The Big Island Hostel is located in Hilo, 1.8 miles from Coconut Island Beach and 1.9 miles from Reeds Bay Beach. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property has entertainment staff and a tour desk.

Complete with a shared bathroom, all rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning, and some rooms also feature a balcony. At The Big Island Hostel the rooms have bed linen and towels.

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

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, 2.5 miles from the hostel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose The Big Island Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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 October 16, 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 October 16, 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 October 16, 2019
  • do you have a parking space ?
    Aloha: we have free parking available.
    Answered on August 28, 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 June 20, 2021
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Amenities of The Big Island Hostel
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Off-site
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & 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
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • 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!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It's 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 ID 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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