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Rarotonga Backpackers

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Arorangi Cook Islands See on map
AMENITIES
Internet
Free Parking
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

writing a review on the dorm as most ive read are for cottages. The dorm beds are $23-$25 per night which is a great price for raro. The airport pickup/dropoff was also very cheap at $10 and was reliable and on time. If you have...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank breelucy
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We were met promptly at the airport by our friendly driver. Our beach bungalow was right on the beach with spectacular views of sunsets and the full moon. The lagoon was a perfect temperature and the best snorkeling beach was a 10 min bike ride...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Martha M
Reviewed November 26, 2018

I arrived in Rarotonga and was greeted at the airport by a nice lady who transfered me to the Rarotongan Backpackers. There I checked in with Tina, the owners friendly sister who checked me and wher I prepaid my accomodation. I was charged an extra...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank StuffedNZ
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Great location, right on the beach. Paul (owner) great to chat to and full of helpful advice. Views of sunsets from the decks of the beachfront units are perfect. With four people we still had plenty of room. The two person units were also comfortable....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank BenM5104
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Our almost yearly break away to just relax and do nothing but sleep, swim, read, eat and a bit of running. Love staying at the backpackers as the unit is perfect to stay in - right on the beachfront, fully equipped. Love meeting the travellers...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank nzwestie
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About
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
63
Also Known As
Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
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Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands
Location
Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
63
Also Known As
Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
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Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands
Location
Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
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"Go for the beach bungalows if you wanna stay here."
StuffedNZ
Nov 26, 2018
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"Unit we had was private. At Backpackers there were also beachfront s/c units"
807LynNZ52
May 19, 2017
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"Beach Huts were the best, views and shade!"
jodsjess
Mar 26, 2017
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"bungalows are all equal in quality."
437MD
Sep 21, 2016
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