Arnott’s Lodge provides simple campsites right in Hilo with access to bathroom, shower, and kitchen facilities. I would describe it like more of a hostel and is a good place to meet some like minded travelers along the way. It is within walking distance to secluded beaches and green sea turtles. You can rent one of their bikes and head into downtown to check out the Farmer’s Market or Richardson’s Black Sand Beach.
They also offer their our own adventure tours to the popular summit of Mauna Kea, famous Volcanoes National Park, evolving Puna and our plunging Waterfalls. If you stay at the lodge you’ll get a discount on our tours.