Camp Sloggett

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Lihue Hostels - Camp Sloggett
Camp Sloggett - YWCA

Built as a family retreat in 1925 and donated in 1938 to the YWCA, people from all walks of life have been enjoying the beauty and seclusion of Camp Sloggett for over 75 years. It’s unique location—in a tropical evergreen forest at the top of Waimea Canyon on Kauai - makes it a refreshing departure from the norm. And, with some of the planet’s most beautiful beaches a short drive below, Camp Sloggett offers the best of both worlds.

So uniquely located, that we hesitate to call it a hostel. The Weinberg Bunkhouse consists of 2 spacious rooms with bunk and single style beds for up to 50 guests (25 in each room). Great for hostelers and large groups.

Camp Sloggett offers four accommodation options so you can choose just how much “roughing it” you want to do. All four are located on our two acre grassy retreat, next to Kokee stream. Where else could you find a fire pit that seats over 40 adults and is on the National Historic Register?

Camp Sloggett
3094 Elua Street
Lihue HI, 96766
Phone: (808)245-5959


User Reviews

Rating scale: 1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Acceptable, 4=Good, 5=Excelent

Review by: Hiker     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2010-05-29 16:13:49

Comments: Wonderful place to stay. It is remote but worth it. I spent a couple days exploring Kokee park and this is THE place to stay. Bring a rental bike with you and you have it made.

Review by: Susan     E-mail:
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2008-05-05 18:41:43

Comments: What a great place to stay! The pluses far outweigh the few minuses. It IS a long drive from the nearby town, the facilities are basic--but good, and the bunks are a bit hard. HOWEVER, it is an absolute breathtaking view as you drive to & from the camp. Star gazing in your bare feet, in the middle of their wall cared for lawn, in the clearest of skies at night is wonderful. Lighting a fire in their big fire pit, enjoying converstations with fellow travelers, reveling in the smell of wood smoke and eating burnt marsh mellows is a blast! Then, top that off with waking up to a variety of bird song--yes, even including the roosters! All in all, a peaceful and wonderful place!

Review by: Jackie Aldridge     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2008-04-07 11:34:42

Comments: The first reviewer describes it well. You will never forget the views of Waimea Canyon as you drive up to it. At Camp Slogett, you can stand next to that wall of ginger, on stones covering rushing water below. The people running it were great. There were a couple of bungalows with family groups grilling. And one couple were backpacking and camping in their tent. Unforgettable.

Review by: Jackie     E-mail: Private
Rating: 5     Submitted: 2007-10-27 04:01:16

Comments: I drove to the hostel. At the end of a very long road that goes by Wiaamaia Canyon (sorry spell). Incredible views of the canyon driving in. Beautiful ginger up one side of a canyon wall at the hostel. Stood on top of rock roofed stream by side of ginger. I was only occupant of dorm (50 beds). Were happy family groups using screened houses and a couple camping in a tent on the lawn (might have been preference, they were into macrobiotics, etc.) Lovely and memorable place. Hawaii as it might have been in the 1800s.

Review by: Joe     E-mail: Private
Rating: 4     Submitted: 2006-10-10 14:57:24

Comments: This has been incorrectly listed as a lihue hostel. The head office is in Lihue, the location of the hostel is in the Wamiea canyon on the other side of the island.


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