Hostel in Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Get to know Tahiti (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 Tahiti. To help you make friends with Tahiti before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Tahiti, French Polynesia, is one of the few examples in which one island of the country is better known than the entire country. When you mention French Polynesia, there is a decent chance that someone does not know that it is a country, let alone point to it on the map. However, if you mention its biggest island, Tahiti, it probably rings a bell, bringing to mind postcard-like pictures of tropical beaches.

Tahiti is the biggest of the one hundred eighteen islands comprising French Polynesia; the two volcanic mountain ranges on Tahiti create a turtle-shaped island. There are a couple of towns on Tahiti; Papeete is the capital. The small size of the island -- it's less than sixty kilometers wide in total -- make it easy to get around and allow you to choose a Tahiti, French Polynesia hostel as base from which to explore the island.

As of this writing, the choices for a Tahiti, French Polynesia hostel are very limited. In terms of budget accommodation, you may find something that calls itself a pension, but has a dorm and a common area in which to hang out, so it could be classified as a hostel in Tahiti, French Polynesia too. This Tahiti, French Polynesia hostel makes it now possible to stay in Tahiti on a budget, because Tahiti is dominated by high-end accommodations. Also making it attractive to visit are the visa-free regime for citizens of most Western countries, affordable bus services around the island, and English being widely spoken.

When using a hostel in Tahiti, French Polynesia as base, you can easily explore the island. Scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and kite surfing are some of the most popular activities to do on the water. The volcanic landscape is also ideal for great hikes with scenic views. There is plenty to see and do in Tahiti. If you want to explore more of French Polynesia, Tahiti is a great starting point too. Travel by boat to one of the other islands or use the international airport to fly onward to one of the more than fifty smaller airports in French Polynesia.

Written by local enthusiast for Tahiti hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tahiti hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Tahiti Hostels

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

A hostel in Tahiti costs on average $32 for a dorm. A hostel in Tahiti with private rooms costs on average $89.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Pension Te Miti is the best hostel in Tahiti for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Tahiti.

Your Packing List for Tahiti

Your Packing List for Tahiti

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Tahiti and French Polynesia.

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Tahiti 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 Tahiti, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$32 Average dorm price
$89 Average private room price
$30 Cheapest hostel in Tahiti
Pension Te Miti is the cheapest
Most Tahiti hostels are located in
Punaauia
9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Papara (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Papeete (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Moorea (45 Km / 28 mi.)

Travel Tips for Tahiti - from the Community

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