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The Lilikoi - King Bedroom Suite (NO CLEANING FEE)

The Lilikoi's large private master bedroom suite is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Hawaii in it's natural form.

$78 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Hilo
1 bedroom cottage in Downtown Hilo.

Very very fast wifi for working and streaming. Free onsite parking with contactless check-in. The unit is cleaned by professionals who follow the Airbnb guidelines to the T. We also have a built in AC unit for hot days. Includes 1 full bedroom with king bed, sofa bed in the living room, full kitchen and a full bathroom. 1 mile from city center and beach. 2 miles from the university of Hilo and 25 miles from the Volcano.

$105 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Hilo
Venice Room at Vive House Inn

Vive House Inn is located in a fantastic old Colonial House built in 1897! It offers old world character with a very peaceful and serene setting. Each room is slightly differant, named and decorated after some of the Hosts' favorite places to travel. The Venice room is small and efficient, much like you would find in Venice. It offers a very comfortable memory foam single bed. A private in-room sink, mini fridge, TV, wifi internet and an AC! The shared bathroom is shared and across the hall.

$69 per night

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Stay near Hilo's top sights

Photo of Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls149 locals recommend
Photo of Richardson Ocean Park
Richardson Ocean Park107 locals recommend
Photo of Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market138 locals recommend
Photo of Big Island Candies
Big Island Candies40 locals recommend
Photo of Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo42 locals recommend
Photo of Carlsmith Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach Park77 locals recommend

Hilo beach vacation rentals

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LO'I STUDIO APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN HILO
$161 per night
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Steps to Beach & Surf with Breakfast - Koi Suite
$149 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Hilo
Swim with the turtles, watch the whales. RELAX.
$150 per night
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  1. Entire home
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The Lilikoi Ohana (NO CLEANING FEE OR DEPOSITS)
$82 per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Hilo
Aaron's Cottage #10 Single Private w/Bath A/C
$105 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Hilo
LOTUS GARDEN: The Botanica Apartment Downtown Hilo
$161 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Hilo
Steps to Beach & Surf with Breakfast - Hula Suite
$149 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Hilo
Waterfall Views - B&B One Mile from Downtown Hilo
$149 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Hilo
Panoramic View of Hilo bay and Hamakua Coastline
$149 per night
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  1. Entire bungalow
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Hawkins Vacation Rental--time to get away
$125 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Hilo
Oceanfront in Hilo Hale Kai Suites - Moana Room - King Bed, Private Bathroom
$223 per night
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  2. Hilo
Lovely Apt. in the Heart of Hilo (with Free WIFI)
$85 per night

Hilo holiday vacation rentals

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Cute home of guest. King BE. Private BA.
$65 per night
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Ke'ena Malu
$93 per night
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Hilo Ohana (guesthouse)
$62 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Hilo
Cozy Studio, 5 minutes from Hilo airport!
$96 per night
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Downtown Hilo Condo Walk to Beaches
$91 per night
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Yellow Ohana
$98 per night
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  1. Private room
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Cute home of guest. Queen BE. Private BA.
$65 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
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Cute and Cozy Studio
$75 per night
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Downtown Hilo Studio
$75 per night
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  2. Hilo
HILO HIDEAWAY STUDIO/ BIKE RENTAL AVAILABLE
$78 per night
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  2. Hilo
Cozy studio in Hilo
$72 per night
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HILO~Private Paradise Garden Cottage w Koi Pond
$102 per night

Downtown Hilo vacation rentals

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Custom-Built Home In Hawaii Paradise Park
$67 per night
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Very nice one bed room/Living room condo .
$126 per night
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Sunrise Oasis III
$32 per night
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  1. Entire condo
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Modern Bungalow in Hilo
$91 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
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Tropical Suite
$150 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
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Monarch Suite
$126 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Hilo
Lovely 1 bedroom guesthouse with tropical gardens
$96 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Hilo
Master King Bedroom with Private Half Bath.
$32 per night
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  2. Hilo
Simple and Clean in the Heart of Hilo
$75 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Hilo
Entire Cozy Studio -Downtown Hilo Alongside Pond
$108 per night
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Sunrise Oasis II
$34 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Hilo
Open to Women & Family /Twin Beds (Room#1)
$66 per night

Your guide to Hilo

Welcome to Hilo

The town of Hilo meets the definition of an idyllic Hawaiian destination. Its black sand beaches are lined with swaying palm trees arching over aquamarine waters, dramatic waterfalls plunge from shelves blotted by tropical rainforests, and some of the planet’s most active volcanoes are only a short drive away. Yet Hilo sees a fraction of the crowds drawn to its sunnier sister town of Kona. Hilo’s lush beauty and relaxed vibe can be attributed to its status as the rainiest city in the United States. Many visitors drop into Hilo for a quick visit before jumping off to explore the nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. But hikers, snorkelers, waterfall chasers, and science enthusiasts will find a wide range of activities to choose from in Hilo, accompanied by a collegiate town spirit, thanks to the nearby University of Hawaii at Hilo.


How do I get around Hilo?

The island of Hawaii is served by two international airports — Hilo International Airport (ITO) on the eastern side and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kalaoa on the western side. If possible, fly into Hilo rather than Kona, as the trip from the Hilo terminal into town is a mere 10 minutes compared to the 90-minute drive from Kona. Another option is to fly into one and depart from the other, optimizing the time you have to enjoy the island. Like most of the Hawaiian Islands, renting a car is not an absolute necessity, but the Big Island lives up to its nickname — some of its most famous destinations require drives measured in hours rather than minutes. Major rental car agencies are located just outside the terminal roundabouts, with rideshares, taxis, and bus services marked nearby.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hilo?

The lush eastern side of the island of Hawaii is temperate but characteristically wet, soaking in an annual average of 140 inches of rainfall. This wet climate means it’s advisable to layer or bring a light jacket in preparation for intermittent showers; if you plan to venture up to the higher elevations inland, especially near summits and volcanoes, come prepared for legitimately cold temperatures. Spring and fall generally offer visitors the best overlap of warm and dry days in Hilo, the latter months thinning out crowds as the tourist season comes to a close. Hurricane season spans June through November; while violent tropical storms are always a possibility, historically they’ve rarely made landfall across the Big Island.


What are the top things to do in Hilo?

Punalu‘u Beach

Punalu‘u Beach is the most famous and accessible black sand beach on the island. Hawksbill and Hawaiian green turtles are known to amble up the volcanic-rock-tinted shoreline to sunbathe here. Just be sure to give these aquatic natives a wide berth onshore and in the water, as they’re protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Hamakua Coast Scenic Drive

While Rainbow Falls State Park unequivocally warrants a visit to take in its grand cascade of water, a more adventurous option awaits along this scenic serpentine 40-mile route tracing the North Shore of the island toward Waipi’o Valley. The road is dotted by a multitude of waterfalls and old sugar cane fields along the way.

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

While flora grows in abundance across Hilo, this botanical garden and nature preserve hosts a riot of tropical plants of unmatched color and beauty. There are more than 2,000 species collected and cultivated from across the globe, easily accessible to visitors by winding wooden pathways.