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Tropicana Motel & Backpackers
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
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“Pretty good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed here and le Hibiscus in Luganville and it's a bit of a toss up between the 2. The beds were more comfortable here, but it was a bit noisier and not as atmospheric. For example the kitchen had some very firmly worded signs all over the place, and there seemed to be a lot of construction around (which they can't do anything about, but it's a consideration). The kitchen was quite well stocked, and it's very close to the market where you can get tasty meals for 400vt! I think I would rather stay at le Hibiscus as it just seemed a little more social, Tropicana didn't have fridges in the rooms, and le Hibiscus was slightly cheaper.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed here a few nights and it is extremely clean with free wifi. Beds were very comfortable and rooms were cool. Place to do your laundry and a self catering kitchen. Short walk into town and a courtyard to chill out in. Staff very friendly and caring. Trips arranged, but didn't take any as was diving. Near the market, which is great. Doors locked at 10.30pm.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This place is like a prison! Very noisy, no real meeting place, close to town but nothing is open after dark so there's no point. All of the diving companies pick up from the out of town places anyway and they have bars where you can have a beer with some other travellers. This isn't a backpackers really, mostly locals living there. Expensive but the rooms are clean. There is a small kitchen too with very slow free wifi. They don't know anything about booking tours or dives and will try and rip you off. Don't book transfers either the local bus or even a taxi was a fraction of the price. I would go for the Deco Stop a bit further out of town.

  • Stayed October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

A clean motel, with a super efficient managerial team- Monique and Charlie. The rooms are comfortable, neat and have insect screens. The motel is near the local fresh produce market and butcher which helps because at Tropicana you cook your own meals. The kitchen is spacious and clean and a great place to chat with other guests if you want, or you can sit in the courtyard.
They have a good security arrangement, no house guests and gates close at 10pm, so you need to let the couple know if you want to step out for a while.
You can get laundry done (half or full load) at a reasonable price and yes they have wireless internet connection if you want to do a spot of work or check things out.
Staff are friendly and helpful. You can get assistance/advice on organising a tour of places to see or things to do. Rates were reasonable too- less than USD50 a night.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Tropicana Motel & Backpackers
Address: Cook Street, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
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Ranked #7 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Luganville
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