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Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

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Federal, Australia
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Basic old school motel that gives you a taste of local Hawaii away from the big tourist spots. Amazing free breakfast and friendly staff and an easy 5min walk into town where there are heaps of bars/restaurants. There are three levels of rooms here: An outdoor hostel (think like sleeping in south east asia with a bed and a mosquito...

Thank Zona2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for upscale with carpeting, big screen TV etc. then look elsewhere. To be quite honest, most places on this island are scantily clad with few frills including people's homes. It's very humid here. Lot's of mildew. The more dressings, the more for mildew to cling to. This is an old building originally built as housing for plantation...

Thank JJSteel1
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Let's start with the outdoor dorm. It cannot be called a dorm it is basically in the dump garage of the property, very filthy and even for hostel style accommodation really poor, worst I stayed in by far on all of the islands, and believe me I stayed in a lot. Then the "continental" breakfast, again putting out reduced priced...

Thank OneBigAdventure2016
New York City, New York
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Wild Ginger Inn final 2 It is a family business, Hawaiin people. A wood frame complex of about 40 rooms on 2 levels built on the side of a hill, sunken into lower level of a beautiful garden looking into the sea. There is lush vegetation and flowers enveloping the complex and the surrounding, but it is not a Sheraton...

1Thank loongsung
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here longer than most do and got talking to staff (not the owners) about the hotel . The good first. Very friendly staff and owners. Great location Safe Great breakfast, lobby and tropical gardens Lowest price hotel in Hilo. Now the not so good . The place was built in the 1920,s as lodgings for plantation workers. That...

1Thank 39hilo57
Oberbipp, Switzerland
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the outdoor dorm. even for hostel standards it was the opposite of luxurious... there were a lot of mosquitos and roaches and I couldn't enter the lobby/kitchen after 9pm. The wifi is not available in the outdoor dorm. The staff is absolutely lovely and the location is perfect - central and safe. If you want to meet...

1Thank Sarah M
Kihei, Hawaii
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Husband and I stayed 4 nights at Wild Ginger Inn during Merrie Monarch in March 2016. We found the Inn comfortable enough. Loved the reception area and friendly atmosphere. Daily buffet breakfast is basic fruit, pastry, cereal, and very good coffee. Room 25 was very clean and cozy. Bathroom shower was plenty large and had a handheld shower wand like...

1Thank Honeymoon0429
Southern California
Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you are looking for something swanky and "upscale" this is not for you, but if you like a friendly place that feels like real old Hawaii, you gotta stay here! Fresh breakfast every morning consists of home baked treats and their own home grown fruit (papaya, bananas, etc.) PLUS every night they had something extra going on in the...

2Thank SoCalGal58
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Me and my partner have been to the Big Island twice and both times we stayed at the Wild Ginger, we first picked it because it was a reasonable price with breakfast included and returned because of the amazing staff. We stayed in a private room with ensuite, there is a ceiling fan also a fridge which is handy as...

Thank carine1987
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed May 11, 2016

I only needed a place in Hilo for one night with an early departure, so I booked a private room in the hostel side of the Ginger Inn. The good - location is on quiet residential street just a few blocks from Hilo Farmer's Market and beach and various downtown restaurants. There is free breakfast, but it's pretty basic, I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wild Ginger Inn is centrally located in Hilo, which is on the east side of the Big Island. One of the most affordable accommodations in town with free Wi-Fi and Hawaiian Style Continental Breakfast. We offer many different levels of comfort including regular hotel rooms, indoor and outdoor hostels (private and dorm), and tenting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

Address: 100 Puueo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2428
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $29 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Wild Ginger Hotel Hilo
Wild Ginger Inn b&b
Wild Ginger Inn Hilo
Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel Hilo, Hawaii
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“Choose street level if you need elevator”
 of 5 bubbles loongsung, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms are away from most traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Honeymoon0429, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“Room 21 on the end had a great ocean view. The rest include a garden and a bamboo forest out back.”
 of 5 bubbles SoCalGal58, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the highway and nearer to the lobby might be quieter at night.”
 of 5 bubbles smonda5, Apr 26, 2016 | Read review
“ask for the suite unless you want to stay in the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 862tammyh, Feb 2, 2016 | Read review
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