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Hilo Bay Hostel Reviews

101 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo Hawaii, Hilo, USA

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224 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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a good hostel to stay in plenty of space in the rooms with clean showers very day lookers in the rooms great location with parking across the road from the hostel. would recommend.


Fantastic stay. I spent only 2 nights here but has a great atmosphere, great location. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Resident dog and parrots added to it all. So central to everything!

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel is right in downtown Hilo and is surrounded by food places and bar. We walked in the hostel when hit by a hint of ammonia but a set of vintage looking stairs. The friendly person at the check-in counter claiming to be owner checked us in in no time. Our room looks simple and locally Hawaiian until we see wandering roaches in our room and the washroom... Overall the hostel has friendly and international visitors at a convenient location but cleanliness is to be improved.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The room was unsufferably hot even with a ceiling fan,. My room was located just above a busy street/highway with loud truck/car traffic all night, closing windows not much of an option. Loud group of other guests in the common area just outside my room but interior window did not close. Manager on duty attempted to quiet them but not to much effect afterwards. Got little sleep, probably one of the worst nights I've ever spent on the road. Frequent visitor to Hilo but will never stay there.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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