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Backpackers International

PO Box 878, Cook Islands
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I spend about 12 days there. It was nice and simple with everything you need. A bed, a small cozy room (even dorm, only 2 or 3 people max), hot showers and kitchen. You have free transfer from the airport arriving from an international flight. You have a small shop close to the hostel, a bike and scooter hire and... More 

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Poland
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

If you expect a Hilton, you will be disappointed but then it will be only better. The owner, Tisa, will pick you up from the airport and will tell you stories about the island. She is very helpful, always there for you.The hostel is pretty basic but it is very well located, clean, walls and toilets are freshly painted and... More 

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Thank PiotrG
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a good hostel if you are happy with the basics. We booked two nights initially and ended up booking for the rest of our stay here. It is decent for the price. We had a twin room which had 2 beds and a shared cupboard & fan, not much else needed when you are a budget traveller on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were there-during our around the word trip--very cheap, clean. the beach is just 2 min from there. the best one !!!!!spectacular one -with cristal water!!!! hostel clean, sharing bathroom--depends of gender as well. big kitchen-with equipment. a bit noisy-during early morning-the roosters :))))every room has fan. nice place to integrate. we met lots people from around the world .i... More 

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2 Thank Elutka
BBackpackCookIs, General Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and we hope to see you again so you can tell us what you think about the improvements we've been making around the hostel. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Just a short one. If you are on your solo trip to Raro, this place will make you happy during the whole stay in Rarotonga. 1.Cheap; 2. Convenient and easy location to get to the most beautiful Muri Beach and just 2 minuts walk to Aroa Beach (snorkeling, swimming, great beach with palms around).; 3.Very friendly and helpful hoststess with... More 

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Thank antonizinfo
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Very cool review, short and sweet, straight to the point, Thank you for the awesome review. We'll see you again next year I take it. :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Just spent a week in Rarotonga and went for the cheapest accommodation I could find, since I'm travelling on a budget. Was not disappointed. I got picked up from the airport for free by Tisa, who was chatty and friendly, and drove us straight to the hostel so we could settle in. Because it's quite a small place everyone was... More 

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Thank Erin M
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we always love to hear people appreciating our island hospitality. Meitaki Maata e Kia manuia, Lots of Thanks and Safe Journey More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I visited Rarotonga for the first time this year, so decided to stay in a few different places so I wouldnt be stuck in one if it wasnt to my taste. International Backpackers was my least favourite. I enjoyed the gardens and pool and clean kitchen at Tiare Village, I enjoyed the good value of my own space at Kiikii... More 

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Thank amysmum578
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response and thank you for acknowledging the hostel was cleaned daily. True there is no hot water in the kitchen, but we have working kettles if hotwater is needed and more importantly, dishwashing liquid. There are four toilets in the hostel which are filled twice a day. As for the bathroom lights, we had to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed there in my first week on Rarotonga. Backpackers International is probably the cheapest on the island so don't expect to get the nicest and cleanest ever seen... but you get waht you pay for: A room, a bed, a kitchen, TV... all a few minutes stroll away from the beach, a dairy, dive shop, scooter and bike hire...... More 

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Thank SuiramR
BBackpackCookIs, General Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. The hostel is cleaned once a day and guests are asked to keep it clean and not to leave their mess for someone else to clean up. This is basically being considerate of everyone else staying here. We are a backpackers, so like all the backpackers on the island, it is up to you... More 

north yorkshire
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

I didn't have huge expectations as it was really cheap, the cheapest accommodation on the island. However the backpackers international hostel didn't even manage to meet my somewhat low expectations. Maybe I was in the wrong room as others seemed to think the place was ok, but the general consensus when I was there was it was dirty. I was... More 

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Thank poppy74
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, but find it highly unfair considering the booking made with us was for March 25th not February 25th, so yes, everyone was surprised when you arrived as it was a whole month early. Secondly, you had booked the wrong hostel as you got confused with the name. Your friends were staying at Rarotonga Backpackers and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Very chilled out hostel in walking distance to lovely beach. Stayed in twin room which was clean and a good size. Common areas and kitchen are conducive to socialising with other travellers. Hostel staff is very helpful and keen to make sure people staying have a good time.

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Thank SGFstravels
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, hope you come visit us again. More 

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