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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Hk
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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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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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ovalle, chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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
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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
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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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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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