Pahoa Village Hostel is a Budget-Friendly hotel/accommodation in Hawaii, located in Downtown Pahoa on the Big Island (aka Hawaii Island) Hilo is the closest airport.

Features: 3 Private Bedrooms with Shared Bathrooms, Shared Kitchen, Lanai/Lounge. high speed Wifi, workstations with desk. chair, comfy memory foam mattresses, 100% cotton sheets, towels, blankets, windows with black out curtains, fans, charging stations, area to hang clothes, mirrors. Convenient Self Check in anytime after 2pm and Self Check out at 11am.

Bedrooms are upstairs and the bathrooms and kitchen are downstairs. All guests have access to 2 shared bathrooms with locking doors (2 separate showers and 2 separate toilets, with free body wash) our communal kitchen, which features fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster oven, hot plate, free coffee/tea, and all the utensils to cook and serve your own meals on, and access to our beautiful “garden lounge”/lanai where you can enjoy a meal, do some work and meet others.

The charming building was built in 1928 and was originally a hotel upstairs with a restaurant downstairs. The owner, Rebecca and her team has taken special care to preserve the building in various ways, like restoring the vintage windows by hand to general cleaning and repairs as needed. Much of the artwork throughout the hostel was done by Rebecca, aside from the “Mermaid Mural” outside, which was done by Charlene “Oxaya” Lofgreen.


To see current rates, go to our booking page and enter your dates and all the available rooms and rates will show. We have a weekly rate (discount will pop up when booking 5 nights or more) All bookings are done online and our best rates are by booking direct on our website  We do not take any walk-ins/on site bookings and same day bookings must be made online by 8pm each night. You must have a confirmed reservation to get into the hostel. NO Walk-Ins.

Getting Here:

15-2958 Pahoa Village rd. Pahoa, HI 96778 is our physical address (not for mailing fyi). Our hostel is in a prime location right on the main street in downtown Pahoa, also known as “Pahoa Village” where you can walk to shopping, restaurants, grocers, free public pool and mroe. We are about 35 mins drive to Hilo Airport or about 2 hours drive to Kona Airport. The hostel is located in the 2 story turquoise building across from “Ning’s Thai” and the “Lava Zone Museum”. To enter and exit the hostel, you use the gate on the left side of our building. Confirmed Hostel guests will be sent access codes for the main gate and door codes. NO WALK-IN reservations.


The Bus: The FREE public bus does go from the Airport to Pahoa town but it may not be as frequent/reliable as public transit in other cities. Check the bus schedule here and plan ahead for possible delays. You can also click the bus icon on google maps to see when/where the buses are for your destinations.

Taxis: We have Uber and Lyft as well as other private taxis here. As of May 2022, the rate for one way ride from Hilo Airport to our hostel costs about $40 with Lyft or Uber.

Car rentals: There are some car rentals at the airports (but fyi they tend to be the strictest and most expensive) A popular car rental site is  Turo. You can also text Jade Chen who rents cars in Pahoa. Text (do not call) 808-333-4450 and ask Jade for car rentals. Another local car rental company is Car in Hawaii

Bike rentals: email us at if you are interested in renting a bike during your visit.

Parking: There is free parking on the street around Pahoa town, right across from the hostel and down the side street towards Tin Shack Bakery. There is also a free public parking lot on Kauhale st, a 3 min walk from the hostel. Do not park in any private parking lots.


Every month on 2nd Saturdays, a free event “Pahoa Art and Music Walk”  takes place in the town and features local musicians, dj’s and/or artists/vendors for all to enjoy ! If you are sensitive to music late at night, avoid booking on a 2nd saturday of the month. There is lots of live music on other nights all over Pahoa Town too especially at the Kava Bar and Lava Shack Bar just down the street from the hostel.

Pahoa Town:

This charming little town was once a hub for railroads, and then at different times home to a lumber mill and sugar cane mill. The special character of the old village is evident when you walk along the mainstreet. There’s a large variety of cafes and shops within walking distance to the hostel such as: Ning’s Thai Cuisine, La Hiki Ola Awa Bar (home to live music/open mic nights), Bananarama Bakery, Nicoco Gelato,  Pele’s Kitchen, Lava Shack Bar, Black Rock Cafe, Kaleo’s Bar and grill, Pancho’s Tacos, Tin Shack Bakery, Island Naturals (health food store) Pahoa Smoothie Shack, Boogie Woogie Pizza, 3rd Eye Oasis, Mystic Closet Clothing Boutique,  Pahoa Lava Zone Museum, Electric Jungle Tattoo, Gift Shops/Art Galleries, Suds n Duds Laundromat,  Habitat Tattoo, Banks, US Post Office, 7/11, weekly markets, skate park, public park/pool and more ! And just down the street is also the new “Puna Kai” shopping center with a larger grocery store, Malama Market.



Puna District:

The hostel is also situated centrally in the Puna district which is a great jumping point to explore all that the Puna District has to offer such as: Volcanoes National Park, Kehena Black Sand beach (clothing optional), Pohoiki Black Sand Beach and Warm Ponds/Volcanic heated springs, Fissure 8, the “Red Road”, lava fields, steam vents, lava tree state park, Seaview Sunday Music Jam, Uncle Robert’s Awa Bar, and more ! Puna has lots of weekly events such as ecstatic dances, yoga classes, festivals and gatherings that happen throughout the year. It has a very eclectic, bohemian vibe attracting visitors from all over the world to see the famous lava and all that Hawaiian Goddess “Pele” has created. It’s truly like nowhere else in the world. Most people that visit the Big Island of Hawaii, and Puna in particular comment on a magical feeling they sense here that the Native Hawaiians call “Mana”, which refers to the power or spirit within the “Aina” (land), all the plants and animals and the people as well that are connected to the land.

Local Tours:

“Fissure 8 Tours” with Melissa guides you through the site of the famous 2018 Lava Eruption.  Call or text Melissa at 808-895-1860 to discuss the options. She customizes the tours to you/your groups’ needs and desires and can pick up at the hostel too for extra fee. Taking a tour is necessary to see Fissure 8 as it crossed private property and there are hazards. Melissa is a local expert who will guide the way to keep you safe. Mention Pahoa Village Hostel sent you.

“Welcome to the Jungle” with Isiah Caban. Using aloha and reverence, Isiah takes small groups to see natural sites in lower puna including the forest reserve, the newest black sand beach at Pohoiki with volcanically heated warm ponds and provides education about the history and culture of these unique areas .  808-333-0615 Text or Call Isiah and mention “Pahoa Village Hostel” sent you for a discount.

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