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Big Island Backpacking Hostel

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Shout out to Jay for being a fab guy and taking us on a tour to Rainbow Falls on his day off. All the staff are fab here, and the hostel is v chill. I'd recommend it to anyone travelling alone or stopping over in Hilo for a night or two

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here this month with my partner booked through hostel world and got charged extra so I would avoid that and book by the phone. Other than that we have had a great stay. Run by a group of friends chilling out on the Island, really friendly and invited us out with them to things and gave us tips about... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend made the reservation for the hostel online. Hostels website is still online and reservations can be made. They are taking the full payments for the accommodation. When we arrived there hostel was closed. Neighbours told us it's been closed for 3 months already.

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5 Thank Mirjana Z
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Aloha, The Hostel has been reopened by new owners as of April 1rst 2016. All new people, all new activities and vibes! If any old reservations still exists we will honor them. Mahalo, Big Island Backpacking Hostel More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend had a reservation for the 15th september (made in august) and we paid directly via their website and paypal for the beds. The confirmation was sent and yesterday as we arrived we found out that the hostel was abandoned and closed ... and nobody told us anything. We lost the money for one night and had... More 

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5 Thank Myriam D
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Aloha, The Hostel has been reopened by new owners as of April 1rst 2016. All new people, all new activities and vibes! If any old reservations still exists we will honor them. Mahalo, Big Island Backpacking Hostel More 

New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I stayed there for few nights and I had a great time. Jered saved for me the bed I asked, was patient and helpul. He knows a lot about the island and gave me great tips. The locations is amazing but you still need a car to get around. The volcano- 45 minutes drive from there Rainbow falls- 5 minutes... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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2 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Originally, I planned to live in the dorm, but the only bed available was either on the top bunk or a very creaky spring mattress near the door. The following day, I opted to upgrade into the private room and it was much more comfortable and worth the extra $30. Free breakfast is a plus, and the location is so... More 

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Thank Kevin T
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This hostel is clean, relaxing and comfortable. The guy on reception was really laid back and made us feel very welcome. It's a good location near the tsunami museum and a little cinema. Would definitely go back!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The moment you walk through the door of Hilo Backpackers you become part of the family. Jared (aka my hero) greats you with friendly smile but the service doesn't stop there. He is a goldmine of advice for what to do on the big island. We intended to spend only 1 night but ended up staying 5. We hung out... More 

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Thank Emilweixien
1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in many places and only now I'm taking the time to write a review because this guys deserve it. Really nice ambience, the tours are great, etc. Totally recommended !. You can't miss the volcano national park tour and Jared is a great guide!

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Linkoping, Sweden
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Had a good stay at the Hilo backpackers hostel. Stayed for 5nights. Should have Done more research though and booked a few days on the other side of the island. The rooms are clean, good pressure in the showers. Nice open spaces, good common area. It would have been nice to be able to bring food and drinks up to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Big Island Backpacking Hostel is a large two story structure with rooms upstairs and a large common area downstairs. We offer free Wifi, breakfast and operate a locally grown, fresh farmers market in our parking every Thursday and Saturday. We have kayak rentals available for cruising Hilo Bay (which can be viewed from our private rooms) and moped and bicycle rentals for getting around town. Mauna Kea, Volcanos National Park, and beach tours available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Island Backpacking Hostel

Address: 69 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2433 (Formerly Hilo Backpackers Hostel)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $40 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Big Island Backpacking Hostel Hilo, Hawaii
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“"Bottom bunks are the best dorm beds, preferably corner to have an outlet. Also the private room doesn't have a fan, only the dorm"”
 of 5 bubbles kevintR5067DA, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you can't handle staying in a dorm style room with strangers, you can always get a private room for more money.”
 of 5 bubbles volcanomama, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“the private rooms are just as good as the dorms....”
 of 5 bubbles 613PaulaF613, 1 Apr 2013 | Read review
“any will do”
 of 5 bubbles peshovuchev, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Go to one of the hostels in pahoa”
 of 5 bubbles Hoomaikai1, 7 Jul 2011 | Read review
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