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Bamboo Hostel
Ranked #1 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Nadi
Certificate of Excellence
USA
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205 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Gross”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

32 mosquito bites in one night! 32!!!!!!!! My bed was next to a window that wouldn't close so I got eaten alive all night dispite covering myself in repellent. It ruined my LIFE!!!! This place is super dirty too. Even for Fiji. It's also a big party place for backpackers so there was loud music and people partying in the dorm until around 2am so if you're looking to recover from a long flight, good luck. Of course there's never hot water either and the wifi is almost useless. If you stay here, I wouldn't use their free airport pickup service. A staff member met us on-time but then we had to sit in the sun and wait for their car for over an hour.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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maqai_fiji, Manager at Bamboo Hostel, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Bula Vinaka, thank you for the helpful feedback. Our staff will be meeting to discuss your review and we'll be putting an action plan into gear for addressing these issues. We do apologise for the unfortunate sequence of events that lead to your less than wonderful experience with us. We assure you that our lovely young Bamboo staff will get a good shake up about this and we'll improve and get better. Thanks again and happy travels...
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We arrived late at night off a flight and were put in another hostel which they have a deal with when they overbook themselves. It was not very nice, was really noisy and did not feel clean at all.

Good place, however, to meet other travellers and the food is good and cheap. Staff friendly.

Airport transfers useful and for us the main positive.

Beach nearby is horrible and nothing like the idyll of Fiji you imagine.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sometravel2
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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 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, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 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, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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, travelled with friends
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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 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, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michala554
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Bangkok, Thailand
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72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bamboo Hostel

Property: Bamboo Hostel
Address: 33 New Town Beach, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Region: 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 Speciality 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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