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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stayed here for 1 night at the end of January. It seemed fine until we went to go to bed. We (a guy and girl) shared a bed in a room full of guys. One may have been hooked on heroin. One may have been wanking during the night, and we did not sleep well. In the morning, we discovered that we were covered in bedbug bites, and found them in and on our bags.

If you stay here, check your room and mattress and those around you before setting down! Don't put your bags on the floor if you can help it. Also, the road outside was really loud for having a window open. I will probably not go back. We didn't get an infestation, because we went crazy taking care of it, but it's not worth risking.

Without the bugs and creeps, it would have been fine. Seemed nice during the day.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jamesthe C
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Stayed here in the private room for one night and were happy. The location was handy as it was right downtown and there was nearby parking available. The staff was friendly and helpful. The other guests, not so much. We only met one other friendly person there, the rest were rude and stand-offish. Not the fault of the hostel though!

The private room was cool at night and the linens were decent. Showers had lots of hot water available for the morning. They had a quiet policy after 10pm I think it was, and it didn't seem like many people abided by it unfortunately. It did quiet down after midnight though.

All in all, pretty basic place if you're looking to save a few bucks for lodging.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Stayed one night with a friend. Big rooms with very high ceilings made the room nice and cool. The bed war comfortable. Pleasant atmosphere with the international travellers. This place is much better than the budget Hotels in Hilo. The location is right downtown and you can to walk to dinner or grocery store or the little shops and the farmers market.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Gertrud R
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

After our 4th stay in as many years this hostel remains at the top of our list. It's well run and clean, can't beat the location, right downtown. A farmers market that sells 7 days a week is just a few blocks away, fruit and veggies really cheap. On certain days there is a crafts market as well. The staff are the greatest, always available to answer questions or give information on things to do locally.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank NancyTColorado
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is just a basic hostel in HIlo which is in a good location (near restaurants, bars, grocery store, and the Hilo Farmer's Market). The hostel itself is pretty standard. Was clean and good kitchen.
I was in a shared private room with two others so cant comment on the more dorm like accommodations. The private room was fine and we were happy with it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank jeremy b
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