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Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel

100 Puueo St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2428
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#5 of 9 Speciality lodging in Hilo
The Wild Ginger Inn is centrally located in Hilo, which is on the east side of the Big Island. One of the most affordable accommodations in town with free Wi-Fi and Hawaiian Style Continental Breakfast. We offer many different levels of comfort including regular hotel rooms, indoor and outdoor hostels (private and dorm), and tenting.
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aesbensh wrote a review Dec 2019
Highlands Ranch, Colorado4 contributions
We needed one night to stay in Hilo before flying home and this was the only hotel that showed availability. We booked it without seeing it and didn’t end up staying there because of how sketchy it was. There appeared to be transient, homeless, and drug addict type of people living in the hotel and we didn’t feel safe in this part of town. It’s away from the resort area and no air conditioning in the rooms. Only dirty fans were provided. The bathroom looked like something from a truck stop. Just be careful if staying here if you are a family like us. For a little more $ a night go over to the Seaside Inn by the Hilton and get a safer, cleaner and better quality room.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
AnnaMarie N wrote a review Nov 2019
Anchorage, Alaska100 contributions27 helpful votes
Nothing fancy but a great place to stay in Hilo if you're on a budget. Clean rooms, amazing location right in downtown Hilo with views of Hilo bay from the hotel. Amazing staff , great little breakfast in the morning
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
mil930 wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York13 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice Hotel/Hostel, with bargain price, at a convenient location in Hilo. Would fit traveler's taste, and backpacker's, not so much tourists'.The staff is very helpful, we had incident with locking our room, and was conveniently resolved in the late hours. Great breakfast including local fruits - from all hotels during our trip in Hawaii this was the only one offering breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Niro A. wrote a review Sep 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska68 contributions19 helpful votes
I was at the 'Wild Ginger' (hotel not the hostel) for a 2-night stay recently when I was in Hilo. As the management makes it clear it's not a high end resort but an old Hawaiian-style guest house. The rooms have your basic amenities. My room didn't have internet service (which I had been told beforehand) but the hotel lobby did so was able to use that. The lobby is nicely decorated with traditional Hawaiian artifacts and photographs (also has a fish tank) and was well-furnished with comfortable chairs and tables. Breakfast was also included in the price. The management takes great care in maintaining a quiet ambiance at night and close the hotel doors at 8.00 pm (they give you a key to the main door as well as the one to your room so you can enter the building at any time after checking-in). You do get a lot of noise at night from the creatures in the forest such as frogs and the hotel had provided ear-plugs (although I didn't have to use them). It is located within walking distance to restaurants in town and not too far from tourist attractions such as 'Rainbow Falls' (about an 8-min drive if I remember right). I really liked the 'family and friends' like atmosphere that the hotel had. Pretty good place to stay for the price that I payed!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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druby02 wrote a review Dec 2018
Hilo, Hawaii4 contributions3 helpful votes
A true hostel in the best sense. And for a private room with tv, fridge, micro, close to town, comfy common sitting areas, view, available kitchen, garden, and Price (!), I will always be there when I’m in Hilo. Don’t Ever Change XO oh, and Josh! (The sweet evening check-in guy) Thanks!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
US$75 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Pacific Tsunami Museum (0.5 km), Mokupapapa Discovery Center (0.4 km), and Mauna Kea State Recreation Area (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Moon and Turtle, Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo, and The Booch Bar.
Does Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaipalaoa Landing (0.3 km).