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The Island Feminisms Project has secured the following rates for the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720).  In order to attain Conference Pricing reservations must be made by May 8, 2020. Please call the hotel directly at 808-935-9361. Pricing is at follows:

  • Standard Garden View Room

    • $135.00 (Room) + $20.20 (taxes) = $155.20 per room, per night

  • Deluxe Ocean View Room

    • $149.00 (Room) + $22.29 (taxes) = $171.29 per room, per night


Taxes are based on 10.25% Hawaii TAT and 4.7120% Hawaii GE tax.  Taxes are subject to change.



We are able to offer a limited number of low cost dorm accommodations at the courtesy of University Housing at UH Hilo available from June 10, 2020 to June 17, 2020.


Options include:





If you would like to reserve a dorm unit, please fill out the form below with the details regarding your arrival and departure times and dates and the persons in your party. Your reservation is confirmed upon payment via Paypal available on this page. Reservations payments must be made per unit. A single person or pair can reserve and stay in either the apartment style or dorm units. However, if you are interested in a single bed in either the traditional dorm (Hale Kauanoe) or an apartment style (Hale Ikena) unit to share with other participants, please email Sarah Juran,, a member of the local arrangements committee directly. She will attempt to facilitate linking those interested in sharing a unit.


Hale Ikena: A two-bedroom apartment style unit with 4 bed spaces in each unit (2 beds per room). Price includes linen and cookware (US$115 for the entire unit).


Hale Kauanoe: A traditional style dorm. Each unit has two bed spaces and the bathroom is shared by the people on the same floor. Hale Kauanoe is separated by binary gender categories (US$40 for the entire unit).


There are two major airports on the island of Hawai’i (the Big Island), Kailua-Kona International Airport (KOA) and Hilo International Airport (ITO).


Flights are usually around $100 dollars cheaper when flying in and out of the Kona Airport.  Driving from the Kona Airport to the UH Hilo takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. Rental cars are available at the Kona Airport, please visit Enterprise Car Rentals to make a reservation.

See below for driving directions from Kona International Airport to UH Hilo.

If flying into Hilo, use the Uber app or ask the Information podium at the airport to call a taxi. Taxis are prohibited from soliciting customers at the airport so a ride will need to be organized; this is not difficult and will be quick. Rental cars are also available at the Hilo Airport. Please visit Enterprise Car Rentals to make a reservation.

See below for driving directions from Hilo International Airport to UH Hilo.

Shuttles from Hotels

We will provide a free shuttle to and from the conference at UH Hilo in the mornings and evenings, about a 10-15 minutes drive. The University shuttle van will pick up at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, the conference hotel, but participants choosing to stay at other accommodations are welcome to access the shuttle. Shuttles will leave at 20 minutes intervals around the start of the conference, exact times will be forthcoming.


Be advised that Uber and other ride share apps are easy to use in Hilo and relatively inexpensive.

Parking at the University

The conference dates fall during Summer session therefore a parking permit is not needed. There is no cost for parking. Park in the main parking lot at the university. You will pass a small security station and veer right into the parking lot. Signs will read Zone 2. Park here.  

Finding Conference Center Room 301

From the main parking lot, walking onto campus there will be the Student Book Store on your left and large white Student Services building on your right. Before reaching the Mookini Library turn left to go up the stairs or adjacent ramp. The top of the stairs leads to a covered area where there will be another set of stairs on your left and elevators directly across from the stairs. Follow to the third floor on your right will be Room 301, the Conference Center.

There are many maps posted throughout the campus.

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