Hilo Area

Hilo Bay Hostel

A very nice hostel with bright, very clean rooms and shared spaces, including the kitchen. You can tell they really put in the extra effort. On the second floor of a historic building built in 1911 on a busy corner in downtown Hilo, so expect road noise. Lockers...

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Arnott’s Lodge

Located just off Kalanianaole Avenue in east Hilo past the industrial area, this hostel is popular with backpackers. They offer several tours in their vans, since, as they put it, “Most of our guests don’t have cars.” They have a room with 55-inch smart TV (feel...

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SCP Hotel Hilo

Update: The Hilo Seaside Hotel was sold and reopened as SCP Hotel Hilo. We will be back to re-review it as soon as can. Very clean, simple hotel (but very dated except the bedding) rooms across from the Ice Pond. Very warm staff that make the whole hotel feel...

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Grand Naniloa Hotel

For quite some time we've had a note on this property: "This resort has gone under extensive renovations and is now part of the Hilton DoubleTree family. We will be re-reviewing it soon." Although renovations at the Grand Naniloa have concluded (a mere $20 million...

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Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is one of best hotels on Banyan Drive at the moment (though that in itself is not worth tons of bragging rights). Their location overlooking Coconut Island affords them nice views. The rooms and bathrooms are fresh and modern, still in keeping...

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Dolphin Bay Hotel

We find this hotel quaint and comforting. It helps that it's one of the better bargain hotels in Hilo. Rooms are clean and have complete kitchens. No phone in your room, but you can always use the one in the lobby. The coqui frog problem here is particularly...

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Wild Ginger Inn & Hostel

This is a budget traveler's kind of place, a little bit hotel, a little bit hostel. Private rooms have an empty fridge, microwave and TV; private hostel rooms have a full-size or bunk bed and shared bath. There's a shared kitchen in all categories. Towels, bedding...

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The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

We’re not sure how to classify this one, so let’s start with what it isn't: a hotel, a hostel, or a bed and breakfast. Think of this place as a destination retreat locale. It's only about 20 minutes away from Hilo but light-years away in everything besides...

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