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Smugglers Cove Beach Resort Reviews

PO Box 10409, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi Bay, Nadi, Fiji

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84%

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520 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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97%

Stayed in 32 bed dorm which to my big surprise was brilliantly set up-beds sectioned off into 4


74%

A clear "passing through" hostel that provides backpackers with a jumping off spot for the rest of the trip, or a place to crash before an early flight. The 36 bed dorm, because of this, will not provide you with a good night's sleep as people are leaving extremely early in the morning or arriving late after drinking a few beers. The check in process is also extremely slow, which can be frustrating if tired. Food overpriced. Vibrant atmosphere, good to meet solo travelers.


100%

We couldn't have wished for a better stay in any hostel/resort. The staff made our time there so amazing, I only wished we stayed longer. To Ratu, Luisa, Navi and the two Joe's, thank you so much for being the most happy, smiley, helpful and welcoming people we have ever met. Fiji became a home away from home for us and we will see you again in 6 months for lovo and kava!!!!


100%

excellent in every respect. Staff were helpful, friendly and helped enhance Smugglers reputation

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

The staff were very friendly and were generally happy to help me. A few days later they called up to see how I was going (i had recently taken ill). The rooms were clean but the AC was a little to low so that you had the rooms very cold when everywhere else was very hot. the food was good but it can take a while to come out. all in all a very good hostel that was a lot better and cheaper than some hotels in Fiji.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Good place to stay if you are catching a flight the next day but there is NOTHING around it if you were to stay longer. The beach is rubbish. The hostel is nice and clean and cheap! Also does nice food!


100%

Lovely hostel, Couldn't fault it! It has great food, friendly staff and is a Cosy place to be.


94%

Great place to stay - friendly stay, friendly people. good selection of food and drink (although not the cheapest!) Will be staying again!


71%

its a backpacker but the food its really expensive the cheapest dish is 15 dollars.. and not kitchen or any facility to cook

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Bula Juan, appreciate you staying with us & your comments. Our cheapest main menu dish is F$14 which equates to approx US$7 or AU$9 pretty cheap ye! Our sister hostel next door Horizon Backpackers has weekly Meal Deals - Tuesday all day 1/2 Pizza, Thursday F$9 Pasta dish, Friday F$15 Traditional Fijian Lovo Feast & Sunday F$12 Island Curry Buffet all you can eat. Smugglers Cove has a F$6 Sausage Sizzle every Sunday on our beachfront sunset deck. No hostel in Fiji offers cooking facilities. Team

86%

Easy bus to Nadi Town and Denarau. Hostelworld offered at least half the price as the walk in rate. I stayed in the 34 person co-ed dorm. It had had A/C when the staff remembered to turn it on. Also ceiling fans. A towel, fitted bed sheet, no top sheet, (+a blanket- wasn't changed or washed after each check in-just refolded for the next guest.) I had to ask for a clean top sheet. The chatty Fiji staff voices are noisy as early as 4a.m. Free shows & good food. $20 min for cc annoying.

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

If you're going on the Fiji island hopping tour with Awesome Fiji, they have a free shuttle that takes you to the port at about 7:00am. This is where all the backpackers stay before (and after) they depart/return. So have fun and get to know all the people you will be running into the next week or so! There is an ATM on site in the receptions lobby. The beach isn't the best but most people stay here just to connect to the island hopping tour.


97%

It´s a very friendly hostel.


100%

..I would enjoy another stay at SmugglersCove...staff is very friendly and helpful..Location is perfect! FJ!.00 for the bus ride to town. On the beach, continental breakfast included, what more can you ask for?


100%

The "Smugglers" is the best place to start and to and your trip on Fiji. I loved the Kava Party with the local Band.


69%

The staff was very friendly. Smugglers cove is a good starting point for any trip to Fiji.


74%

Right on the beach. Friendly staff. Lots of tour info. Good meals at restaurant however self-catering facilities would be nice for low-budget travellers. Free wifi would be a plus too (currently it's charged, and quite pricey).


71%

The biggest dorm is extremely crowded, I think I'd rather pay a few more dollars and stay in a smaller dorm, they were so much nicer! The AC was freezing cold so bring sweats and a hoodie to sleep in. Other than that the hostel is good.


100%

It is not a typical hostel, as it is located at a resort. It was a great stay, but not a standard hostel. Would go back...


86%

Waited a long time to check in but staff very friendly and the 32 bed dorm was a lot more cleaner than I expected!

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Stayed into two different rooms, the basic 4 bed dorm was nice, just as expected. The women's sanctuary was so nice, would definitely recommend.


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