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Hilo Tropical Gardens, Hilo

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • I was disappointed in this garden because the majority of the plants were not from Hawaii. If that doesn't bother you, then this is a beautiful garden. I had no problem walking it but my friend had to...  read more »
  • First local people also told me so, but admission is surprisingly high. May is surprising and widely being sloping to the sea, expensive for what we did, but unusual tropical orchids and plants can be seen.
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  • Very pretty gardens with a longer walking path. Takes about 1-2 hours to walk through (depending upon how many pictures you take). Orchids are everywhere and very beautiful. 
  • This place is one of those "finds" that you to keep coming back to! Very beautiful - its a landscaped paradise, very peaceful and has a great vibe. We have camped a couple of times and stayed in the private rooms a couple of times. Both were nice experiences that we still remember fondly. We were very comfortable and even with the shared bathroom facilities, we felt very secure. And the price? Its a great bargain. A super value with the following caveat: you must like people and be able to gat along with all types of people. This is a communal, group experience and you have to be a down to earth type to fully realize how wonderful this little place on earth is. We plan to visit every time we are on the Big Island, even if its just to have ice cream! Mahalo
  • Stayed there a few years back! Wonderful! Beautiful!
  • We spend 1 week camping in this place. The Staff was very friendly and the bathrooms nice and clean. As said we were camping so i'm not sure about the rooms. The Garden in which the single campsites are located is really worth it. Most Flowers and Trees have tags with the name and origin. 5 minutes away from a private style beach. Very recommended.
  • I have had sooooo much fun here! Within 10 minutes of being introduced to this place, I knew I had found the right hostel! I have tried the other 2 main hostels in Hilo, and though they are nice in their own ways, they can't beat the fun or relaxation that you can experience here. Everyone is so nice and welcoming and accomodating. Plus there are like a dozen beaches all within SHORT walking distance. This is also the most diverse, colorful, and amazing tropical garden that I've ever seen people have GOT to check this place out! Don't even waste your time with the other hostels in Hilo.
  • Even with Hawaii's rich heritage of friendly people with the aloha spirit, Hilo Tropical Gardens raises the bar to a new level. Although we are frequent Island visitors to Maui and Kauai, this was our first adventure on the "Big Island". We were amazed at the value we received that fit right into our budget, but even more impressed with the staff. With our "twenty Questions" a day on places to go and things to see, they were patient and gave the best advice we could imagine. The room was clean and comfortable and we were so relaxed that we hated to leave. We will definitely be back now that we feel like family.
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