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.
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 HiloHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsas we arrived at the condo the ac was on and the cozy apartment was perfectlovely balcony overlooking the communal pool a great spot to enjoy breakfast with the little green gekkosthe place has a lovely quiet terrace with a view to the swimming poolthe tv had roku box so it was easy to connect my phone and play youtube on itthere was a full kitchen and it was so cute you could help yourself to coffee or teavery clean and comfortablerecently renovated clean and freshrecommend this clean house to other guestthe inside is extremely clean and well decorateda lovely modern clean and stylish apartment with everything you could need for your stay
Host:tara was the perfect hosttara is an awesome host and provided us with more than we neededgreat hospitality and super responsive tara’s place is amazingpros: she was very kind and easy to communicatetara was a responsive host and the kitchen had everything i neededRead more reviewscute place there were even snorkeling gears in the housealso a great location to everything pool is also a great plussuper close to everything around hilo and around downtown and had everything you needsuper close to downtown and overall a great place to stay for vacationtara's place was wonderful it is super cute inside and close to a lot of stuff
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 StudioHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsa bit warm without ac but we were comfortable with the fans running and windows openit is small but comfortable and we were out most of the timevery clean space and comfortablebut everything was clean and goodthe room was extremely clean bathroom as wellvery easy check-in process with a clean private room and bathroomthe apartment is simple and clean with a microwave and refrigerator
Host:delbert was a great hostour host was very nice and accommodatingdelbert is a great hostimmediately greeted by the hosts who were very friendly and accommodatingvery nice and kindness ownerRead more reviewsexcellent location in the middle of downtowngreat location in downtown hilogreat location easy to access downtown hilothe location is good and within walking distance of many attractionsgood location in middle of town
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 HiloHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsespecially fan bulb on the table electrical switch etcwonderful atmosphere tons of light airy rooms very comfortable with fans and open windowscomfy beds good amenitiesi especially appreciated how well-stocked and environmentally-conscious the kitchen wasthe beds were comfy and the travel crib was useful for our 2 year oldvery clean and lovely placeclean charm great valuethe accommodation is clean and tidythe place is overall clean and well decoratedthe house is very nice and clean and she left everything we could need
Host:thank you to the ownersthe hosts were so helpful and kinddanielle was a great host we enjoyed her hospitality in hiloshe is very kind and helpfulthey were responsive and helpfulRead more reviewscute little house within walking distance to downtowneasy walking distance into hilobeautiful home close to downtown hilogreat location in hilo - a short walk to downtown and the farmer's marketbeautiful house in a great location
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 estateHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsfurniture is nice and comfortablewe spent a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the great views even the passing showers provided entertainmentand the kitchen is great for a group to work inthe house and the grounds were sparkling clean and check in/out could not have been eaisierfabulous clean spacious and relaxing property with beautiful ground (waterfalls and lovely fruit trees)
Host:the owner robert is great and provides prompt informative emails and responsesthey were always prompt to reply and friendlyplace was beautiful robert was so accommodating and friendly and hooked up our girls trip thank you againRead more reviewsit's really a special place and we wish we could have stayed a few days longeri couldn't have imagined a more beautiful location to host my very first retreat
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
Top guest reviewsthere’s a fully equipped kitchen and a shared bathroombig kitchen nice common living roomclean room is spaciousroom clean and as describedthe place is really nice clean and convenientour room was very clean and had great decorating touchesthe place is clean and has everything you need
Host:awesome host awesome housekeeper awesome roomamazing place with super hostsgustavo is the best host i've ever hadthe host and the caretaker of the house are very friendly peoplewe didn’t meet gustavo but there were other very friendly hosts who checked us inRead more reviewsgreat location close to everything in hilogreat location central to the island's best attractionsa great place right in the middle of towngreat location and really friendly hostsgreat place and very convenient for down town hilo stays
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 IslandHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewscomfortable room and a nice house with a balcony opening up to the backshe provided a lovely breakfast of coffee muffins and fruiti enjoyed our time at marlene's and the breakfast is includedcomfortable queen bed in a nice roommarlene is so helpful and giving from breakfasts to local tips and morethe shared bath was clean and had separate towels for us to usenice place clean and reliablethe house and room are clean and charmingly decorated with lots of lovely touchesthis place is really nice everything is very cleanwonderful space very clean room and great location to see hilo marlene is very kind and a great host
Host:lovely home and wonderful hostthe host was very kind and lovelymarlene is a wonderful hostmarlene was a gracious hostmarlene was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is in a beautiful neighborhood right next to downtownwonderful location in a beautiful tropical neighbourhood ten minutes walk from downtownvery easy walk to downtown hilothe location is private yet very close to all things hilo and is greatvery hospitable great location nice breakfast
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 HiloHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewswonderful fresh fruit and coffee for breakfastvery nice stylish room with a beautiful yard and viewthe rooms are spectacular the views are top notch and the breakfasts are superbthe view from the terrace is amazing and the breakfast super deliciousespecially nice to have coffee and breakfast each morningeverything was very cleangreat space clean and tastefully designedincredibly clean open and stylisheverything was super clean and so well decoratedroom was clean open and relaxing
Host:lovely place and nice hostcody and his family were outstanding hostscody is a very accommodating and friendly host toocody is a fantastic host and the spaces are wonderfulcody was super helpful and communicativeRead more reviewsthe location was also goodthe location was great so close to town but still so secluded and peacefullocation is a couple of minutes drive from hilo pretty convenientsituated in a beautiful location with lush vegetation and a small waterfallit felt like getting close to nature with the comfort of being nearby town
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
Top guest reviewsfantastic coffee breakfast offeredthe fan at the window in the bedroom brought cool air for better sleepher coffee and breakfast was nicedonna makes great coffee and serves a light healthy breakfasti enjoyed lovely breakfasts and delicious coffeegreat and clean place to stayclean room and good valueit’s a clean spacedonnas space was great clean spacious and privatedonna offers a clean spacious apartment on the second floor of her house
Host:she was very gracious hostsolo female traveler friendlythe host is very kindshe is great to hang out with and also an excellent hostdonna is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsgreat location in the heart of hilo walking distance from historic downtown and bayfronta nice place near downtowntown is an easy 15 walk or 3 minute bike ridethe location was perfect for me close to beach park shopping and restaurantslocation was perfect for my stay
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 RemodeledHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat views from a very nice air conditioned roomthere is also no comfortable chair couch or love seat to sit inwe enjoyed coffee and breakfast there and the sunrise every morningi would recommend the apartment and the balcony is gorgeousthe room was nice with a view of the harborsparkling clean house with 65 inches tvclean and simple on the interiorthe condo is very clean and comfortablevery nice updated clean spacevery comfortable and clean space
Host:the host was a great communicatorgood information provided by hostpaul was an awesome and flexible hostthanks for being a great hostthank you for hosting usRead more reviewsthis condo is in a great locationthe location is good and there is a nice park on the side to take a walkthe location is within walking distance to very good restaurants and a couple of parksit was a great location walkable (30 min) to downtown hilo or just a short drivein a cute neighborhood with gardens and walkable from a few restaurants
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 CONDO W/ OCEAN VIEWHilo, Hawaii, United States
Top guest reviewsvery good wifi and tvthe room with ocean view is awesomegorgeous balcony views nice bed huge tv pretty insideamazing view great host/communication room photos accuratecooled by fans air conditioning removed humidity but not heat but the fans were okthe condo is spacious and was spotlessly cleanit was very clean and neat inside toovery clean space and the bed was amazingly comfortablethe flat was very nice and cleanwe enjoyed staying at paul's small but attractive and clean place
Host:paul and andrea are great hostspaul and andrea were very helpfulpaul and andrea are perfect hostspaul and andrea answered all of my questions immediately and were great hostspaul was very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location is goodlocation is greatthe location was good toothe location is also great - a few minutes from the airport and downtown hiloan amazing location up high and right on the bay
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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