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Arnott's Lodge

98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cerrillos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arnotts Lodge is a nice clean hostel. The staff is friendly & courteous. Enjoyed Hilo. Also enjoyed the guided tour up Mauna Kea. The shuttle driver/guide was informative about the Mountain & the history, as well as the array of telescopes. She also had a good sense of humor & is a good driver. Sorry I don't remember her name.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our own 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen, bath, living area, and balcony. Stayed 2 nights, wish we could have stayed one more night. Quiet area. Lovely little beaches a short walk away. Also enjoyed their trip us Mauna Kea.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our own 2 bedroom apartment for 4 with it's own kitchen and bathroom. Everything was clean and comfortable - better than we expected. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a car and drove to eating places etc, not sure about getting around without a car as it is a bit of a drive to the town... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed twice at Arnotts's while in Hilo. Both times I camped on the super plush lawn. Both times I have REALLY enjoyed my stay. The communal space is a lovely spot to take a "travel" break and just lounge and read while you do some laundry. The staff are excellent and seem just as stoked to be in Hawaii... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only stayed one night but I really fell in love with this place. It's clean, quiet and tucked away from the busyness of Hilo town and close to really jaw dropping beaches. You can commute to Hilo by taxi or bus or their shuttle. I did not have a pleasant experience with the taxi as the guy charged me... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our friends from the UK! Mahalo for the great review! We are happy to hear that you fell in love with Arnott's Lodge and its location. Just a few minutes walk and you're at the beach. We're sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with your taxi driver. Our front desk staff has a list of... More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights after moving on from VNP and our main aim was to do Mauna Kea and the hostel offered this tour. Our room was room 3 and deluxe in that we had our own bathroom. This unit shares a kitchen with about 5 other rooms and is a few seconds walk from the main building.... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our friends from the UK!! Thanks for your review. We do our best in a tropical environment to keep bugs at bay with frequent changing of bait stations etc. As to the stargazing telescopes on Mauna Kea, commercial tour operators are actually not permitted to have their guests use the telescopes at the visitor's center due to routine... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our return trip to Arnott's Lodge. I traveled with a small group of high school students to the big island. The lodge not only provides a great value, but also great hospitality. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Doug, Glory and the staff are super helpful and very friendly. They have a superb knowledge of Hilo and the... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our friends from Phoenix! Mahalo for choosing to stay with us again this year and for the great review. It's a pleasure for Doug and I to see school groups enjoy our facilities and what we have to offer. We strive to provide a clean and hospitable place for our guests. We hope you continuously choose us for... More 

Honolulu
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15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good budget place in a quiet residential area. A beach park is right next door. The Wifi worked well in my room and in the lounge area. Front desk staff was helpful. The nearest restaurants are a drive away.

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha to our friends from Honolulu. Mahalo for your positive review and choosing Arnott's Lodge for your stay in Hilo. Coqui frogs, ocean waves and birds chirping is what you can hear when you choose to stay at Arnott's Lodge but most of all quietness. We enforce our quiet hours every night with all of our guests. Walk to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For starters I'd like to mention the closeness of the beach, that was a win. The assistants at the front desk are super friendly and will assist you with anything. The couches and tables provided outside simply let you relax, and the small room they have to watch tv and chill. I liked how each day simply toiletries were updated.... More 

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo for your great review! We love that you appreciate our location! We are fortunate to be within easy walking distance of several lovely little beaches, and we are far enough out of town to avoid most of the noise. Most guests are serenaded to sleep by the song of the coqui frogs at night. We always do our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was tenting but they have good spots for pitching a tent. They have washing machines and dryers for a dollar each run. Basic but clean areas for showering for camping guests. Staff was friendly and helpful. The shared resting area is really nice and has plenty of outlets if needed for charging.

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your positive review. Thanks for camping with us! We offer awesome facilities for our campers to recharge your electronics, do your laundry, catch up on emails and relax at our guest patio area. In addition to our lawn for campers we also have other accommodations such as dormitory, semi-privates and deluxe units along with our amazing... More 

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