Big Island Hostel


We are remaining open for business at this time. Due to the Covid-19 virus, we have the following restrictions in place:

Rooms will be single party occupancy, so no strangers will share rooms.

We can currently offer rooms for up to six people in a single party.

We are protecting your health by following all safety guidelines and protocols, and by continuing to keep our facilities spotlessly clean, as we always do.

We are conveniently located near downtown Hilo.

Our amenities include a fully functional kitchen, private onsite parking, laundry facilities and complimentary coffee and tea.

Please call us for availability and pricing.

Mahalo Nui Loa


We have two dorm style rooms that are coed, and one that is for females only. Each room has six extra long memory foam twin beds. All rooms have air conditioning and unique features. Cleanliness is our priority and we supply fresh sheets and towels to all of our guests.
Our coed suite has six extra long memory foam twin beds and it’s own en suite bathroom, which it shares with one private room. This suite has air conditioning, extra closet space and room for luggage, plus is a bit more private than our dorm style rooms.
  • Cherry is private room with two extra long twin memory foam beds, air conditioning, and a large wardrobe for storage.
  • Lani Private is a large private room with a queen memory foam bed, skylight, air conditioning, and a private lanai which offers a view of Mauna Kea.
  • Our private rooms are clean and very popular: book early for best availability!

Service FAQ


We offer filtered water, coffee, and quality teas to all of our guests at no charge.


Our kitchen is well stocked:

  • Dishes and silverware
  • Pots/Pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Full sized refrigerator
  • Beverage refrigerator
  • Toaster oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Burners for cooking
  • Large dry food pantry
  • Coffee machine/French press
  • Blender
  • Juicer
  • Rice cooker
  • Condiments
  • ‘Free stuff’ section


Our facility is well lit and protected by security cameras. All doors are equipped with modern coded locks, so there is no need to keep up with room keys. The hostel houses a large bank of lockers which are sized for standard airline carry ons. If you require a lock, we can provide one for a small fee.

E’ Komo Mai

E’ Komo Mai (Welcome) to the Big Island Hostel! Conveniently located in downtown Hilo, we are within walking distance of many local restaurants, shops, the famous Hilo Farmers Market and the Hilo bay front. Beautiful black sand beaches, waterfalls, and many other cultural attractions are only minutes away. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the quiet, easy lifestyle of Hilo Town, or looking for a launch pad for your Big Island adventures, we are here to help!

  • Close to waterfalls
  • Close to beaches
  • Close to downtown Hilo
  • Close to Stores & Restaurants
  • Close to nightlife
  • Private tours available

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by Melissa on The Big Island Hostel

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by Nathalie on The Big Island Hostel

I had the most amazing experience here. On top of making memorable friends with other guests, the staff (Dutch and Adam) were the most welcoming hosts I’ve experienced.

The doors have security codes and the beds, showers and kitchen were very clean.

5 stars to these guys. Thank you for hosting me and making my Hilo trip memorable.

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Big Island Hostel

804A Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720



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