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Situated in Hilo and within 200 metres of The Pacific Tsunami Museum, Howzit Hostels Hawaii has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is around 800 metres from Lyman Museum & Mission House, 3.1 km from Rainbow Falls and 3.7 km from University of Hawaii, Hilo. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a shared kitchen. The hostel features some units that have sea views, and the rooms come with a shared bathroom with a shower. At Howzit Hostels Hawaii rooms come with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Hilo, like hiking and snorkelling. Staff at Howzit Hostels Hawaii are always available to provide advice at the reception. Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo is 11 km from the hostel, while Lava Tree State Monument is 38 km from the property. The nearest airport is Hilo International Airport, 4 km from Howzit Hostels Hawaii.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

FREE parking!

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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Hilo
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Luis
    Portugal Portugal
    Super clean,excellent dorm beds with private lights and power outlets, and with a small shelf to hold your electronic equipment while charging. The bathrooms are spotless. Free chocolate chip pancakes during breakfast.
  • Aureliano
    Colombia Colombia
    One of the most impressive hostels that I have ever stayed in in years. Great beds, well equipped kitchen, amazing showers/toilet facilities and common area. Strong wifi, too! And free pancake and coffee in the morning.
  • Kinaston
    United States United States
    That close within Hilo downtown area was great place!

Property surroundings

Facilities of Howzit Hostels Hawaii
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • City view
  • Beachfront
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Snorkelling
  • Hiking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Howzit Hostels Hawaii takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 23:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 01:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
US$15 per person, per night

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 2 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Howzit Hostels Hawaii accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Howzit Hostels Hawaii in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

License number: TA-196-815-9232-01

FAQs about Howzit Hostels Hawaii

  • Check-in at Howzit Hostels Hawaii is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Howzit Hostels Hawaii is 1.4 miles from the centre of Hilo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Howzit Hostels Hawaii may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Howzit Hostels Hawaii offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Pub crawls
    • Beach