Backpackers International

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The friendliest family owned and run hostel on Rarotonga and is ideally located on the west of the Island...

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Backpackers International
P O Box 878
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Details of Backpackers International, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Youth Hostels Details for Backpackers International

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 basic, Clean and an affordable place to stay but would still like to experience the great island life.

Located on the west side of the island - Perfect location, 1 min stroll down to the beautiful white sandy beaches, which is great for snorkelling. There is a Takeaway cafe, Hire Shop, Corner Store and bus stop all within 1 minute walk from the Hostel and not to forget gorgeous sunsets every night!

Having a lifetime of experience, we are experts on our islands history, culture; customs and aim to help you save money but still have the fulfilling island style experience and converting you to the laid back, fun loving island style.

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

We have Double, Twin, 3 & 8bed Dorm rooms available, all rooms include Bedding, 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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Located on the west side of the island on Kavera Road in Arorangi. (Sunsets!)

Free International Airport transfers are offered so don't forget to email us with your flight details which include your flight number, time and date as stated on your ticket. - Please be sure to copy this straight from your airline ticket to aviod confusion with the International Dateline.

Please note that our official check in time is at 10am, so if your flight is arriving between midnight and 6am, we advice that you will need to reserve the previous night.

If you are coming to us and your already on the island. We are only a 10min walk from the Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa going clockwise. There is a sign of the mainroad pointing inland and it is a minute walk from there. There is no way you can miss us.


Internet Access, Laundry, Airport Pick Up, Linen Included, Credit Cards Accepted, Towels, Luggage Storage, 24 hour reception, Common Room, Free Carpark, Non Smoking, 24 Hour Check In

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