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Kona Tau
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I had a fantastic time here. The rooms were reasonably spacious, clean and fairly good value considering. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and took me to and from the airport at no extra cost. The place is in a quiet country lane and there is a good view from the patio area. It's a shortish walk to the shops and restaurants. Nice place with breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I stayed in Kona Tau for about 5 nights this January and had a lovely time. It's reasonably priced considering how expensive the island is and the staff are very friendly and were able to answer all of my queries. I met a lot of nice people there. The location is very central, less than 5 minutes from the main street and my room was clean and cool. The only downsides were that the wifi is only in the common area and the adjacent family home keeps chickens and cockerels who make the most god-awful racket...especially early in the morning.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights.

We booked at the airport and received a complimentary shuttle service there and back (the drive is less than 5 minutes).

Location is very central - 3 minute walk to the high street and 5 to the beach.

Room is basic, as is bathroom - shabby, tatty, but perfectly adequate with hot shower and clean towels. Our largest concern, is the morning noise from all the cockerels and dogs. Throughout the evening and from 4am onwards, you will need earplugs.

Breakfast is included in the price and varies day to day. We ate everything from dulce leche pancakes to traditional stone cakes with jam - really delicious and thoughtfully prepared.

Wifi is free, though fairly slow - but still by far the best we found on the island.

The family are very hospitable, location great and price very affordable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone else, trying to make their budget spread a little further.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

This is a hostel that has the Maori's hospitality! Mara, the owner, is Maori and has pleasure in answering all questions related to Maori's culture. The hostel is very simple and very well located. It counts with a beautfull view.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Monicafrot
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

I am giving Kona Tau a 5 since I was able to visit the island on a budget. It met my usual expectations such as having a good location (a 5 minute walk to the main street), the bathoom is clean (generous toilet paper here), the shower had hot water, they made my bed almost everyday (they missed a day, but, no big deal), the bed was comfortable, the WIFI is really strong (only in the common area though), they offerend free breakfast (bread, pancake, a simple cake, coffee, fruits and juice), and free airport pick-up and drop-off (most hostels do this since the island is small). I paid $35 for a bed in a 4bedroom dorm. My other hostel mates paid a bit less though (I think they booked with the hostel directly. Please contact them via http://www.konatau.com/index.php?lang=en).

Suggestions for Kona Tau:
1. I hope there will be more English speaking hosts for the future since this is the complaint of most people. Oscar was the only person who spoke English at the place. No big deal since I can communicate with the little Spanish I have.
2. Hopefully in the future, you can accept credit cards. The hostel only accepts cash.
3. The kitchen needs to be cleaned since there seems to be a lot of unused utensils where more space can be used to store food from the travelers.
4. There needs to be a bigger refrigerator for the food. Most travelers bring food from Santiago since it is a bit expensive on the island.

Overall, Kona Tau was a great place to stay at. The location is superb like every other hostel since it is closed to the ONLY main street.

*Please see my review of Kona Koe as the Tour company to use. The hostel does not provide much help with tours.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Clean rooms, nice staff and a good breakfast! If you are searching for a budget hostel, i would recommend it. However, there are better options on the island, especially if you want privacy and comfort.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

This hostel on Easter Island is great! It's located halfway between town and the airport and is walking distance from many of the sights on the island (for example Ahu Tahai, the museum, Orongo, etc.) The staff are friendly and helpful. All rooms have their own bathrooms, breakfast is included, and there is a kitchen and bbq area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Avareipua s/n | Isla de Pascua - Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
Region: Chile > Easter Island
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Ranked #24 of 92 Speciality Lodging in Easter Island
Price Range: £29 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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