I stayed here during the last week of October 2009 with some friends and would like to recommend this accommodation to other fellow backpackers, travellers and visitors to Tonga. I had first read about this hostel/guest house over the internet as advertised on hostels.com and as a backpacker trying to find good accommodation for good money, I was a bit critical of the accommodation before arriving in Tonga, but upon arrival was met by Peter, who was a fantastic guide, driver and very informative person who advised us on tours, sights, as well as making us feel at home at the guest house and responding to all queries, even taking my group out to a Tongan bar one evening. The accommodation was clean, and of a good standard, rooms could have sometimes had more space, but beds, mosquito nets, drawers were of good quality, the kitchen was well equipped and the lounge was a good socialising medium. The only negative(s) I can possibly think of was the water pressure in the bathroom which was bad, even when the tap was turned up to maximum, the constant crowing of roosters at night, but no fault at all to the guesthouse itself and the distance to get to Nuku'alofa town.
I would recommend Toni's kava nights if your staying a few days to experience drinking kava, a local non-alcoholic drink for the south pacific but a great substitute, thoroughly helps you relax, and Toni does his best to make you feel welcome as a guest, even though some people criticise his sense of humour, which, as a fellow Englishmen, I had no problems understanding and felt very welcomed by him.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms are based on sharing. They are clean, comfortable and affordable. The cost per person is T$ 15.00. We have good cooking facilities, and a nice lounge room. We have rooms with 2, 3 and double beds. Additional bed on request. Airport transfer T$ 10.00 p.p. Lifts to and from town anytime T$ 1.00. We are the only guesthouse with Kava nights. We offer a tour around Tongatapu for T$ 30. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Toni`s Guest House Hotel Nuku`Alofa
- Toni's Guest House Tonga/Tongatapu Island