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Hilo Bay Hostel

101 Waianuenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty lodging in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I guess I'm used to European / Asian hostels as didn't enjoy my stay here despite positive reviews. My husband and I booked a private room - not too cheap but wanted to stay in downton Hilo so we could drink and eat without worrying about driving back drunk. We shouldn't have bothered as not much going on in Hilo... More

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Haiku, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I was traveling with a friend and we stayed in one of the private rooms. Our stay was made special because of the super accommodating manager. Surprisingly, as we were not backpacking kids, but recent retirees, though not retiring type folk, the other guests were very friendly. Only a couple of people kept to themselves. The rest of the guests... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here our first night in Hawaii our plane was over an hour late and Google misguided us to believe Kona airport to Hilo was 50 minutes. The night manager stayed about 3 hours late so we could check in and wouldn't have to sleep in our car. Bc of our late arrival the room wasnt the best but... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I had originally booked two nights at the hostel and ended up staying for the entire 8 days. No only was it a good location to come and go while exploring the rest of the island the workers and the overall feel of the place was excellent. It was extremely comfortable with the kitchen wide open for use (clean and... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This hostel in is the centre of Hilo town which is good. However, It is a very old rundown building. The windows leak when it rains and it rains often in Hilo. Bugs crawl around the bed. There are birds living in cages in the hostel and 1 bird makes noises all through the night. This hostel has put me... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night at the end of January. It seemed fine until we went to go to bed. We (a guy and girl) shared a bed in a room full of guys. One may have been hooked on heroin. One may have been wanking during the night, and we did not sleep well. In the morning, we... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed here in the private room for one night and were happy. The location was handy as it was right downtown and there was nearby parking available. The staff was friendly and helpful. The other guests, not so much. We only met one other friendly person there, the rest were rude and stand-offish. Not the fault of the hostel though!... More

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Salinas, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed one night with a friend. Big rooms with very high ceilings made the room nice and cool. The bed war comfortable. Pleasant atmosphere with the international travellers. This place is much better than the budget Hotels in Hilo. The location is right downtown and you can to walk to dinner or grocery store or the little shops and the... More

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Dolores, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

After our 4th stay in as many years this hostel remains at the top of our list. It's well run and clean, can't beat the location, right downtown. A farmers market that sells 7 days a week is just a few blocks away, fruit and veggies really cheap. On certain days there is a crafts market as well. The staff... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is just a basic hostel in HIlo which is in a good location (near restaurants, bars, grocery store, and the Hilo Farmer's Market). The hostel itself is pretty standard. Was clean and good kitchen. I was in a shared private room with two others so cant comment on the more dorm like accommodations. The private room was fine and... More

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Address: 101 Waianuenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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