Who is “Escape Hilo”?

The mission of Hilo Experience, LLC (dba Escape Hilo) is to provide positive memorable experiences, offering visitors and kama’aina an insight into the beautiful and unique Hilo history and culture.

What is an “Escape Room”?

The idea behind a typical escape room is find a way to escape the room in a set amount of time. More recently, the concept has branched into different variations. Escape Hilo is focused on story-based mission scenarios that players need to solve. Often times the player is forced to piece together random clues within the room, hoping they are the right ones that may lead to another clue. Escape rooms create an experience that uses meaningful puzzles and challenges that help the participants construct the story as they are utilizing them in order to beat the clock. Our escape game fosters team building as it forces the players to work together through our escape game design.

How it Works

Step 1: Find Us

Look for the historic S. Hata Building in downtown Hilo

After you booked your room, your first mission is to find us. We are located at the iconic S. Hata Building in the middle of downtown Hilo. Look for Café Pesto and enter the building from the main entrance.

Step 2: Check In

Get debriefed

Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your game to complete paperwork. A game briefing, game play rules, and housekeeping will begin exactly at your booking time.

Step 3: Enter the Room

Timer starts

After you are briefed with your mission, the timer will start and you will have 60 minutes to complete your mission.

Step 4: Find Clues

Solve puzzles and crack codes

Solve puzzles and crack codes to complete your mission. Be a detective and use the collective brain power in the room to solve clues. Everyone can contribute.

Step 5: Hit a Wall

Need some help?

Afraid that you are not good at puzzles and logic games... Don't fret. We will give you up to three clues that you can use at any time.

Step 6: Succeed!

Use your collective skills to succeed

Complete your mission and succeed. We challenge you to beat the game!

Learn a little about Hawaii history while having lots of fun!