LODGING

Upon confirmation of your session, program or ceremony details, we will email you ground transport tips from Kona International Airport (KOA) along with our list of nearby, affordable lodging options. Choose  from a handful of different upcountry sites, including hostels, dormitories, hotels, B&B's, private rooms and guest houses; there is no camping or lodging on the shamanic grounds, per se. All suggested lodging is within .8 to 2.4 km (3,000 ft to 1.5 miles) walking/driving distance of the shamanic grounds, and each is conveniently located in relation to restaurants , grocery stores, amenities and the bus stop. Most also have an equipped kitchenette or a shared kitchen for preparing meals and snacks.

 

Likewise, you may find your own accommodations elsewhere and commute  back and forth to our locale. (See ZONE MAP for area tips and orientation guidelines.) There is no camping or lodging on the shamanic grounds.

 

On Mon - Sat, the “Hele-on Bus” operates a regular schedule of $2 intra-Kona bus routes along Highway 11 where we are located. A rental car is advisable, nevertheless, for ease in getting around and for seeing the island. 

PLAN AHEAD

 

Advanced planning is advised as program placements are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, and lodging availablities tend to fluctuate. Summers, Spring Break and the winter holiday months are high season in Hawaii. August and February/March are generally our busiest months.

STEPS FOR JOINING US: 

1. CHOOSE A  PROGRAM, CEREMONY, OR SESSION THAT SUITS YOU;

2. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM AND CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION (WHERE INDICATED) TO SECURE SPACE;

THERE IS NO SET PROGRAM SCHEDULE; BASED ON AVAILABILITY, YOU CREATE YOUR OWN START DATE;

3. UPON BOOKING, WE WILL EMAIL YOU A CONFIRMATION MESSAGE ALONG WITH GROUND TRANSPORT TIPS

FROM KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KOA) , AND OUR LIST OF NEARBY LODGING OPTIONS.

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SAMPLE STARTING ROOM RATES

• SINGLE BED IN 4-BED FEMALE DORM OR 4-8 BUNK MIXED DORM   

within 3,000 ft (.9 km) walking distance from the shamanic grounds

$55 - 60 per night  with shared bath and multiple "common areas"

• SINGLE PRIVATE GUESTHOUSE ROOM / SHARED BATH  

within 3,000 ft (.9 km) walking distance from the shamanic grounds

$80 - 120 per night w/access to group kitchen and common areas

• SINGLE PRIVATE GUESTHOUSE ROOM / PRIVATE ENSUITE BATH  

within 3,000 ft (.9 km) walking distance from the shamanic grounds

  $150 - 170 per night w/access to group kitchen and common areas

• SINGLE PRIVATE B&B ROOM / SHARED BATH w/BREAKFAST  

within 3,000 ft (.9 km) walking distance from the shamanic grounds

 $129 per night + $25 Cleaning fee and  $95 Booking fee

• SINGLE/DOUBLE PRIVATE HOTEL ROOM / DETACHED, SHARED BATH  

within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) driving distance from the shamanic grounds

$67 per night single / $70 double  (awaiting reopening after COVID)

 

• SINGLE/DOUBLE PRIVATE HOTEL ROOM / PRIVATE ENSUITE BATH 
within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) driving distance from the shamanic grounds

$82 -87 per night single / $492 -522 per week + $3 per night for double

 

• PRIVATE COZY COTTAGE ON COFFEE FARMS W/OCEAN-SUNSET VIEW 

1 mile (1.6 km) walking/driving distance from the shamanic grounds
$126+ per night, 1 bed/sleeps 2, private kitchen and private bath & shower

"My room (It feels like home) was perfectly decorated and cozy" -- Stacy L., CA

"This changed my life. The tools I took with me are priceless.” -- Guest, 2015