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Hilo Bay Hostel Reviews

101 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo Hawaii, Hilo, USA

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158 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The hostel was good in a nice location, however Larry one of staff was. So rude to myself and other guest that would not recommend anyone staying there.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff was extremely friendly. The hostel has a mellow and cool vibe to it. The kitchen and other facilities are well maintained. Overall a pleasant experience. Make sure to bring $10 for a key deposit!


The Hilo Bay Hostel is a GREAT place to stay. It is well run, has excellent beds, is in historic downtown Hilo in an historic hotel which has been upgraded just enough to make a comfortable hostel. Everyone was friendly and I got lots of good information on the island; lots of friendly food sharing,.walk to the farmers' market and many coffee houses, restaurants of all kinds and 2grocery stores. I will come back any time I go to the Big Island

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


People who stayed there were a little bit strange, really old, and we saw a rat. Inspite of that the hostel is cute and the location is excellent.


If I or my friends gonna to visit Hilo, I absolutely would recommend the Hilo Bay Hostel!

  • 21st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Loved this place. Big, airy building, cool atmosphere. Awesome kitchen and facilities. Beds were fantastic. Everybody had their own double bed which makes a world of difference. A really nice place to spend time. Wish I could have stayed longer.

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