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Shaka Shak

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126 West Kahaopea Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I stayed at the shack for a few days and found the stay quite enjoyable. There is a lot of Aloha at this place thanks to Cynthia :). You do need a car to get around though as it is out of walking distance from downtown. Can highly recommend..

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Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My friend and I were very comfortable here. The room was very clean and nice. The owner "Cinthia" is simply delightful. We liked her very much and she even lend me a jacket to visit Mauna Kea because she said I was going to be cold and she wanted me to enjoy the visit... How nice is that? I totally... More 

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Koror, Palau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Location was a big decision maker for me, as I wanted a place closer to Hawaii Community College. So commuting back and front avoiding traffic was a big plus. Nice house setting, Cynthia is a great host and makes fresh coffee daily and prepares pancake batter which i did not get a chance to try. By the time I left,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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 20, 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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1 Thank Kona-KonaKen
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Bacolod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

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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