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Eco Retreat Hawaii

  • Excellent91%
  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
  • 23 Feb 2016
    “Cheated out of a lot of money :(”
  • 5 Jan 2016
    “Off The Grid Paradise”
16-1925 Koloa Maoli Road, Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii, HI 96760 See on map
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Shuttle Bus Service
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Desperately wish I could write a nice review but unfortunately I paid upfront £350 for tours which I never received. This was promised to me by owner Kenny Wadman and then he vanished and never replied to my numerous attempts to contact him. I thought...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

If you are interested in a true off the grid Hawaiian experience, Eco Retreat Hawaii is the place! Lush tropical setting, its own power grid and water catchment/purification system, great kitchen and central lanai gathering place, and unique and relaxing outdoor shower help to make...More

Thank brewest
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The best 9 months of my life . I arrived at eco hostel Hawaii for a 2 month vacation that turned into a full time life on the big island. Upon my arrival I was greeted with open arms and wonderful loving vibes. The property...More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a good choice for a place to stay while you visit the Big Island. Good location near the heart of Puna. The land is very peaceful and serene. Beautiful living quarters that feel very in tune with the surroundings. Great company to share...More

Thank corby w
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I was there for a month, it was a great place to stay while I toured the island. Saw some beaches, went cliff jumping. The Hostel was great, I had my own "hal-ley" for sleeping and keeping my stuff but the main area had water,...More

Thank Nick A
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Eco Retreat Hawaii provides accommodation to travelers on a budget. Our facility is staged on 11.2 acres of Ohia Lehua rainforest, just outside of the Puna forest reserve. Only 12 miles from the Hilo International More Airport, Eco Retreat Hawaii is centrally located in relation to all tourist destinations on The Big Island's East side.Accommodations feature a 4,000 square foot Commons-Greenhouse, where you will meet travelers from all over the world who are also exploring Hawaii!!Power is no issue on this farm, our solar system produces over 20 kilowatt hours of electricity each day! Enjoy all of our low impact sustainable systems: 10,000 gallons of filtered and stored rain harvest, great for long hot showers and FREE Laundry! Traditional flush toilets, dozens of tropical trees, vegetable gardens, permaculture projects, vermicomposting, chickens, and more! Help us grow and maintain paradise with our Eco Retreat Volunteer Program and get a 50% discount!!We offer a range of accommodation options based on your needs! Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Shuttle Bus Service
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US$15 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kurtistown
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Number of rooms
Price range
US$15 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kurtistown
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"Hales were great, there was also this special moon tapestry room that was perfect in every way."
28 Jul 2014
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22 Jul 2014
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"Jungle hale to extravagant yurt, you can't go wrong."
22 Jul 2014
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"I recommend staying in one of their cabins if you can! I don't think I have ever slept as well as I did..."
2 Jul 2014
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