Within a five minute walk from down town Hilo. The Wild Ginger Inn is ideal for backpackers and for people on a budget. From hotel rooms to tenting The Wild Ginger Inn provides many different levels of comfort. I am a local and have worked at numerous hotels and condos along the Kohala Coast. The Wild Ginger Inn screams "old-Hawaiian style". If you are looking to relax and get away from the "hustle and bustle" and "all things modern", this is the place to be. The Wild Ginger Inn isn't for just for anybody. It's simple yet unique in its own special way. It's quiet, private and serene. I'm a simple person and I often enjoy my stay in the tenting area with a nearby BBQ lounge and picnic table. An open air kitchen provided with cookware just nearby. The Wild Ginger in is Family owned and operated. Mountain bikes are available to rent and there is even a outdoor workout area. Internet stations are available but if traveling with a laptop it's never a problem to get online here. There are a few long term residents that live here. They are very friendly and accommodating. What I look forward to is the coffee and freshly baked banana bread. Come and visit The Wild Ginger Inn and don't forget to say who sent ya... Bry
I entered this hostel with a little bit of hesitation because of the rough looks. This place breathes history! It was a busy weekend in Hilo and they didn t have any hotel rooms left so they put me into their brand new hostel called the lava pit downstairs by the little river and I loved it. It looks like you re in the middle of the jungle but still you re right in the middle of the biggest city on the hawaiian island and at night this magic comes alive !The coqui frog start singing his song. it get s pretty loud but I love it and it hides the noise of the cars in the streets in the neighbourhoud. After a while the frog s chanting gets into a pleasant rhythm and the you dream away. these where my last days in Hawaii, in the best hostel I could imagine !!thanks Alex (and your mom)
Help, lead me to the Wild Ginger Inn, and, after a whirlwind journey around the islands, we returned for our last night in Hilo. The simplicity of the check-in process exemplifies the concept behind the place. It's no frills but you don't feel like you're missing anything. It's within walking distance of several main attractions in Hilo (the waterfront, the farmer's market, the Tsunami Museum, Two Ladies Kitchen, and so on). The only issue was confusion about where one parks when staying at the PI. All in all, I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Hilo. Hands down my favorite hotel in all of the island.