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Rarotonga Backpackers

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super nice place! Chill inviroment, on the beach, have hamocks, nice owners, give you a good welcoming, nice keetchen, clean , hot water , have also beautifull pool in the resort ( that doesnt smell of chlor) , have also huts and single rooms with a reosnble price. In other words- RECOMENDED! (Dont confuse it with the INTERNATIONAL backpackers- wich...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 8 nights her in the beach huts... Really enjoyed it. We normally stay at one of the resorts but this time wanted a cheaper option. I will not be going back to the resort we had so much more fun here, meet loads of people and got my of the relaxed island experience... Huts were minimal but had...

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1Thank jodsjess
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful location. I thought we had stumbled upon one of the many expensive hotels. This is a 5* hostel and it is so cheap! Great location right on the beach front. We stayed in a beach hut for $80 per night. Highly recommended!

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2Thank wanderandshare
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was my first time staying at a backpackers so I had not idea what to expect, We booked a double ensuite room, but on arrival we were upgraded to one of the beach huts with ensuite. GREAT START!! The beach out front, had great sunsets, and we swam here when we couldnt be bothered going out, we would just...

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful stay here. We visited in 2015, but I am sure it has not changed and remains a quaint, cosy, laid back, idillic place to stay on Rarotonga. We had a beach bungalow. It was comfortable and very clean with a Kikau thatched roof. A proper beach bungalow! Our own little bench table on the sand...

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1Thank TheBigTravelBoss
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my 11 year old son for 3 weeks in a double room with shared bathroom in the main building. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. The kitchen facilities were again fairly basic but clean and adequate for our needs. The swimming pool and location on the beach are fantastic. Overall, the accommodation was very well...

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

PLEASE READ Stay here instead of "Backpackers International". You will find out why either by reading reviews or meeting "refugees" who stayed at Backpackers International and then moved here. The good: Breathtaking location Manager always available either by phone or in office Clean dorm with fan to keep mosquitoes away Warm water, plenty of toilets Great kitchen + implements. Broken...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stayed two weeks in one of the Beachfront Studio Units. The unit was well equipped, with an ensuite and kitchen (stove, microwave, large fridge etc.). Paul and Rebecca were extremely helpful and accomodating, Paul had lots of great advice on things to do and how to get about the island. The beachfront location was ideal and offered amazing sunset...

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1Thank Abbey E
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stayed 6 nights here in the 5 ppl dorm, I really enjoyed the whole stay, the beach is just at the backyard and offer very nice sunset! I met lots of really nice and cool fellow travellers which made my stay perfect!

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

stayed at rarotonga backpackers for 5 nights, overall we enjoyed our stay. we were upgraded to a garden bungalow with an ensuite which we really appreciated. accomodation is basic but comfortable- they have a kitchen, couches, tv with dvds to borrow, hammocks to chill in and a nice patio and pool (HUGE bonus). there is a little corner store up...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Rarotonga Backpackers

Address: PO Box 3103, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Number of rooms: 63
Also Known As:
Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands
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“Beach Huts were the best, views and shade!”
jodsjess, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“bungalows are all equal in quality.”
437MD, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront room would have better views. Dormitories more affordable”
gregoryf779, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The beach house are worth every penny”
  • the view from the beach house in the morning
piax_12, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go for the beach huts! They have an ensuite bathroom, fridge, kettle, and are really cozy :)”
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131heikeb, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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