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Newcastle, UK
Reviewed 10 December 2011

We booked into one of the Beachside site beach huts for 8 nights and was really impressed by the place. The hut was so clean and right on the beach. You can't really snorkel on that part of the island though. The hut had a ceiling fan and no air conditioning which was probably the only sticking point, but for...

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Reviewed 26 November 2011

RAROTONGA BACKPACKERS! not the usual backpackers as its nice, spacious& reasonably clean!! great if ur on the go!! POOL& BEACH all in one location, loved every day I spent there!! 😊

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Thank PCGodinet
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2011

About 65 of us travel from NZ..and Australia for a Wedding. Half of our group stayed at the Rarotongan hotel and paid about $365. a night, others stayed in other hotels.But we stayed at the Rarotonga backpackers...We spent a little bit of time at the Rarotongan Hotel and what a Waste of money.. I was soooo glad we stayed at...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Once again stayed at the Rarotongan Backers Aorangi,we have stayed at this property several times over the last 8 years,and always have enjoyed our time.We always stay in the beachfront units,with the water and sunset views constantly changing.Its not really that good for swimming,but its not far to go to anywhere from there.Paul and Rebecca always will help with anything...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2011

I stayed at the Rarotonga Backpackers for more than 3 weeks, between the beach and the hillside houses. I stayed in a dorm sharing with other 4 people. The room was basic but clean and the beds comfortable. The people working there were great and very very helpful, always ready to help if anything was needed! I had the best...

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1Thank Lulalul
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 11 November 2011

One of the four beachfront units with perfect view over the lagoon just 5m away from the beach is really the place to stay overnight on Rarotonga. Friendly staff, no lack of security, clean bungalows with kitchen and an awesome balcony to have a sundowner or two ... and the price is really a steal! Thank you guys and CU...

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Thank ChristophKolumbus
Whangarei
Reviewed 6 November 2011

My partner and I stayed for 7 nights in a beach hut, was a nice size and very close to the beach. The accommodation was basic but clean and tidy. Had a bit of trouble sleeping due to young people drinking in the next door hut, but this is expected in a backpackers so didnt worry us too much. Lovely...

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Thank Lucy S
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed here last year and came back again for another holiday. We love it here, and at the risk of making it too popular we will be back. It is a fantastic location. My husband and I stayed in the beachfront self contained units. Right on the beachfront. Lie on the bed and look out at the water, listen...

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Thank nzwestie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2011

I stayed here with a friend on educational purposes for 4 1/2 weeks. We stayed in a private 2 person room with ensuite. We had a fabulous time!!!!! The accommodation is a little basic but for a backpackers it is great, along with the price. People who stayed at other backpackers first said this was a lot better!!!! Rhiannon at...

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wynn vale, sa
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Julie and I had a wonderful 10 days at the Rarotonga Backpackers. All the staff were friendly and polite, and Rhiannan the young girl in the front office was so helpful, if she could help in anyway she would do it. She knew lots of things we could do, and recommended a couple of tours which we took and were...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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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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“bungalows are all equal in quality.”
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“Beachfront room would have better views. Dormitories more affordable”
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“The beach house are worth every penny”
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 of 5 bubbles 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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“definitely the bungalows, have a private bathroom”
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