Cheapest Backpacker on Rarotonga

Dorm beds from NZ $18

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Double rooms from NZ$ 40

Backpacker Accommodation on Rarotonga Island

The cheapest backpackers in the Cook islands ...



Or stay right on the beach at another budget option we manage:

Tianas Beach Villas, Muri, Rarotonga


Backpackers International Hostel offers budget accommodation in Rarotonga and a welcoming friendly social environment. It is less than a minute stroll to our white sandy, paradise beach, framed by coconut palms with a warm clear turquoise blue lagoon perfect for swimming.

Our backpacker hostel on Rarotonga Island offers guests big dorm and small dorm options plus single rooms and double / twin rooms from as little as NZ$18 per person per night.

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Dorm Rooms

Dorm rooms : 3 or 6 beds

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Budget Rooms

16 rooms : double or twin

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Our Beach

1-minute walk from hostel

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Our Facilities

Lounge, Kitchen, WiFi access

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Backpacker Accommodation on Rarotonga Island


Guests: Age restriction of guests is 12 years and over only (no children). The backpackers is not accessible by wheelchair.

Transfers: Backpackers International Hostel offers affordable transfers from Rarotonga International Airport for all pre-booked guests who have advised us their confirmed flight arrival details, and this includes immediate check in to your room whether in the middle of the night or during the day. Check-ins in the middle of the night / early morning pay the full normal night rate. Conditions do apply ...

Activities: Our hostel on Rarotonga Island is a short walk from one of the best snorkelling spots on the island, the Dive Centre and Coco-putt mini golf, with a great bar and excellent food.

Backpackers International Cook Islands

Backpackers International Hostel is conveniently located on the south west coast of Rarotonga enjoying brilliant sunsets. There's a small cafe and grocery store around the corner and a restaurant five minutes walk away. Public buses stop at our road junction less than a minute walk from the hostel and there's also bicycle and moped rentals for those looking to explore Rarotonga island.

Set in lush green tropical gardens, Backpackers International in Rarotonga is locally owned and operated. This famous and long standing backpacker hostel in Rarotonga is accredited by Cook Islands Tourism and recommended by STA Travel, Hostel-bookers and Hostel-world.

We look forward to greeting you at the airport and making your trip as fun as possible ...


Kia Manuia


General Manager


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