Hipcamp host Mathew D.,
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Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, about 10 mi north of the city of Hilo. We are proud to offer hammock cabanas which are a unique luxurious form of amenity-rich camping (often called glamping). You don’t need bring all of your bulky camping gear on the airplane in order to experience the best camping in the United States.

Each cabana is screened in for comfort all

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Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, about 10 mi north of the city of Hilo. We are proud to offer hammock cabanas which are a unique luxurious form of amenity-rich camping (often called glamping). You don’t need bring all of your bulky camping gear on the airplane in order to experience the best camping in the United States.

Each cabana is screened in for comfort allowing the tropical breezes to flow through and each has closeable rain shield curtains to keep the wind and water out when necessary. They each include two large adjustable hammocks which allow for either flat or cradled sleeping. The hammocks can each hold up to 450 lbs or 204 kg so guests may choose to either sleep together or separately. Also inside, there is a solar powered overhead light with pull cord and a large cooler to store your cold food and drinks with an ice block (sold separately nearby). Towels, blankets, and pillows are included. Don’t waste your Hawaiian vacation cooped up in a hotel room. Come enjoy the real Hawaii, where the gentle breeze and tree frogs will lull you to sleep each night.

Glampers have access to our open air full bathroom with running water and a stunning rainfall shower (located at the main house). They also have access to our covered outdoor kitchen with grills, a sink, prep space, dining area, dishes, cups, silverware, and cookware (also located at the main house). 

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Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Mathew a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Coastal fishing is available along the Hamakua Coast.

Paddling

Stand up paddling is quite popular in Hilo Bay (10 mi)

Surfing

Two of the Islands best surf spots are in our area: Hakalau - 4 mi (professionals only) and Honoli'i - 7 mi (areas for beginner...Read more

Swimming

There are several beach parks in Hilo (10 mi)

Wildlife watching

The rain forest area where we are located is home to many exotic birds

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Deluxe Glamping Hammock Cabana in Hawaii.

Forest

We are located in the rain forest

Waterfall

Akaka Falls State Park is nearby in our town (the falls are over 400 ft tall)

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Driveway

Places to see near Hamakua House & Camping Cabanas

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Hipcamper Louis

Hammock and nature

Louis D.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2022

We had a wonderful time in the cabana. Amazing place, beautiful landscape. I was a bit scared about sleeping in a hammock but I sept like a baby. 10/10

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew M.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

Great hostel vibe! We met greet people and live the walk to the waterfall. Kitchen space was clean and well stocked. Hammock sleeping might not be for everyone, but we enjoyed. It was magic to fall asleep to the sound of frogs and rain.

Hipcamper Gabbi
Gabbi W.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2022

We stayed in a cabana at Hamakua House for 1 night during a rainstorm and it was magical! The sounds of the rainforest were so relaxing during the night. The hammocks were comfy and all the amenities you need are provided. If you’re looking for a little off grid island experience, this is it! We can’t wait to come back.

Hipcamper Brie

Best place i've ever stayed!!!

Brie S.
recommends this listing.
March 4th, 2022

I cannot say enough about staying at these cabanas, and the magic that surrounds them. I've travelled quite a bit throughout the US using hipcamp and air bnb and Mathew's place is worth coming to the big island in of itself. The people were so welcoming, the secluded waterfall was beyond enchanting, and the cabana itself has inspired me to attempt to create something similar back home...although my version will pale in comparison. If you are coming to the big island for any period of time, this is a destination in of itself.

Hipcamper Rebeca

Amazing

Rebeca B.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2022

Great location, great structure, nice people!! And as a bonus you get to enjoy a magical and private water fall down the road. Truly amazing!! The bathrooms and kitchen are well taken care of and everything has a sign so you don't get lost. I would definitely return to this spot!

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Hipcamper Bethlyn

Would stay again 1000%

Bethlyn W.
recommends this listing.
December 19th, 2021

I loved everything about our stay. Listening to the rain curled up in a comfy hammock. Looking up at the moon and sea at midnight. Swimming in the amazing waterfall in the morning after breakfast. Meeting other interesting and friendly travelers in the common area. The cats were cute too, especially Cuddles. 1000% will stay again.

Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
November 15th, 2021

While the cabana itself was cozy, provided a lovely glamping spot in the Hilo rainforest, and had unbelievable views (sunrise from the hammock was a huge highlight), I can’t in good faith recommend this stay.

We selected our accommodations this trip based on COVID protocols and although this was marked as adhering to them, I’m not sure what those were. Not only was no one masking or distancing in shared indoor spaces (which we luckily managed to avoid due to the shared fridge being full of rotten food, so we used our cooler outside instead), but my husband was vibed for wearing his mask when going into the shared space when we arrived.

Travelers should be definitely be aware that there is a hostel in addition to the cabanas, so prepare for that feel also. While our cabana was clean, the kitchen spaces were filthy, and after cooking there one night (being swarmed by feral cats, one of which took a swipe at my husband’s foot) we ate the rest of our meals away. In fact, we stayed away pretty much except to sleep as there were not any weather conducive, non-indoor hangout spaces.

There were a few smokers on premises and while the semi-outdoor shower should’ve been a perk, even at 6:45 am we were breathing in secondhand smoke while trying to get clean. Other guests weren’t very friendly and didn’t even seem to care when we asked around about a light on in someone’s truck.

We do a lot of camping (and also have stayed in many hostels in the past) and wanted to love this spot so much, but left very disappointed.

Hipcamper Mikena
Mikena S.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

I had such a fantastic stay in the hammock cabana! The views were amazing and the facilities were perfect for the stay. Nearby to lots of attractions and hikes. It was the perfect, relaxing getaway spot. Already planning my next stay!

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Hipcamper Corey
Corey G.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2021

Worth every penny. The waterfall alone was incredible. Thanks so much!

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Awards

Best of 2019 Hawaii
10th place
Best of 2018 Hawaii
4th place
Property
Hamakua House & Camping Cabanas
State
Hawaii
Country
United States
$44/night
1 Site

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