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10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Hilo, Hawaii

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Hilo is famous for the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, which is the largest producer and exporter of macadamia nuts in the world. Hilo, like the rest of Hawaii, is filled with waterfalls and rainforests. The flora and fauna on the island is so lush thanks to the heavy rainfall it receives. In fact, it’s considered to be the wettest city in the country. It has quite a few attractions and events, notably the Tsunami museum which documents the devastation that hit in 1946 and again in 1960. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, Lyman Museum and Mission House, and the Imiloa Astronomy Center are all worth visiting as well. Keep reading to find out about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Hilo, Hawaii for a comfortable stay.

1. Pacific hideaway

This Airbnb vacation rental is a studio apartment located in the centre of town and is only 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) from Hilo Bay. The main highlight of this accommodation is the lanai that overlooks the pool. The kitchen area is also quite stunning - everything you need is artistically arranged on shelves serving as both functional and stylish, just like it was out of a lifestyle magazine. Beach equipment will be provided by the hosts, as well as WiFi and a smart TV. It can sleep up to three guests.

Pacific Hideaway in Hilo
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
49 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as we arrived at the condo the ac was on and the cozy apartment was perfect
lovely balcony overlooking the communal pool a great spot to enjoy breakfast with the little green gekkos
the place has a lovely quiet terrace with a view to the swimming pool
the tv had roku box so it was easy to connect my phone and play youtube on it
there was a full kitchen and it was so cute you could help yourself to coffee or tea
very clean and comfortable
recently renovated clean and fresh
recommend this clean house to other guest
the inside is extremely clean and well decorated
a lovely modern clean and stylish apartment with everything you could need for your stay
tara was the perfect host
tara is an awesome host and provided us with more than we needed
great hospitality and super responsive tara’s place is amazing
pros: she was very kind and easy to communicate
tara was a responsive host and the kitchen had everything i needed
cute place there were even snorkeling gears in the house
also a great location to everything pool is also a great plus
super close to everything around hilo and around downtown and had everything you need
super close to downtown and overall a great place to stay for vacation
tara's place was wonderful it is super cute inside and close to a lot of stuff
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2. Cute and cosy studio for two (from USD 35)

This studio apartment for two guests was built in 1926. It has a simple kitchen area with a few basics - a mini-fridge, skillet, toaster, microwave, and coffee maker. Open the windows and you’ll be able to enjoy the cool sea breeze. It’s located right on Hilo Bay so you can enjoy the water and walk only a short distance to the restaurants, shops, and a museum. The area has great security so you never have to worry about safety.

Cute and Cozy Studio
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
262 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
a bit warm without ac but we were comfortable with the fans running and windows open
it is small but comfortable and we were out most of the time
very clean space and comfortable
but everything was clean and good
the room was extremely clean bathroom as well
very easy check-in process with a clean private room and bathroom
the apartment is simple and clean with a microwave and refrigerator
delbert was a great host
our host was very nice and accommodating
delbert is a great host
immediately greeted by the hosts who were very friendly and accommodating
very nice and kindness owner
excellent location in the middle of downtown
great location in downtown hilo
great location easy to access downtown hilo
the location is good and within walking distance of many attractions
good location in middle of town
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3. Two-bedroom apartment in Hilo

This Airbnb vacation rental is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. It has an open layout with bright white walls and complimentary furniture which makes the space feel very spacious and welcoming. The kitchen is well-equipped so you can cook to your heart’s desire. The bathroom is of a large size and comes with a bathtub. Everything you might need is a short walk away: the bay, the shops, the restaurants, and the bars. The hosts are pleased to inform you that it is a sustainable home with a reduced carbon footprint.

A Happy Walk Under the Flowers of Hilo
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
99 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
especially fan bulb on the table electrical switch etc
wonderful atmosphere tons of light airy rooms very comfortable with fans and open windows
comfy beds good amenities
i especially appreciated how well-stocked and environmentally-conscious the kitchen was
the beds were comfy and the travel crib was useful for our 2 year old
very clean and lovely place
clean charm great value
the accommodation is clean and tidy
the place is overall clean and well decorated
the house is very nice and clean and she left everything we could need
thank you to the owners
the hosts were so helpful and kind
danielle was a great host we enjoyed her hospitality in hilo
she is very kind and helpful
they were responsive and helpful
cute little house within walking distance to downtown
easy walking distance into hilo
beautiful home close to downtown hilo
great location in hilo - a short walk to downtown and the farmer's market
beautiful house in a great location
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4. Ocean-view estate for 10 guests (from USD 375)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a stunning ocean view property. It is so large (20 acres or 8 hectares) that you couldn’t possibly be interrupted by neighbours even if you tried. It is a beautiful home, designed by an architect and includes a private waterfall with a natural swimming pool on premises and an orchard lined with fruit trees ready for picking. At night, you can gaze up at the stars which shine brightly in the absence of the light pollution from the city. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, able to sleep up to 10 guests.

Kapehu Falls. Stunning 20-acre ocean view estate.
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
30 reviews
Entire villa 6 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
furniture is nice and comfortable
we spent a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the great views even the passing showers provided entertainment
and the kitchen is great for a group to work in
the house and the grounds were sparkling clean and check in/out could not have been eaisier
fabulous clean spacious and relaxing property with beautiful ground (waterfalls and lovely fruit trees)
the owner robert is great and provides prompt informative emails and responses
they were always prompt to reply and friendly
place was beautiful robert was so accommodating and friendly and hooked up our girls trip thank you again
it's really a special place and we wish we could have stayed a few days longer
i couldn't have imagined a more beautiful location to host my very first retreat
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5. Cozy and quiet room (from USD 54)

This house has one bedroom and one bathroom and thus is ideal for two guests. It has very minimalistic but functional furniture that is sure to make your stay comfortable. The hosts provide SUV rental only for those 25 or older. Plus, a local photographer can be arranged to help you preserve memories of your trip and, of course, to update your social media. The bathroom and kitchen are shared areas so please be considerate when using them. Beach equipment like bicycles, snorkels, surfboards are all available for use.

Very Cozy and Quiet room at the Surf Shack!
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
47 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
there’s a fully equipped kitchen and a shared bathroom
big kitchen nice common living room
clean room is spacious
room clean and as described
the place is really nice clean and convenient
our room was very clean and had great decorating touches
the place is clean and has everything you need
awesome host awesome housekeeper awesome room
amazing place with super hosts
gustavo is the best host i've ever had
the host and the caretaker of the house are very friendly people
we didn’t meet gustavo but there were other very friendly hosts who checked us in
great location close to everything in hilo
great location central to the island's best attractions
a great place right in the middle of town
great location and really friendly hosts
great place and very convenient for down town hilo stays
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6. Plantation home immersed in nature (from USD 65)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom plantation home that blends well into the forest. It is surrounded by water, with a river on one side and a stream on the other. In all, it makes you feel like you’re a part of nature. It’s quite close to the Rainbow Falls and the Boiling Pots, and downtown is only a short walk away. You’ll find the stay to be quite comfortable, with blackout blinds in the master bedroom. You can also borrow beach and lounge equipment if required.

Delightful Plantation Home on Reeds Island
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
311 reviews
Private room in cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
comfortable room and a nice house with a balcony opening up to the back
she provided a lovely breakfast of coffee muffins and fruit
i enjoyed our time at marlene's and the breakfast is included
comfortable queen bed in a nice room
marlene is so helpful and giving from breakfasts to local tips and more
the shared bath was clean and had separate towels for us to use
nice place clean and reliable
the house and room are clean and charmingly decorated with lots of lovely touches
this place is really nice everything is very clean
wonderful space very clean room and great location to see hilo marlene is very kind and a great host
lovely home and wonderful host
the host was very kind and lovely
marlene is a wonderful host
marlene was a gracious host
marlene was a great host
the location is in a beautiful neighborhood right next to downtown
wonderful location in a beautiful tropical neighbourhood ten minutes walk from downtown
very easy walk to downtown hilo
the location is private yet very close to all things hilo and is great
very hospitable great location nice breakfast
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7. Spacious abode for two guests (from USD 149)

This is a spacious vacation rental located on a large property. It comes with a private entrance, bathroom and a deck which looks out over the valley, a waterfall, and a pond. There is a gazebo with a barbecue grill available for use but is shared with guests from other units. The rooms themselves have hardwood floors which match the furniture as well as the white walls. There is a comfortable queen-sized bed and lounge areas, plus, extra pillows are available.

Waterfall Views - B&B One Mile from Downtown Hilo
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
240 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
wonderful fresh fruit and coffee for breakfast
very nice stylish room with a beautiful yard and view
the rooms are spectacular the views are top notch and the breakfasts are superb
the view from the terrace is amazing and the breakfast super delicious
especially nice to have coffee and breakfast each morning
everything was very clean
great space clean and tastefully designed
incredibly clean open and stylish
everything was super clean and so well decorated
room was clean open and relaxing
lovely place and nice host
cody and his family were outstanding hosts
cody is a very accommodating and friendly host too
cody is a fantastic host and the spaces are wonderful
cody was super helpful and communicative
the location was also good
the location was great so close to town but still so secluded and peaceful
location is a couple of minutes drive from hilo pretty convenient
situated in a beautiful location with lush vegetation and a small waterfall
it felt like getting close to nature with the comfort of being nearby town
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8. Private room in a house for one (from USD 49)

Located only 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) from Hilo International Airport, this Airbnb vacation rental is a private room in a house. It is a small but cosy space complete with minimalistic furniture and all the essentials. Everything you might need is located within walking or biking distance. Because of its proximity to the forest, the neighbourhood is quite alive at night. There is an option for discounted car rental so please contact the host for further details.

BIKE HILO for solo traveler, private upstairs apt.
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
275 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic coffee breakfast offered
the fan at the window in the bedroom brought cool air for better sleep
her coffee and breakfast was nice
donna makes great coffee and serves a light healthy breakfast
i enjoyed lovely breakfasts and delicious coffee
great and clean place to stay
clean room and good value
it’s a clean space
donnas space was great clean spacious and private
donna offers a clean spacious apartment on the second floor of her house
she was very gracious host
solo female traveler friendly
the host is very kind
she is great to hang out with and also an excellent host
donna is a wonderful host
great location in the heart of hilo walking distance from historic downtown and bayfront
a nice place near downtown
town is an easy 15 walk or 3 minute bike ride
the location was perfect for me close to beach park shopping and restaurants
location was perfect for my stay
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9. Recently remodelled condo for two guests with ocean view (from USD 125)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a condominium for two guests. It has one bedroom and one bathroom and is located near the ocean with stunning views of the water. Everything you use will have a great view of the ocean, from the elevator to the pool. It was built in 1969 and was recently remodelled. There are free parking in the premises.

Hilo Condo with Ocean View-Newly Remodeled
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
112 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great views from a very nice air conditioned room
there is also no comfortable chair couch or love seat to sit in
we enjoyed coffee and breakfast there and the sunrise every morning
i would recommend the apartment and the balcony is gorgeous
the room was nice with a view of the harbor
sparkling clean house with 65 inches tv
clean and simple on the interior
the condo is very clean and comfortable
very nice updated clean space
very comfortable and clean space
the host was a great communicator
good information provided by host
paul was an awesome and flexible host
thanks for being a great host
thank you for hosting us
this condo is in a great location
the location is good and there is a nice park on the side to take a walk
the location is within walking distance to very good restaurants and a couple of parks
it was a great location walkable (30 min) to downtown hilo or just a short drive
in a cute neighborhood with gardens and walkable from a few restaurants
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10. Condo with ocean view (from USD 100)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a studio apartment for two guests. It is only a short distance from the ocean and thus has great views of Hilo Bay. From the balcony, you can watch humpback whales breaching in the winters. It is also walking distance to Liliuokalani Park, Reeds Bay, and Coconut Island. There is a pool available for use (shared with other guests) and free parking on site.

Hilo, Hawaii, United States
137 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very good wifi and tv
the room with ocean view is awesome
gorgeous balcony views nice bed huge tv pretty inside
amazing view great host/communication room photos accurate
cooled by fans air conditioning removed humidity but not heat but the fans were ok
the condo is spacious and was spotlessly clean
it was very clean and neat inside too
very clean space and the bed was amazingly comfortable
the flat was very nice and clean
we enjoyed staying at paul's small but attractive and clean place
paul and andrea are great hosts
paul and andrea were very helpful
paul and andrea are perfect hosts
paul and andrea answered all of my questions immediately and were great hosts
paul was very responsive
the location is good
location is great
the location was good too
the location is also great - a few minutes from the airport and downtown hilo
an amazing location up high and right on the bay
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Enjoy Hilo

Whether you’re here for the sights or for the activities, you’re sure to have your fill of fun. Hilo is a lovely city with a rich heritage that is sure to leave you wanting more.

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