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Offering open air accommodations in a Polynesian setting, Hale Kawehi Guest house is located in downtown Hilo, 0.7 mi from Lyman Museum & Mission House. Free WiFi and covered parking is offered at this property. The bedroom at this guest house is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. The rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. This property has ceiling fans throughout the entire house, 2 covered wrap around decks, and a guest house located on a family estate. There is also an open kitchen and a garden. Daily housekeeping is optional. East Hawaii Cultural Center is 0.9 mi from Hale Kawehi Guest house, while Mauna Loa Observatory is 0.9 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Hilo Airport, 3.1 mi from Hale Kawehi Guest house.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Hilo
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  • D
    United States of America United States of America
    We enjoyed fixing what we wanted from the available selections.
  • Willard
    United States of America United States of America
    Quirky and delightful oasis in Hilo. Friendly and available hostess. Well supplied with snacks and breakfast items. Great comfortable decks for reading and dining.
  • Rosemary
    United States of America United States of America
    We loved it! It felt very shabby chic..our favorite was the sitting areas inside n outside. Every area was comfortable, attractive n very was awesome no worries, location was perfect for our problem s..lots of...

Hosted by Kawehi Cochran

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Kawehi Cochran
Vintage polynesian guesthouse In downtown Hilo featuring many Hawaiian collectibles.
Indigenous Hawaiian wanting to share this unique property. Love hosting my many guests.
Guest house is In a lovely neighborhood walking distance to downtown area.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of Hale Kawehi Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Fast free Wifi 60 Mbps. Suitable for streaming 4K content and making video calls on multiple devices. Speed test carried out by the host.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Car rental
  • Express check-in/out
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Adults only
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules

Hale Kawehi Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Damage policy

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to USD 500 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Self check-in can be conducted with a key that is in a combination lock. The host is available upon request.

Please inform Hale Kawehi Guesthouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 10:00:00 and 08:00:00.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to $500 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

License number: TA-116 694 8352 01

FAQs about Hale Kawehi Guesthouse

  • Check-in at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse include:

    • Double

  • Hale Kawehi Guesthouse is 0.8 miles from the center of Hilo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Hale Kawehi Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • The prices at Hale Kawehi Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.