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Private room in Hilo
Steps to Beach & Surf with Breakfast - Koi Suite
The Orchid Tree B&B is located just minutes from downtown Hilo, on the old scenic route. Enjoy the privacy of a six hundred square foot suite with private entrance and private access to our large covered lanai, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Walk across the street to Honolii Beach where surfers and swimmers enjoy the sun and waves. Explore the river where waterfalls plunge into clear swimming holes. Sit on the lanai with a cup of Kona coffee and watch the whales play in the blue Pacific.
$149 per night
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Guest suite in Puna
New, clean, spacious Ohana unit with free parking.
The whole group will enjoy easy access to everything from this centrally located place in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. Close to everything on the Hilo side (east) of the Big Island. We are 20-30 mins from The Volcano, Hilo, black sand beaches, shopping, hiking, and all amenities. Beautiful cliffs and tide pools right down the street.
$106 per night
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Private room in Hilo
Adventure Mini Hostel!- 5 minutes from Airport
Welcome to my house in Hilo! If you are travelling this is the perfect place to stay. This is a private bedroom in a very clean and quiet 3 bedroom shared home for travelers/ backpackers and we are here to help you get the most out of your visit on the big island!
$64 per night

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Stay near Hilo's top sights

Photo of Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls338 locals recommend
Photo of Richardson Ocean Park
Richardson Ocean Park177 locals recommend
Photo of Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens103 locals recommend
Photo of Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market247 locals recommend
Photo of Big Island Candies
Big Island Candies67 locals recommend
Photo of Carlsmith Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach Park141 locals recommend

Hilo beach vacation rentals

Private room in Hilo
Waterfall Views - B&B One Mile from Downtown Hilo
$149 per night
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Condo in Hilo
Jungle Views - Completely Private Downtown Condo
$88 per night
Guesthouse in Hilo
Detached garden suite 1 mile to Downtown Hilo
$149 per night
Guest suite in Hilo
Cozy, Clean Studio close to Beach!
$86 per night
Private room in Hilo
Steps to Beach & Surf with Breakfast - Hula Suite
$149 per night
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Rental unit in Puna
Lava Lookout - Pele
$49 per night
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Private room in Hilo
Venice Room at Vive House Inn
$65 per night
Rental unit in Hilo
Hilo Downtown Retreat
$93 per night
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Rental unit in Hilo
Cute 1 BR Studio- Walk to EVERYTHING in DT Hilo!
$75 per night
Guest suite in Puna
The Lilikoi: Private 2-Bedroom Suite
$89 per night
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Private room in Papaikou
That - Hamakua Coast *** Hale Melia
$84 per night
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Rental unit in Hilo
Beachfront Spectacular 1brm Mauna Loa Shores
$179 per night
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Hilo holiday vacation rentals

Private room in Hilo
Adventure Mini Hoste! Kona room for 2
$54 per night
Private room in Hilo
Private Apartment for solo traveler. 6 day minimum
$53 per night
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Rental unit in Hilo
Cozy Studio, 5 minutes from Hilo airport!
$80 per night
Guesthouse in Puna
Hawaii Volcano Coffee Cottage
$95 per night
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Condo in Hilo
Charming new boutique hotel with pool
$126 per night
Private room in Puna
2-Ohana private budget room Fresh Remodel
$56 per night
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Private room in Hilo
Sunlit King bed with AC, shared bath near beach
$88 per night
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Private room in Puna
Modern stay in a Traditional Hawaiian Garden.
$61 per night
Condo in Hilo
Very nice one bedroom / Living room condo.
$101 per night
Vacation home in Puna
1- Bedroom Apartment with A/C
$83 per night
Condo in Hilo
🌺 BEAUTIFUL remodeled 2-Bedroom Condo w/ COLD AC
$117 per night
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Guest suite in Puna
Secluded Private Hot Tub & Lanai - Orchid Oasis
$79 per night
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Downtown Hilo vacation rentals

Private room in Puna
(A) budget friendly with all the amenities!
$48 per night
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Guesthouse in Hilo
Yellow Ohana
$103 per night
Private room in Puna
"Puna Tiki", quiet, clean, private entry, parking
$40 per night
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Private room in Hilo
Open to woman solo traveler/ Full bed (Room#4)
$50 per night
Place to stay in Puna
The Bali Hale on Big Island
$155 per night
Condo in Hilo
Completely Private Cozy Condo in Downtown Hilo
$105 per night
Private room in Hilo
Ke'ena Malu
$76 per night
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Private room in Hilo
Master King Bedroom with Private Half Bath.
$35 per night
Private room in Puna
Private bed + living room near Hilo and Volcano
$54 per night
Guest suite in Hilo
Unspoiled Unforgettable Hilo Waterfall Family Farm
$100 per night
Home in Puna
Relaxing Zen Garden. A+ location!
$90 per night
Condo in Hilo
Charming apartment with pool/pond Gardens
$131 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.


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.

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