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    Big Island Backpacking Hostel

    69 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2433
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    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent30%
    • Very good41%
    • Average14%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible7%
    20 Sep 2016
    “The staff make it ”
    1 May 2016
    “Large room, great hosts but no breakfast”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Beachfront
    Room Service
    Fitness centre
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    Hilo Bay Hostel
    186 reviews
    #4 of 9 Speciality lodging in Hilo
     
    Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
    1,711 reviews
    #4 of 8 hotels in Hilo
     
    Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
    271 reviews
    #5 of 8 hotels in Hilo
     
    Hilo Seaside Hotel
    1,007 reviews
    #3 of 8 hotels in Hilo
     
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    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...More

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    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,...More

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    Reviewed 19 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...More

    Helpful?5  
    Management response:

    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

    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...More

    Helpful?5  
    Management response:

    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

    Reviewed 28 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...More

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    Hilo Bay Hostel
    186 reviews
    #4 of 9 Speciality lodging in Hilo
     
    Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
    1,711 reviews
    #4 of 8 hotels in Hilo
     
    Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton
    271 reviews
    #5 of 8 hotels in Hilo
     
    Hilo Seaside Hotel
    1,007 reviews
    #3 of 8 hotels in Hilo
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Room
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 34 - US$ 88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Tom W
    hey im seeing mixed reviews about place being closed, anyone who's been there recently can describe?
    2 October 2016|
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    Response from CMKS111 | Reviewed this property |
    Hey, it's a pretty basic hostel. No AC in bedrooms, no oven in the kitchen and very little fridge space, but it's very chill and the staff are chill and will invite you to do stuff with them. It's in the middle of the town... More
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    ""Bottom bunks are the best dorm beds, preferably corner to have an outlet. Also the private room..."
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    "If you can't handle staying in a dorm style room with strangers, you can always get a private room for..."
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    "the private rooms are just as good as the dorms...."
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    "any will do"
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