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Hilo Bay Hostel

101 Waianuenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Hilo Bay Hostel
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Ranked #2 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Hilo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

We paid $67/night for a private room. Rooms were spacious and they have a full kitchen. They have free wi-fi but you have to pay if you want to use their computer. Scott is very nice and accommodating.

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Brentwood,ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

My husband and I stayed for only one nite, but enjoyed it and the locstion. Had a private room with basth, very good value, Scott was very nice, gave me the extra pillows. Good location, little noisy being our room overlooked the street, but wasn't a problem to fall asleep for us.Our first hostel experience and it was a nice... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

As a young college graduate I traveled across Europe staying in hostels. It was a great experience living shoulder to shoulder with other young adventurers. The price was right for what I could afford, and my sense of privacy wasn't as "well developed" as it has become. Fond memories of a place and time I'd outgrown. Today (35 years later)... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

- Very friendly staff - Nice atmosphere - Good value for money

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

I was here with a friend for two nights and enjoyed it very much. The owner Scott and his staff were very helpful. The hostel was clean and well kept. They had lots of fun things to look at, free internet and even had a mask and snorkel or two you could borrow. The location was great as we wanted... More 

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Great location, helpful staff - a hostel with real "character". I stayed in a "private" room, and was very pleased with it.

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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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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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