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Shaka Shak

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126 W Kahaopea St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5305 See on map
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30 Sep1 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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All reviewsour room was spaciousdouble bedother guestsdowntown hilocynthiahawaii
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The guesthouse is a lovely two story and spacious home. So nice looking out the airy living area to the lush garden. Great selection for breakfast and good value for money. Very quiet location but still walking distance to shops, restaurants, mall, cinema and bus...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This place was easy to find, close to shopping and not far off the highway. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We met other travellers at breakfast and shared a lot of travel information. Cynthia and Natasha were very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.More

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Response from ShakaShakBoss, Owner at Shaka ShakResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you Joan for leaving a nice review both on booking.com and tripadvisor. We appreciate so much that you took the time to share your experience in our Hawaiian home. It will help future guests in their decision to stay with us. You are always...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

Beautiful home away from home everything that the big island has to offer Shaka shak is that place to start right!...with there beautiful home in the right location easy access to everything to your convenience..the perfect place to be!..thank you! Cynthia and Natasha broa!

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Response from ShakaShakBoss, Owner at Shaka ShakResponded 21 May 2018

Aloha and thanks for leaving a great review. I am delighted to know that you appreciate the beauty of an authentic Hawaiian plantation house. It is the historic details that give this mid century house a lot of character. You are always welcome here. Mahalo!

Reviewed 1 February 2018

The review of this property is from our stay a few months ago, so please understand that some things may have changed from then. Do not be misled by the positive reviews. This property was unsafe, and, unsanitary. First, the unsafe. Parking here was very...More

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Response from ShakaShakBoss, Owner at Shaka ShakResponded 21 May 2018

Guests who expects a traditional Bed and Breakfast should be paying around upward of $150 in Hilo. We are a budget accommodation, our nightly rates are only 78 - 88 a night. Please do not expect so much for such little cost. Even a hostel...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This is not a hotel. It is a hostel in an unsafe area. Even though we booked for three nights we left for another hotel without refund soon as possible because it is very unsafe. There is no lock on the front door and balcony...More

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Response from ShakaShakBoss, Owner at Shaka ShakResponded 3 January 2018

The guests wanted to get out of the 2 night minimum I've established for Christmas week, the busiest week of the year by making up false accusations. I am pretty sure they just needed 1 night in Hilo after going to Mauna Kea, but all...More

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The Shaka Shaka is a charming plantation guest house restored to combine old Hawaii nostalgia with modern conveniences. It sits on a 14,000 square foot tropical lot in an established and quiet neighborhood. We have ...More a total of 4 upstairs rooms, all uniquely decorated with Hawaiian inspired furnishings and super comfy beds. Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen and clean common areas on the same level. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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US$ 82 - US$ 112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Shaka Shak Hilo, Hawaii
United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Hilo
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9 July 2018|
Response from GlobeGadabout | Reviewed this property |
I do not recommend that ANYONE stay there!
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"Excellent!well keeping"
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"The first downstairs room when you come in was bigger than the one I had and the little area downstairs is..."
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"Choose the room with the least Coqui frogs outside. We only had two and slept very well."
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"The middle room has a cute balcony useful for drying our bathing suits."
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