76-5908 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa
This ultra-pink 1926 building is up at the 1,400 foot elevation level in Holualoa (above Kona town) where it may get chilly at night. It’s fallen into disrepair over the years, but new management is making an effort. However, it did have a musty smell to us on our visit, and we felt it could be cleaner. No mints on your pillow, no phones, no TVs, no mini fridges, shared bathrooms (male- or female-only). The best view of Kona may be from the old bathroom out back, if you don’t get an ocean-view room. Rooms are $45–$55 for a single, $10 more per additional persons. Prepaid or cash only. 2-night minimum.