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Taiwan
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The host forgot pick up us when we arrived airport at night , we waited a hour and taked taix , room was too small and dirty, bed was moldy, flea bited us, chicken was ululation always on midnight, we couldn't to sleep, no hot water could shower even day or night and also moldy anywhere , I couldn't found... More 

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New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I liked the affordability of the accommodation and my expectations were met for the room and living areas. The manager did her job to pick us up at the airport and give us information we needed and more. I enjoyed the people I met staying here very much. I was annoyed that the manager would sit in the office adjoined... More 

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Thank travelqueen86
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your honesty, with at least the first 2 sentences of your review. I am surprised you are still annoyed after all this time, as yes I did say we do refund your money. However, like the "Checkout Checklist" in all the rooms state, "We do charge a 1 night cancellation fee if you wish to cut your... More 

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Muenster, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Staying at the backpackers was a fun time, I was one of the lucky ones Tisa actually picked up at the airport ;-) I booked in for the dorm and got a twin room, which I first shared with a guy and then with a girl. The facilities could do with a makeover, but when I was there there was... More 

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Thank omamalisa
BBackpackCookIs, General Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome and honest review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and good news, we got some new burners in the kitchen. We're currently, slowly renovating here and there, it's actually coming along quite well, island time, but still coming along. The ping pong balls keep disappearing, but we got a new dart board. We've... More 

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I spend about 12 days there. It was nice and simple with everything you need. A bed, a small cozy room (even dorm, only 2 or 3 people max), hot showers and kitchen. You have free transfer from the airport arriving from an international flight. You have a small shop close to the hostel, a bike and scooter hire and... More 

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1 Thank habitantdum0nde
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and sweet review, glad you enjoyed the island life, simple. I know it can be a hassle when your rooms are close to the common area, we do try and remind everyone to keep their voices down, but I know. Good news on that front though, when we finished renovating the common areas, we're going... More 

Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

If you expect a Hilton, you will be disappointed but then it will be only better. The owner, Tisa, will pick you up from the airport and will tell you stories about the island. She is very helpful, always there for you.The hostel is pretty basic but it is very well located, clean, walls and toilets are freshly painted and... More 

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BBackpackCookIs, General Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Short and sweet, love your review for us. Maybe you can come back and visit us again. Thank you xx More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a good hostel if you are happy with the basics. We booked two nights initially and ended up booking for the rest of our stay here. It is decent for the price. We had a twin room which had 2 beds and a shared cupboard & fan, not much else needed when you are a budget traveller on... More 

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Thank VictoriaBfast
BBackpackCookIs, General Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Awesome review, thank you. I had to laugh when I saw you originally booked 2 nights, that's going back when Hostelbookers were giving me a headache by always changing my minimum stay! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Much love from the islands xx More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were there-during our around the word trip--very cheap, clean. the beach is just 2 min from there. the best one !!!!!spectacular one -with cristal water!!!! hostel clean, sharing bathroom--depends of gender as well. big kitchen-with equipment. a bit noisy-during early morning-the roosters :))))every room has fan. nice place to integrate. we met lots people from around the world .i... More 

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2 Thank Elutka
BBackpackCookIs, General Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and we hope to see you again so you can tell us what you think about the improvements we've been making around the hostel. More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Just a short one. If you are on your solo trip to Raro, this place will make you happy during the whole stay in Rarotonga. 1.Cheap; 2. Convenient and easy location to get to the most beautiful Muri Beach and just 2 minuts walk to Aroa Beach (snorkeling, swimming, great beach with palms around).; 3.Very friendly and helpful hoststess with... More 

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Thank antonizinfo
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Very cool review, short and sweet, straight to the point, Thank you for the awesome review. We'll see you again next year I take it. :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Just spent a week in Rarotonga and went for the cheapest accommodation I could find, since I'm travelling on a budget. Was not disappointed. I got picked up from the airport for free by Tisa, who was chatty and friendly, and drove us straight to the hostel so we could settle in. Because it's quite a small place everyone was... More 

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Thank Erin M
BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we always love to hear people appreciating our island hospitality. Meitaki Maata e Kia manuia, Lots of Thanks and Safe Journey More 

Kawerau, New Zealand
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99 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I visited Rarotonga for the first time this year, so decided to stay in a few different places so I wouldnt be stuck in one if it wasnt to my taste. International Backpackers was my least favourite. I enjoyed the gardens and pool and clean kitchen at Tiare Village, I enjoyed the good value of my own space at Kiikii... More 

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BBackpackCookIs, Manager at Backpackers International, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response and thank you for acknowledging the hostel was cleaned daily. True there is no hot water in the kitchen, but we have working kettles if hotwater is needed and more importantly, dishwashing liquid. There are four toilets in the hostel which are filled twice a day. As for the bathroom lights, we had to... More 

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Additional Information about Backpackers International

Address: PO Box 878, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Price Range: $22 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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