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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 7 February 2012

This was the top pick from my favorite guide book. It was a fair bargain. But, I have been in many hostels or backpacker's and found this one to be needing vast improvements in some areas. I appreciated the free airport pick up and the friendly staff. I stayed in 3 types of rooms while there. I was in the...

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2Thank AnnViola
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We stayed in Raratonga Backbackers for the first few nights in a private room in the "dorm" which was a little run down, but not that bad. The showers and bathroom are clean and the staff is nice. They also have bikes available to use. We than moved to a private hut which is definitely the way to go. A...

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2Thank 760love2travel
Orewa, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We spent ten days at one of the Garden Bungalows - a few hundred yards along the road from the Rarotonga Backpackers - Beachside. The cabin had all the basics and was an inexpensive base with the bus passing a minute's walk way.There was also a shop with most things just a minute's walk away. The bungalows are a little...

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5Thank WilsonOwen
Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 21 December 2011

I was unpleasantly surprised to discover that the the "ladies only" dorm I had reserved was not only occupied by four men, but that one of the other occupants preferred to sleep in the nude. Other travelers in the same hostel had changed rooms because of this and management did nothing to correct the situation. There was no opportunity to...

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3Thank Neko N
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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Thank Reedys8
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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2Thank kuterere
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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  • 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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