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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
    3.5 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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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks you Arnott's for hosting us! It was an Amazing Experience. The rooms when we arrived were nice and clean. We were able to go on behalf of the room rates they were very affordable! To our convince. We had the Dorm part of the Lodge which right out side of our main door were the common grounds, they included... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a room with a fully-equipped kitchen -- very clean and the staff is helpful and super nice. The price is excellent for Hilo and the room is a good value. Enjoyed sleeping there when coming back from Mauna Kea, with Arnott's tour.

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

Aloha to our guests from Canada! Mahalo for your good review! It’s great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you chose to take our Mauna Kea Adventure Tour! This tour is a great favorite with our guests, and we hope you enjoyed it. Our lodge is an excellent option for the budget traveler: with some... More

Bethlehem, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

not fancy but clean, spacious and better than most of the other places I stayed at for less than half the cost. I got the queen deluxe room and was very comfy in it. It had great free wifi, a good bathroom in a nice residential neighborhood. Friendly desk help. A really good deal for Hawaii.

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

Aloha to our guest from Connecticut! Mahalo for your great review! We love to see that our guests appreciate what we have to offer- a clean, comfortable lodge well-equipped with amenities designed to give you a comfortable rest while you are adventuring around the Big Island. We always provide bathrooms with hot showers to all of our guests, as well... More

Rochester, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We selected Arnott’s for the price and the choices we had for living spaces. We elected to try the deluxe rooms, with air conditioning, but we certainly didn’t need AC because the breeze and cool night air was comfortable. We had use of a communal kitchen, well-stocked with kitchen utensils, cookware and dishes, and a refrigerator in our room. There... More

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

Aloha to our guests from New York! Mahalo for your good, concise review! Our deluxe rooms are always a good option for the guest who appreciates privacy: with private bathrooms and AC, and a location slightly away from the main lodge, it is the ideal room type for the traveler looking for the maximum in peace and quiet. Although we... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed two nights in a private apartment. This is a good-quality hostel, not a hotel by any stretch and while our room was very clean (kudos!) my travelling companion found her bed uncomfortable and neither of us slept particularly well because of the noise from outside. On the upside, the staff were friendly and helpful and the kitchen was... More

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

Aloha to our guests from London! Mahalo for your review! It is always good to see that our guests appreciate what we have to offer: clean, well-maintained, low-cost lodgings for budget travelers. We always strive to provide the best we can for our guests, including amenities like bathrooms with hot water for every guest, kitchen access, free wifi, plenty of... More

Petaluma, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

For the most part, I found the front desk people to be very helpful and friendly. They felt almost like family by the end of my stay. Someone wrote about the Lodge not being at a good location. It is true that i it is not the most pretty drive there, yet being so close to the Ocean, a sandy... More

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

Aloha to our guest from California! Mahalo for your great review! We are glad to hear that you appreciated our quiet location: we are far enough away from the main part of town to avoid the majority of the noise, but close enough that it’s possible to walk or bike in without much effort. In addition, being within a 5... More

Palo Alto, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed here (a family of 5) for a couple of nights while visiting big island. This is a hostel, not more and not less. For a family just arriving to the island, and needing to recover jet lag, our requirements were moderate so the room was adequate. They are also within a walking distance to a very kids-friendly beach,... More

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

Aloha to our friends from California! Mahalo for your review! We always appreciate feedback from our guests, and we use that feedback to create the best environment possible for our lodge. You are certainly right that we do not offer 5-star service: what we do offer is a safe, clean, comfortable (and low-cost!) place for our guests to relax and... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The idea of having a hostel and self-contained units is good. Prices are fair. But the location is really not the best (especially for those without car). It's far from everything and to get there you drive through some sort of refinery and industrial place.

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

Aloha to our guest from New Zealand! Mahalo for your review! We are glad that you appreciated the value of our hostel: the owner has worked tirelessly to create a comfortable, safe, clean environment for guests from all over the world to stay at while they adventure around the Big Island. Our location is a little way out of the... More

Japan
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The staff ladies are all very friendly . Hostel was clean . I joined for the Hawaii Volcanoes national adventure tour . That was a once in a lifetime experience for me and there were so many beautiful and breathtaking natural scenes of globe. We enjoyed the outstanding scenery all day long . The tour guide for us today was... More

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

Aloha to our guest from Japan! Mahalo for your great review! We hope you were able to take advantage of our guest discount for all of our guests who stay two nights or more on your tour to the Volcanoes National Park. There isn’t a lot that is more fascinating than seeing an active volcano and Kilauea is one of... More

Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We found this place just out of sheer luck through our car's GPS. Friendly staff, comfortable, and clean. We completely lucked out, and got the whole place to ourselves both nights we stayed (we rented a room in an apartment-like setup) I would not expect that every time, but it was great. Fully appointed clean kitchen, so you could easily... More

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

Aloha to our friends from Oregon-Mahalo for your good review! It’s a lucky break for both of us that you were able to stay at our Lodge! Our semi-private rooms are a steal-a comfortable, clean room in a well-appointed apartment setting, for a great low cost. You may have neighbors staying with us from the other side of the world!... More

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Also Known As:
Arnott`s Hotel Hilo
Arnott`s Hotel
Arnotts Hotel Hilo
Arnott's Lodge Hilo, Hawaii
Address: 98 Apapane Rd., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is located in a delightful, tropical area minutes from the coastline. We offer a range of affordable accommodations from backpackers in one building, to deluxe rooms with private bathroom in another. In between these accommodation extremes we have semi-private/suites that include a shared bathroom and a kitchenette which makes family vacations affordable. We also incorporate a beautiful camp ground for tenters. Inexpensive bike rentals are available. Arnott's also has its own tour division where lodge guests get substantial discounts on incredible adventures such as the summit of Mauna Kea and Volcanoes National Park. Come experience a relaxed Hawaii environment within walking distance to green sea turtles and swimming beaches. We hope to see you soon. Aloha ... more   less 
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is located in a delightful, tropical area minutes from the coastline. We offer a range of affordable accommodations from backpackers in one building, to deluxe rooms with private bathroom in another. In between these accommodation extremes we have semi-private/suites that include a shared bathroom and a kitchenette which makes family vacations affordable. We also incorporate a beautiful camp ground for tenters. Inexpensive bike rentals are available. Arnott's also has its own tour division where lodge guests get substantial discounts on incredible adventures such as the summit of Mauna Kea and Volcanoes National Park. Come experience a relaxed Hawaii environment within walking distance to green sea turtles and swimming beaches. We hope to see you soon. Aloha ... more   less 
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