this was my first trip to tahiti, the second trip for my travel partner and the peewee, 6yrs old. we called from home in hawaii, mike and kay remembered martha ... so it was a reunion of sorts.
i must say that we didn't reconnect the week before we got there so lost our room reservations(note they will reserve rooms but make the confirmation call!) mike is a wonderful guy of the old school tough worker type, he's actually very well educated. kay his wife and partner is a lawyer and both speak very good english. they will assist with many things you may want to do in papeete and/or getting ready to leave for other island destinations. location is very close to downtown making it very convenient to get things done. they do not serve food but many local syle restaurants are in the area. internet is via manaspot which the hostel is a very strong spot. the card is like 20 bux for 10 hrs and a 90 day window of use. not much free internet in papeete!
they do have dormitory style, which is what we did for 2 notes til a room opened up ... we lived! there is a strs up the street with the basics, french bread and pastries.
the prices were more than reasonable ... it was very clean and a bit like a 'habitrail' where different floor levels can be mischievous in the middle of the night trips to the boys room! a secure lock up cage is available for like 3 bux a day.
the airport to the hostel was 35bux approx. xpf i gave the guy 40 and was happy about it.
oooo yes, no tipping in tahiti/french polynesia ... i think its part of the reason meals take 2-3 hrs!
be ready to sit back and relax
all in all its a place where i felt comfortable and safe and we go back there in 2+ weeks when we head to sydney via papeete.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Teamo Guesthouse is located in the very centre of Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. This cosy colonial styled house (150 years old) was built within a natural and tropical environment. The 3 dormitories and the 5 private rooms provide a friendly, quiet and comfortable atmosphere.Because it is situated in the heart of Papeete, Teamo Guesthouse is an ideal location from where you can organise your trips around Tahiti and the other French Polynesian islands. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Teamo Hostel Tahiti/Papeete