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 18 Hilo B&Bs / inns

Pakalana Inn

Save Saved
You added Pakalana Inn to your Saves list
132 Punahoa Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Hotel website
Click for phone number
Hotel amenities
Pakalana Inn
Ranked #14 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Hilo
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    34
    36
    6
    2
    1
See reviews for
25
25
11
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (79)
  • Mar-May only
    (14)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (18)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (19)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (28)
All months
Rome, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was lovely, great beds, linens, nice bathroom, very convenient, keyless entry was convenient. Long hairs in the walk in shower made me pause, but everything else was spotless. The room was quite warm, and didn't cool off until the middle of the night. As it was warm, we didn't pull the shades or curtains, leaving the room open... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I recently stayed at the Pakalana Inn for two nights during my two week trip around the Big Island. I would totally recommend staying both on this side of the Island and in the Volcano area if you are on the Island for more than one week to be able to fully enjoy these areas as opposed to long day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The keyless entry system was really nice, so I could come and go as I needed, even when the business downstairs was closed. I had my own reserved parking spot behind the building, and it was located right downtown, close to a grocery store, the Oceanside, lots of shops to walk to, and the famous farmers market! There are a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Davis, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The last review seems unfair and greatly exaggerated ... anybody whose been anywhere can knows that homelessness is a universal issue in every town, city, and neighborhood. During my stay there were no "homeless sleeping in the streets" (unless you count the coqui frogs). Pakalana inn gives you a REAL Hilo experience which I enjoyed. Note: Sure, Hilo isn't known... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They did not say anything in their advertisements about being located in the center of the homeless community. So, be sure you take enough cash to pay the begging addicts and boozers outside the hotel. I would recommend restricting your nighttime activities if you decide to stay here

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We loved the relaxed downtown location right near farmer's market and the funky downtown of Hilo. The room was clean with fresh flowers. Loved the way it felt like it was our own apartment, no intrusions from "staff". Paul's Cafe has delicious food. Loved the vintage vibe and cozy rooms. We could store the fresh food we bought from farmer's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I both really enjoyed staying at the Pakalana Inn. The room was very nice and clean, and despite not having a desk the room was cleaned frequently and we got fresh towels. The location is great; right near the Farmer's Market and walking distance to some good restaurants. The coqui frogs and traffic were a bit loud... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Room 2. Stayed for a night - no complaints, very good, all worked as advertised. Clean room, nice breeze. Bed a little soft, but thats a personal thing. Neil (running the joint) seems like a good guy and was there when I arrived coincidentally. Good location, would definately go back and recommend to friends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Woof. What a stay we had at Pakalana Inn. We took a room on short notice since we decided to relocate from Waikaloa where I was attending a conference to be closer to the Hilo side of the island and its attractions. We liked the description we saw on Trip Advisor, most people seemed very happy with their stay. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Provo, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The rooms are comfortable, clean, and pleasant. They are nicely designed. The location is great. It is right in Hilo town, a one-minute walk from one of the best farmer's markets I've seen in Hawaii, and a three minute walk from a grocery store. The room has a very convenient kitchenette. We'll stay there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Pakalana Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pakalana Inn

Address: 132 Punahoa Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Pakalana Inn Hilo, Hawaii

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay