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Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Federal, Australia
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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... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 September 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... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 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... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $40 - $133 (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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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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