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Smugglers Cove Beach Resort Reviews

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

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545 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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It´s a very friendly hostel.


..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?


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


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


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).


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.


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...


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)


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.


Breakfast buffet is general but ok. Dorms are nice with private showers. Wifi price is exaggerated and unfair, either get a Fijian SIM card or go to horizon next door.


Loved our stay here. The bar and outdoor area is right on the beach which is gorgeous at night. Good drinks and good available and very clean!


The airport transfer service was totally unacceptable. We were promised to wait for 15 mins for picking up, but even after 4 times of ringing, nobody showed up. We end up waited for 2 hours from 10:30pm - 12:30 am (mid night!!) and finally took a taxi by ourselves. They seemed to be treating it as nothing happen initially when we arrived. Finally, the taxi fee got refund after a harsh complainant to the manager. The 4-bed shared room was ok, the beds were tidy, while the toilet can be improved.


Great Place to start the Fiji-Time!


Had booked in for just one night were told we were being upgraded as there was over booking but turned out to be a down grade being put across the road at horizon while our friends were at smugglers and also being told it was because we booked so late (10days prior) like it was our fault. Also then had ask to still have our breakfast at smugglers with our friends. The place itself was nice and had a nice atmosphere was a shame our one night was dampened by overbooking and poor management of it.


34 bed dorm with no plug sockets. One double plug socket in each bathroom. Beds are partitioned which adds privacy. Each bed has a reading light and locker.


Good free activities and decent complimentary breakfast! Free wifi would have been good.


Would have given a 100% rating if it wasn't for the extortionately priced wifi! Top tip - the hostel 2 buildings down has free wifi without a password so go have a beer and check your emails/Facebook there instead!

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel is amazing!!! We stayed in the 32 bed dorm for 10 nights and although there were a lot I people it was fine and still cool. The only problem was bag space as it was quite cramped! But great free lockers for storing valuables. At £4.50 per night the resort was great - so many free fun activities! Great evening entertainment and the staff are so helpful and friendly! The food at the restaurant is also amazing and very cheap. Set right on the beach you can swim or paddle board anytime


It was a nice place on the beach front and was fine as a one night stop over on the way to / from the islands. Not sure i would want to stay here several nights in a row though as felt like it was missing character and personality.

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