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Pakalana Inn

132 Punahoa Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Pakalana Inn
Ranked #12 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
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  • 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
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Davis, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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Connecticut
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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

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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.

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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

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Provo, Utah
1 review
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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Pakalana Inn is a little difficult to find, tucked away on a quiet side street close to the farmers market. The Inn look nothing special when you approach but once inside is is really nicely decorated and finished. Some of the other reviews comment on how you have to walk upstairs as all the rooms are on the first floor... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We spent two nights here upon our Hilo arrival before checking into our rental house. This was just the perfect place to get situated to this wonderful "Mayberry of the tropics" that is Hilo. Parking on the street was never a problem and we felt completely safe. Keyless entry worked just fine, got a bit confused with front door being... More

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Beijing
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you want to experience the very Hawaiian stly life of a little town.For example Hilo.I can't think a place to stay better than here.All in walk distance.You could have a easy slow relax day by enjoy the town and some nice restaurants. No front desk is a clever idea to run a small inn like this.If you book your... More

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Address: 132 Punahoa Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Pakalana Inn Hilo, Hawaii

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Located in historic downtown Hilo adjacent to the Farmer's Market and Wailoa State Park. Vintage building with upgraded interior, spacious rooms. Air conditioning, kitchenette available. Flat screen TV, internet, coffee maker. ... more   less 
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