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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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    4.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Professional, welcoming, organised, clean... Has all the makings of the ideal hostel. Old school decor, boarding house vibe, well kept kitchen, bathrooms and dorms. Friendly and thorough staff. Cos the place is so well run, plus the safe, homey and placid atmosphere, it tends to attract the older solo travellers and school/college groups from time to time... Can detract from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hostel in the center of Hilo , up the stairs to a very comfortable common area that has a fun Feel to it . The staff is very nice and very helpfull and the keep the place very clean they spent a lot of time helping us rent a car / location is good but not the best... More 

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Streefkerk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Hilo Bay Hostel is a hostel were you feel at home rightaway. The hostel is located in a beautiful old house. Very central. We had a spacious private room with a small fridge. The kitchen is cosy with enough plates etc. The common area has a big table were you can eat, a big desk with electricity for your devices... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A good value in a pinch. We unexpectedly had to spend another night in Hilo ; we realized it at 11 pm ; and money was tight. We met people from all over the world, and the wifi is free. Fixed our own breakfast ; gracious use of kitchen included. Not fancy, but interesting...A bit of Hilo History ; )

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days. We were 6 people and had 3 rooms. One room was terrible. Dirty, smelly and the bed was dirty. We were not satisfied with our stay. The staff tried to help but couldn't. Will probably never go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

They offer just one pot of coffee per day, if u r late, u don't have any. The people there is not friendly, really some mean old ladies there. My stuff were moved by other people without any notice, really unpolite. And I want to have a bed in the lower rank of the bunk, they do have, but they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The best hostel that I have ever been, no doubt. My husband and I got a private room and we were surprised by a bottle of California wine and 2 wine glasses . Ritz Carlton treatment in a cozy, beautiful and welcoming hostel. Thanks Hilo Bay owners for this care❤️

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Shelby, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The owner was constantly fighting with guests over refrigerator space (the fridge is really small). Finally a took it all out on me without provocation. I remember this experience at least once a week. Avoid at all costs.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was stranded with the hurricane arriving. My resort had been evacuated and my flights canceled to depart the island. I was transported with my family to a local high school which had been turned into an overcrowded shelteras all the hotels were booked or evacuated too. Our friend found this place online and spoke with the owner, Scott, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not much to do in Hilo but everyone discovering its surroundings stay at Hilo Bay Hostel. Spaghetti Western style accommodation :) I stayed with a friend and we absolutely loved it. Huge premises, everything decorated with timber and instead of small individual tables, they have one long table with 2 benches in the common premises that bring everyone together. Hostel... More 

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Address: 101 Waianuenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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