Hilo Backpackers Hostel

69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96720, United States | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Hilo

Hawaii, Vipassana, The Big Island

A travel blog entry by i.a.c.


... were unconsciously swept under the carpet and which manifests themselves physically as sensations on the body.

This is how the mental and physical aspect of the technique interlink together.

So as you can imagine, my second course was a little more difficult than my first as my mind became sharper and my attention stronger. Working through some quite difficult hours of the day you almost start to wonder why you put yourself in that position in the first place. It ...

Volcano Sunday

A travel blog entry by lisab187


... direction. We stopped at Kilauea Iki Overlook where in 1959 lava fountains shot 1900 feet in the air. Today you can take the 4 mile loop hike down 400 ft to the bottom of the massive crater and across the frozen lava lake. Maybe we'll come back for that later in the week. We took the short hike through the rainforest to the Thurston Lava Tube. The rainforest was beautiful and relaxing. I just love the peaceful sounds of nature here, I can't get over ...

Hawaii, The Big Island

A travel blog entry by i.a.c.


... which is covered by approximately 3-6 layers of thick duvets and blankets so no air can escape. Rocks that have been heating under a fire for the previous hour or two are put in the ground in between where everyone is sitting. Herbs such as white sage and others are sprinkled over the rocks and then water splashed over to make them steam and make you sweat. The ceremony of the sweat lodge is divided in 4 parts, each about 10 - 15 minutes each. Each quarter has ...

And it's only the first port...

A travel blog entry by elle-jordyn


... still dark out, and all you could see was the glow of the lights from peoples windows. The sun then started to start rising and the sky was an orange pink color and it was amazing! Hilo was to the front of the ship and the sun rise was to the left, and we were standing on the front left of the ship, we had the most beautiful view!! We all crowded and took pictures while the kids on board who played ukulele were playing songs (so appropriate for the situation lol) and ...

Off the beaten path at Volcano National Park

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... of my mind – if I took photos of all that caught my eye I’d still be on that lava field now.

At some point we are walking on what used to be the park service road, but now we can see the lava field enveloped it ...

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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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