Not sure why this place got GREAT reviews… I’m guessing those people stayed in the private bungalow?—that might be a little nicer?
We stayed for two nights in the 6 person shared room...but were lucky enough to have the room to ourselves. I called this experience "glorified camping"...the windows and doors were always wide open (had no screens) which basically was a nice entry for all kinds of bugs: lines of ants, bees, mosquitos, moths, and lizards too. The beds were "sufficient" but that's about it.
There was one bathroom and shower....kind of gross, there was a worm in the shower. Not very nice....
Location: nice to be on the beach, but too far from Papeete ($35+ taxi each way), and just one tiny store in walking distance. The highlight for us was the free use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment (although most of the snorkeling equip was broken or cracked.)
Kithen area was convenient, and that's about it.
We were a bit upset because Ralph offered to pick us up in the beginning (to bring us to the hostel), but didn't tellus UNTIL THE DAY WE WERE LEAVING that we were being charged like $30 for the pickup!!! We were pretty pissed off about it all....
Would NOT stay here again...More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking