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Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

100 Pu'ueo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013
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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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Rome, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stayed at the Wild Ginger Inn for 3 nights (Aug 24 to Aug 27) and everything was excellent over there: the parking lot just in front of the main entrance, the guys at the reception (super super friendly and helpful), the private room (super clean sheets and bathroom), and the breakfast too (milk, coffee, loads of fresh fruits and... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying what we have to offer. I know we are not a big resort and what we offer something from the past. A small, cozy, rustic & relaxing place. Centralize to all the most of the attractions and very affordable. It make us happy and give us strength to keep going. Malaho from The Wild Ginger Inn... More

Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Checked into a hotel room for 3 people after a not so pleasant experience at the Hilo Bay Hostel (all night traffic noise, grumpy staff and noisy/random guests). Wild Ginger Inn is a total gem! The owners are lovely genuine people and the place has so much character (especially the outdoor kitchen!). Fresh fruit and homemade banana bread for breakfast... More

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tlcwgi, Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for the wonder and helpful feed back. We remember your visit and liked the wonderful conversation. We will definitely take your words to heart and keep up the good work and work on our improvements. Aloha from The Wild Ginger Inn Hotel and Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii (The Big Island) More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Waking up to the ocean view, hearing the birds and coqui frogs, and having the "continental breakfast" that included fresh bananas, fresh papaya, and special recipes that tasted wonderful, in an open air dining area that was surrounded by the lush vegetation, I knew I wasn't in Minnesota anymore. I took this special birthday trip alone, and gifted myself with... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for kind word and for staying at the Wild Ginger Inn. We know the Wild Ginger Inn is not for everyone, but we are very happy you liked it. We offer that Old Hawaiian Style Feel close to downtown. Customers looking for a modern resort usually do not appreciate the place, but we do have a big follow... More

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I entered this hostel with a little bit of hesitation because of the rough looks. This place breathes history! It was a busy weekend in Hilo and they didn t have any hotel rooms left so they put me into their brand new hostel called the lava pit downstairs by the little river and I loved it. It looks like... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

The Lava Pit is our New Outdoor Hostel and it is still under construction. He hit in right on the spot. A piece of the Jungle in the middle of the city. Thank for the great review and staying at the Wild Ginger Inn Hotel and Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii. Your word will help us go in the right directions. More

Auburn, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is hard for me to review. The inn is located in an old plantation building that was once used to house workers. They bill themselves as a "travelers inn", which is a pretty good description. The inn is located a short (walking) distance from downtown Hilo. They offer several different accomodations; hotel room, hostel room and tenting. We stayed... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for the review and for spending the time to really get to know the feel of the place. Your feedback was important and helpful. We will continue to offer improvements, but still keep that "Old Hawaiian Style" feel. Hope to see you again in the future. Wild Ginger inn offering affordable lodging for many different levels of comfort.... More

El Cerrito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a wonderful homey hotet located 5 minutes from downtown Hilo. It's a perfect retreat for folks on a budget looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience. The rooms are no frills but clean and perfect for a bit of privacy and has many places to sit and watch the water throughout the Inn. I loved falling asleep every nite... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for the review. We enjoyed having you here. Hope to see you again. Please tell friend. You really got the feel of The Big Island. Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii. More

Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Seriously the name of the owner of this place is Al Love. How can you not like that. I really like this place. If you are more of a resort type of traveler this is not the place for you but if you are an off-the-beaten path type of person or "hostler" than this is a great place and a... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui for all the great words and enjoying what we have to offer. Hopefully on your next visit we will have something new to show you. :) Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii More

Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Located within a five minute walk from down town Hilo. The Wild Ginger Inn is ideal for backpackers and for people on a budget. From hotel rooms to tenting The Wild Ginger Inn provides many different levels of comfort. I am a local and have worked at numerous hotels and condos along the Kohala Coast. The Wild Ginger Inn screams... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

Mahalo Nui to this customer how likes what we have to offer. "That Old Hawaiian Style Feel". The Wild Ginger Inn Hotel in Hilo, Hawaii and Hostel in Hilo, Hawaii. More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Big mistake booking this place. When we walked into the room, a number of bugs hightailed it to dark corners hiding from the light that was just turned on. There is not a proper closing window in the room, and the sound from the frogs at night was very loud. Everything in the place was old, and I could see... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

The original Wild Ginger Inn building was built in 1909 and it was converted to a inn in the 1930’s. We do no claim to be a modern. We offer a space in time an old plantation style feel that is perfect for travels and for those who want to experience Hawaii in the old days. The Coqui Frog are... More

Denver, Co
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

From the point of view of my husband and myself, this should get five stars. We stay every time we are there but it is not for everybody. It's a little like stepping back into the 1920s or 30s. Very old Hawaiian plantation like. It has an old fashioned reception area where guests gather to chat. Ben, the proprietor, says... More

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tlcwgi, General Manager at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

I am glad to see our customers enjoyed what we have to offer. Mahalo Nui! The original Wild Ginger Inn building was built in 1909 and it was converted to a inn in the 1930’s. We do no claim to be a modern. We offer a space in time an old plantation style feel that is perfect for travels and... More

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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 
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