Situated in Hilo and with Coconut Island Beach reachable within 2.8 km, The Big Island Hostel features a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. The property is around 3 km from Reeds Bay Beach, 2.1 km from University of Hawaii, Hilo and 4.2 km from Rainbow Falls. The accommodation offers entertainment staff and a shared kitchen. With a shared bathroom fitted with a shower and a hairdryer, some units at the hostel also feature 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, snorkelling and cycling. 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, 2 km from the hostel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Free parking available on-site


Availability

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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.5
Location
8.7
Free WiFi
8.5
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Cox
    Netherlands Netherlands
    The staff was wonderful and super helpful, the double room was beautiful and comfortable. The Hilo Burgerjoint 3 doors down deserves a shout-out as well.
  • Mabin
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The location was good. It was a nice hostel to stay in.
  • Yu
    United States United States
    It is so spacious, so clean, and the bunk beds are comfortable! There even a little attic in our room which is super cute. Good location, close to everything!

Property surroundings

Facilities of The Big Island Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkelling
    Off-site
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Games room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Tour desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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

Check-in

From 14:00 to 21:00

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

Check-out

Until 12:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

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
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guest are required to show a plane ticket out of Hilo or Kona.

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

FAQs about The Big Island Hostel

  • Check-in at The Big Island Hostel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

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

  • The Big Island Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Entertainment staff
    • Walking tours
    • Horse riding
    • Beach

  • The Big Island Hostel is 0.7 miles from the centre of Hilo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from The Big Island Hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.