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Avareipua s/n Isla de Pascua - Rapa Nui, Easter Island Chile
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#31 of 138 Speciality lodging in Easter Island
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Grade: 77 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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CKT808 wrote a review Mar. 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii2,753 contributions452 helpful votes
There are positives and negatives for this hostel. We were picked up at the airport by someone from the hostel, but then we had to wait for the other guests to arrive. It wasn't too long before we were on our way. We were driven on a little tour around town and then back to the hostel which is just a few blocks from the airport and town. The tour gives you an orientation of Hanga Roa. The hostel has lots of porch/terrace space with tables and chairs. The open areas have a roof, so it is a nice place to sit even if it is raining. There is a nice view from the terrace. Be sure to bring some insect repellant if you are going to enjoy the outdoor space. The rooms open from the porches, so you get noise from the porches. The rooms are not air conditioned, and many of the window screens have gaps. ....insect repellent. There is a lot of variation between rooms. Our room needed a paint job. In our room there were 2 single beds. The 4-inch foam mattresses rested on wooden slats. They were very uncomfortable. We stacked both mattresses on one bed and slept together in a single bed. Some of the other guests said that had regular mattresses, but one guest said that a spring was poking through his mattress. Lay down on the bed you are assigned before you accept your room. Ask to move rooms if you get in one of these situations. There are lots of free-range chickens and dogs in Hanga Roa. There is little traffic noise, but crowing roosters and barking dogs may wake you up in the night. You could hear them all over town, so I'm not sure you could get away from them. The bathrooms and showers were not clean. There was lots of mildew and mold in the showers. ...flip-flops. The hot water was an off and on occurrence. The breakfast was instant coffee, hot tea, a couple of breads and fruit. They served a slice of melon while we were there. The wifi worked near the breakfast room, but not in the guest rooms. The manager's English is ok, but not great. He was very friendly and tried to be helpful. The help don't speak any English. Sometimes it is impossible to find anyone who works there. The kitchen is small and has limited facilities. There is a small refrigerator and a cooktop that you light with a match. We did not use the kitchen, but other guests said that there was not enough supplies. One guy said they only had two pots for cooking. I tried to wash out a cup in the kitchen, and could not get any hot water. The hostel is close to town and a short walk to restaurants, shops and car rental. They take you back to the airport at the end of your stay. It is reasonably priced considering the other options in Hanga Roa. We have stayed at HI hostels throughout the world. This is the most basic facilities we have ever experienced. If you consider that you are on a tropical island thousands of miles from other places, it helps you understand the condition of the facilities. It is bearable for a few days, and the sights on the island make it worth the effort. Just consider it an adventure and enjoy meeting the other people who are staying there.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alejandro wrote a review Mar. 2018
Texas17 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked to stay in this hostel; unfortunately (but also fortunately because I found a better place) when I arrived they sent me to another place. I did not like the manner I was treated as they never notified me that the place was fully booked. I went to the hostel to talk to the guy in charge about my changing of hostels and he simply said, "it is just like going from one hostel in L.A. to another branch in L.A. I lived in California and that's the way they do it there and we do the same thing here." Obviuously, that was a poor justification, so I decided to look for another hostel. I sent a refund from hostelworld and said they spoke with the hostel and assured them that I was going to get my deposit back. The refund never came, so I had to contact my credit card fraud team, and they are working on this case. I do not recommed it
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
Roxane wrote a review Nov. 2016
63 contributions6 helpful votes
The owners and their family are very kind and welcoming, and we enjoyed sharing moments with them! Unfortunatelly, despite daily room keeping, the cleanliness is insufficient. The bed linen was very humid and even molded. The kitchen was equiped but could do with serious cleaning. Breakfast was minimal but alright.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
BackpackingTony wrote a review Jun. 2015
Vancouver, Canada120 contributions39 helpful votes
A great hostel located near the airport. The manager Mau is a wealth of information on the island. She'll pick you up from the airport and drop you off for your flight. Rooms are cleaned daily basis. Tours of the island can be easily arranged from the hostel. The cleaning lady doesn't speak any english but is very sweet. The only shortcoming to this hostel is a minor one. The breakfast is the standard fare of bread, jam and fruit. Not a deal breaker. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
ClaireBearTravels wrote a review Jul. 2014
Puerto Natales, Chile31 contributions32 helpful votes
Kona Tau has all the basic facilities but is nothing special, it was much more expensive than a nicer hostel that we moved to after the first night (Hostel Petero Atamu). Pro: it's close to the main road. Con: the internet is pretty rubbish (but this is true of everywhere on easter island) and the breakfast was pretty uninspiring.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 35 - USD 190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Tau
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Tau?
Nearby attractions include Rapa Nui National Park (0.4 km) and Tamure Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Tau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Kona Tau?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kona Tau?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Tau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kotaro, Dominican Restaurant, and Empanadas Tia Berta.
Does Kona Tau have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kona Tau offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kona Tau located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Easter Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Kona Tau?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Orongo (3.9 km), Ahu Tahai (1.4 km), and Ahu Vinapu (3.2 km).