My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in a private room which was very large & clean. The free breakfast was 3 slices of toast and jam and fruit - very tasty and filling. The location is great with a car - close to Mauna Kea, Waterfalls, Macadamia Nut Factory and Volcano National Park. There are also a handful of good restaurants in walking distance of the hostel. Parking is plentiful and free. There is a large common room with a TV. Gerard on reception was amazing, so friendly and helpful. We borrowed the snorkel gear too and it was the best we came across on our travels around Hawaii. There were limited bathrooms, but it didn't present too much of a problem. I would suggest with all the space here, perhaps an extra bathroom wouldn't go a miss. All very clean and slept well here. Overall great hostel and had a great time here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Big Island Backpacking Hostel is a large two story structure with rooms upstairs and a large common area downstairs. We offer free Wifi, breakfast and operate a locally grown, fresh farmers market in our parking every Thursday and Saturday. We have kayak rentals available for cruising Hilo Bay (which can be viewed from our private rooms) and moped and bicycle rentals for getting around town. Mauna Kea, Volcanos National Park, and beach tours available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Island Backpacking Hostel Hilo, Hawaii