Affordable European style accommodations for the savvy Hawaii traveler
Kona Pineapple park is located ten miles south of Kona above beautiful Kealakekua Bay in Captain Cook. It is ideally located for exploring the west side of the island. The rooms are cozy and comfortable with reasonable rates. Annie Park, the owner, lives here and keeps things running smoothly and enjoys "talking story" and giving the place a friendly atmosphere.
The guests really enjoy the community kitchen and being able to cook their own heated food and keep it in the big commercial refrigerator. They meet and visit with travelers from all around the world. Or enjoy the sunset from the very large lanai upstairs looking out over the ocean. There is a BBQ grill in the patio area, and a video player in the community TV room.
Rent a kayak from Annie and in ten minutes be in Kealakekua Bay kayaking over to the Captain Cook monument to see dolphins or snorkel in the fish refuge. Ten minutes to the Place of Refuge archeological site and Two Steps/Honaunau snorkeling/diving area, and 20 minutes to the sandy beach of Ho'okena. Or drive north and explore the Kona coast and Kohala coast beaches and Hawi, an artist colony and historical town.
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Review by: Aus1984 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2011-01-26 15:22:47
Comments: I am very suprised at those that say Annie is mean?! We found her to be a great host and the place is kept in immaculate condition. The showers and toilets are in quite a public area so are not for the shy types, but generally the standard of the place is amazing. Annie gave great advice on places to visit and the condition of the property was good. Nice green yard and decking for socialising. We'd stay here again for sure.
Review by: BubbleMan E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2010-09-28 12:17:14
Comments: Wow Annie is a great hostess. We stayed 2 nights and rented gear from PPK. We upgraded to the room w bath. Great for a Hostel! We hostel all over the world and this was like many with a common kitchen (including interesting people and the yummy smells) We recommend it to any wanting an inexpensive, homey place to do the Kona coast from.
PS check the Euro SCUBA shop across the street!
Review by: kpjaskie E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2010-07-08 19:57:57
Comments: One of the best hostels I've ever visited! Great dorms with private bunks, much better than most. Big storage lockers with spot for a lock so I felt safe leaving my laptop while out. Owner is super nice and friendly in person, a little brusque on the phone because English is not her first language. I think that's the only complaint some people had on the forum. Awesome yard, patio, hammock, kitchen... DEFINITELY check it out!!! Hope to go stay there again soon!
Review by: HappyGuest E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2010-05-25 23:50:56
Comments: No idea what those anonymous reviewers are all about. The place is just perfect. Clean, Comfortable, Home. Kitchen is best, refrigerator ample, wi-fi 24/7, washing machines huge. Dorms very inexpensive, especially for the value! Large outdoor covered sitting, outdoor gas grill, tv, dvd. The single occupancy bedrooms also exceed their price. My second time, last year by coincidence, this year by choice.Possibly the competition claiming the owner is rude? Owner is a lovely lady, friendly, generous.
Review by: Gabryanna E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2009-03-29 16:01:21
Comments: I've been in Hawaii for a wk now and I've stayed at 2 different Pineapple Park locations. Kona and Hilo. Awesome owners and staff. If your hungry there's always some food for you. Annies cares about everyone who walks through the door. She's truthful and always looking out for her guests. Theres something to do everyday. They'll get you there and you'll make friends quick! O bring ur laptop for Kona I don't think they have a comp there but in Hilo there is a comp for u to use.
Review by: DW123 E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2009-03-09 17:51:54
Comments: Sorry, you can not sit on the deck if you paid only for a low cost room. You need to pay for the expensive rooms to use the deck. And there is no drinking of alcohol on the deck. Refrigerator was full with the owners food. Place is for sale and not being well maintained. Volcano site for sale too and I think the Hilo unit might be for sale. Owner has a fixation
Review by: Lara E-mail: email@example.com
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2008-09-19 22:18:26
Comments: Pineapple Park is a great place to meet people and is in a great location. If you are traveling alone, it is a great place to meet others and share. Just be outgoing and reach out to others. The kitchen is a common area to share tropical blender drinks, that is, if you make them and share. It is near the trail to Captain Cooke Monument which is a long steep, overgrown trail, but a good work out and takes you to the best snorkeling on the island. If traveling alone, you will meet others in order to share.
Review by: Neil E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2008-08-20 10:33:58
Comments: Having read some of the reviews for Pineapple Park and now actually having stayed there, I think the bad reviews are being utterly unfair and unjust. My wife and I stayed there for three nights recently and Annie the owner was nothing but attentive, curteous and generous. The facilities are clean with loads of room and the location is perfect for those wanting a quieter experience of Kona. We recommend this hostel whole heartedly.
Review by: katie E-mail: Private
Rating: 4 Submitted: 2008-02-01 21:24:04
Comments: I can see why other people might say the owner is rude on the phone, but I stayed there for a night once, and the place was very nice, especially for the money. And the owner was nice in person.
Review by: Paige Riedel E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2008-01-08 22:32:15
Comments: We were looking for a place to stay. When I read the previous reviews I thought that maybe it was just a bad day for the woman, but when I spoke to her she was very rude. She insulted my sister and I to the point of hanging up on her. Maybe if you get past booking the room it is nice, but we won't know.
Review by: Anonymous E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-12-12 15:52:10
Comments: the woman that runs the place is mean, and she talks down to customers. I was gonna rent a room, but ended up walking out because of the womans SUPER ugly attitude.
Review by: Bea E-mail: Private
Rating: 5 Submitted: 2007-11-18 08:52:33
Comments: I have spend two month on Hawaii, and this was the best hostel i have seen.
It is a clean, familary place with the most wonderfull people i have ever met. The owner have three locations around the island this makes the planing of a roundtrip on big island very easy.
Review by: won E-mail: Private
Rating: 1 Submitted: 2007-04-20 12:54:40
Comments: I called couple times to ask questions to book a room there, but the lady who answers the phone is mean and rude. Although it was at a location where I wanted, I had to skip this hostel.