|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the manager
Our Kauai hostel Bunk House is perfect for backpackers and hikers looking for clean and affordable country accommodations. The Bunk House features three individual bunk units, with common bathroom facilities. Each bunk unit has a sink, toaster, refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. There is a common gas Weber grill on the patio and a common garden shower (plumbed with hot and cold water) located in a private garden gazebo. Three Bunk House rooms, each accommodating 2 people.
The Bunk House Hostel in Wailua
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$60 - $75||$60 - $75||$0||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 18 2012 - Jun. 1 2013
Bunk Room 1
|Dec. 18 2012 - Jun. 1 2013
Bunk Room 3
|Jan. 26 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
Bunk Room 2
|All Other Dates||$60||$60||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Reservation Deposit - $100 / stay - Security Deposit - A two night (non-refundable) deposit is required
- Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax 13.25% - 13% of rental - Tax - (4% Hawaii Excise Tax and 9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).
- Cleaning Fee - $35 / stay - Fee - Out Service Cleaning
Additional notes from owner
A two night (non-refundable) deposit is required to make a reservation for a Rosewood Kauai vacation rental. The balance of the rental fee, plus the cleaning fee and taxes are due in full 30 days prior to check in. Rosewood Kauai accepts personal checks, cash or travelers checks. Credit cards are not accepted.
All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax which total 13.25%. (4% Hawaii Excise Tax and 9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).
The two night deposit required to reserve a Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rental is non-refundable should you need to cancel for any reason. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the two-night deposit if we are able to re-book the accommodation.
Holiday Rates Apply - Please inquire for details
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What Past Guests Are Saying
This is a hostel? So comfortable, beautiful, and charming
This place is amzaing and the price is incredible. The outdoor shower under the stars was our very favorite part! The fruit trees a close second.
Salt Lake City
All one needs, and more!
I stayed 8 nights in bunkhouse 2 and absolutely loved it. Perfect lodging for 1 or 2 people; it is a compact version of an upscale accommodation and has every thing in it that anyone needs. It is in a lovely location in a residential area, just at the base of The Sleeping Giant (one of the best hikes on the island, after Kalalau on the Napali Coast). The grounds are beautifully maintained. The hosts, Rosemary and Norbert, are very friendly. Two years ago, I had rented the larger Victorian Cottage with my sister, and it too was a great stay, but in the future, I plan to return to the bunkhouses with my daughters, when we are not traveling with a larger group. The outdoor shower is fantastic! It seemed strange to have to shower indoors after returning home. Why spend more on lodging when you can save the money for a quicker return to Kauai!
Tranquil Garden Oasis
This very well maintained property exceeded our expectations. Fruit trees for the picking and an awesome outdoor shower. The bed is a loft which requires climbing a ladder. Kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, dishes and coffee. Just a few blocks from The Sleeping Giant trailhead. The only downside is sharing a bathroom with two other units.
If I come back to Kauai, which I better! I would seriously consider staying here. I came in Dec. when the days were short, so my good experience here could only be enhanced by being able to spend some outside time there in the evenings and early morning. The proprietor was really lovely and very nice. I stayed in one of the bunkhouses and since it was just myself - it was perfect. You need a car to stay here, but in my opinion you need a car to really take advantage of Kauai anyway. It is not near a beach, but it is a great central location to take advantage of the whole island.
This is the only place to stay in Kauai
The property is gorgeous and the hosts are even more lovely. There are fruit trees and comfy beds and beach gear to borrow and...did I mention the outdoor shower???
It was peaceful, a haven--exactly what I needed.
It was the perfect spot for me to land--loved everything about the room and grounds! I liked the loft bed--the mattress and pillows were extremely comfortable and I slept really well. I loved the thoughtful touches, such as the toaster and coffee. I adore outside showers, so that was perfect as well. It wasn't a problem to go next door for the toilet, and there was even some lotion for my hands. I could easily live in that space for a month or more.
Best shower on the planet
It's by far our favorite place to stay on Kauai. The hostel units are so our travel style. Who needs a fancy room in an expensive resort when we can step out of our room into a beautiful garden and shower under the stars.
Best "bunk" ever
Good location, if you have a car, even though it is a little drive to the main road.
Best equipped hostel we stayed so far, and you can even pick your starfuit from the tree in front, one day there were also some delicious little bananas in our room.
In Bunk room 3 you ged a double bed rather than a bunk bed, if you don't mind to climb a ladder.
Nice openair shower.
Hands down, great place
I am a Physician assistant graduate student that was looking for a place to stay for a month on my rotation. I remember accidentally driving by the Bunk House and thinking, "Is that it?! This place looks amazing!" Ever since arriving, I had nothing but fabulous things to say. First off, Rosemary and Norbert are two of the most generous and caring landlords of the property- they take pride in their bunk houses and all of the landscaping. I felt like I was staying with relatives the whole month. Second, there's an outdoor shower (with a lock! haha). Not once did I feel uncomfortable in it...and let me just add...have you ever showered in rainbows? Have you ever showered under the moon and a sky full of stars?! Hands down, extremely safe and cozy bunk house with great folks running the property. Sleeping Giant (hiking trail) is right behind the property, fresh fruit trees litter the property that you are free to enjoy, and absolutely gorgeous scenery will surround you. There is also backyard patios, a firepit, grill, and outdoor adventure equipment (snorkeling gear, beach chairs etc.), so all you have to worry about is bringing your suit and workout clothes! You will be in excellent hands and your money well spent if you stay here :) I've been back a second time and would highly recommend this to any of my family looking for a place to stay on the island.
Mt Eliza Australia
Amazing serene paradise!
We absolutely loved the bunkhouse at Rosewood! What a beautiful property with lovely people! Why stay at an overpriced tacky resort when you could stay at this stunning homestead! The outdoor shower was so peaceful at night, the cabin was simple but everything we needed! After long days of exploring the island, this was the perfect retreat to wind down!!
Peaceful and very clean
The best thing that could happen to a budget traveller! The bunkhouse ist very clean, perfectly equipped and the fresh bananas from the garden are unbelievable. The atmosphere is very charming and peaceful. Make sure to take a shower in the garden at full moon! The bunkhouse rooms can get a little hot but there are vans and it gets cooler at night. Rosemary and her husband are very helpful and they have a solution for every kind of problem that occurs during your stay! I enjoyed my trip very much. Mahalo!
A Hidden Gem
What a wonderful experience!
This is a lovely, hidden little place to stay. As I am a budget traveler, this was perfect for my budget, but offered so much more than I had expected.
The owners are friendly, and very helpful. The premises are clean and very serene. The Bunkhouse could sleep two people and was, for a budget traveler nothing short of luxurious, there is a fridge, coffee maker and some books to read if you are not in the mood for a stroll through these magnificent garden.
Everyone I know, will know about this place, it wads fantastic.
Lake Macquarie, Australia
What a wonderful place!
I often stay in hostels, and when planning a trip to meet a friend this looked like a good compromise between price and standard (for 2 sharing it works out a fairly similar price to 2 hostel beds).
The standard was far better than I expected for the price! The rooms are absolutely lovely, and we were made to feel very welcome. The beds are incredibly comfortable. I loved the outdoor shower (if you have any reservations about sharing a shower unit with 2 other rooms, just shower in your bathers, there is a lock on the door of the shower though).
It is definitely an advantage to have use of a hire car, but I did notice The Kauai Bus does get near (would still be a bit of a walk, though).
Very pleasant and homey stay
I very much enjoyed the Bunk House Hostel. The room was very comfortable with a microwave and sink ensuite. The free Wi fi was nice as well. The actual bathroom is around the corner, which is convenient enough. I enjoyed the outdoor shower, particularly in the middle of the night. The hostel is a quick drive from Kapaa, and it is centrally located on Kauai. All major sites are easily accessible by car. No breakfast, but you can pick as much fruit from the fruit trees on the property.
Home away from home - Blissful & Serene
I stayed at the Bunkhouse for 12 days in total and was enchanted from the first moment. Rosemary & Norbert are beautiful hosts and I felt very much at home. The gardens are stunning and bunkhouse 1 was perfect for me; self contained, clean, cosy and peaceful. I loved the outdoor shower seeing the stars at night and the mountain. I highly recommend this place and its location tucked up behind sleeping giant mountain and close to the amazing Hindu monastery which I visted many mornings for Puja ceremony.I look forward to returning when I am next in need of accommadation in Kauai...would rate over any hotel!
The best place in Kauai.
Feel like home! Confortable, extra clean and calm. A perfect place between a hotel and camping.
Antoine and Sandra
very nice stay
Rose-marie and her husband were very welcoming and we had a wonderful time at Rosewood.
The room was very clean, quiet and very well furnished (small kitchenette with coffee and fridge). The shower outside is an amazing experience (look up at the shooting stars).
Thanks we will definitely come back again.
Antoine and Sandra
Beautiful relaxing room for a great price
I stayed here at the end of November '11 for 3 nights at the end of a 2 week hiking and camping trip. It was certainly a good choice. The room (bunk #3) was small, but it was all that I needed. Due to the windows and beautiful scenery outside it did not feel cramped. There is a shared bathroom next to the room and the shower is a large open-air gazebo located a short walk away, near the garden. This location is "out of the way," it takes 5-10 min drive to get to shopping, but that was more than fine with me. I noticed after I left that there is apparently good hiking trails right near the home- within walking distance- that go up the back of Sleeping Giant. Coffee, bananas, and starfruit are included! I would certainly stay here again
Very nice stay in beautiful location!
Beautyful house on the countryside, very warm welcome, very clean, the outdoorshower ist great (very relaxing to look in the sky and the trees and watch the birds while taking a shower!) Thank you so much!
Lot of Greetings from Berlin, Germany
Sory for my bad english ...
Well equipt bunkhouse for good price with friendly, helpful keep
Owners were always ready to help if possible.
The bunkhouse 3 had good kitchen gatgets for breakfast, amongst which a koffiemachine (yeh!).
The bed was good. Only the stairs to the bed were a little uncomfortable.
The garden looked wonderfull and the location is nice quite and reasonably close to a central place (Kapaa) on the Island of Kauai.
Wonderful time, would go again!
This is a great place. My husband and I were looking for something simple and cheap, just a step up from tent camping. We found this and it exceeded our expectations! Beautiful grounds, lovely hosts, nice places. We stayed in one of the bunkhouses, with a shared bathroom and outdoor shower. It was better than I thought it would be. Clean and very tidy.
There was also lots of ripe fresh fruit growing on the property and our hosts were generous to let us have as much as we wanted. They also offered snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and more to use as often as we wanted for no charge. Talk about 5 star!
We spent our 2nd week in a fancier resort where they nickel and dimed us for everything including internet. Rosewood BB had free wi-fi too!
Would definitely go again!
it was really nice and everything was perfect, except from the bullfrogs, which were driving us crazy at night.
I can't recommend bunkroom 1, but in the cottages there is probably no disturbance.
fantastic stay in a beautiful place
Rosewood is just fantastic. The place is beautiful, the hosts are fantastic and the rooms so comfortable. It has made my week in Kauai perfect!
Best Hostel in Kauai
If you are traveling with more than one person, the bunk house is a terrific deal. It is the most luxurious bunk bed/hostel-like situation I have ever experienced. I took a hot shower in their outside garden shower at night under the full moon while smelling a nearby jasmine tree. Amazing.
Solo Hiker - Very Pleased
I stayed at the Rosewood Inn in one of the Bunkhouse backpacker hostel-type rooms. I was very pleased- it was exactly what I was looking for and what was advertised, and the price was incredible. I cannot think of anything that could have been improved, except for the fact that the upstairs bed area did get warm from about mid-morning until about early evening. The hosts provided a fan, and that worked well, but in the middle of July I would caution that it was too warm to take a nap during the middle of the day. That small aspect aside, I was thrilled and would stay there again!
We stayed in the bunkhouse. Owner & cleanliness gave us a warm welcome. Although this room is small, the ouside accomodations were a pleasure (BBQ to cook diner & outside shower for 2). ***It is impossible to stay there if you don't have a car (it's too far fron accomodations). I would definitely recommend this to backpacking friends.
Awesome stay, felt like home.
I stayed 5 days at Rosewood, and just loved it! The place is really clean, new, quiet and private!! When I arrived, the owner, Rosemary, showed me all I would need, the outside private shower(I had fullmoon..!!), the backyard with a bbq you can use, and a lovely garden to hang out after a full day at the beach! They would leave some fresh exotic food sometimes on my table. The place is surround by mountains, its right in a valley, and no mosquitos! The also have boogie board you can freely take with you for the day. Also, I found that the best place to saty if you have a car and move all your stay, this area is right in the center, so either if you choose to go south or north, when you come back, its right in the middle. About 15 minutes by car from the airport. The bad are comfy, and you have a microwave and fridge. I would ran there again! Thanks to Rosemary and Norbert who really cares about make you feel like home! :D
Repeat Customer at Rosewood
This was my second year staying at Rosewood. I have stayed in the Bunkhouse and Colleen's Dream while traveling solo and loved both. Last year I stayed in a backpacker hostel when I arrived in Kapaa and had a really poor experience. I have stayed in hostels on a number of continents and this was the worst. Upon my boyfriend's encouragement I went to Rosewood as he'd had extremely positive things to say about the lodging and level of service. He couldn't have been more right. The property is gorgeously landscaped, lodging tranquil, color schemes lovely and Rosemary and Norbert are sweethearts. Last year I wanted to extend my stay but the bunkhouse was booked for the upcoming nights so they generously let me switch to Colleen's Dream as there was a vacancy.
I love waking up to the birds there, watching turtles walk across the lawn in the morning, observing dragonflies flit about and chameleons climb the walls and plants. This year I had a Hawaiian friend to stay with but landed up returning for about 5 nights simply because when I am there I feel completely relaxed, unrushed and am able to contemplate things because my mind gets so clear due to the serene atmosphere. I have recommended it to friends who landed up staying there, and will continue to visit during my annual trips to Kauai.
sufficient but pricey
Good simple clean and neat accommodation for the solo traveler. The bunkhouse #1 is a narrow room with all one needs including high speed wireless. The outside shower and outside toilet are adequate. However the price is not backpacker pocket even though the name and the outside facilities and size of accommodation leads one to believe it is going to be. Thus for what one gets I fell the price is too high. On site laundry facilities, even if coin operated, would be an improvement. The hosts keep themselves discreetly in the background. Their welcoming bananas were a treat.
Wonderful Relaxing Stay in Lush Tropical Gardens
My stay in the bunkhouse at Rosewood B&B; was everything and more than I'd hoped for in my stay on Kauai. My room was very comfortable and I felt completely safe. The beautiful Rosewood gardens also enhanced my stay. Rose and Norbert were wonderful hosts. I especially loved the fresh apple-bananas from their garden that I received every couple of days. Rosewood's personal concierge, Sherri, was also a great help in arranging tours. I've told several friends about Rosewood and I plan to return in a few years.
Quaint and peaceful
Quaint and peaceful are the first words I would use to describe the stay at Rosewood. The bunkhouse provided all that two friends could need! I was apprehensive about the outdoor shower, but after showering under Hawaiian trees while watching the moon shine brightly over the mountains I realized it was an experience in itself. The bananas Rosemary offered were appreciated as well as the hospitality of using towels, beach equipment, etc. I especially appreciated feeling safe and not having to lock the doors while being away during the day. Thank you again and I will be sure to recommend Rosewood to friends that will be traveling to Kaua'i in the future!
Excellent accomodation spot
Everything from the friendly welcome, the clean room, the comfortable bed, the brilliant shower in the gazebo to the peaceful, beautiful surroundings made this an excellent place to stay.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Typically excellent accommodations
I have stayed at RosewoodKauai's main housing complex several times, in three locations (also used their rental service for a different family's rental quarters). Great "landlords," very comfortable rooms, etc., perfect service [there when you want it, relaxed when you don't need to ask anything]. It's like staying at a friend's house, but infinitely cleaner [:)] and more quiet. Lovely grounds, too.
Relaxing Way to End Our Vacation in Kauai
We stopped by the Rosewood immediately after arriving on Kauai to pay, found what would be our room in a week and then went off exploring the rest of the island. After many nights of camping the Rosewood was a relaxing, comfortable, safe and affordable way to close out our visit for the last three nights. Our hosts were friendly, kind and knowledgeable. The room had a very comfortable bed, coffee maker (and ample coffee), fridge, microwave, dishes and cutlery. Outside there was a small table & chairs, perfect for drinking coffee in the morning. We also used the BBQ to grill up fresh fish. The most memorable thing was the private outside shower - it was nice to finally get really clean after all the camping. The location up in the hills of Kapaa is convenient if you know where you want to go and/or are ok with a 30 minutes to hour drive to the more popular touristy (re: good for swimming) beaches. Overall, this was a great place to stay for the last nights of our vacation. We really appreciated the value for our money, the security of our personal items and the quiet, calm environment.
Lake Forest Park
Rosemary, the time at your place was blissful and fun, as usual. All was perfect and your hospitality was fanastic. It was great to see you again!
A Bunkhouse like No Other
I hae stayed in hostels and bunkhouses from Nepal to Nairobi - and my favorite is Rosewood. Rosemary & Norbert make you feel at home in your cozy space with wonderful sheets and soft blankets. The gardens are full of fruit trees and colorful hibicus. There are chairs to read books in, and an easy 3 mile drive will take you to the beach. Already booked for next year - can't wait.
Rental was absolute Paradise
Absolutely amazing! Only 50 a night for living in pure comfort and beautiful landscaping. It was paradise, and not just the island- the rental and entire property! King sized bed was the most comfortable I've ever felt!
San Jose CA
A great clean quiet afordable place to stay.
Great place to stay especially for singles and couples wanting to explore the island. I would not recommend this room to familys or those who just want to party. It was clean quiet and is was more like a good motel than a hostel. The room had a sink, refrigerator and microwave. There is a great hiking trail just behind the property. You need to rent a car as there is no public transit to this location and it is several miles from town.
Pleasant stay in bunkhouse
Clean, comfortable, unique (outdoor shower), and overall pleasant stay.
nice and peace
free towel and body board
I liked bunk room
Highlands Ranch, CO
Tropical paradise in quiet inland setting yet minutes from beach
I cannot thank Rosemary and Norbert enough for their stellar hospitality. They helped me get into the right room for my needs and budget. I stayed 2 weeks with them and it was relaxing and quiet. I particularly enjoyed my loft bed which was also set up beautifully for a reading cubby. The small kitchenette area was well set up and perfect for small meals and snacks. Showering in the open air under the trees and flowers was delightful. Picking fresh grapefruit, lemons, tangelos, and starfruit fresh from the trees was an added bonus. It took only 10 minutes to drive to the beaches and coast. They even had beach mats and charis I could borrow. I could not ask for more.
I stayed in the rosewood bunkhouse with my sister. We are backpackers and it looked like the best value when we discovered it online.
We were blown away by the quality of the accommodations. It was clean, comfortable, private, and welcoming. The owners were warm, welcoming, and made the stay feel safe and comfortable.
There are more amenities than we expected from a hostel - toaster, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, bath towels, beach towels, snorkeling gear, beach chairs and we were even welcomed with fresh bananas upon our arrival!
Then best part about our stay was the feeling of comfort and safety when staying here. At the end of a long day out and about it was like arriving home.
Rosewood is a really nice,cheap and clean place.It's a bit further inland but has a good location to reach both the Canyon and the Napali Coast, as well as everything in between.
Perfect for countryside lovers
It was exactly what we were looking for : a very charming place to stay in the countryside and in the middle of the island for an afordable price. Besides, the bed in the little den close to the ceiling is so romantic, especially with the view of the mountains through the skylight. I also liked the fact that the shower is outside, in the garden, which is, lets face it, much more fun.
An amazing stay!
You can't get better than this.. bliss, quiet location. Rosemary and Norbett are the perfect hosts. We loved it and could have stayed a lot longer!!
Amazing, and best value on the island to boot
This place is absolutely fantastic. Rosemary and Norbert are really lovely helpful people. I fell in love when we first arrived and were told that we could help ourselves to the star fruit tree. The location is gorgeous and peaceful. The room was large, clean and incredibly comfortable. We will certainly be staying here again and have already recommended it to many friends.
I came back to the bunkhouse because of a fantastic prior stay
A cozy room in the bunkhouse, a huge bed up in the loft, breakfast outside in the early morning sun eating starfruit picked fresh off of the tree just feet away...evening showers under the stars in the outdoor gazebo. What can I say? This is a fantastic place for a fantastic and restful vacation. I stayed here in 2003 and meant to return sooner. The property is lovely, the owners even more so -- and so accommodating! -- and I highly recommend the Rosewood B&B.; For hikers or honeymooners - this is the perfect place.