Hipcamp host Steve K.
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The Camp at Howling Dog Guest House, sits at 1400 feet elevation with views of Hilo airport and the coastline. Enjoy comfortable temps in the 60s-80s year round. Wake to sunrise over the ocean and fall asleep gazing at a billion stars. The camp is a large grassy area surrounded by bamboo for privacy and your site has a covered platform overlooking the coastline. Parking spac

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The Camp at Howling Dog Guest House, sits at 1400 feet elevation with views of Hilo airport and the coastline. Enjoy comfortable temps in the 60s-80s year round. Wake to sunrise over the ocean and fall asleep gazing at a billion stars. The camp is a large grassy area surrounded by bamboo for privacy and your site has a covered platform overlooking the coastline. Parking space for 1 car. If you have a party larger than 6, see our other sites available at Howling Dog Guest House, where you can reserve space for up to 21 campers and up to 4 parking spots.Once parked you will walk past the camp base canopy containing the camp kitchen with filtered potable water at the sink prep table, camp charcoal grill and table. Camp base also has solar electricity and is a great place to hangout on rainy days, charge your devices and enjoy playing bored games. Next to the kitchen canopy is the bamboo dressing room where you can enjoy a hot nature shower. Nearby we have provided a camp fireplace (within local fire laws) perfect for chilly nights and smores. We have fire logs available for a fee.Your campsite platform is a short 50 foot walk across the soft mossy lawn where you can play volleyball, cornhole, baseball pitch or other yard games; or just relax sunbathing and stargazing. Bring your own tent or utilize our 5 person tent with small screen area facing the view. For the utmost in glamping convenience your outhouse with pump-flush porta potty is only a couple of steps away from your tent.You can take a walk on an old overgrown sugar cane road among the strawberry guava trees and discover abandoned relics from another era. Walk down the road to the stream or head down the hill to Honolii surfing beach or Hilo town or other island adventures!.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Steve a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Brandon

By far the best sunrise spot ever!

Brandon M.
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April 17th, 2019

It was AMAZING! The accommodations were great and the view was to die for. Unfortunately it did rain on us, but Steve had already prepared for it by putting up canopies for us. We loved that we were far enough away from town that we still felt like we were getting away from it all, yet close enough to get to things if needed.

We will definitely be staying here again and we will recommend it to all our friends.

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel H.
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June 21st, 2019

The Howling Dog Guest House is an oasis! The property was gorgeous, well thought-out and well-maintained. We loved the tree house and the amazing views it offered. You really feel separate from the owner's house because of the kitchen/ fireplace area. That area has everything you need for a deluxe camping experience - a stove, grill, running water, solar power to charge your phone, picnic table, shower etc etc. Very complete, show up with your sleeping bag and enjoy! We got great vibes from the host and wished we could stay and hang out longer!

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Hipcamper Hiro

Natural beauty

Hiro T.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2019

Spent two nights at this beautiful camp site. The host was kind enough to help me to make a fire at fireplace. Though I was a bit worried about rains, the weather was perfect. It did rain around midnight, but tarp above the tent helped me to keep dry. Also, the property has a kitchen & hot shower! As I waned to feel like being in the middle of rainforest, the location was perfect. The property is so green surrounded by nature. At the night, it took a bit time to be accustomed with singing noise from frog, but listening to birds singing in the early morning was awesome experience.

Cornhole can be done at dark. Coastline, Mauna Kea & Stars!Tent setup arranged by the host. Coastline, Mauna Kea & Stars!
Hipcamper Katie

Amazing place to stay!

Katie W.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2019

Howling Dog is probably one of the best hipcamps on the Big Island. We stayed here after a week of traveling around the island, and we were so impressed. The amenities are fantastic - everything you could need and more. Our kids really loved all the yard games that were available to play. It felt like being in our own backyard but with a much more stunning view :) We loved our stay and would most definitely come back!

There is a 'camp garden' where Steve shares his produce.  We enjoyed fresh cucumbers with our dinner!We chose to pitch our tent on the grass instead of under the pavilion in the back.  The yard is secluded and great.
Hipcamper Rachael

Best camping on big island

Rachael L.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2019

This was hands down the best camping experience I’ve ever had! Steve has thought of everything to make your stay at his jungle oasis cozy, fun, and convenient. We didn’t want to leave and will most definitely be back! Warm showers, clean bathroom, and an amazing view of Hilo. Thank you so much Steve! You were an amazing host!

Hipcamper Rachel H.
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June 21st, 2019
Hipcamper Megan C.
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August 24th, 2019
Property
Howling Dog Guest House
State
Hawaii
$29/night
1 Site