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Hilo Backpackers Hostel

69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014
Berryfusion Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Los Angeles
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
36 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed in the private bedroom with shared bathroom for 2 nights. The room was spacious and very clean, as was the rest of the hostel. The location is central with some very good restaurants, markets and the beach all within walking distance. My only comment is that we thought the hostel was expensive compared to other... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Another late arrival, another hostel I was never so happy to see. The Rooms Two bunk beds to a room and two twin beds as well, plus a few private rooms I noticed. This hostel has one toilet and shower for men and one for women as well as a unisex bathroom on the first floor. Be sure to be... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The hostel was pretty empty when I stayed there (maybe 50% capacity), which was good because it only has 3 showers and 3 toilets. Not an issue for my stay but would become one with more people. Cheap and centrally located - and only 45min drive to the volcanoes national park. I only spent two nights there but would have... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place was aweesome. I stayed here for 2 nights and found the experience aweeesome...meeting other people from other countries and exploring together was pretty cool....This place was cheap, clean and quiet.....I would recommend everyone who comes to HILO to stay here....thank you sasha from Canada and J....you guys ROCK....

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This hotel has good central location, but to get here from the airport you need rent a car, the free car park is just next to hostel. Hostel is very clean, rooms big clean and beds very comfy. There is big kitchen and common area with PC+internet, TV and even there is small gym. Fro breakfast there is available slices... More

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Kloten, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We found that there was more to do on the Hilo side of the Big Island than there was on the Kona side. The Hilo Backpackers Hostel was the cheapest one in town and also included a nice breakfast with 3 slices of toast, coffee tea and - our favorite - a papaya. The building was nothing special and we... More

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Additional Information about Hilo Backpackers Hostel

Also Known As:
Hilo Backpackers Hostel Hawaii
Address: 69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty lodging in Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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