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Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

100 Pu'ueo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • 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
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like others, this is difficult to review in that, whilst there are issues, the friendly family atmosphere, the working and fellow tourists make up for quite a bit. The Love Hawaiian Filipino family run it with help from family members and also from people who get free board and room in exchange for about 20 hrs of work per week.... More 

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Sacramento
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I stayed here for a few days while I helped my daughter settle into UHH. It had a nice local feet, The rooms were clean, and a friendly atmosphere. Staff was friendly and welcoming. You will hear the "croakies", they are loud, but you are offered earphones. They are not local frogs, they came over in a store shipment and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This inn is way cool. Not only does it have options like private hotel rooms, it also has tenting, dorm beds, and even these very tropical bamboo outdoor rooms in the Lava Pit, downstairs. Above, a spacious covered lanai serves as the cozy gathering room. The grounds lush grass sits on a slight hill, overlooking Hilo Bay. Every morning breakfast... More 

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Lancaster,PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place has a great vibe, is very reasonably priced, and the staff is very friendly and helpful with suggestions on where to dine, etc. Definitely Ohana-style hospitality; it’s family owned and operated, and very welcoming. The room (#18) was clean, the shower was hot, and the beds were comfy, all good! The tropical garden is pretty, with nice places... More 

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Just a funky cool place to be. We were "winging it", and I called them the day of. Morning Dove was super nice and we got a room for that night. We were going to Mauna Kea, and wouldn't be in 'til late, but we were very willing to pay a little extra to come late and have someone there... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The people were very nice and accommodating. The frogs were loud outside of our room, it was sort of soothing in a way. The price was right and the garden area was nice. It was a very social environment.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed quite a bit of time at the Wild Ginger inn while I was in Hilo, HI. The whole staff is friendly and always willing to help you out. They know they are not a 5 star resort, but with them family feel they provide, it is better than any major hotel i've ever stayed at. Alex Love is... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Moved to Hilo, and had a difficult time finding a house to rent. I stayed at the Wild Ginger, and the staff was wonderful. Very calm relaxing atmosphere, mingling with other guests of different walks of life at breakfast was unforgettable. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Hilo, HI.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a difficult place to review. For us, staying in Hilo was a difficult choice between very-pricey places that rate 3 or 4 stars, or much-more-reasonably priced places that rate 2 stars. Unfortunately, accommodation in Hilo appears to be over-priced. Because of time constraints, we chose to stay at this hostel since it had a room large enough for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I am amazed at the amount of positive reviews the WGI has received as it is hard to comprehend how awful this accommodation really is for the ridiculous price we had to spend to stay at the WGI. The room was made up of crappy floorboards, there was rust around the tap in the bathroom, WIFI was available but continuously... More 

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