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Rarotonga Backpackers

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PO Box 3103, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the Garden Bungalows for a week and it was great. Located in between palm trees, it was a nice little place. It was pretty cheap, but the place was exactly what we needed. We liked the little porch where we could sit for a few drinks or a home cooked meal. Nothing like staying in... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed there for two nights after coming back from Aitutaki. The week before I stayed at International Backpackers which is a bit cheaper but doesn't have the 'island feeling'. Rarotonga Backpackers is located right at the beach and is reasonably clean (clenaed daily). There's a swimming pool, a pool table, TV, kitchen and BBQ. The management is only there... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

- 20 min by bike from airport and town - Ok beds, singles and bunks - Friendly staff but not much at the location - Clean...? Call it Island style...and take it or leave it. - Basic kitchen - Cheap stay - Small hostel - Extra stuff like snorkeling gear for free - Good bike rental at the opposite of... More

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Schwabach, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed there for 8 Nights and ha da Great Time there, i stayed in a Double room with Shared bathroom Lots of gießt changed to Rarotonga Backpackers From Backpackers international. I think this are enough words for the good accomodtion Clean Rooms, every Day cleaning of Shared bathroom and kitchen

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Coming from Terare Village, we were truly relieved to find an not-so expensive alternative accommodation thats also friendly. And Muri beach is such a paradise! Beachfront is gorgeous and great for wind-surfing. Friend a dog, go snorkeling and barbecue with the crowd, it´s very easy to make friends here. It´s a good, cool atmosphere. Nice staff, but - a little... More

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north yorkshire
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

I moved here from international backpackers down the road so really anything was an improvement. I had a single room with bathroom which was clean and adequate. The whole hostel was cleaned whilst I was there so the kitchen and communal areas were spotless. The pool was great, near the beach but not a great swimming area. Great sunsets to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stayed here while working at the school nearby and couldn't have been happier. I had a very nice, clean room, access to a full kitchen and pool and the bus to everywhere stopped right out front. I'm already looking forward to my next visit. I was able to walk to the school, two markets, church and police station (my... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Wish I could have stayed longer! I met some awesome people of all different ages and from all over the world, and everyone was happy here. There was a great (lively) vibe here, and what a fantastic location with a beautiful beach as your backyard! The manager was kind, informative, and helpful. You can make free local calls from the... More

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Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Recently spent 8 days at the Rarotonga Backpackers, and hope to one day have the opportunity to return. The staff was warm & welcoming, comfortable in their own skin & super laid back. Paul was especially kind and went above & beyond to make my trip go smoothly. The property is in a great location, right smack on the beach,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have travelled a lot around the world but its is very rare to find a place as special as this with such a combination of comfortable accommodation, stunning weather, peaceful surroundings and GREAT value. It has to rate as one of my favourite places to relax and I am already planning to go back as soon as I can!... More

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Address: PO Box 3103, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Also Known As:
Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands

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