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Backpackers International

P O Box 878, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

70%Rating

  • 82%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

Property Information:

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 & 8 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. From Quiz Nights to Coconut Husking demos & even the Cross Island Treks for those who are looking to be more adventure, and not to forget our World Famous International Nights every Saturday!

We look forward to being part of your next trip!

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    Good place to stay, met some great people while i was there although unfortunately i can't sat that about the hostel warden.
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Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking


Hostel Awards

  • 2011 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Cook Islands
  • 2010 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Cook Islands
  • 2011 1st Country Winners Cook Islands
  • 2010 1st Country Winners Cook Islands

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Cancellation Policy

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.




Backpackers International Located at P O Box 878, Avarua, Rarotonga.
Backpackers International
Cook Islands
Rarotonga P O Box 878, Avarua
70% 140
-27.0591257 -161.0156250
Backpackers International
    Rooms available     Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Twin Private Shared Bathroom
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