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Backpackers International Hostel

P O Box 878, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Welcome to the friendliest, affordable backpackers on Rarotonga! Where you are guaranteed to make new friends and have loads of fun. Read more

76% Overall Rating 44 out of 52 customers would recommend this property based on 52 reviews

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 61%

Location 82%

Safety 79%

Staff 79%

Value 86%

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What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Late Check-out
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 11:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rarotonga?

Contact us directly

Welcome to the friendliest, affordable backpackers on Rarotonga! Where you are guaranteed to make new friends and have loads of fun. Read more

Shared Rooms

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Basic 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Backpackers International

A Great Place to Meet & Make new friends!

We were the very first budget accommodation on the rock!

Opened in 1985 by Bill Bates, The hostel is proudly owned and operated by the Bates family.

We cater for those who are on a tight budget; we offer basic, Clean and an affordable place to stay but would still like to experience the great island life.

Located on the west side of the island - Perfect location, 1 min strolls down to the beautiful white sandy beaches, which is great for snorkelling. There is a Takeaway cafe, Hire Shop, Corner Store and bus stop all within 1 minute walk from the Hostel and not to forget gorgeous sunsets every night!

Having a lifetime of experience, we are experts on our islands history, culture; customs and aim to help you save money but still have the fulfilling island style experience and converting you to the laid back, fun loving island style.

Our spacious kitchen and dining area is great for everyone to cook and appreciate their own personal masterpieces. Large common area so it is really easy to socialize

We have Double, Twin, 3 & 8bed Dorm rooms available, all rooms include Bedding, Fan and a personal alarm clock (Roosters) - They run the island!

We also have fitted the rooms with mosquito netting and security screens for safety and comfort.

We offer a range of different activities all designed for budget travellers, creating a comfortable social atmosphere for everyone, From Quiz Nights to Coconut Husking demos & even the Cross Island Treks for those who are looking to be more adventure, and not to forget our World Famous International Nights every Tuesday!

We look forward to being part of your next trip.

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Location Information

We're situated on the south western side of the island, which is renowned for its amazing sunsets, beautiful beaches.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.