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Bamboo Hostel
Ranked #1 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Nadi
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Tromso, Norway
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“Quite good”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

First of all, one must take into consideration that this is a hostel, not a hotel. It would probably not suit a family on vacation.

Bamboo is nicely placed on New Town Beach, close to many other typical backpacker places. It is very cheap, and even offers free wifi (slow, but better than nothing). It is very social, especially the cava ceremony. The rooms are okay, fairly clean, and cheap. The bar is also quite cheap. The only complaint I have is the bathrooms.

A good place to stay, especially for a short period.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Bamboo great for the price £4 a night and that includes breakfast. They do a tour called the ‘north combo’ which Is well worth doing, if you do the tour make sure you ask alot of questions because some people just tell you what you want to hear and don’t give you the facts. They do free wifi, a soft drink vending machine and only cost $1, most places charge $3-$4.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Linz
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We were supposed to stay in Fiji for one week and extended our stay twice (up to 2,5 months)!! Reason: Bamboo Hostel and its stuff!!! Feels like a second family! Low rates, free Wi-fi, fantastic food, free Kava every night (incl. great musicians), Volleyball court, Ping-Pong Table and lots more!! We'll definitely be back!!! Vinaka for everything!!

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Bamboo is for sure the Best hostel i have been at durring my tarvelling. It is clean, the rooms are big, so it is possibel to have your bag in the room. But Best of all is the staff !! They helped us to rent a car, and made it possibel to go on the most amazing trip "north combo". We also stayed there durring a cyclone and the staff did everything to make it as fun as possibel. It was truly a blessing to stay there and i feel it is my second home and my second family. One thing is sure, i will be back and Can only Suggest People to go there.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

This place does the most amazing food ever!! And so so cheap too!! I am not lodging here but am eating here every night!! The staff are fantastic and welcoming. Come here if you want traditional Fiji culture! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

After travelling for 6 months we had stayed in all types of hostels, but it is safe to say that Bamboo has been by far the best. The rooms are spacious, clean, sociable. The bar/social area is fantastic especially with the ping pong table, volleyball court and free wi-fi. The location is great as it is a minutes walk from the beach and other bars/hostels/restaurants. But by far the best feature is the staff. Whether it's Elias laughter throughout the day, or Adams sheer coolness, someone is always there to keep the spirits high and genuinely take an interest in the guests. There is around 6-7 of these guys bouncing around the place, enjoying life and it's infectious, you can't help but fall in love with the place. They also have a lovely home cooked meal by the lovely ladies in the kitchen and after dinner it's Kava Time! Whereby you will sit around for hours listening to Ricos singing and guitar skills (along with most of the other staff who all happen to play and sing beautifully!) Bamboo is a fantastic place, one I will definitely be visiting again. Truly life changing.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Nadi
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

I have been in Fiji for almost a year, traveling and working, in that time I have been a guest in many resorts and backpackers around the main land and it's surrounding islands but none can compare to Bamboo. What sets Bamboo apart from many other resorts is not just its value for money, but also it's the true Fijian hospitality and the beautiful staff that make it a favorite spot for those just passing through as well as those who just can't leave. once you arrive at Bamboo you are no longer treated like just another guest in Fiji but instead you're treated like an Islander, part of a big happy, crazy family. Honestly, what more could you ask for when you're as far away from home as you could possibly be.
At Bamboo it's just smiles, laughs and jokes all day, these people know how to have fun and if you get involved you will too. They run plenty of trips from the hostel to the surrounding areas to see the sights as well as personally escorting you on a night out in Nadi town making sure you arrive back in one piece.
It's the perfect place to start especially if you are unsure of where to head next, if you want some honest advice and want to see the best that Fiji has to offer then all you have to do is ask at reception.
A few other extras to make your stay even more enjoyable are of course spotless dorm rooms(thank you housekeeping), free WiFi, afternoon volleyball sessions to get your sweat on and some of the best grub in town. You will be surprised at the quality of meals that are turned out of this humble little kitchen, the dishes are traditionally Fijian, tasty as hell and wont leave you broke.(Thanks to the girls and guys in the kitchen for keeping us fat)
Some words of advice:
Book before hand because when evening comes they are often full.
Make sure you bring a crazy BULA.
Don't be alarmed when after your first night all the staff know you by name, thats just how they are.
One last thanks goes to the management who keep this little gem running smoothly and for all your help
From Clynt
Vinaka vaka levu

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Bamboo Hostel
Address: 33 New Town Beach, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu > Nadi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Nadi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bamboo Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fiji is a cluster of 333 tropical islands and is home to almost 1 million of the happiest, friendliest people on Earth! Bamboo is a fun budget spot to use as a Fiji base. Located within a cluster of cool hostels in the midst of Nadi's Backpacker Beach, it's an ideal spot to stay to acclimatise, meet people, craft travel plans, and then launch out to some islands! Relax under a huge traditional Fijian thatch hut, swim and play down the sandy stretch of Wailoaloa Beach, swing in a hammock and enjoy the tropical surroundings. In a nutshell, Bamboo offers: - Free 24 hour Airport pick up - Free WIFI - A location in the heart of Nadi's Backpacker Beach that is on the bus route and just a 10 minute drive from Nadi International Airport - a Swimming Pool on the beach - 24 hour Reception - A travel hut for island trip planning with local promotions - A variety of clean and comfortable rooms - Delicious, cheap food at 'Cafe BAMBOO', featuring daily specials and traditional Fijian cuisine. - An island-style beach bar - Live acoustic Fiji-style music every night - Bamboo Surf School - ATM onsite ... more   less 
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