• Bare-feet-required
    Shoes are not required

Are you looking for a tent camping option in Hilo, Hawaii?

$14 per person, per night 

  • Bring your own tent (Hammocks and makeshift tarps are not considered tents)
  • We offer covered outdoor hot water showers and toilets.
  • Children must be at least 7 years of age and supervised by an adult/guardian at all times.
  • Includes usage of Arnott’s facilities and free Wifi.
  • No reservations needed (except for groups of 10 or more)
  • Last check in at 9:45 pm

Remember, Hilo is the wettest part of the island! You will want a rain fly.

The camping area is a quiet zone after 10:30pm.  No music or cellphone use.  If you need to take a call, we have a separate smoking area or TV lounge where you can talk on the phone. Loud snorers may have to rent out a room.

We do not lend tools to assist with setting up your tent, nor do we rent out beddings or linens.  You may purchase a dormitory towel for $5.00.  Campers need to come equipped to camp with the basic necessities.

Tents must be moved after 3 nights to preserve the lawn; larger tents after two nights.

7 nights maximum stay limit.  Management’s approval is needed for any extension.

  • Quiet hours from 10:30pm-7:30am
  • All of our rooms are Non-Smoking.
  • Arnott’s Lodge is exclusively a Traveler’s Lodge. We require proof of outward bound travel, such as an air ticket or itinerary, in order to check in. In accordance with the traveler’s policy, we also maintain a 7-day stay limit for all reservations.  All guests must present current government-issued ID upon check-in, such as a passport or driver’s license.  If a room is listed as unavailable or sold out, please call our front desk at 808-339-0921 or email us at Our rooms and tours are not available for same-day reservations online.