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Waipi'o Hostel and Campsite is located in Kukuihaele less than a mile from majestic Waipiʻo Valley. In a place where horses and wild turkeys often wander by, this is the old Hawaiʻi. A place where neighbors stop to talk and life is sweet as the smell of sugar cane grass. You'll enjoy a wonderful ocean view and the many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the property. We Continue reading...

Waipi'o Hostel and Campsite is located in Kukuihaele less than a mile from majestic Waipiʻo Valley. In a place where horses and wild turkeys often wander by, this is the old Hawaiʻi. A place where neighbors stop to talk and life is sweet as the smell of sugar cane grass. You'll enjoy a wonderful ocean view and the many fruit and macadamia nut trees on the property. We occasionally offer farm fresh eggs from our flock of hens as well. We usually have perfect weather- sunshine, blue skies, a nice breeze, with temperatures in the 70's.

The campsite is part of the Waipi'o Hostel, which has three bedrooms and a common space living room. Our camping guests are welcome to use the outside kitchen, covered lanai, and hostel bathroom. We also have high speed Wi-Fi.

Our guests tend to be excellent company, usually visiting from Europe, the US Mainland, Australia and beyond. Many use our place as a launching point for hiking in Waipi'o Valley or backpacking trips into Waimanu Valley. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 3 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Greg a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Beach
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Hiking
Surfing
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Waipi'o Hostel Camp

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa
recommends this listing.
February 12th, 2016

The Waipi'o Hostel was a great spot to camp! It is located a 5 minute drive from the Waipio lookout and 15 minutes from Honokaa. If you stay in a tent, you still get access to the hostel's bathroom, living room and outdoor kitchen. The hosts were very accommodating and supplied us with all of the camping gear for a small fee.
I highly recommend staying here if you find yourself near Waipio Valley!

Hipcamper Nick
Nick
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2016

Had a great time here! We camped with three couples and had such an amazing time. Great host and great services.

Hipcamper Michaela
Michaela
recommends this listing.
February 23rd, 2016

We loved this place. The house and the garden are sooo beautiful and the kitchen is well equipped. The host was very nice and helpful. This was our best camping ever! :)

Hipcamper Francesco
Francesco
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2016

The best campground in Big Island!

Hipcamper Astrid
Astrid
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2016

I loved my stay at Waipio. The hostel is is cosy, the setting beautiful, and the very very friendly hosts made me feel at home. Thanks so much. Astrid, NZ

Hipcamper Tim
Tim
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2016

Nice place with a fair price

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth
recommends this listing.
March 5th, 2018

Perfect place to stay in Hawaii on a budget! I camped out there 2 nights before and after backpacking to Waimanu, and it was definitely a luxurious camping set up! So nice to have the outdoor kitchen and shower to use. Greg and his family are really sweet and helpful. Would definitely recommend and if I'm ever back on that part of the Big Island, would probably stay there even longer!

Hipcamper Anette
Anette
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2017

It was a great stay we had camping at Waipio Hostel. The outside amenities and shower and washrooms are very appreciated. The location is very close to Waipio Valley, 10 minutes walking, 1 minute driving. I totally recommend staying there if you plan visiting the valley.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 16th, 2017

The hosts & family were so nice! And the property has a beautiful view. We were a little bummed about the cleanliness of the place though. The hostel/camp is in the basement of the family's home and felt like an after thought. We camped in their backyard which had a small flat area but the neighbors dog barked until about 1 am and the chickens started stirring around 6 am. For $30, it was a pretty comfy place to camp with access to showers, wifi and a refrigerator/kitchen. Would we go again? Maybe.

Property
Waipi'o Hostel
State
Hawaii
$39/night
1 Site