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Hale Kawehi Guesthouse

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1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Room (The Ka'uhane Room) | Private kitchen | Full-sized fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Hale Kawehi Guesthouse

Hale Kawehi Guesthouse

3.0 star property
City centre Hilo guesthouse with bar/lounge
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Hilo, HI
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Cable/satellite TV service

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk
  • Port of Hilo - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 100 min drive


  • McDonald's - 3 min drive
  • Starbucks - 18 min walk
  • Pineapples Island Fresh Cuisine - 2 min drive
  • Kozmic Cones - 3 min drive
  • Two Ladies Kitchen - 18 min walk

About this property

Hale Kawehi Guesthouse

A great choice for a stay in Hilo, Hale Kawehi Guesthouse is only 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from the airport. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking, and free perks include self-service breakfast, WiFi and self-parking. A bar/lounge and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say great things about the comfortable beds and central location.

Property manager

Kawehi Cochran, Owner-Host



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free covered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Concierge services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Hand-held shower heads
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Grab bar in bath
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Accessible bath
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have lifts.
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
State tax ID – TA-116-694-8352-01
Property registration number Exempt under Ordinance 18-114, Sec. 3, Rule 23-3

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hale Kawehi Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hale Kawehi Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation such as skiing and return when the snow melts for hiking and kayaking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Does Hale Kawehi Guesthouse have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
Does Hale Kawehi Guesthouse have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony and a garden.
What's the area around Hale Kawehi Guesthouse like?
Hale Kawehi Guesthouse is located on the boardwalk, a short 12-minute walk from University of Hawaii at Hilo and 14 minutes' walk from Hamakua Heritage Corridor. The local area is good for families and and our guests say that it is very central.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

This place was so amazing I don't ever want to choose a hotel again. I'm going to look up guest houses from here on out. The place was eclectic and thoughtful with a bunch of little touches and it felt like authentic Hawaii.
Samantha, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed the property and the ambience very much. Kawehi has done an excellent job is providing everything, even to the minutest detail. Enjoyed the garden and outside pergola very much. Plenty of room in this very quaint house which was private with a separate entrance. Excellent, thanks Kawehi!
Naveen, 3-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

2/10 Poor

False advertising, room looks nothing like photos.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Private hideaway in downtown Hilo
Quaint and comfortable with lots of space to move around!
Matthew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Every detail was perfect! Beautiful decor --inside and out. Felt like such a sanctuary!
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Property is like home. If you wanted to cook the kitchen is well set up
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A unique property steeped in Hawaiian history and culture plus a host happy to share a lifetime of Island experiences.
Mike, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely house. We loved our night there.
Quirky fun place to stay. This is a huge house, not just a room. Dry well equipped and comfortable
heather, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Experience living Hawaiian-style!
This very Hawaiian-style home is so sweet! Antiques throughout, very clean, open-air screening surrounds, and lots of amenities: great Kona coffee, arrival croissants/pastries, comfy beds/pillows,etc. Very spacious. Wine available for a minimal charge. Great place to stay close to Hilo coastal area, and experience living there!
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