Holo Holo In
A Japanese style Hostel & Inn on the Big Island in Volcano, Hawaii
The following information is current for room bookings:We have dormitory rooms and private rooms. All guests are welcome to kitchen, tv room, and other common room areas. Our room rates are as follows:
Dormitory style beds:
$19.00 (plus 12% tax = $21.28) sheets & blankets are included; but not a towel (towels are available for rent).
Private room with shared bath:
$50.00 (plus 12% tax = $56.00) Up to two persons, sheets, blankets, & towels included.
Private room with private bath:
$65.00 (plus 12% tax = $72.80) Up to two persons, sheets, blankets, & towels are included.
* * each additional person over 2 persons in any private room is $15.00 plus tax.
Reservations:We accept reservations 3 months in advance with deposit. To reserve a room or bed, please send your deposit to:HoloHolo In,We hold your room/bed for 10 days. We accept money orders or personal checks
P.O. Box 10
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
but not credit card. Please write on your check or on a separate paper:
Your preference of a dormitory room or private room. Number of people in your party (and their gender, for dorm guests). The date(s) of your stay. Telephone number or email address where you can be reached.
Deposit refund policy:
30 days advance cancellation -- full refund. 29 to 8 days -- 50%, 7 days or less -- no refund. Early checkout -- one day charge.
Manager, HoloHolo In
19 - 4036 Kalani Honua Road,
Volcano Village, Hawaii 96718
Tel: (808) 967-7950 | 808-967-8025
A Traveller's TaleI first visited the HoloHolo In in January of 1996. It was quite by chance that I happened upon this charming, Japanese style home. While tooling around the Big Island on a month long bicycle tour, I set out to explore Volcano Village, an Artist's colony near Kilauea Volcano. I happened upon a small sign posted on a Community message board that has had big consequences for my life.
The sign was a Welcome Note for the HoloHolo In, an invitation to visit that was irresistible for a road weary cyclist. Following the directions on the Note, I made my way through the lush back roads of the village, marveling at the native Hawaiian rain forest that is still preserved in this area. As I walked up to the entrance to the HoloHolo In shortly after noon, I noticed a sign saying that new visitors should return after 4:30pm to register. Slightly disappointed, but very impressed with the well kept grounds, I was prepared to leave when I noticed a curious figure watching me from the Sun deck. This gentle figure, whom I later learned was a 50 year old American on his way to Nepal, welcomed me in and took care of me as if I was his guest, making tea for us and helping me get my gear squared away in the Men's dorm. I must say, by the time my real host, Satoshi Yabuki, arrived after work, I already felt very much at home.
This was the nature of my stay at the HoloHolo In. Each day filled with amazing new vistas and fresh wonders, each evening filled with interesting people and good fellowship. I have returned to the Islands five times since that first visit, toured three of the other Islands, with my bicycle and without, staying in five star hotels or cycle camping. But each time, I have also returned to the Big Island to visit my friend Satoshi, and to dream of the day when I will retire in the Isle of Wonder.
Mark S. Ulbricht
Visit the centrally located Big Island Hawaii Hostel: HoloHolo In / Volcano's Hostel