Backpacker Hostels in Yasawa Island Group, Fiji

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Get to know Yasawa Island Group (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Yasawa Island Group. To help you make friends with Yasawa Island Group before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Yasawa Island Group is also named and spelled Yasawas - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Formed by volcanic activity, the Yasawa Island Group island chain in northwestern Fiji boast a unique landscape that offers a remote escape from modern civilization. Primarily popular with backpackers and hostel guests, the islands have started to become a more popular tourist destination in recent years.

While hostels have been the more common accommodations sought in the Yasawas, traditionally, there are some smaller resorts and more romantic, luxurious retreats popping up around these mountainous islands. Tourists here now have a range of options for a stay in this beautiful paradise while they explore all that Fiji has to offer.

Getting around the island from your hotel or hostel is easy – everything is accessible just by taking a short walk from your front door. There are no major attractions or landmarks here, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of things to do while in the Yasawas. There are plenty of impressive lookout points on the islands to take in the spectacular scenery, which is particularly stunning during sunrise and sunset.

Hiking, diving, snorkeling, and watersports are some of the more popular activities while on the islands, but the beaches are also a great spot to just relax and enjoy the beautiful tropical weather. Kava ceremonies are held on many of the islands, and welcome guests to join in the festivities. Tourists can also check out some of the local plantations, to see the papayas, bananas, mangoes, and other fruits grown by residents of the islands.

The quickest way to get to the islands is by seaplane, which is available from the town of Nadi. Catamarans are also available from Nadi, and provide travelers with a more economical option. Some tours offer island-hopping passes, so visitors can explore the Yasawas without worrying about finding transportation each time. However, there are water taxis that can bring guests shorter distances through the islands.

Written by local enthusiast for Yasawa Island Group hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Yasawa Island Group hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Yasawa Island Group Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Yasawa Island Group. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Yasawa Island Group. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Yasawa Island Group costs on average $43 for a dorm. A hostel in Yasawa Island Group with private rooms costs on average $147. shows all 5 Hostels in Yasawa Island Group. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Barefoot Kuata Island is the best rated hostel for partying in Yasawa Island Group.

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Your Packing List for Yasawa Island Group

Your Packing List for Yasawa Island Group

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Yasawa Island Group and Fiji.

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:

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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Yasawa Island Group Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Yasawa Island Group, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$43 Average dorm price
$147 Average private room price
$25 Cheapest hostel in Yasawa Island Group
Barefoot Kuata Island is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Yasawa Island Group
Barefoot Kuata Island is the best rated
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Bounty Island (61 Km / 38 mi.)
Mana Island (64 Km / 39 mi.)

Travel Tips for Yasawa Island Group - from the Community

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