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Reviews of Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort

Hostel | Ratu Kini Backpackers, Mana Island, PO Box 2845 Mana island, Fiji PO Box 2845

85.0% Overall Rating

24 out of 25 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/09/2013)

Pauliina Karppinen thinks…

"Staff was really nice and made us feel like part of the family, great atmosphere :)"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

There are a few operators servicing Mana Island at various time and prices. Please contact us to arrange your transfer Cancellation Policy: Cancellation within 7 days of arrival date: 100% forfeit of one night's rate. Early checkouts will incur a one nite cancellation fee. Total booking money will be forfeited for No Shows..

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85.0%

Overall Rating

24 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
86.4%
Safety
82.4%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Rosie Baxendale

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

24 February 2014 Rosie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice people

Disliked: Beds/amenities were sub par and food could have been cheaper/more side dishs/flexibility

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pauliina Karppinen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2013 Pauliina would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was really nice and made us feel like part of the family, great atmosphere :)

Disliked: Pauliina left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Mathew Ladley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2013 Mathew would recommend this property

Liked: A friendly small basic backpackers. Staff are very nice and diving instructors are great and the PADI dive courses are fantastic prices (an amazing place to dive). Cheapest place on Mabul

Disliked: Very basic accommodation and room. It is just a simple wooden long house with basic showers and shared bathrooms. It is overpriced for Borneo but it does include all meals (not great food for vegetarians but if you ask they'll make you an omelette especially)

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yu Yang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

13 July 2013 Yu would recommend this property

Liked: good place

Disliked: the graden view room is little far to the sea.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Katrina Quach

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 June 2013 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: Great location being right on the beach with locals selling souvenirs on the short walk to the next hostel. There were beach chairs and hammocks to chill out on. Super friendly hostel and diving staff. The 12 bed dorm room was spacious with clean and comfortable bunk beds. Although I was told that I was lucky to be in my room because the other dorm room had reported bed bugs. Standard breakfast with toast, butter, jam, cereals, tea, coffee and juice. Free 1/2 hour of wifi with computer facilities available for use. If you ordered al a carte, the seafood was really fresh (you see the owner come in every morning and night with his catch for the restaurant) and tasty but it might be a bit too expensive for those on a budget.

Disliked: The en suite showers and toilets were stinky upon my arrival. Lucky these smells did not flow into the dorm area. Lunch and dinner included were pretty bland- vegetarian fried rice with an egg and beef curry with rice and a pappadum.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Our room was spacious and had a private bathroom which was nice. On the terrace you have a great view over the ocean. The entertainment-programm in the evening might seem a bit cheesy, but just go along with it, it's fun. The hammocks were nice. And you can rent snorkeling gear for a good price.

Disliked: The staff wasn't very friendly and motivated. They did things only when you asked them the third or fourth time about it, and then did it only half. The food was nothing special and overpriced for the low quality you get. Many tours they offer don't even take place, so you might like to organize them yourself.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located close to the beach.

Disliked: Too much clothes hanging everywhere.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa

17 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were amazing- really friendly and organised lots of free activities; including volleyball, bracelet making and themed evenings. Lots of singing and guitar playing every night! Mana island is beautiful and not full of backpackers, which I found to be a refreshing, having spent a few months in loud hostels. The food was great at the resort and a beautiful beach right outside. (however, better beaches on Mana are survivor and sunset, just a short walk away) We had such a great time here, so relaxing and would definitely go back!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Anna Perzl

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: A beautiful hostel on mana island. The staff is great and always very helpfull. The food is really value for money and just tastes really good. you always get free water and ice cubes if you like. the facilities and dorms are very simple but clean. very day you can do free activities or guided tours.the atmosphere is great!!!

Disliked: Anna left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, good for snorkling

Disliked: No hot showers :(

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa

12 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT!

Disliked: no electricity in day time, it is very hot in the room

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, laid back

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

11 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in the 'deluxe' rooms which turned out not to have electricity between 8am-5pm which was a bit annoying for midday heat... however the beach is a 2 mins walk, right where the main hostel bit is and in the mornings the sea is BEAUTIFUL! There's no jellyfish or anything... Ratu is great for scuba diving but im not too interested in that and the hostel offers a great variety of activities such as fishing, island hopping and themed nights! beware of lots of mozzies though!!also there is no independant shop/supermarket on the island so have to buy everything from the hostel however it's not too expensive. drinking is a little though

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

13 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! Beautiful location, nice clean room, cheap bar and fantastic customer service.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

natalie webster

30 June 2009 natalie would recommend this property

Liked: great helpful staff. lovely beach and beautiful clear water. paradise on a budget basically!

Disliked: natalie left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

renata morabito

12 June 2009 renata would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT staff!!!!!!!!!! great food, definitely a great value for the money I paid!!!!

Disliked: renata left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Hanne Kinnunen

26 December 2008 Hanne would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the diving sites, the relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: Hanne left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

David Beavan

10 October 2008 David would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly service when booking, help when booking, paying balance for booking, greeting at Airport, greeting at Island. Its my 3rd time. That says enough!

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

06 April 2008

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

17 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly, great for scuba diving the one down side is their is no hot water

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Hanna Koskela

22 July 2007 Hanna would recommend this property

Liked: Ratu Kini was the backpacker place to be on Mana Island, people from other places also came to their bar for night entertainment. It was good fun and relaxed but the room wasn't that good, was a bit rough. I stayed in a 6-person bungalow. You couldn't even lock the door of the bungalow so I didn't feel very safe. All valuables were to be left to reception, there were no lockers. Bathroom and toilet were in the bungalow, they worked but were very dirty. Food at Ratu Kini was not that good either. But it was a fun place for nightlife and meeting other backpackers. Just don't expect too much from the facilities.

Disliked: Hanna left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

sherry phillips

02 March 2007 sherry would recommend this property

Liked: diving was spectacular and the staff were fabulous!!!

Disliked: sherry left no negative feedback.