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Hostal Vai Kapua

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Te Pito o te Henua, Hanga Roa, Easter Island 2770000 Chile
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#25 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Hanga Roa
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Cozy home in a great location! We are a Family Inn, in the heart of Hanga Roa, we are Rapa Nui's. We offer rooms with private bathroom and kitchen in common area, We have common BBQ sector. We also have a beautiful shared terrace and a beautiful garden with flowers and Native plants. Cleaning service to your room every day. We also make Tours, made ​​by it's owner in English/Spanish at the best prices of our Island. Hostal VaiKapua has a privileged location, we are within walking distance of the City Center, 3 blocks from the fishing creek, where every day you can appreciate our maritime fauna. We are also one block from the Church of Rapa Nui and Craft Market.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Self-serve laundry
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Bridal suite
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English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
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dianecat2016 wrote a review May 2016
Plymouth, Massachusetts1 contribution
Having read some other reviews we decided to stay here. The owner Lucy did meet us at the airport and take us to our room. She did not speak English but thought that we would be able to communicate with our few words of Spanish but that was a real challenge. We had to make all our arrangements for tours as she did not seem willing to help at all, which was fine. The room we got was not pictured on line. The wallpaper was peeling off the walls, there were ants all over the bathroom floor which we took care of with some Deep Woods Off. At night we heard critters crawling in the walls & then there are the roosters!! they started around 2:30am and did not shut up until a little after sunrise. So if you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you. We stayed 4 nights and the sheets were never changed. The towels were changed once but the clean ones had brown stains so really didn't use them. We had hot water on the first day that lasted 2min & never had it again. Breakfast was just ok. I have never been so disappointed in a place before as this one. My advice, spend a few extra dollars for a place that has hot water, clean towels, and no roosters. Otherwise our trip to the island was fantastic.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Jill C wrote a review Mar. 2016
Dublin, Ireland423 contributions283 helpful votes
For the price paid (a fraction of everywhere else on the island), the location and the room quality, this place is good value for budget travellers. it is more akin to a guesthouse whereby the owner, Lucy, collects you at the airport and lays out breakfast every morning in her dining room for the guests. There is no wifi but there's an internet cafe across the road so this isn't a massive issue. No holds barred, this is a BUDGET place - not a place for people looking for romantic, relaxing, lounge in the room type place. Regardless of English being listed as a spoken language at the hostel, the owner does not speak english, none whatsoever. This turned out to be a negative for us when LAN decided to ground planes for 5 days due to a strike in Chile and we were literally the last people on the island to know about it.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Claire D wrote a review May 2015
United States98 contributions54 helpful votes
Talking to the owner, Lucy, during our breakfasts was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. Born on the island, she grew up speaking Rapa Nui at home and taught us basic phrases, the nuances of pronunciation (which we butchered! but we tried), and showed us local TV programming about some of the island's cultural programs and celebrations. Lucy also offered us sightseeing tips and even wrote out a little language lesson for us to take home with us, which was a nice surprise and hugely appreciated. Vaikapua is located in a convenient area, very close to car rentals, eateries, and souvenir shops (granted the town is very small!). The room itself was adequate. No air conditioning, a simple screen door as a window, and a bathroom with good water pressure and hot water. The bathroom was definitely dated and the linoleum stuff on the walls was peeling off, but that didn't bother us, especially for the ridiculously affordable room rate. This is absolutely par for the course in a place like Easter Island, it reminded me of the small B&Bs I stayed in while visiting Cuba's provincial regions. Roosters will wake you up in the morning, but you'll want to wake around that time anyway to go sightseeing. This was not an inconvenience for us. Breakfast was also delicious, with fresh local fruit and banana bread, and some bread with cheese, butter, and meat. To drink, we had fresh fruit juice and hot water for coffee or tea. It was an amazing deal to have this included. One note: Though the website mentions that a kitchen is available for guests, DO NOT USE IT. Thinking we could cook some spaghetti one night to save money, the kitchen was clearly not used often was not very clean (flies, questionable dishes and cutlery, etc). Rest assured the private cooking area Lucy uses for your breakfast is much better, but do not plan to cook yourself! I very much want to return to Easter Island and will absolutely stay here again when I return.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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uwwgal21 wrote a review Feb. 2011
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida25 contributions24 helpful votes
I just stayed at this hostel during my visit to Easter Island last week. Lucy, the owner, was very prompt in returning emails, and was there at the airport waiting for us when we arrived. She greeted us with traditional flower leis that smelt amazing. We got to the hostel, and the gardens were beautiful. So far so good. When we went in our rooms, the first thing I noticed was that there were no windows. There were patio doors with no screens - and being a city person, there was no way I would sleep with my door wide open! Not that Rapa Nui is unsafe by any stretch of the imagination, but there are cats and dogs and roosters... not to mention bugs. So, the room was really stuffy. The room itself was a decent size... the beds were fine - I slept well which surprised me because I didn't think I would, jaja. The shower had very little water pressure and hot water did not seem to want to visit a lot but I appreciated the cold showers as a break from the scalding sun! The room was a bit shabby and rundown... not what it looked like on the pictures, and I never used the towel bc I found a dead ant on it, so I just air dried (which is completely possible there). Location was good. It was across the street from an internet cafe and a block up from Oceanic car rental. It was 2 blocks up from the main street with all the tourist stores and little grocery stores... and about a 5 minute walk from the ocean. It is very quiet at night, and you can see all the stars - which was gorgeous. There are roosters next door though... they didn't bother me, but I was up around 8 anyways (around when the sun rises). Breakfast consisted of a glass of juice, a roll, a piece of cheese and some sort of meat, and some fruit. Lucy gave us a map, she lent us a flashlight for going to the caverns, and she offered us tips. The day we went early to the sunset and didn't get back to the hotel til 1130am, she saved our breakfast and gave it to us when we got back. She took us back to the airport and gave us shell necklaces as a goodbye. This hostel cost 25,000 pesos (about $55) per night for a single, and 35,000 pesos (about $80) per night for a double. It was the least expensive lodging I could find. The island is not a cheap place. BTW, rent a car and skip the tours... I rented an automatic car for 2 days from Oceanic for $220. (you could get a manual car for a little more than half that, but I don't know how to drive a manual.) A tour is $60 per person (day tour) plus the $60 park entrance (that is only checked at the volcanos, mind you). The half day tour I believe is $40 per person. I went every where on the island besides the volcano in the center, and even that I went up to the fence and took pictures instead of paying $60. You can get all the info you want on the internet or from a book, or by talking to the park rangers, reading the info signs, or talking to the locals! A $60 tour on this island is not necessary. Back to the hotel... Would I recommend it? If you are on a budget and don't mind a not-perfect hotel, yes. If you have a bit more money to spend, I would maybe book this one for the first night and take a look at the other hotels on the island. You may choose to stay... or you may go running. But again, this is like a 1 star hotel... it is extremely basic and not super clean. I'm mixed about recommending it. My friend I was with did tell me that he would recommend it, though.
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Date of stay: February 2011
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USD 93 - USD 103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ChileEaster IslandHanga Roa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Vai Kapua
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Vai Kapua?
Nearby attractions include Church of Rapa Nui (0.2 km), Mercado Artesanal (0.2 km), and RapaMusic (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Vai Kapua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hostal Vai Kapua?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Vai Kapua?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal Vai Kapua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Vai Kapua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makona Restaurant, Casa Esquina, and Club Sandwich.
Does Hostal Vai Kapua have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostal Vai Kapua offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hostal Vai Kapua located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Easter Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hostal Vai Kapua?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hostal Vai Kapua?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Vai Kapua?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.