Attic Room Sugar Shack Downtown

House - Private room · Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
Your host, Megan
93 Reviews
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Aloha and welcome to 'The Sugar Shack' in downtown Hilo! We offer clean, comfortable accommodation for the budget traveler with a tropical flair in downtown Hilo. Travelers on a budget could do without a car here if it's a slow paced vacation they are looking for.. You can enjoy the convenience of being in the same block as some great budget cafes and restaurants as well as grocery stores and the Farmer's Market.

The Sugar Shack is an old cottage built in the cane era days. It has many historic features and yet has been refurbished and upgraded. There are always flowers and fresh fruit in the Sugar Shack for each new guest. Our splash of bright tropical colors and our simple decor makes this a relaxing place to stay.

A narrow little staircase leads up to the Attic bedroom which is light & airy. From here you can see views of the garden tree tops, the rooflines of Hilo and glimpses of Hilo Bay. This bedroom makes a great romantic retreat for a couple. There is a deluxe (comfortable) California King futon mattress and a real linen top-sheet. Our fold-out single futon bed means we can also accommodate a child for a family visit at The Sugar Shack.

Downstairs from the bedroom there is a tiled bathroom with a shower & bathtub and a kitchen with stove, refrigerator and basic utensils and condiments for cooking which you will share with one or two other guests from the other room in the house.There is a small library of books and guidebooks for Hawaii for the use of guests. This two bedroom home is set in a lush tropical garden featuring fruit trees, flowering plants and garden statues. Guests are welcome to explore our garden and find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy tropical beauty.


We also offer that for those guests wanting an extra sleep option of a second bed, a $10 linen surcharge applies.

Unfortunately this home cannot accommodate children under 5 years old. If you have young children in your travel party, consider our listing for 'The Lotus Cottage.'

Bus transport is cheap on the island even if the schedule is infrequent. The main bus terminal for Hilo is across from the market and one block away. A $1 busfare will get you all the way to Kona. Closer by there are beaches in Keaukaha neighborhood and they leave the station hourly. Guests are also welcome to borrow bicycles from us if they wish to see Hilo by bike.

You will love being one block from Hilo Bay, the Farmer's Market and close to parks, gardens, cafes, restaurants and galleries. There are two movie theaters in the town of Hilo. Hilo offers diverse cuisines. Japanese, Thai, Mexican, French Crepes and Indian are among some of the choices you will find and most restaurants are affordably priced... Hilo also has its' very own Kava bar which often features live music performances in the evenings as well as the chance to try locally grown organic Kava.

Hosts Megan and Jasper live on the property and so help is nearby for our guests. We will love to make you welcome here so please get in touch with us if you wish to make a reservation. Mahalo

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $625 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Megan and jasper are wonderful friendly host . Their house is clean and cute and is at convenient corner of the town.

    July 2014
  • Megan was an amazing host. She is a lovely person and she had lots of great tips for us.
    The house has two rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom. The upstairs room, where we stayed was very bright and airy. The coqui frogs sing you a lulaby every night and from time to time you'll see a little gecko. I also liked to share the kitchen. This way we got to know some great people from the US, China, Switzerland and France.
    We enjoyed our stay at sugar shack very much and we would highly recommend this place.

    July 2014
  • We absolutely loved our 3 nights stay at the Attic Room Sugar Shack! Very spacious, colorful, beautifully-decorated, clean and located in the heart of downtown Hilo. It's exactly like the photos and description provided! Megan and Jasper were great hosts, even lent us warm blankets for our trip to Mauna Kea. Would come back here again!

    June 2014
  • I was looking for an escape from city life, and Megan and Jasper's place was a perfect spot for it. They are around for a friendly chat if you'd like, and will gladly help you with questions about where to go and what to do. The room is spacious and clean, and stayed cool enough with all of the windows for me to sleep comfortably. If you are feeling adventurous, I highly recommend gutting it out one morning and waking up to drive 1 hour to the top of Mauna Kea to see the sunrise. You have to wake up super early, but it won't disappoint! I'll miss seeing Megan's smile while coming and going from home now, but will hopefully make it back again soon.

    May 2014
  • very nice house with a very comfortable and close to nature room!
    the house is very well located, close to shops and the sea
    Megan is really nice, everything is done to ensure you have a good time

    May 2014
  • Very clean and spacious attic room! Megan was a delight, everything was seamless.

    April 2014
  • Cute attic room, nice place to stay!

    April 2014
  • I only stayed one day at Megan's but it was a wonderful stay! The cottage was awesome, light, colorful and very clean. Megan and Jasper are great host and I felt at home from the moment I stepped into their cute cottage. The attic room was spacious and welcoming like the rest of the house. The small porche just outside thr cottage is a great place to chill, read or just enjoy :)
    I'd definetely recommend this place and would not hesitate to book it again if I come back to Hilo. Thanks Megan for making my stay so pleasant! All the best!

    March 2014
  • It`s really a great time to stay here! My husband and I spend 2 days here in our honeymoon trip, Megan was so hospitable and gave us lots of information of the town. The room was very clean and sweet, it`s really the same in the picture. The evening was quiet (but also with some frogs) and you can enjoy yourself in this lovely room, there is also a supermarket across the street, you can buy your breakfast or some beers here.
    Really recommend here!

    March 2014
  • We stayed for One week with Megan And Jasper And it was Not One Day lost.We were Greeted by a hearty hug And Shown in our Colorful (website hidden) the evening everywhere on the compound Little Lightshow were flickering And put their light on Asien Statues around. Megan And Jasper were wonderful Hosts who gave us help And Advice all the (website hidden) was a sad Day when we had to leave.And if the Journey from Germany to Hawaii was Not So Long we would Surely Visite this home from home again.Gundula And Volker Deutsch.

    February 2014
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Aloha I'm Megan. Meet Jasper also. We've been working to create a colorful atmosphere for visitors that reflects the beauty of the tropics. Both of us enjoy helping guests feel comfortable so that they can relax and enjoy all the magic of this wet and wild side of the island. Hilo could become known as 'the town that time forgot' because it has the flavor of an older, slower Hawaii. In that way we are pretty easy going and relaxed ourselves. We have two guest cottages and a romantic 1 bedroom apartment here at The Lotus Garden. This is a property that features two garden courtyards, stone Buddha statues, a fish pond and an abundance of tropical plants and trees. . The Lotus Garden is reminiscent of the former 'sugar cane plantation days' when houses were clustered together so that there was a sense of community in the way people lived. Here Travelers meet other travelers in passing. Another wonderful feature of The Lotus Garden is that we are right in the center of town. Guests enjoy being a block away from the Farmer's Market and within walking distance of our cafes, restaurants, galleries and even Hilo's own Kava Bar. Just ask us. .. we know some great little beach parks close by and some special things to do around Hilo.. ... Our latest creed to live by? "Now is a really good time!" And so it is..
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