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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

This place is definitely not for everyone, but if you want a clean room and a decent bed for the night at a reasonable price, within walking distance from downtown, you'll probably like this place. It definitely isn't a bed and breakfast - yes, there is breakfast: some coffee, toast, and bananas. For those who complained about the frogs -... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

My husband and I recently booked a trip to Hilo, Hi and stayed at the Wild Ginger. For a budget hotel this was not a good deal. The hotel is run down and rather primative. The room that we stayed in smelled of mildew and later I noticed mildew on the curtains - eew! I was also dreading the thought... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

After reading the reviews of other travelers about Wild Ginger, I think I should write my review here. I can't understand why some ppl commented it was clean. To be fair, I write the pros and cons about it here. Pros: very convenient location, unbeatable price ($50 sth per night) in Hilo and friendly host Cons: It was shocking when... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

The Wild Ginger is not exactly motel hell, but pretty run down for the prices charged. I got the single room for $66. Cheap for Hilo perhaps, but next time I would pay more and stay elesewhere, thank goodness my family stayed in Kona. The rooms are cleaner than the dirty and run down lobby, but are old and paper... More 

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DALLAS,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Benjamin and Lee (the owners) of The Wild Ginger Inn in Hilo, HI are some of the friendliest people I met while on the Big Island. They made me feel like I was a part of their family (in fact, at the end of my stay they referred themselves as Uncle Ben and Auntie Lee!) and were as courteous and... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

I traveled on my own and made one mistake. For the time frame I was staying, I booked Hostel side. I've never had a bad experience in a Hostel...until I stayed in an amerikan hostel. This was the ONLY down side to my stay here. Now that I know better, I'd happily return and stay in my own room. If... More 

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Don't expect a fancy hotel here, but very clean and convenient. Great place to base for hikes and sightseeing.

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Long Beach, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

although the town of Hilo is not fun at all, the Wild Ginger was decently priced and we could walk to some restaurants nearby to get a bite to eat (no good restaurants in Hilo BTW...is seemed to me that meth has decimated the town). would stay there again for sure. staff were nice enough. certainly no frills, but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

We stayed at the Wild Ginger Inn for 5 nights in May 2008. The staff is very friendly and they make a nice fresh breakfast. Our room was basic, but pretty clean. We enjoyed our time here, it's a really relaxed atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2008

My wife and I stayed for one week and were greeted with a friendly welcome and morning chats over coffee every morning. Don't let the run-down mosquito doors screen put you off, the rooms are very clean and fully serviced with cable TV, fridge, microwave, and very hot showers! Their evening "quiet" policies were very welcoming and they have ample... More 

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