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Adventure Backpackers Lodge

1 Main Road, Neiafu, Tonga
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed at backpackers for 4 weeks with my friend whilst we were in Tonga and thought it was a very good hostel. The staff were friendly and even tried patiently to teach me a few words of Tongan! Me and my friend shared a twin room, which was always kept clean and pleasant. It also had a small balcony... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 days on two separate occasions. The dorm is pretty awful and not worth 33 pa'anga a night. The beds were quite uncomfortable, the sheets obviously hadn't been washed since the previous guest (long dark hair all over them, especially the pillow end) and the security guard wakes everyone up at 5am throwing up. I have... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place is OK. There is nothing special about it. One of the few places to stay downtown in Vava'u and does offer a clean bed and a kitchen for free. The staff is friendly. The hostel overlooks the market with a balcony and they organize whale watching and other activities if you wish. The price is a little high... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I was hoping black holes like this had died in the 70s. cockroaches, dirty bedding, dirty showers, dirty kitchen. See the photo of the bed stain and what a rip off price. Unfortunately for me the ferry was late arriving so I had no time to find anywhere else. You would be better off sleeping on the wharf. Staff were... More

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Canberra, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Hi I stayed here for four nights - booked for me as I was working in Vava'u. The place was well equipped and situated but TOP$89 a night was expensive for no hot water on some days, no internet as advertised and there are bed bugs. Staff were friendly. EVJD.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
97 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed at Adventure Backpackers on 2 occasions for a total of 6 days overall in a double room with a balcony. The room was really bright which was fantastic and was very clean and had a fan on the ceiling which kept you plenty cool at night time. Our room didn’t have en-suite but we were right next to... More

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Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The lodge is basic, clean and friendly. No luxury, but very central in the town. We had a room with our own bathroom, with hot water, even though the common bathrooms only had cold water. Good common kitchen area and balcony, and OK common room (although the DVD collection is quite sad). The staff is very helpful and service minded.... More

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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80 reviews 80 reviews
79 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I stayed here for about 6 nights and it makes a good base if your are out all day and want to save money. its close to the market which is good for some fruit for breakfast or a cheap local fish plate for lunch. the staff at the hostel were rude and lazy - you should feel honoured if... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Ended up staying at Adventure Backpackers for a week in July. I have to say we aren't normally backpackers but our other accommodation ended up having bugs in the bed and was so noisy we couldn't sleep so we moved into town. It is hard to find mid range accommodation on Vava'u but we had the room with ensuite and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Some people don't like this hostel because it's not isolated on the water. I loved it. From my bedroom I could see the harbor with all the sailboats and the ferry coming in. I also loved the sounds: the fishing boat hooting when the fresh catch came in and the bells of the Catholic church ringing and calling people to... More

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Also Known As:
Adventure Backpackers Lodge Tonga/Neiafu
Address: 1 Main Road, Neiafu, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Vava'u Islands > Neiafu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Specialty lodging in Neiafu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Top location in Neiafu, overlooking the Port of Refuge Harbour, fruit and handicraft market, close to all activities, restaurants and shops etc. Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms and comfortable beds, linen provided, reliable management, great rates, variety of room types, great place to meet other travellers and share ideas. Tour booking desk, guests laundry and kitchen, hot showers, discounts available for long stay guests in low season (January to May). Recommended for past 10 years by fellow travellers. ... more   less 

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