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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2011

What a clean place! Comfortable rooms, nice, clean and airy. The sounds of the song birds is a pleasure. Extremely accommodating and friendly staff. Everything you could want is within walking distance. Enjoyed every minute and will always recommend Hilo Bay Hostel

1 Thank KSTTM
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2011

The staff is very helpful, polite, and friendly. They will go out of Their way to make your stay enjoyable. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, beaches, and waterfalls that are in walking distances. The hostel itself is very old but well kept by the owner Scott and staff Terry, Glenda and Justin. The community bathroom and the kitchen... More 

2 Thank Keolaloa
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

After perusing the many outlandishly positive five star reviews on here, you could be forgiven on arriving at the Hilo Bay Hostel for thinking that you've got the wrong address. The hostel is charmingly situated in a den of iniquity to rival Sodom, featuring a motley horde of mental patients and their mental health/behavioural centres. Now, to the room. It... More 

13 Thank goldenlorikeet
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

My dears, if you have the great good fortune to book accommodations at the Hilo Bay Hostel, the stairs shown in this snap are but the first step to experiencing a true ALOHA welcome to Hilo and all of Hawaii. It may not be the grand staircase of the Titanic, but then the Hilo Bay Hostel is far from a... More 

3 Thank rdefrees
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2011

We stayed in the private room which had an en-suite bathroom. The room was very spacious, great value and good central Hilo location.

Thank cratendune
Southern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2011

When I traveled to the Big Island for a few days during my last visit to Hawaii, I wanted to stay away from the commercial/overpriced venues on the west coast of the island. Therefore, I went to Hilo, with its traditional and historical flourishes. After searching online, I discovered the Hilo Bay Hostel, and took a chance, based on its... More 

1 Thank daosong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2011

This hostel was located conveniently in the middle of the city, right next to everything you need. The rooms were suitable, nothing special, but a good bed to sleep on. People were nice. I'd recommend this hostel.

1 Thank goonybones
Southwest Harbor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2011

A friend and I (both seniors) stayed a week at the hostel and enjoyed it immensely. We met interesting people (both travelers and staff), got tips on sights to see and locations of necessities, etc. The staff have great senses of humor, and work hard to make the experience enjoyable. The full kitchen is a plus, enabling small or magnificent... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2011

We paid $67/night for a private room. Rooms were spacious and they have a full kitchen. They have free wi-fi but you have to pay if you want to use their computer. Scott is very nice and accommodating.

1 Thank kk_montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2011

My husband and I stayed for only one nite, but enjoyed it and the locstion. Had a private room with basth, very good value, Scott was very nice, gave me the extra pillows. Good location, little noisy being our room overlooked the street, but wasn't a problem to fall asleep for us.Our first hostel experience and it was a nice... More 

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Additional Information about Hilo Bay Hostel

Address: 101 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2435
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
Price Range: $44 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Mention to staff members if a quiet room is required.”
 of 5 bubbles ak275, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Probably the best value in Hilo if you choose a dorm room. This is a hostel, not a hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jamestS3831CB, 5 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Bunks... if you want to honey moon this is not the place. If you want to meet people save money and do a lot of exploring on this island”
 of 5 bubbles 712mickeyw, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I've heard that the rooms facing the street are noisier than the ones toward the back of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles katiet493, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you're looking for cheap, you can stay in the dorms. For a privacy, there's also private rooms...”
 of 5 bubbles ramonah392, 27 May 2015 | Read review
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