We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 9 Hilo accommodations

Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

100 Pu'ueo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel to your Saves list
Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
68%
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
KackaS Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia
Write a Review

66 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    22
    19
    13
    5
    7
See reviews for
2
23
8
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel is close to the shops and the town center of Hilo. It has a nice little garden with bbq at the back of the building and lush forest alongside. It is quite basic and a bit shabby. We stayed in what is called outdoor storage room- located in the basement, together with an open space dorm. Room was small... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

a nice hostel not far from the center. Staff friendly, rooms comfie and spacious. You'll have the privilege to see geekos running in the yard while having breakfast which include a very nice homemade cake. And that for a reasonable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Wild Ginger Inn is an awesome spot to stay, especially for budget travelers who are used to travelling abroad. It reminds me of hostels in South America--family-run, simple, and affordable--with the quirks and benefits of any family-run hotel. It’s safe, comfortable, and friendly, with a dedicated management staff that works hard to ensure everyone enjoys their stay. Guests range... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

i highly recommend this place, the real deal for those that want a nice place For a budget minded traveler.it's clean , has laundry, has many sitting areas to hang loose.& relax,has,3 kitchens , one is outside, for the $12.00 tent camping, one in main lobby &1 for dorms.a fine establishment hilo hi the most reasonable area i have Found... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The rice cake in their complementary breakfast is very good! They have washer and dryer in hotel ($1.75 per use per machine). And free parking. Bad thing is that I need a real blanket, not a sheet. ---------ignore the rest--------- The rest is to meet 200 words min. The rest is to meet 200 words min. The rest is to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spiez, Switzerland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Wild Ginger Inn, the rooms are old but cheap and clean enought. The breakfast ist simple with very good homemade cakes. At night you can hear Coquifrogs but the Hostel porvides you earplugs what helps really good :-) and after some nights on Big Island you'll be used to it...

Was this review helpful? Yes
tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for the kind words and the very accurate description. More

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

The checkin was fast and friendly with lots of different room options to FIT ANY BUDGET! Everything was clean and the grounds were very Safe, locked at 8pm with a key for guests to enter with after hours. They also offer lots of useful and fun item to rent for way cheap! Rent an ice chest for the day just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for like what we have to offer and the kind words. More

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I had an amazing stay at the Wild Ginger. I came down to Hilo with not much of a plan--just looking to explore and find a good place to stay! I walked into the Wild Ginger and ended up staying much longer than I'd expected to...it has a perfect location, you can see the ocean from the hostel, and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Its was nice having you here. Thank you for kind words. Aloha! More

Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

So if you read my reviews - I usualy am in 5 star SPG hotels and I am pretty hard to please. In any case I was looking for a place in Hilo on our annual trip to Hawaii and there are not many choices regardless of budget. I picked this hotel knowing the rating. This is a great hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo for liking what we have to offer and the kind words. We offer a space in time an "Old Hawaiian feel" nothing modern or fancy. Aloha from The Wild Ginger Inn Hotel and Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii. More

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Review is for a room, not the hostel part. This place has everything you expect in hotel room (fridge, tv, microwave, closet) but it does lack some privacy and quiet. The owner warned me about the frogs that sing at night when I made my reservation, but that noise was not a bother at all. They had ear plugs on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

We offer an Old Hawaiian feel nothing new or modern. A safe and clean place to sleep on your travels. Aloha from The Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii. More

Been to Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

Also Known As:
Wild Ginger Inn b&b
Wild Ginger Hotel
Wild Ginger Hotel Hilo
Wild Ginger Inn Hilo
Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel Hilo, Hawaii
Address: 100 Pu'ueo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Specialty lodging in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wild Ginger Inn is centrally located in Hilo, which is on the east side of the Big Island. One of the most affordable accommodations in town with free Wi-Fi and Hawaiian Style Continental Breakfast. We offer many different levels of comfort including regular hotel rooms, indoor and outdoor hostels (private and dorm), and tenting. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.