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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 March 14, 2014
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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
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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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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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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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Hemet, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We enjoyed the stay at this hostel. They had wifi available and comfortable rooms or dorms. The kitchen available was well stocked and the staff was friendly. The common area was very nice with couches and a large table available. The thin walls listed in LP were accurate but it is a hostel and not a hotel. The only reason... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I was staying at Hilo Bay Hostel for two weeks. It's definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed so far. Located in downtown Hilo you've got everything you need just a short walk away. The place is well equipped and very clean. While I was staying there I met nice and interesting people, and the overall mood in the... More

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Kailua Kona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I wanted to respond to this because there is a need to clear up some misconceptions posted in another review. First of all, a shared dorm room must have rules or there would be no way to have a quiet place to sleep. The living quarters are more than adequate. Secondly, nearly everywhere you stay in Hawaii has the sound... More

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Kalapana, Hawaii, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I am a Kama'aina (person of the land of Hawaii) and a travel enthusiast of destinations that reflect local native culture. Hawaiian culture is "Aloha---generous, and honest sharing with others, like in a family (Ohana), Hilo Bay Hostel is hawaiian style,. A place to meet adventurous travelers of all ages and countries. The staff reflects the local culture, which at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

A mixed review for this place, the building is full of character with good communal facilities in a central downtown Hilo location with plenty of public parking. The owner is fair in his dealings with guests, however whilst 'the cat's away' some of his staff are somewhat lacking in guest relations skills and 'Aloha' welcome. I was put in a... 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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