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Backpackers International

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

A Great Place to Meet & Make new friends!

We were the very first budget accommodation on the rock!

Opened in 1985 by Bill Bates, The hostel is proudly owned and operated by the Bates family.

We cater for those who are on a tight budget. We offer a basic, clean and affordable place to stay for the budget conscious traveller whom would still like to experience the great island life.

In a perfect location on the west side of the island, we are just a 1 min stroll down to the beautiful white sandy beach - a great spot for snorkelling. There is a takeaway cafe, hire shop, corner store and bus stop all within 1 minutes walk from the Hostel! And don't forget, every night you can witness some gorgeous sunsets!

Having a lifetime of experience, we are experts on our islands history, culture and customs. We aim to help you save money but still have a fulfilling experience on the Island.

Our spacious kitchen and dining area is great for everyone to cook and appreciate their own personal masterpieces. We have a large common area so it is really easy to socialize.

We have double rooms, twin rooms and 3 & 6 bed Dorm rooms available. All rooms include bedding, a fan and a personal alarm clock - Roosters! (They run the island!)

We also have fitted the rooms with mosquito netting and security screens for safety and comfort.

We offer a range of different activities all designed for budget travellers, creating a comfortable social atmosphere for everyone.

We look forward to being part of your next trip!

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Mon 21 Aug 2017 - Thu 24 Aug 2017 Change

Room Summary

Mon 21st August 2017 - Thu 24th August 2017

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Facilities

Free
  • Linen Included
  • Free Parking
  • Free City Maps
General
  • Common Room
  • Book Exchange
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Card Phones
  • Steam Room
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)

Awards

  • 2015 1st, Country Winners Cook Islands
  • 2011 1st, Country Winners Cook Islands
  • 2010 1st, Country Winners Cook Islands
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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Curfew
  • Pet Friendly

Things to Note

We accept cash payments only and payment is due on check in.

As our reception/office hours are NOT 24HOURS, so if you are already on the island, our check in time is 12noon. BUT if you are planning to check in on Sunday and already on the island, you need to get in contact with us as WE ARE CLOSED ALL DAY SUNDAY.

If you arriving off an international flight, (yes New Zealand is NOT part of the Cook Islands so it is considered an international flight) all we require is a snapshot or copy of your arrival itinerary so we can organise your airport pick up and check in. If your flight is arriving in the early hours of the morning/middle of the night, we do require your reservation to start from the previous night.

If you arriving off a domestic flight, we do charge $15NZD for 1 person, or $10NZD per person which includes check in. If you would rather make your own way to the hostel, that is fine, but we still require you to let us know when you will be checking into the hostel.

If you are already on the island, we can arrange a pick up at $15NZD per person, if not, we will still require you to advise us when you will be checking in.

We have a strict 3 night minimum, this is from the day you check in, to the day you check out. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation upon check in with with no refund if you stay less than 3 nights.

Lastly, we do not take children under 12 years of age as we are not suited for young families.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" enjoyed the simple accommodation, the staff, manager was very helpful and went out of his busy schedule to accommodate our needs...thank you very much for the lovely experience, beach less than 100m just fantastic, just wave the thumb out and buses stop anywhere to pick you up. "

- Anonymous
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