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Hostal Cabanas Akapu
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Located Minutes outside of Rapa Nui’s not sooo vibrating Capital Hanga Roa, Akapu offers analogous standards of most other Cabanas we’ve seen on Isla de Pascua. Very basic, but generally cosy this accommodation reflects the local image. Try to get first cabana in row as there is a second window, more space and a small terrace. Bathroom was neither fully operative nor spotless clean just as the common room where divergent motivated staff serves a simple breakfast. Some slight deficits, youl’ll forget smartly just right in front of Akapu: For Sundown, take a Pisco Sour on your snuggly terrace or in the small tropical garden or – even better – walk a few meters to the beach: With your ‘personal’ Moai Ahu Tahai begins the mysticism of one of the most fascinating locations on a fascinating planet just steps from your bed – the true convenience at a place, where lodging is a very secondary feature.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brian72
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

We stayed at the Hostal Cabanas Akapu for 3 nights in January and had a great time - it was a good choice and we were happy with the value we received.

Pros: We could see a moai, the ocean and gorgeous sunsets from our cabana (#1). The grounds and cabin are surrounded with fruit trees and flowering bushes (hibiscus, papaya) which added a pleasant ambiance. We had a spacious room which was cleaned daily and also a patio area where we could sit and face the ocean. The breakfast was good considering how much food costs on the island - tea, coffee, fresh fruit and eggs or cheese and meats with bread. Everyone that worked there was very friendly and nice (although communication was difficult since we don't speak fluent Spanish). Good Wifi service. A spacious kitchen and lounging area that we were welcome to use all day - it really helped us cut down costs to be able to make our meals there during our stay (we brought groceries from the mainland). We rented our car from the family, and it was reasonably priced and a good way to get around the island and see all the sights on our own schedule.

Cons: A far (15 minute) walk from town - but since we rented a car for most of our stay it didn't really affect us. Also the walk is lined with moai's along the seashore so quite a pleasant 15 minutes.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank trucstop
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

We could see a moia and beautiful sunsets from cabana #2 -- what else do you need? Pick this place for a relaxing stay, away from the city. It'll leave you with a bit of a walk to the center of Hanga Roa, but it's a beautiful journey past several moia and it's likely you'll be guided by one or several friendly dogs along the way. Our cabana was nothing fancy, but was very clean and had a comfortable bed. This is an excellent choice in the "moderate" category -- we paid about $86 a night. Very friendly staff also.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank SunRaLives
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

We had a great time on Easter Island. We were happy to be there during Tapati 2008. And the hospitality and wonderful accomodation we experienced at Hostal Akapu made it a perfect trip. The owner L. Barrera is a wonderful host and will do anything to make the best of your trip for you.

Vincent from Holland

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank VincenzoMosso
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Reviewed 20 March 2009

This Hostel is beautifully situated near the Tehai Moais which means that you every evening you can finish your day with a stroll to the island's best "Sunset view". It's close to the museum and horse stables too. We are an active couple who enjoy walking and riding and this was an excellent base for both activities. (Of course, you need to hire a car for at least part of your time here.) The rooms are comfortable and well equipped, there's a large and clean kitchen / dining area where breakfast is served and where you can cook your own meals throughout the day. The owner Leopoldo is a nice guy and Ana the cook is great fun. So try it out and enjoy! (try the top cabin for the morning views of the Moia!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ironyard
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Reviewed 10 February 2009

We spent seven nights at this pleasant hostel. Our balcony looked to the west, with a view of the ocean and a moai. Located in the Tahai Sector, this is where everyone goes to see the sunset. It was wonderful being able to come home after dinner, relax, and then just walk a few hundred feet to watch the sun going down behind several moai statues.
Our one-room cabana was cozy and simple, furnished with two double beds, a dresser, table & two chairs. The bathroom was adequate and there was plenty of hot water for showering off the day's dust. Our small balcony also had a table & chairs, plus a bench, for relaxing, reading or just enjoying the sun and ocean breeze.
Breakfast was served in the dining room each morning, a typical meal of bread, sliced meat & cheese, fresh fruit and fresh fruit juice, along with coffee or tea. It was fun meeting other guests and sharing island experiences.
A real benefit of the Hostal Akapu is that there are kitchen facilities and a refrigerator/freezer available for use by guests. We were able to purchase food at the supermarket and store it for use during the week. This allowed us to take picnic lunches with us as we explored during the day, and helped cut down on meal expenses in the evening.
The owners, Leopoldo and Maria, were so sweet and caring. They graciously offered email and internet use of their computer, and were always willing to offer suggestions or assistance. It was nice to feel like we were visiting friends, rather than paying guests.
I would recommend the Hostal Akapu to anyone who prefers a quiet, residential area over the busier in-town environment. The hostal is located in the Tahai Sector, which is a nice 20 minute walk from town, or about a $2 taxi ride, or about a 5 minute drive, if you have a rental jeep.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank torie22
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Reviewed 15 January 2009

We just returned from the Easter Island trip. One of the main reasons of choosing this hotel was the good reviews from Trip Adviser and the proximity to the archeological site. Also, the photos of the property we received from the owner were nice and we received prompt reply on emails. However, it turned out to be the worst choice I have ever made.

Our first surprise came when our ride wasn't there as promised. I realized that I didn’t have a phone number listed in the email. We waited until the airport was deserted. All the hotel/hostel operators were gone and the taxis were disappearing as all the passengers have been picked up. Not speaking much Spanish, we hired a taxi to get to town area and got a rental car for the rest of our stay. When we arrived at the hostel, the owner was surprised to see us. It turned out he was at the airport to pick up other customers the same day but not us. I guess the confirmation we received a week before our arrival didn’t do much.

The 2nd surprise came when we entered the room and found an army of ants in the bathroom. You will enjoy this hotel if you are a bug lover. See attached picture taken from the shower stall. The floor was dirty. The bedding was filthy. The 2nd room we had was not any better. It has no window and very stuffy. We have to open the patio door to get fresh air. Both rooms were very dark and there was not even a single chair in the room.

The hotel is quite a distance from the town area or where the restaurants are. The road is pretty dusty and not paved. This is definitely not a place without a car unless you enjoy walking in the dark and dust. On the plus side, the hostel has good view of the ocean and it is pretty quiet compared to other hotels. The owner is pretty nice and speaks pretty good English. He was okay when we checked out earlier than what we planned for. This place has its charm but it needs a huge clean up and some upgrade.

Considering the price we paid, this is definitely overpriced and over rated. We paid $100 USD per night for a standard room. With this price, there are many choices to choose from.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank Gracie-Oreo
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Address: Tahai S/N | Tahai, Easter Island 2700000, Chile
Region: Chile > Easter Island
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Ranked #60 of 94 Speciality Lodging in Easter Island
Price Range: £58 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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