mini propane stove available as well as induction cookplate upon request. ...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lanai has two tables with benches and 2 sinks with cold water. A old style macadamia nut cracker and old style juicer are on the lanai for us by guests. The view of the Pacific Ocean is amazing....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    A municipal golf course can be found in Honokaa. Resort golf courses are on the west coast of the island. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Yard is mowed regularly and the garden has sweet guava, tangerines, pomelo, oranges, lemons, mountain apples, and macadamia nuts all for guests to enjoy. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Grill with burner is available on lanai...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Public tennis court is available in Honokaa, 9 miles away. ...moreless



                  Write a review 3.8
                  from 5 traveler reviews
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                  Standard pricing
                  1 night min stay
                  $300 $1,150
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                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hilo International Airport
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Honokaa Sports Bar
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 19
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Cafe il Mondo
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Waipio Valley

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Waipio Hostel, located downstairs in the Alegre Plantation House is in the sleepy, former plantation town of Kukuihaele, just a stone's throw from the 2nd most visited attraction on the island - the majestic Waipio Valley, valley of the kings. It's a place where time has seemingly stood still and where guests get a taste of a bygone era. Waipio Valley is a 'must experience', preferably on foot, but horseback and van tours are available as well.

                  Kukuihaele is 9 miles from the historic town of Honokaa where guests can enjoy local and Italian cuisine, shop for groceries, gifts, fruits and vegetables. There is a post office, various banks and ATM machines, an incredibly beautifully remodeled historic theater where you can watch a movie or attend a live concert. One of the new additions to town is the Heritage Center at UH Hilo's campus at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center. Get a feel for the past of this beautiful area at the Heritage Center.

                  Kukuihaele is at the end of the road, the starting point of a hike into Waipio or even into Waimanu Valley, a days hike away with registered camping grounds. Although quite isolated for those seeking quiet and peace, it's only 1 hour from Hilo and 1 hour 20 minutes from Kailua-Kona. Both have international airports and the drive in both directions covers stunning and diverse landscapes. Mauna Kea, with it's snow capped top in winter can be seen from Honokaa town.

                  The ranching town of Waimea is just a 30 minute drive from the Alegre Plantation House where guests can visit the historic Parker Ranch, attend cultural events at the Kahilu Theater, or eat the restaurants of all price categories. From there, it's just a 15 minute jaunt to the warmth of the west side beaches.

                  Heading towards Hilo, it's worth stopping at the locally owned 50's Diner in Laupahoehoe. This little town is also home to the Laupahoehoe Train Museum where guests can learn about our history of railroad. Down the winding road to Laupahoehoe Point, visitors can also see the memorial to those who lost their lives to the tsunami of 1946.

                  While in Kukuihaele, guests can take an ATV ride around the rim of Waipio Valley and swim in waterfalls most never get to see. It's the same for the horseback ride around the rim with stunning views from the top and back of the valley.

                  In the valley, guests can take a horseback tour of the valley or a van tour. There is also a horse-drawn buggy ride. The most impressive visit is by foot. It's important, though to be respectful of the land and stay on public roads and trails as much of the valley is privately owned and considered sacred by the people of these lands.

                  My absolute favorite 'must do' while in Kukuihaele is to hike down to Waipio's beach and lay on the black sand and soak up the peace and serenity while listening to the wind and the roaring waves. It's absolutely energizing.

                  Fruit abounds in Kukuihaele and much of it is wild - passion fruit, guavas, avocados galore. Many residents are happy to share their tangerine, oranges and macadamia nuts when in season.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: I am the grandson of Florencio and Mikiyo Alegre who lived in the Alegre Plantation House for over 70 years. I was actually born in Grand Junction, Colorado where my Dad is from, but moved to Hawaii with my family when I was three years old. I grew up on the island of Oahu in Waianae, then from 7th grade in North Kohala (Hawi), where my grandparents first met and my Mom was born. After graduating from high school, I went to Germany as an exchange student, a fact that would set the course of my young adult life. I ended up majoring in German Language and Literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and lived in Germany for 17 years together with my wife, Anuhea. All 5 of our biological kids were born there and grew up speaking German. I ended up buying the family house, now known as the Alegre Plantation House and Waipio Hostel. In addition to operating this and a few other vacation rentals in this area, I own a wellness business, and a consulting business. Four of my children are grown. Michelangelo and Alexis live with me and we all enjoy caring for our guests.

                  Why the Owner Chose Waipio:
                  I have always loved Grandma and Grandpa's house and while living there taking care of them, the vision to open up their home to guests from all over the world kept growing. It has now become reality. I love for people to get a feel of the way life used to be in Hawaii with all of its charm, simplicity and surrounded by beauty.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The unique benefit of this historic home is proximity to the renowned Waipio Valley. It's unique location in the quiet and quaint village of Kukuihaele makes it special.

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                  • Waipio Hostel at Alegre Plantation House

                    Waipio Hostel at Alegre Plantation House

                  • A beautiful view of Waipio Valley

                    A beautiful view of Waipio Valley

                  • Living room of the Alegre Plantation  House

                    Living room of the Alegre Plantation House

                  • Dining area of the Alegre Plantation House

                    Dining area of the Alegre Plantation House

                  • Second bedroom with cozy king size bed

                    Second bedroom with cozy king size bed

                  • View from the screened front porch

                    View from the screened front porch

                  • The Aina Room of Waipio Hostel

                    The Aina Room of Waipio Hostel

                  • The Kai Room at Waipio Hostel

                    The Kai Room at Waipio Hostel

                  • The Alegre Plantation House named in honor of Florencio Sevilla Alegre.

                    The Alegre Plantation House named in honor of Florencio Sevilla Alegre.

                  • Waipio Beach in the winter - an amazing place.

                    Waipio Beach in the winter - an amazing place.

                  • Comfortable king size bed in the Alegre Plantation House

                    Comfortable king size bed in the Alegre Plantation House

                  • Spacious kitchen in the Alegre Plantation House

                    Spacious kitchen in the Alegre Plantation House

                  • Bathroom of the Alegre Plantation House

                    Bathroom of the Alegre Plantation House

                  • Sitting area on the front porch

                    Sitting area on the front porch

                  • The Lehua Room at Waipio Hostel

                    The Lehua Room at Waipio Hostel

                  • Beautiful Waipio Valley

                    Beautiful Waipio Valley

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                  $45 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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