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Rarotonga Backpackers

PO Box 3103, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Bulls, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of Five, great spot right on the water front. Beach house only a short walk from the backpackers with store right across the road. Think of a batch with bbq. If you are into modern travelling this is not for you, but if you like the batch life you will love it, kitchen makes the stay cheaper. Lounge/dinning area... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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247 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival(10 pm) the hotel bus driver was waiting outside (10nz/person). The bus has very limited seating options , ended up sitting with the luggage.  On our way he stopped us at a shop to buy food and drinks (nothing will be available at hotel or nearby at that time ) Arrived to hotel after about 20 minutes, my Beachside... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I stayed 2,5 weeks in the beach house alone. It was the best choice ever.The beach house has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and is very spacious. Rarotonga Backpackers is locates on the west side of the island. I had every night amazing sunsets. the sea view never bored me :) The sea is great to chill, but for snorkeling... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Terrible. $80 per night got me: a bungalow they had to change me out of, because the door wouldn’t lock. Ok, that happens. I was swapped into another. This wouldn't lock properly either. It has a huge crack that goes deep into the cinder blocks in the front room, next to the dining table, that has cockroaches – like the... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

3 of us stayed in the beach hut for 6 nights and it was amazing! The hut exceeded our expectations as we were expecting a really basic and not such a well maintained hut for the price we were paying. Paul was very prompt on replying any enquires that we had. The hut was clean and equipped with basic necessities... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I stayed for 3 weeks Dec/Jan. 2016 and loved my beach hut! The location is right at the beach, about 500m away from two perfect beach bars (Wilson's and Shipwreck Hut) and was home to great people from all over the world. Everything was clean, well cared for, and Paul was ready to help with whatever issues came up (including... More 

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Thank Heike B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Stayed for 7 nights in November 2015. Great view next to the beach, comfortable huts and met amazing people during my stay. Paul and his crew were amazing and very helpful. Definitely will be going back for longer time.

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Wunstorf, Germany
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I stayed at Rarotonga Backpackers for 8 nights in September 2015 and I actually had quite a good time considering I met many great people there and also the location directly at the beach. For the reasonable price of 40 dollars a night I good my own little hut with an ensuite bathroom. Only downturn was the leck of regular... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

In addition to the main site next to the beach, the Rarotoga Backpackers manages also four garden bungalows about 500m away, on the other side of the road. They are in a quiet, nice setting amongst trees down a small driveway. We stayed there twice last year but forgot to review them. We were mainly self catering and found these... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I don't normally write reviews, in fact this is my first on trip advisor. I'm writing this as my experience here, was so much more positive than the other reviews suggest. There are only really 2 backpacker resorts on Rarotonga, and this is by far the best. For starters, it is right on the beach on the Western side so... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Rarotonga Backpackers

Address: PO Box 3103, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Number of rooms: 63
Also Known As:
Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands
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