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Backpackers International

PO Box 878, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I see some mixed reviews about this hostel but in reality, it is fit for purpose as it is, The price, location and room are all great, this is a backpackers of course, so you get what you pay for. This is a fair hostel,...More

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Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your review, especially since the weather wasn't the best while you were here, but we had a great group of people so that at least helps lift the mood. Maybe next time you come and stay with us, we'll have better luck...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ok it was cheap but really! stayed 3 days and the floor in the toilet/shower rooms had the same pieces of paper on them on day 3 as day 1, not good enough I say. The fan in room 19 was so noisy sounded like...More

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Response from BBackpackCookIs, Owner at Backpackers InternationalResponded 20 January 2017

Firstly, the hostel is cleaned every morning, both bathroom, kitchen, dining area and garden area, even on public holidays, which is when you can your family arrived, Boxing day Sunday, Public holiday Monday and Public holiday Tuesday. All our double beds have mattress protectors as...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here many times over the years.. thoroughly enjoy my stay each time... I see a few negative comments... but i completely see different... at the end of the day.... you get what you pay for..... want flash... pay the $100 -200 per night...More

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Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your honest review and am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a basic, clean, well located budget accommodation, that also boasts to have a great atmosphere to get to know and meet other people from all walks of...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are in your twenties and used to slovenly dorms, dumpy apartments shared with unkempt room-mates, who refuse to pick up after themselves because Mom always cleaned up after them, unsanitary and ill-equipped kitchens, cold showers, missing toilet paper and noisy, messy neighbors; then...More

2  Thank Leif L
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 29 December 2016

Wow, I'm must say I am surprised, as you were complaining to me about the other guests and how you were telling them they had to wash their dishes. The guests were complaining about you as no one wanted to share the dorm with you,...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016

DO NOT STAY HERE. GO TO RAROTONGA BACKPACKERS INSTEAD. NOTE: I read the bad reviews before staying here but decided to give it a go anyway. Do not make the same mistake. When I asked to see the room before I paid for five nights...More

3  Thank NickMoinyard
Response from BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers InternationalResponded 29 December 2016

Firstly, when you advised the manager on the way to the hostel that you will be on the island for at least 6weeks as a medical student, she recommended you go into the big dorm as it would be easier for the early mornings as...More

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"my sister and I had a twin share room"
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"Anywhere upstairs is preferable to down stairs (mosquitoes) 😖"
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"Private rooms are equally priced as two dorm beds, consider this."
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"please just avoid altogether"
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