Hilo Backpackers Hostel

69 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96720, 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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Travel Blogs from Hilo

Hawaii, Vipassana, The Big Island

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

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... sensations is paramount. You must observe them objectively, accept that they are there and understand their impermanence.

The underlying teaching of the technique is impermanence. Nothing is forever. The sensations will not stay in your body like that for the rest of your life. Sooner or later they will pass. However even 5 minutes can feel like the rest of your life when you are in that situation. The two most equally important aspects of this practice is the awareness ...

Hello Hilo !!!

A travel blog entry by dougo on Apr 24, 2014

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... looked very nice and much prettier than the mall areas we visited in the morning and certainly more interesting boutique shops … another place to visit if we return.

In fact just outside the port area there is a place where you can do a Hoppa On and Hoppa Off bus for $US15 all day as well as other tours to various parts of the island … maybe I should do that next time we visit !!

We past many houses ...


A travel blog entry by frankadventures on Jan 10, 2014

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Hi Everyone…think we got lost? We had such a fast & furious 4 days island hopping that I had to wait till today (Tuesday) to catch up. I will try not to ramble quite as much, but no promises! We had to skip our first island, Maui, because of the young man, whom we found out later had actually jumped from the Grand Princess ship….he did not fall ...

Lava and a Kanikapila

A travel blog entry by journeyer on Dec 12, 2013

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... is the ranger led tours!

Around 6 PM we headed out to the Volcano Community Arts Center for a Kanikapila, when locals get together with their instruments, play and sing together. There were guitars and ukelelies. ...

Day Eleven: Another hike and a little bowling

A travel blog entry by mcredohl on Jul 06, 2013

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This would be our last full day on the Big Island of Hawaii as tomorrow we would catch a flight to Maui. So we wanted to make the most of it.

Yesterday, Mark had talked to a park volunteer about a 3-mile hike to the Mauna Ulu eruption, an area that had erupted in 1969. The volunteer had said it was one of her favorite hikes and sounded very do-able for us. So we decided to try that.

But first ...