Welcome to the Koa Wood Hale & Pateys Place Hostel! We are the cleanest, most chillin hostel in the Hawaiian Islands!
Enjoy yourself in either a private room/shared bath good for one or two persons, a deluxe private that sleeps up to 3 adults, or dorm bunks separate by gender.
Even though we are right in the middle of downtown Kailua Kona, the Koa Wood Hale is an oasis for you to calm your soul. Enjoy the downstairs hammock, next to a collection of bird feeders that attract a dozen varieties of local birds. Dine at the picnic table next to our wildflower patch, with smooth reggae music playing in the background. The sitting area next to the fish pond and rock waterfall is a favorite as well. Upstairs, the BBQ area, the lounge chairs and the other hammock are great places to enjoy the sprawling view of Kailua Bay by day, or the wonderful sunset.What a great place to relax!
Of course, on-site we have high-speed internet terminals (free wi-fi), coin-op laundry, DVD movies and mountain bicycles for rent, and horseshoes, and darts for your enjoyment. We have our own "black sand beach" out back, a shaded area for yoga or meditation, and a host of flowers, fruits and vegetables growing around the property to make things pretty! We start each day with complimentary 100% Kona coffee and a smile, and we think you will too when you are here!
For your additional convenience we have a self-service laundry, free parking, and bedsheets and bath towels are provided. Join us for a relaxing time in Kona!
Koa Wood Hale - Pateys Place|
75-184 Ala Onaona St
Kona HI, 96740
User Reviews Rating scale: 1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Acceptable, 4=Good, 5=Excelent
Review by: MattiasN E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2013-02-25 14:38:09
Comments: This is relay bad place
I have traveled around alot, also in poor countries, like Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Zambia Malawi etc. So I'm not spoiled. It is definitely not a place you wold expect to find in this part of the world.
A mattress that thin, made the stay a real pain. And it not only thin, it also fall apart.
One toilet with shower shared by twelve people makes it a bit frustrating if the nature calls.
The cleaning does definitely not keep a very high standard.
Review by: atilein E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2012-04-06 01:49:22
Comments: - the dorm room I'm staying in has old carpet with a lot stains, the dorm room next to us doesn't even have carpet, you walk on concrete
- the shower is moldy
- in the bathroom ceiling is a big hole, also in the wall
- roaches are running around, inside and outside
- the stove in the kitchen&the water kettle is rusty
- I looked for a spoon to eat my oatmeal and the only spoon I could find was a plastic spoon
- and I don't think they do serious cleaning
It might be different if you have a private room
Review by: airbryan61 E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2012-02-04 01:14:30
Comments: Great people, great place, great view. Could not ask for more. I would stay there again... anytime. Bryan & Joetta
Review by: melonballer E-mail: Private
Rating: 2 Submitted: 2011-07-01 07:02:04
Comments: The hostel is a great spot and laid back.
Review by: Claudia808 E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2011-05-25 19:39:19
Comments: I am the new manager and I asure you I will not be grumpy with you:) This Hostel is cleaner and more welcoming then ever! Please come pay us a visit and see for yourself. Aloha! A Hui Ho!
Review by: Joanie E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2011-02-28 12:59:15
Comments: To all these folks that are bashing Zero, I say "look big picture",I stayed there for 4 days and I saw this guy work to make sure that the place was spotless, and he was constantly coordinating some home improvement or getting stuff for their house and when people that didnt belong tried to bother us guests, Zero was there to solve the problem and it seems when people don't pay attention to the house rules and the information signs, thats when he gets firm with people, grow up people, Zero makes that hostel
Review by: tripster101 E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2010-12-17 14:02:17
Comments: So we arrive early, the place looks great! We look around for the office, and see a sign that says they don't open until 5, but there are chairs there, so we wait. A bit later, a grumpy rude guy comes down and wants to know why we are there, we explain to him, and he tells us he wants us to pay to wait. I don't exactly know how to respond to this, so I just thought I'd write it here. Apparently this guy is the manager, and apparently his rudeness is well known. We decided to go down to Pineapple Park, the other hostel in kona, and Annie was much more accommodating and kind then this Zero guy, they also rent kayaks there and you can see dolphins!
Definitely go to Pineapple Park, There is no need to deal with hostility on your vacation.
To the "manager": I think if you don't like people, maybe you shouldn't work in hospitality.
Review by: heef E-mail: Private
Rating: 3 Submitted: 2010-02-28 14:05:21
Comments: Please help with this I have stayed at Koa Wood Hale a number of times HOWEVER this time a man with dredlocks ...He was not a guest..He was in a management positon from another Island..I believe he was doing QA...I was intimidated by his brusque manner and his rudness...I could hear him berating the employees...cursing and raising his voice in a rude and offensive manner..I was sorry for the employees as they work and live at the Hostel...He was rude to my friends so i just stayed away from him.
Review by: Ricky E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2009-10-01 14:58:26
Comments: I loved this place. I planned on staying for only 2 days but I ended up staying 4. The best thing about this place is the staff that makes you feel very welcome and comfortable. The dorm room was great as well, lots of space and very comfy. When I ever get back to Kona I know where to stay.
Review by: peter1983 E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2009-01-24 13:31:53
Comments: Although i have not stayed at many hotels I can't imagine any to be better than this. The dorm rooms are clean and tidy the communal room has all the facilities you will need. Aki and mat the people that run it are very friendly they made my stay here very enjoyable.
Review by: Tabea E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-08-14 14:11:51
Comments: Is the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. it is a place, where you don’t have to worry about anything and you can just relax. The raggae, which is played the whole day, suits the easy island lifestyle. I loved staying there and I am sure, that I will be back again.
Review by: Whyt E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-07-01 15:19:11
Comments: Fresh mango's, Reggae Music, black sand beach, this place is my home away from home. Absolutely amazing people, Aka Zero and Aci. Unbelievably clean and Safe, easy to relax and enjoy life. Walk 5 minutes and your at the shops. The views here, out into the bay takes my breath away. The sunsets are amazing. I will be back.
Thank you for everything.
Review by: dee E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2008-05-28 12:26:57
Comments: what makes a great location is the quality of management; for starters, the head man in charge is named "Zero", abrupt, controlling,
dishonest. we made our rsvp the same day we arrived, he claimed via phone hostel was full, if we paid an extra $25 he could fit us in. we arrived, we quickly learned that there was only one other guest checked into the hostel.
micromanaged to not wear our shoes inside of hostel on a hard, cold surface which was similar to concrete, but much smoother. Roaches galore.
Review by: sahra E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-03-15 00:51:00
Comments: I loved it here. I spent only a few days here but I wish I could have stayed longer. Absolutely loved the atmosphere and loved the people. The reggae was great, too. I will definitely stay here again as soon as I can.
Review by: Ruri E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2008-03-08 21:37:13
Comments: Most homely hostel on the big island! I stayed 4 hostel dorm room & 1 cabin on the big island, here is the most homely, relaxing place. Nice reggae music, hummock, garden, barefoot floor, free Kona Coffee in morning, free bath towel, good access to town & super marcket, cheap internet ($1/day!) & loundry ($1/road + free washing powder!). But, in my opinion, quiet time till 8am is too much, and there are fleas in dorm room (it makes -1). Be prepare for them!
Review by: Marci E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-02-23 23:09:06
Comments: This is my first time staying in a hostel. I stayed in a semi private room the first night and moved down to the dorm. I like the layout, hammocks, early morning rocking chair time. Staff has been helpful, the place is very clean. I even got to ride the scooter! Aloha!
Review by: Ariella E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-02-22 21:56:26
Comments: I love this Hostel! Waking up to ragga every morning made my day(s). We Stayed in a double room that shared living space with another couple who were barely there. Very Clean, we had our own kitchen(did I mention the oven), bathroom WITH Bath tub and a living room with a TV and DVD player! STYLEY! Super comfy bed too.
After backpacking and camping around with my boyfriend for months these things were a treat. Close to everything and all kinds of good extras.
Very cool and nice staff. Totally on it.
Thank you barefoot lovelies!
I'll be back!
Review by: Jenny Robinson E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-02-08 12:50:50
Comments: This is one of the nicest hostels I've stayed in. Beautiful semi-private rooms with a shared kitchen and bath, and the view from the second floor porch is beautiful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I had a hard time hearing the recorded directions on their voicemail, but when I called and told them where I was, I got great directions. They are also walking distance from downtown and the beach, so it's a great location.
Review by: James U'Dell E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-02-05 00:32:44
Comments: This hostel is one of the cleanest and friendliest hostels i've stayed in so far and i've been travelling for 3months now!! For $25 and a days worth of internet use for $1 you can't really go wrong. The dorms are a good size and the lounge and kitchens are very well equiped and comfy. Nice neighbourhood and hammocks outside for chilling! You get a true Aloha welcome and leave with a big smile and relaxed persona....Enjoy!!
Review by: Eric E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-01-30 09:28:19
Comments: I am glad I read the review before mine! I was there while Corey was there, and it seemed that people were lined up to get into the place, that they were doing the best job they could to accommodate everybody, reservations and walkups. The place looks even better than it did a year ago when I was here before, and the vibe is chill with the reggae music, the bird feeders, the fish pond, the flowers growing every where...I love this place!
Review by: Corey E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2008-01-29 15:33:50
Comments: I was moved to two different rooms while I was there; they seemed to over book their rooms. There was an uncomfortable energy. I wouldn't stay here again
Review by: Jessica E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-01-10 11:46:18
Comments: This place was so friendly and laid back. Highly recommended! We were only here a short time but are definitely coming back!
Review by: Bear Williams E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-01-05 20:21:30
Comments: A wonderful place - full of friendly people. I felt right at home. Great staff. Make sure you know what the check-in/out times are - they are limited.
Review by: robin E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-01-01 10:42:35
Comments: this was our first time to stay in a hostle it was a great time. the staff was great and it was clean the staff runs a great place.................
Review by: Mike Messick E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-12-13 21:57:45
Comments: This was my first time staying at a hostel and I have nothing but good things to say about this place. At the end of my 5-day-stay, I didn't want to leave. Even though I was excited to see the rest of the island, it was hard giving up my spot at Patey's Place. When I decided to live on the big island long-term, the manager gave me advice on where to work and even set me up with an apartment. Couldn't have been more satisfied.
Review by: Richard V. Fuller E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-12-09 12:03:26
Comments: I had made reservations six weeks in advance for a semi-private room for seven days, when I got there they said that I only had book for three days. It was late at night and I had to look for another place that could give me seven days. I got the feeling that some changed my booking to fit in a some they knew.
Review by: Dianne Donohue E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-11-17 20:39:42
Comments: I have stayed in the hostel many times and was very dissapointed with the way I was treated this time. I was told by some younger guests that this hostel does not want older people staying there. They say they don't like the vibe and that hostels are meant for younger people that don't have money to stay anywhere else. I was told this by the young man checking people in. I was so uncomfortable I left. Hey folks one day you will be older too.
Review by: Ailsa E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-11-13 12:42:38
Comments: awesome... clean really friendly and so so welcoming... most chille dout hostel i'vce had the pleasure of staying in... they really look after you here! stay here you won't wanna leave.
Review by: Dustin E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-10-17 15:34:05
Comments: Best place to stay in kona. Had a graet time with all the people and staff will be staying here agean in time. Just had the best time here.
Review by: Diana Domig E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-09-30 23:45:09
Comments: I'd like to thank Zero and his team for their daily effort, which makes this place like home... or have you seen another manager that shows up with flashlights for the guests, after 2 min. blackout? Sunscreen and bugspray, bookexchange, bikes to rent, free parking, hamock and birds in the garden... All these details make this place unique! Mahalo!
Review by: Britta E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-09-12 02:06:54
Comments: Best place you could end up at
no drugs of any kind tolerated
Zero makes you feel as welcome as possible while travelling
Review by: Katie E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-08-24 20:27:47
Comments: The best hostel i have ever stayed in.It is so clean and the staff are great. If you are looking for a somewhere to chill out or you would like help and advice where to go, then this is the place to go. I loved it so much i extended another week and thats coming from a fussy cow.
Review by: Kiki-Sunshine E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-08-09 19:47:02
Comments: friendliest o'hana on the big island....! i cant thank you all enough for taking care of me. big fun and a cooler than cool atmos... lovely happy days, a definate find!
Review by: Eric Campbell E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-03-27 16:34:23
Comments: What a great time we had here...the first night I stayed in the dorm which was clean and friendly...with a great common area, hammocks, BBQ grill....then I stayed with my girl in one of the private rooms upstairs...EVEN better! ocean view, huge sundeck..the people that work there are super helpful and cool...reggae music in the office is IRIE! Thanks Zero and crew!