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Rarotonga Backpackers

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wynn vale, sa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Julie and I had a wonderful 10 days at the Rarotonga Backpackers. All the staff were friendly and polite, and Rhiannan the young girl in the front office was so helpful, if she could help in anyway she would do it. She knew lots of things we could do, and recommended a couple of tours which we took and were... More 

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Sterling, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

This was my first trip to the Cook Islands. I've frequented the Caribbean Islands, but I had a chance to meet a friend on the island. Both of us single men had an excellent time just being around the island and interacting with the beautiful island. The island is a volcanic island, with quaint people who have shops, but put... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Our flight was cancelled due to ash cloud so we moved here to save money - we stayed in one of the beach side huts - excellent value for what they are, right on the beach. Bit basic, but comfortable. Think the studios would be really nice, and abit more self contained. The staff were really helpful and there is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Stayed here with seven others, four of us decided to take the budget option and stay in the dorms, while the other four decided to stay in the beach front studio. Our room was ok, there were holes everywhere and felt like bugs could come in, sure enough on our first night the largest crab i had seen while there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

I highly recommend Raro Backpackers, I stayed in a single room for 1 week in the Beachouse (had a double bed but not much floor space, not a problem though as I didnt spend too much time in it) for NZ$40 a night. Free airport pickup then $10 for airport bus when leaving. Most flights are in the nightime, if... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

A friend and I stayed here as we had come over to the cooks for a wedding, everyone else booked into a resort, but we didnt want to! Our pick up was great, we were taken straight to our room, and slept, excited about what the view would be like in the day light! We had the beach front rooms,... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

I enjoyed my stay at the Rarotonga Backpackers (beachside). I stayed there for 5 days and booked a beach hut. The hostel was clean (even though there were a lot of ants in the common room) and the beach hut was great. It was right on the beach and had its own bathroom. The common rooms were cleaned every day... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

I stayed here for three nights before my friends arrived on the Island. I had my own very basic single room with a fan and a bed and it was right by the living area and kitchen so could be noisy. The main bonus was the people were really friendly and it was right by the beach which you could... More 

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Yutz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

We first booked the garden bungalow but ended moving to one of the beach hut after just one night. Nothing wrong with the garden bungalow mind you, but the beach, where the beach bungalows were, is really nice, and worth staying there just for the hammocks and the sunsets. Friendly staff, kinda basic but comfortable enough...and again, nice beach!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Great hostel, ariving from LA without accomodation we decided to look for a hostel/hotel after ariving. Rain pooring from the sky upon arrival limited our options to hostels having pickup. We listened to their offer en gambled on Rarotonga backpacker booking 1 night, staying 5. The hostel has 2locations both with pool. 1 on the beach 1 in the hill... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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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