Backpacker Hostels in Papeete, French Polynesia

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Papeete

Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…We could not have been more surprised or happier. The staff was great. They carried our suitcases up the stairs. The others staying there were fun of all ages. Even a couple our age. I … More
from $19.94
Party Hostel
Quartier fuller lot 45 outumaoro punaauia lot 45 More
from $9.66

Hotels in Papeete

"…Its panoramic restaurant and its bar on the top floors, reveals a breathtaking view of the port of Tahiti and its sister island, Moorea. You are sure to see many breathtaking sunsets.. The … More
from $62.73

Backpacker Hostels in Papeete, French Polynesia

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $21.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Papeete (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 can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Papeete (which means "water from a basket" in the native language) is the capital of French Polynesia on the world-famous island of Tahiti, and is home to approximately 26,000 people. Papeete, like all of French Polynesia, is, as the name suggests, a French speaking area. If you want to make your adventures there go a bit more smoothly, we recommend that you learn some basic phrases before going.

Most visitors to Papeete arrive by air, though a few come by boat. Generally, the most cost-effective way to get visit is to use round-the-world tickets and choose Papeete as one of the stopovers. Once you're checked into your Papeete hostel, getting around in French Polynesia is easy, there are ferries and buses, and Air Tahiti operates between all the main islands, including Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. From Papeete, the reasonably priced buses go all around the island of Tahiti.

Hostels in Papeete are a bit on the expensive side. The cheapest options are often called "pensions", and you'll be looking at 20-30 dollars per night for a dorm bed, depending on area and quality.

There are countless things to do when you stay in a Papeete hostel. Contrary to popular belief, the beaches in Tahiti generally aren't that sandy or long because it is a volcanic island. However, there are some great beaches around. You should ask your Papeete hostel owner for recommendations on which are the closest to you, or easiest to access. Beyond relaxing, the main thing people like to do when they visit Papeete is surf which you can do year-round. Tahiti is also home to the world's most dangerous and lethal waves which are generated by the famous reef break: Teahupoo, so be careful.

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Papeete 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 Papeete, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $32
Average private room price $48
Cheapest Hostel in Papeete Ravehei Smile Papeete Punaauia with $20.5
Party hostels in Papeete Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 4.2

FAQ about Papeete Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

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Tahiti (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Papara (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Moorea (28 Km / 18 mi.)
Papetoai (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Afaahiti (38 Km / 24 mi.)

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