Big Island Backpacking Hostel offer a variety of rooms to suit everyone's needs. We offer free Wifi, free oatmeal and coffee for breakfast, and are located less than two blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market which operates daily. We have kayak rentals available for cruising Hilo Bay (which can be viewed from our private rooms). There is a large selection of musical instruments and we host an open mic night with local musicians once a week for our guests enjoyment. The Big Island Backpacking Hostel is located right in the heart of downtown Hilo with views of Hilo Bay. Literally two minutes from the ocean, the central bus hub and a quick drive to stunning waterfalls , the best east-side beaches and flowing lava! The Big Island Backpacking Hostel is a large two story structure with rooms upstairs and a large common area downstairs. Downstairs we have a mini kitchen with six burners, a microwave, panini toaster and several hot water heaters for making coffee and tea which is provided free at breakfast. We also offer oatmeal and a selection of fresh fruits from the farmers’ market just outside. The downstairs common area features a desktop for internet access as well as a strong wifi connection for mobile devices. There are several large couches arranged to watch our selection of movies which can be projected above our stage. There is also a ping-pong table and a bookcase that houses our mobile travelers library. The upstairs common room features couches, wifi and a selection of books to enjoy. Upstairs is our quiet common area and is intended to be as relaxing as possible. Big Island Backpacking Hostel Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Check in from 16:00 to 23:00. Check out from 06:00 to 11:00. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes not included - 13.416%. Breakfast included. General: No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking, however there is a section outside for smokers to enjoy. We do not allow pets and guests staying in our co-ed dorms are expected to conduct themselves modestly and maturely. In order to check into the hostel you will need to furnish either a foreign passport or an itinerary stating your departure date. Accommodations tax and room deposit due at check-in.