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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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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Shelby, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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ovalle, chile
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit here and I'll be back. As other reviews note, this isn't a party youth hostel. Phenomenal service from Terry and his staff, perfect location, historical building, full kitchen, and super clean rooms and bathrooms...even shared. Beyond that, there are all the little creature comforts- big communal dining table, good WIFI, daily local newspaper, and local tips from the... More

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