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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed as a single woman in the dorm in a corner room. It was great, but be aware: some travelers do not think about other people, so there was seem noisy folks coming in at night late shining lights around and talking (on…the...phone!) without considering sleeping people. I met great folks, and the staff were very friendly. I had...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is locate in a prime location in central Hilo. There are markets, restaurants, bars with pool and live music and a farmers market all close by. They have a nice kitchen which closes strictly at 9pm (And is locked for the night), and they do have laundry available for guests to use at a reasonable price. Towels do...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

planned to do a lot of camping on big island.. unfortunately heavy rain on a daily basis made that feat rather awful. so as oppose to walking the muliwai track we ended up staying in hilo for a night. due to its smaller size this hostel really is a gem!

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Hungary
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Awful experience! It looked ok, people were respecful. But then came the evening. Cockroaches were running everywhere. They were in our bags, on the bed, in our shoes. I complained, they were sorry, but told this is normal, and kinda gave me a strange look asking why? I can't sleep like this. Weird!!!!!! First we thought we try to handle...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The room was nicely done up. But under the bed were two dead cockroach. As we lay in our bed the cockroach came in our bed... Wasn't a good night. In the morning we checked out. Maybe it was a individual case, but it was the last time for us in this hostel.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night, now while I'm glad we were not camping in the terrible weather east coast Hawaii has all the time I was so thankful for a bed and no sand. The place is old and smells like animals. They have a dog that wanders round and about 5 birds. Beds are full of stains and hairs, showers...

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2Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Stayed at the hostel in June and to say there is no air conditioning, it is a pretty cool temperature inside which was great. The showers and toilets are separate to each other, as are the male and female showers/toilets. When I arrived, there was only one female toilet working (there are only two for the whole hostel to begin...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice and clean place, but the manager Terry seems shady. I get the impression that they'll do anything to make a buck. There is a limit to how many guests one can put in a room and still be comfortable. Also, I heard that I payed full price while the other guests they squeezed in got a...

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HiloBayHostel, Front Office Manager at Hilo Bay Hostel, responded to this review

Aloha, We are truly sorry that you felt unfairly treated. We are a busy hostel with limited rooms and each of us try to accommodate everyone as much as possible especially when we have groups staying with us. If this is around the time we had a group in house then Terry did give a discount to a guest who...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Million dollar staff!!! I love this place and will stay here time and time again!! Location is great for anyone who wants to see the ocean since it's a 2 minute walk from the sea! Kitchen is great, bathrooms are extremely clean and beds are softer than clouds. If people complain about lack of privacy, "cold showers" or unfriendly staff,...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Physically a very beautiful hostel (lots of wood/interesting pictures/artefacts/furniture/patio area off the kitchen and overall the hostel has a stylist lay out. What makes this hostel very special is it's gentle and caring staff members and the hostel offers the delightful presence of Roxie, the hostel terrier. The hostel also has birds (in cages) who all have interesting characters. Yes...

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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: ₹ 2,187 - ₹ 5,017 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms are on a busy road, and with window open it is very noisy. Bring ear-plugs.”
xcDOGS, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Mention to staff members if a quiet room is required.”
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.”
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”
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.”
katiet493, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
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