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Traveller's Budget Motel

Avenue Du Stade, Port Vila, Efate +678 Vanuatu
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#1 of 6 motels in Port Vila
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Traveller's Budget Motel is Port Vila's best value for money accommodation. Despite our budget category, the owner-managers have meticulously attended to every detail inside and out, to ensure your stay is relaxing and comfortable. The difference is apparent as soon as you step foot onto the property. The gardens are beautifully landscaped, rooms are tastefully decorated and well lit, showers are clean, sheets are crisp and rooms serviced daily. We believe everyone who visits Vanuatu is entitled to five-star hospitality. All our double rooms have cold remote controlled air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans, en-suite with shower, kitchenette, bar fridge, microwave and free +45 channel Sat TV. Each room has free data and wireless internet connection. An outside nakamal with full cooking facilities overlooks a sparkling blue 8.5 Metre pool. This is a relaxing place to sit and read. Located just 10 minutes walk from the shopping and restaurant precinct of Port Vila, the beautiful lagoons, beaches and attractions are either a short walk or drive away.
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Free parking
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Avenue Du Stade, Port Vila, Efate +678 Vanuatu
Traveller's Budget Motel
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JackSwets wrote a review July 2023
Schererville, Indiana74 contributions76 helpful votes
We stayed here about seven years ago and it was a great experience. This time however, that was not the case. The manager was very friendly and helpful but the beds need new mattresses, the room (1) needed maintenance on the toilet that ran on and off all night, and some paint and cleaning. If you like a clean but cold shower, clean sheets on a “firm” bed then you may consider this property.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 July 2023
Sorry Jack We have endured 2 years of lock down and back to back cyclones in March. Our insurance claim for the cyclone has only just come thru and we are working toward cleaning the place up.
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bruce w wrote a review July 2023
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well not quite what we expeted,owners and manager were nice to sit and talk with. whole place needs a good water blast and wash would make it look a lot better. no hot water for showers, i should have read other reviews as they have said the same thing. hey great location no problem just bit over priced for waht it is ( and then charged extra than quoted )
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 July 2023
Hi Sorry your experience was not good. We have been 3 years locked down with Covid, then back to back cyclones in March. We are endeavoring to work thru the jobs and improve but all takes time and money.
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Zoe A wrote a review Jan 2023
Worst place we have stayed in the whole on vanawatu I booked a room with a king bed and a double I got 10 bunk beds ,there was no hot water for shower my kids only 4 and 6 screamed at having a cold shower the owner wnet in our room and took our aircon remote for herself and left us with no aircon.she was very rude to us and woke down to me and do not care Even the taxi driver asked us to never stay here it's very bad.I acully felt so unsafe.the rok. Also filrthy.bene in vanawatu 2 weeks everyone so nice and caring but the Australian holds how own this is horrible
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 26 Jan 2023
Hi Zoe My Experience is that Tripadvisor can Empowers Fools. And its obvious you are one of those. Learn to spell before you post, you cannot even Spell Vanuatu. You booked a fan cooled room then ranted that you wanted air cond. Thank you for your review dont come back. Owner
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WildBlly63 wrote a review Sept 2022
Cologne, Germany8 contributions1 helpful vote
This was not a satisfying experience. The Motel has seen better days and the staff was disorganized und even unfriendly. My room was in need of a renovation like I guess the whole motel. Sadly the manager was sick, but this shouldn’t be an excuse for this lack of communication, impatience and unfriendliness. If the staff.. The Motel is also really not budget, I compared it to other places which were at the same level and cheaper by a margin. The good reviews may be based on better days of the house, my recommendation is look somewhere else.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Arieta M wrote a review Mar 2020
Suva, Fiji21 contributions2 helpful votes
TBM is clean, neat, cosy. If all you will do is attend meetings all day & all you need is comfort and quietness after hours, TBM will not disappoint. Its also so close to the city centre, a simple 10 minutes walk downhill. The managers are a awesome duo.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review. I will pass on the compliments to my Daughter and her Partner
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discodivaboogie wrote a review Nov 2019
Jersey, United Kingdom237 contributions56 helpful votes
This accommodation is clean, has hot showers, a TV, fan, AC, towels / soap, a kitchenette in the room (microwave / kettle / fridge) and pool (with 2x sunloungers). There is parking available outside the property. It also has a well stocked kitchen for everyone to use (including salt / pepper / tea / coffee / cling film - which is always a bonus!) and free water refills. There is free WiFi. The owner will organise tours / car hire for you. There is also a small lending book library (if you want a bigger one go to Jill’s cafe in town) They can do your laundry on site for 500VT (£3.30) They have free luggage storage. There is a convenience store 2 minutes from the accommodation. The town is a 15-20minutes walk and runs parallel to the coast. There are loads of restaurants and grocery shops in the town and a local market where you can get fruit and vegetables from. There are several supermarkets in town. The accommodation is about a 15-20 minute car journey from the airport. I would recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you for your response so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nzer wrote a review Nov 2019
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Just what a backpacker's should be. Casual and relaxed with a collection of interesting people comming and going. Gabby and Micheal live locally, understand what traveller's are looking for and have a collect of contacts around the islands to help you find what your looking for.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded 8 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the experience.
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Warren E wrote a review July 2019
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I have travelled extensively around the world and honestly, this would have to be without doubt one of the friendliest places that I have ever stayed at! Gabby was an amazing host and went out of her way to ensure that all the guests had a pleasant stay. Not only was the management extremely welcoming but had a great deal of knowledge about what to do around Port Vila and even recommended and booked a tour for me. As a solo traveller who was looking for a friendly base to explore the island and meet fellow travellers, I really couldn’t have asked for better accommodation. The rooms themselves were clean and comfortable, with all the necessary amenities. There was a nice common area by the pool in which to eat and chat with fellow travellers. The location was central and convenient, being just a very short walk to shops, restaurants and bars. Given the level of service and nice condition of the accommodation, the price was also very reasonable. I shall certainly be staying here on my next trip to Vanuatu and would highly recommend this place for those looking for a comfortable stay and friendly atmosphere!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from travellersmotel, Owner at Traveller's Budget Motel
Responded 7 July 2019
Thank you Warren for your response We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you found Gabby a great host Please enjoy your future travels and look forward to seeing you again one day perhaps
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kate wrote a review May 2019
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Gabby does an incredible job running this place, she is so helpful from helping to plan your future travels to other islands to giving great tips on local experiences an restaurants to visit. I stayed in a dorm room, and found it more than sufficient to my needs, with them providing towels, and daily cleaning. The private rooms look clean and comfortable also. The pricing is well suited and some of the best value for money in town.The communal areas, always clean plenty of space in the kitchen to cook, and the welcoming area of the pool. If you're looking for a sterile and robotic resort experience to make you feel like you haven't left the comforts of your home country the this is not for you. but If you're looking a local experience with great people, location and value then I'd highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Maps752205 wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
I had to make a very quick trip to Port Vila and was on a budget as someone else was paying my expenses. I'm very fortunate in that when I travel for work, I usually get to stay in some stunning 5 star hotels. I mention this as i do have very high standards. I selected this hotel as it was central and had great reviews. It is a small, VERY CLEAN motel just a short walk from downtown. It is much cooler up on the hill believe me. The pool was a lovely and refreshing. The open air kitchen was spotlessly clean and tea and coffee is freely available. Gabby is a gem. She helped me with airport transfers with Atmosphere, and also explained the unique bus system there. No bus stops or time tables, but I managed it just fine. It was my first trip to PV. There are resorts aplenty with resort price tags, but for my purpose on this trip, it was just fine.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from travellersmotel, Owner at Traveller's Budget Motel
Responded 22 Apr 2019
Thank you for a lovely review, Gabby is my daughter and the Manager of Travellers Budget Motel im so pleased that she has achieved such a great review. Thank you very much for choosing Travellers and spending time to give our Motel and my daughter a great review
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AU$74 - AU$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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VanuatuEfatePort Vila
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Which popular attractions are close to Traveller's Budget Motel?
Nearby attractions include Tana Ciné (0.3 km) and Organic Paradise (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Traveller's Budget Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Traveller's Budget Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Traveller's Budget Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Traveller's Budget Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kesorn's Exotic Thai Restaurant, Reefers Restaurant & Rum Bar, and Tilly's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Traveller's Budget Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Traveller's Budget Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (3.4 km).