2 Hostels in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. You can choose from 2 Rarotonga hostels. In total, there are 5 cheap places to stay in Rarotonga such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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FAQ about Rarotonga Hostels

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Travel Tips for Rarotonga - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Rarotonga. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Rarotonga. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

The lagoon is so polluted, no one fishes there and if you eat fish from the lagoon you will be very sick. The rubbish tip is dumping leachate into ten streams and before too long the whole place will be too polluted to live there. It's a crying shame. What you see is not what you get. The tourism is fine, but the recycling is a joke and the pollution at every level is scary.


I absolutely loved it! It's the most lovely place and very romantic too. It's also very relaxing -- the perfect holiday!


Heaven on earth! There are great people!


Idyllic dream world, beaches, lagoons, reefs, seafood galore, friendliness -- what could be more fantastic? What a lie. Dead coral litters the beach, causes what locals call coral rash (and if not cleansed properly, it needs antibiotics). We should have gotten the hint when we didn't see locals fishing, diving, or swimming.


I lived there for eighteen months and love the place. The lagoons in Muri and Titikaveka are a little polluted but are still by far the most beautiful place on the island. I would recommend staying there above anywhere else. The snorkeling and swimming around that area is fine. There are particular species of fish you can't eat, just check with the locals first. I love Rarotonga -- I am very well traveled and would have to say it is my favourite place on Earth.


Vistors should avoid the beaches around Muri and Titikaveka as they are badly polluted.

Bob Gamari

The most idylic tropical islands I have visited so far. Minimal commercial tourism especially if you can get off the main island to some of the smaller islands like Atiu and Mauke. Great for snorkling, diving, kayaking, or just relaxing on powder white sand beaches. Friendly islanders are always ready to share a laugh and greet you with a smile. Hostel and budget rooms are very affordable, but the price of food is rather high since most of it is shipped in from New Zealand and further abroad.


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Your Packing List for Rarotonga

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Rarotonga and Cook Islands.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Rarotonga