Big Island Backpacking Hostel

Address: 69 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96720-2433, United States | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 69 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, is near Pacific Tsunami Museum, Mauna Loa Observatory, and East Hawaii Cultural Center.
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        • Beach
        • Fitness/Health center


        • Wireless internet connection in public areas
        • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
        • High-speed internet in room
        • Free High-Speed Internet
        • Free parking
        • Kitchenette
        • Family rooms


        • Meeting rooms/conference facilities
        • Continental Breakfast
        • Room service
        • Banquet room
        • Business Services

        TripAdvisor Reviews Hilo Backpackers Hostel

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        Travel Blogs from Hilo

        Hawaii, Vipassana, The Big Island

        A travel blog entry by i.a.c. on May 21, 2014

        1 photo

        ... could find yourself doing this every 5 minutes.

        In the afternoon of day four you learn vipassana which is a 2 hour teaching for which you must sit, back and neck up right, with full concentration on the self. What you do in vipassana is move the attention, the entire attention, to the very tip of your head, only a fingernail size, to the pinpoint top of your head and you wait until you feel a sensation. Whatever sensation it may be it doesn't matter. You then become aware ...

        Visiting Volcano National Park

        A travel blog entry by lisab187 on Apr 27, 2014

        16 photos

        ... flows in two distinct types: aa - extremely rough and spiny and pahoehoe - smooth, ropy. The smooth ropy lava reminds me of to top crust on a brownie, when It cracks and flakes. I can't imagine hiking 6 miles on this stuff. Most of the area the wind is so strong it's like driving along the highway with your windows open.

        We wound our way down the road with amazing coastal views. As we cruised along it felt like we were going to go careening over a cliff. When we finally made ...

        Hello Hilo !!!

        A travel blog entry by dougo on Apr 24, 2014

        2 comments, 72 photos

        ... in but the seemed a little on the expensive side so we decided to wait until after our shore excursion.

        That quick expedition over, we didn’t have long to wait outside until the next shuttle arrived. We were back at the port with some 15 mins to spare …. Then we waited and waited and eventually left at 11am after the operator checked with the ship’s personnel … we were down two people as the operator told us so ...

        Hawaii, The Big Island

        A travel blog entry by i.a.c. on Mar 17, 2014

        42 photos

        ... that Hawaii is basically not the US and the personalities that you meet here are ones that are grounding and carry only the best energy of love, liberation and freedom. So, again, this is another message to never judge what a place may be like by the stories you here or the pictures you see and never judge what a person may be like by the look on their face or the clothes that cover their skin. Realise only the reality when you live it yourself.

        Aloha ...

        Walking on the Kilauea Iki Crater Lava Lake

        A travel blog entry by journeyer on Dec 15, 2013

        61 photos

        ... area - this was the tip of the iceberg in terms of exploring the local art community.
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        Another super ...