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Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community

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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for everyone but if you like meeting people who like to travel and generally question the status quo this is the place to visit. We had a small jungle bungalow surrounded by croakies (the famous frogs) that overlooked the ocean (even if it was 4 miles away)... What a view. Receive a small discount if you stay a week... More 

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Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

.....jungle experience of a special kind: a big thank you to my hedonisia-hosts: Roberto, Kesi, Lauren, Graig and Adam. Thank you guys for letting me be part of your and Mojos project in the fairy-tale-like place you are constantly creating their in the jungle. I did not feel like a guest but like one of you and i learned a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Absolutely one of the high points of our trip! My daughter and I stayed for 2 weeks here in the Jungle Cottage on the grounds of this sustainable community. The people were friendly, interesting, and open to all backgrounds and types. The accommodations are rustic and in a good way. However, if you're looking for hotel/motel type accommodations with maid... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I Stayed at Hedo for 2 weeks. It was a high light on my Big Island journey! Fun, vibrant, super friendly and felt really safe. I felt like i was right at home! Beautiful location and all you can eat buffet of tropical Fruit (Avocado's and Bananas) Everything is mostly outside so if you dont mind camping or roughing it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Hedonisia is a lot of fun if you like more adventurous travelling. It's definitely nothing like a hotel and if you prefer staying in hotels, don't bother with this place. My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in Ocean View hut and it was great. It's true jungle living so you have to be prepared for constant dampness and... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

You can be a regular tourist or hippie backpacker and have the time of your life here! Keep an open mind and learn to live partially off grid and you'll want to come back over and over again. Great staff of Intern Trainees who are learning the hospitality business. If sleeping outdoors in a funky hut or tent is your... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

My family stayed here for two nights and have awesome memories that will last a lifetime. We had the kahuna cabin which had a super comfortable king bed and our small boys shared a twin. We cohabited with geckos, fell asleep to the frogs and woke up to the roosters. My boys loved their little pee-zone outside the cabin and... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Hedonisia: a beautiful place, warm and welcoming people and good accomodations. I stayed at the ocean view cabin, from where I could - what's in a name ;) - see the ocean. Hedonisia is built on an ancient crater, now that's something quite extraordinary. Beautiful trees and flowers everywhere and if you're lucky you'll... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We enjoyed our four night stay at Hedonisia. We stayed in the Kahuna Cabin which has a comfortable king size bed, a table and chairs, electricity, wifi and a nice view. It also has a single bed. I loved hearing the frogs (they are quite loud) and other sounds from the jungle at night. Due to the large screened area... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

When we wanted to book this place, there was no free room, so we asked if we could camp here. This was absolutely no problem, and so we could just put up our tents in a dry area. We were allowed to use all community areas (bathroom, kitchen), and they made us a really good price ($200 total for two... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since our humble beginnings as a scrapyard we have slowly evolved into the Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community Rainforest Retreat hosting eco-tourists from all over the world.As a sustainable community we offer a number of programs whereby travelers and ecofriendly tourists can enjoy an educational and relaxing vacation in paradise.Here are the main volunteer, eco-tourist and educational programs we offer at Hedonisia Hawaii:1 - Affordable Rainforest Eco-Tourist Lodgings2 - Sustainable Community Manager Apprenticeship 3 - Hedonisia Hawaii Fair-Trade Volunteer Program4 - Social Change Research Internship5 - Wordpress Website Developer Tech Internship6 - Sustainable Community Development & Social Enterprise WorkshopThank you and we look forward to seeing you in Hawaii . Aloha! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community

Address: 13-657 Hinalo St, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7905 (Formerly Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Hostel)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Pahoa
Price Range: $71 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Stayed in the bus.. great!”
 of 5 bubbles drlotteph, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For the privacy, I was very happy with the Jungle Cottage which had everything needed right in the small apartment type setting.”
  • Community cat visits every morning outside
  • Front porch of Jungle Cottage
 of 5 bubbles lmais, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Camper or bus is more enclosed. Puke hale might be bit scary alone”
 of 5 bubbles erfh, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View is separate from the other cabins and has a view.”
 of 5 bubbles katerinal830, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The kahuna cabin was great, ocean view would be best for a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles loisgriffin_ri, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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