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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed with my 11 year old son for 3 weeks in a double room with shared bathroom in the main building. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. The kitchen facilities were again fairly basic but clean and adequate for our needs. The swimming pool and location on the beach are fantastic. Overall, the accommodation was very well...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PLEASE READ Stay here instead of "Backpackers International". You will find out why either by reading reviews or meeting "refugees" who stayed at Backpackers International and then moved here. The good: Breathtaking location Manager always available either by phone or in office Clean dorm with fan to keep mosquitoes away Warm water, plenty of toilets Great kitchen + implements. Broken...

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1Thank NickMoinyard
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stayed two weeks in one of the Beachfront Studio Units. The unit was well equipped, with an ensuite and kitchen (stove, microwave, large fridge etc.). Paul and Rebecca were extremely helpful and accomodating, Paul had lots of great advice on things to do and how to get about the island. The beachfront location was ideal and offered amazing sunset...

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Thank Abbey E
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stayed 6 nights here in the 5 ppl dorm, I really enjoyed the whole stay, the beach is just at the backyard and offer very nice sunset! I met lots of really nice and cool fellow travellers which made my stay perfect!

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

stayed at rarotonga backpackers for 5 nights, overall we enjoyed our stay. we were upgraded to a garden bungalow with an ensuite which we really appreciated. accomodation is basic but comfortable- they have a kitchen, couches, tv with dvds to borrow, hammocks to chill in and a nice patio and pool (HUGE bonus). there is a little corner store up...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a fabulous garden bungalow. Very private, no children, very clean and tidy, great facilities. Has a nearby shop that has plenty of food and beer and wine . The unit even has a washing machine available and a phone for free local calls! Paul knows a lot about the island, where to go and what to see. This...

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Thank Nez99
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a really nice place situated right on the beach on the west side of the island, which means you will get some amazing sunsets. They offer different types of accomodation from classic "no frills" dorm rooms to beach huts to beach suites which even include your own privats kitchen. So whatever your budget or expectations are, you will...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The best place for backpackers in Rarotonga. The place is really nice, just on the beach. The beach is not good for swimming but yoy could find a good spot with 10 min walk. Seeing the sunset from the hammocs was amazing. The staff is really nice. The only bad thing its that reception is open few hours per day.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

All you need! $85 a night for 2 people in a self contained hut. Lagoon isn't great to swim in but beautiful none the less. Close to things you need. Bus will stop outside. Friendly guy in the office who is more than willing to help with any of your needs. Highly recommend

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Spent two weeks in the front units right on the beach. We always stay here and love it. Where else can you wake up in bed and watch the ocean and sometimes even the whales going by for the amount of this backpackers. Love sitting on the deck looking at the ocean and watching the sunset. Amazing. It is nice...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Address: PO Box 3103, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Number of rooms: 63
Also Known As:
Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands
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“bungalows are all equal in quality.”
 of 5 bubbles 437MD, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront room would have better views. Dormitories more affordable”
 of 5 bubbles gregoryf779, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The beach house are worth every penny”
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 of 5 bubbles piax_12, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go for the beach huts! They have an ensuite bathroom, fridge, kettle, and are really cozy :)”
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 of 5 bubbles 131heikeb, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“definitely the bungalows, have a private bathroom”
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  • top beach huts and grounds
 of 5 bubbles pockets26, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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