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Hilo Backpackers Hostel

69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Hilo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Volcano, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hostel if you are familiar with staying at hostels. If you are expecting an experience like the Hilton, then you should probably go pay Hilton prices and stay there. Yes, breakfast is minimal, but it's free, and you can always go somewhere else within walking distance if you need something more substantial. There is Bear's Coffee,... More 

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35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hostel is ok for a night or two. Supermarket is close, rooms are clean, beds are shaky, so if the one on top moves all is moving. No kitchen just a few kitchen items. Free (portioned) breakfast (one coffee/tea and 2 toasts, a fruit per person) is ok but nothing special. Free Wifi and luggage storage is a plus. Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is spacious! Lots of downstairs hangout area. Seems like they just move beds around depending on what is needed - because there were 4 of us total, they moved us all into a room together which was nice. Jared was really awesome and very helpful! Only stayed 1 night, as we were just passing through. but really enjoyed... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stayed about 4 days. Lots of amenities if you want to cook in, pack and create lunch, etc for your adventures. Snorkling and other water supplies available for usage. Breakfast was minimal toast, fruit and coffee but FREE and certainly will get your day started. The place was detail cleaned everyday I was there. It was very safe and secure... More 

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Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Hostel is well located, clean and secure, but Hilo isn't a big town. We stayed there for 2 nights (Mauna Kea, Akaka Falls, Volcano National Park) before going to the west side of the island. Staff (Jared) was very helpful and present. Gave us good recommendations and even recorded Game of Thrones finale for us! Atmosphere in the lobby was... More 

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24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in a private room which was very large & clean. The free breakfast was 3 slices of toast and jam and fruit - very tasty and filling. The location is great with a car - close to Mauna Kea, Waterfalls, Macadamia Nut Factory and Volcano National Park. There are also a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Hilo Backpacker's Hostel is one of my least favorite hostels I've stayed at. The reason why this is so is because this hostel is kind of a "no shoes allowed inside" kind of hostel. With that said, since it's a backpacker's hostel everyone has probably been backpacking all day. All that walking around and all the shoes being left... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This Hostel is in a dirt parking lot in down town Hilo , Not the great a Hostel only two bathrooms for a mid size hostel ..,Had the feeling the place was an old school or the like . with one large room that was by no means a common area or even finished ....The owner was a bit odd... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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37 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Probably the best front desk staff I encountered on my trip offering valuable travel advice that saved us time. I liked the free airport shuttle pickup, free breakfast (coffee, toast, fruit), free parking, and clean bathrooms, lounge area with comfy couches and big screen tv. Met a lot of nice and friendly people there. if you have a problem with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had a great time here. Picked up from the airport without any problems and the driver was very helpful and informative. After checking in and finding out about the place and the lava tour going the next day, Jared the manager here, showed me to the bar not far away where Charles, the owner, was buying some drinks for... More 

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Additional Information about Hilo Backpackers Hostel

Address: 69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are centrally located in downtown Hilo, 10 minutes drive from Hilo International Airport, 2 blocks away from the Mo'oheau bus station, a block away from Hilo Bay, and just a drive away from the most beautiful beaches, waterfalls, hot spring ponds, surf spots, even the lava, and more! ... more   less 
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