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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here for 4 days, and loved it. It is an old sugar cane plantation that has been converted to accommodation. The staff were very friendly and helpful, lending us an umbrella when it rained. The location is great! Walking distance into town and the local restaurants. Complimentary wifi is available in the common/breakfast area (not in rooms though)....

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Miami Lakes, Florida
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Wild Ginger Inn is totally awesome, gives you a view of the classic old style Big Island, food is great and the owners work on site so you feel at home, the rooms give you a wonderful vibe and you feel like you on an Island and its down right awesome, I will be back.

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1Thank Jason B
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a building of older construction, that is a hostel as well as a hotel. Though we found the walls to be very thin, we enjoyed the pleasant family and other personnel, the "old Hawaii" feeling, and the fresh papaya and homemade breads at breakfast. We were comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend. We needed a cheap place every to stay close to the Volcano National Park. The pros: it had free breakfast, late check-in and free parking. The Cons: it was old looking and if you get grossed out by old peeling paint and old furnishings then this isn't for you. There was...

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Tenerife, Spain
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in mid September. The Wild Ginger is described as a hostel/hotel as it has dormitories and private rooms. We had en-suite room 23 at the bottom of the stairs from the lobby area. Our room had a double bed, a refrigerator, TV, a microwave and bathroom with toilet, washbasin and shower...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just finished off our first stop on the Big Island in Hilo. Our stay at the Wild Ginger in Hilo was better than what we expected (given that we did quite a bit of research and read one too many bad reviews). We are glad to experience this lovely family own and operate hotel located in...

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Franklinville, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Small, older motel atmosphere. Great for our needs, which were basically a place to sleep and shower in the morning. Pretty nice breakfast of various pastries, fruit, cereal, coffee, tea, etc. Not world class or anything, but that wasn't expected. Comfortable open lobby to settle down before going to bed.

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1Thank Mike M
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Joshua at check-in very nice. They close down at 8 pm so be sure to arrive! Difficult to see entrance off of Puuae Street. No air conditioning but very cool breezes. Room comfy. Good TV, microwave and mini refrigerator. Stayed in room 25 down the stairs opposite kitchen. I Loved this place but do not stay here if u r...

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Federal, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 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...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 October 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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $38 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel 1.5*
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, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms are away from most traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Honeymoon0429, 24 Jun 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, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the highway and nearer to the lobby might be quieter at night.”
 of 5 bubbles smonda5, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“ask for the suite unless you want to stay in the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 862tammyh, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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