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Reviewed 27 February 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

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 20 February 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

Thank nath180
Reviewed 22 November 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

Thank Edline S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The family atmosphere and the Aloha spirit makes this hostel the best. You feel like family and this place is truly a home away from home. Denise, Frankie, Joanne and Haku make sure everything is taken care of so that you feel invited and at...More

Thank djulaton
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

At first look, the place is Nice and welcoming. As soon as you get to your Room. Dorms stinks, beds are disgusting, bunch of permanent residents who seem mentally ill. Restrooms and showers are nasty. Worst Hostel EVER. Please, don’t give them your money. The...More

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USD 89 - USD 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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23 January 2015|
Response from Austin S | Reviewed this property |
Bring your own toiletries, but you can rent towels from them
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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."
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"Rooms are on a busy road, and with window open it is very noisy. Bring ear-plugs."
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"Mention to staff members if a quiet room is required."
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"Probably the best value in Hilo if you choose a dorm room. This is a hostel, not a hotel."
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