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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Quirky Hotels
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The Hilo Bay Hostel is a great example of Hilo itself - Caribbean vibes, a bit quirky, and a little run down. The location is great: near the rainbow falls, a few restaurants and shops, and relatively close to the beach. We stayed in a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a great place if you are travelling through Hilo for a day or two or just looking to get out of the jungle and see the "big city" of Hilo. The rates are fair and the staff was friendly. You walk up a...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Mark D
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The Hilo Bay Hostel is located in an old hotel, with original wooden flooring etc. The dorms are comfortable (though no lockers) and the facilities are OK (showers are semi-communal and run-down). The staff and atmosphere is friendly. However, on my final night there, I...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Rob C
Reviewed February 19, 2018

The hostel was ok for the price and the room is pretty big, however the cleanliness of the room is not that great. But we were astonished by the rudeness of some staff members. The kitchen closes at 21:30 and at 21:31 we were ousted...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank nath180
Reviewed November 21, 2017

ATMOSPHERE : First and foremost, THIS IS NOT A HOSTEL. The minute I walked in, I noticed the very strange atmosphere. There were a lot of old permanent residents who unfortunatly seem to be homeless or mentally ill. Most of the residents are a 40...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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"Get a room which looks out onto the street. Little traffic at night or in the morning to keep you awake."
387doreenw
Jul 17, 2017
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"Rooms are on a busy road, and with window open it is very noisy. Bring ear-plugs."
Long_Tall_SallyB
Apr 25, 2017
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"Mention to staff members if a quiet room is required."
ak275
Jan 26, 2016
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"Probably the best value in Hilo if you choose a dorm room. This is a hostel, not a hotel."
jamestS3831CB
Dec 5, 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hilo bay hotel hilo
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHilo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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