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Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

2.0 of 5 100 Pu'ueo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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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 

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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...

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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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
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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 

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Address: 100 Pu'ueo St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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