Situated in Hilo, 1.7 miles from Coconut Island Beach, The Big Island Hostel features air-conditioned accommodation and a shared lounge. The property is around 1.9 miles from Reeds Bay Beach, 1.3 miles from University of Hawaii, Hilo and 2.6 miles from Rainbow Falls. The accommodation offers entertainment staff and a shared kitchen.

Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also feature free WiFi, while some rooms also boast a balcony. At The Big Island Hostel the rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Hilo, like hiking, windsurfing and diving.

Popular points of interest near The Big Island Hostel include The Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum & Mission House and Bayfront Beach Park. The nearest airport is Hilo International Airport, 1.2 miles from the hostel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

The Big Island Hostel has been welcoming guests since 18 Dec 2018.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free parking available on-site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Coconut Island Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Reeds Bay Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1.2 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Each guest reservation includes: fresh sheets, a pillow, blanket and a bath towel. We do offer beach towel rentals for $2.
    Answered on 16 October 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    We have small lockers available guests. Even if your luggage doesn't fit in a locker, we can usually accommodate stashing your bags for you until time..
    Answered on 16 October 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    No - each guest reservation includes fresh sheets, pillow, blanket and bath towel. We do ask that guests ONLY use the bedding that we provide and none..
    Answered on 16 October 2019
  • do you have a parking space ?
    Aloha: we have free parking available.
    Answered on 28 August 2021
  • Does the deluxe double room have its own bathroom? How is laundry handled, e.g., launderette on-site or nearby, performed by staff for a charge, etc...
    The bathroom is shared. Laundry is $5 and we supply the detergent pack. There is a commercial laundry facility very close to the Hostel. Our kitch..
    Answered on 20 June 2021
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Facilities of The Big Island Hostel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkelling
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
  • Games room
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Adult only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Big Island Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 21:00

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


Until 12:00 hours


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

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express The Big Island Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

A negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result is mandatory to check-in to 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 The Big Island Hostel 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.

License number: TA-101-535-8464-01