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Hilo

Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, is the precious last living remnant of old Hawaii. Completely unlike every other large town in Hawaii, Hilo is a place to connect with the land and the locals. You won't find the hustle and bustle of the tourist-driven culture here, and you won't find the fancy hotels and restaurants.

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Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Hilo

Cheapest month September

Hilo Photos

Rainbow falls
Mauna Kea Cinder Cones

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Guest Reviews

Hilo Bay Hostel

Hilo Bay Hostel

I have never seen a hostel with beter character/climate. You can meet there very interesting people. too bad that there are... cockroaches of 10 cm running around :/ ... more

Overall
5
Arnotts Lodge & Hiking Adventures

Arnotts Lodge & Hiking Adventures

This place is not clean at all! ... more

Overall
1

Hilo Discussions

Hilo Blog Entries

  • Hilo
    We arrived in Hilo this morning around 8, on the Big Island. This is the wet side of the island, and it was predictably overcast and damp. However, we haven't seen much of the famed Hawaiian sun anywhere yet. What's up with that? Donna and Wayne are busy this morning on an excursion (Rainbow Falls I think ...
    Posted in Aloha Cruising by swendl

  • Beautiful Hilo
    IMG_3383 IMG_3346 IMG_3370 Aloha, The MV Explorer arrived to Hilo, Hawaii on the 14th, and what a great feeling it was to walk on land again. Elizabeth and I made our way into the town of Hilo ...
    Posted in To the Ends of the Earth I Sail by Joshzahrbock

  • HiLo
    I think I have come to like eating tamarinds because of the seeds. The taste is lovely, sure, but ...
    Posted in a long-winded carte postale by decuirrl

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Hilo Backpacker's Hostel
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Hilo Backpacker's Hostel

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Hilo Bay Hostel
83 %

Hilo Bay Hostel

101 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo Hawaii (Map) - Hostel
I have never seen a hostel with beter character/climate. You can meet there very interesting people. too bad that there are.
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Arnotts Lodge & Hiking Adventures

Arnotts Lodge & Hiking Adventures

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