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Shaka Shak

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126 West Kahaopea Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the owner is very nice, friendly and helpful, She even lend us some warm jackets to wear on the top of observatory (it was needed, there was snow up there). the room is clean and cozy, close to good restaurant, beach, waterfall,...

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not terrible. Not great. Much deferred maintenance. Very accommodating owner. Parking difficult. Shared bathroom. Okay kitchen. Overall, just okay but with a very nice owner. Photos online not representative overall.

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So, I ended up staying here because I returned from the Muliwai Trail a day earlier than expected and therefore a day ahead of schedule as far as my other lodging reservations. The Shaka Shak was a bit hard to find because there is no marking for it from the street, only after you pull into the garage area under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friends and I stayed in Shaka Shak for 1 night (15 Feb) and we had a fabulous stay. We booked 1 King Studio with Lanai and 1 Standard Queen Room: comfortable beds, huge space and nice decoration, washroom is neat and big, you can find everything you need basically - hairdryers, towels and even teabags. Besides, property owner is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What can I say? This place is just simply fantastic! It's a simple looking house with really nice, beautiful tropical-styled interiors. The double-bed bedroom comes with a tv & so many sockets to plug your devices. It also comes with 2 powerful fans & 2 fan-aircon like devices that makes sleeping comfortable even in the hot tropical climate. And not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Really basic accommodations suitable for backpackers. High price for low value. Old and unkempt. Not clean. Uninviting entrance. Very basic breakfast. Charging 'cleaning fee'. What for? Far from downtown Hilo. On the positive side: owner very friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed at this beautiful B&B last July and we've had a truly great time. It was recommended to us by one of our friends who also stayed at Shaka Shak and shared with us their wonderful experience. I must say that this is one of those hidden B&B gems in Hilo that truly deserves more than its current rating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Thank you Cynthia and Natasha for making our family feel at home. We spent a week at the Shaka Shak. Because our family are not people who expect fancy things, we were completely happy with our first experience with staying at a B&B. If you don't need much tending to and can appreciate the value of a quaint and cozy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have a wonderful experience during my stay, I stayed in the Queen room for 2 nights . The bed was so comfortable I almost overslept on both days. The breakfast consists of fresh fruits and healthy choices. The host was very accommodating and gave a lot of good tips about the various attractions. I would highly recommend this place,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Cynthia is a real sweetheart and the sheets were clean. But we were badly mislead by the web information for Shaka Shak. It was not clear that this place is essentially a boarding house. Together with a resident student, we and our traveling companions were 5 people sharing one bathroom. Also misleading was the cost. An extra $20/room "cleaning charge"... More 

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