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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011
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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

While in Hilo to visit our daughter who is attending the University, we enjoyed three nights at the Hilo bay hostel. We could have not been more welcomed and comfortable anywhere. The owner Scott has done a beautiful job with renovating the historic building, and you can tell there was a lot of time and love invested. We were immediately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

I saw people all enjoyed their stay at Hilo Bay Hostel and I know the reason. Their staff are the kindest staff I've ever met. They tried their best to make our stay comfortable and were always willing to offer help even if I checked out. When I had a trouble, they helped me immediately. This hostel is amazingly clean... More 

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Wellington, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

One of the best hostels I've stayed at in the world! Beautifully restored wooden panelled building, with modern amenities. The staff were welcoming, friendly and enthusiatic. Clean airy spacious dorms, squeeky clean kitchen and bathroom. Neat planted courtyard -out door space. The only down side would be the constant traffic noise.

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Clean, comfortable and a great location in Hilo. Definitely a place to stay if you have a special appreciation for charming historical buildings (with all updated amenities). Beautiful place at a great price!

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Dolores, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

This is a great hostel in an excellent location. Very clean facilites and friendly helpful staff. We'll definitely return for another stay.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

I've long believed that American hostels, in addition to being vanishingly rare, are generally inferior in quality and value to their counterparts around the world. The Hilo Bay Hostel, however, really defies this generalization. The very friendly owner, Scott, has done an amazing job of restoring a historic hotel into a hostel that's fully functional, clean and modern but still... More 

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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. Were pleasantly surprised with this hostel. The staff was very helpful and enthusiastic. If we needed anything (information on whereto or how to travel) they were quite forthcoming. the place is right in the downtown, easy access to groceries or places to eat. while we were there we cooked our own... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. The dorm rooms have big roomy bunk beds, clean bedding and have a nice feel to them. The bathroom and kitchen were clean and the communal areas were welcoming. The staff were very helpful and the place felt safe. There are only 2 negative points I have. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

Great service, clean room. We booked into a room with its own bathroom. Great facilities for young people on a budget, Sparkling kitchen. Sitting and dining area is old world Hawaii, beautifully restored and maintained. Top place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

Having spent time travelling i found this is the best hostel I have stayed in. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the service is fantastic. My experience at the Hilo Bay Hostel added depth and enjoyment to my experience of the Big Island. Moreover, it's the best value hostel I have used. Overall, great value, customer care and... 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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