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Best Hilo hostels

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The Big Island Hostel - Hilo - Bedroom
The Big Island Hostel
8.7 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Wild Ginger Inn Hostel - Hilo
Free Wi-Fi

Hilo hostels near the city center

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Top tips for finding Hilo hostel deals

  • The Wild Ginger Inn Hostel is popular for its convenient location, friendly staff, cleanliness, and great service. Besides, it is one of the most affordable Hilo hostels to consider on your next trip. The hostel offers a variety of accommodation levels for your comfort and privacy. You can choose between indoor or outdoor hostels, regular hotel rooms, and private dorms. The property is in central Hilo where everything is within a short walking distance. It’s also close to the airport for easy accessibility. Nearby attractions include the Mokupapapa Discovery Center, East Hawaii Cultural Center, the Pacific Tsunami Museum, and the Mauna Kea State Recreation Area.
  • The Big Island Hostel is one of the few Hilo hostels that offer a variety of accommodation options for all types of travelers. The establishment features female dorm rooms, semi-private rooms, deluxe rooms, and private suites. This makes it suitable for families, couples, small groups, and solo travelers. The rooms feature extra-long beds with memory foam mattresses for extra comfort, plus all doors have coded locks for enhanced security. What makes this lodge different from other Hilo hostels is that they have an entertainment staff that keeps guests entertained every night. Guests can also enjoy other activities around the hostel like cycling, snorkeling, hiking, and windsurfing for a memorable stay on the island.
  • The Hilo Bay Hostel is a suitable accommodation option for students, solo travelers, and groups of friends who want to tour the Big Island. Its central location makes this hostel ideal for a quick excursion. The hostel features large dorms and spacious rooms that come with a shared bathroom and shower for your convenience and comfort. It also has a shared kitchen available to all guests for diverse use. Free high-speed internet is available, and you can use the washing machine provided for all your laundry needs.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Hilo, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Hilo in April and September.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Hilo if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Hilo hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Hilo found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $184, while the most expensive was $9,493.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Hilo for 5 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Hilo

  • What are the best hostels near Coconut Island Park?

    Coconut Island Park is a popular area in Hilo and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Hilo Bay Hostel or The Big Island Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Coconut Island Park.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Hilo?

    Hostel prices in Hilo can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Hilo is $147 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $147 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Hilo?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Hilo is $147 compared to $799 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Hilo?

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