Places to Stay in Niue for Backpackers
In the tiny island nation of Niue, there are no dorms, no sleeping bags required and no backpacker hostels. So if you’re visiting this unique island in the South Pacific as part of your backpacking travels or just to visit on a budget, what are your options? We would recommend staying in one of the island’s guest houses. Some guest houses are full holiday homes, while others are similar to hostels in that they have separate guest rooms and communal facilities. The only difference from a hostel is that you’ll get a whole private room to yourself. We list these styles of accommodation in this list of backpacker accommodation in Niue.
1. Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega
Enjoy your own private double, triple or family room at Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega, a budget guest house close to the town centre of Alofi. The locally-run guest house provides affordable rooms where guests will have access to a communal kitchen, lounge and dining area. Most rooms have a shared bathroom, while the suite room has an ensuite bathroom. Your hosts are renowned for their friendliness and provide a real Niuean experience. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Niue.
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2. Bella’s Guesthouse
Another guest house option in Alofi is Bella’s Guesthouse, located near Millennium Hall just a short stroll from town. The guest house offers just three private guest rooms, making for an uncrowded experience, especially when using the communal kitchen (with tea and coffee for guests). Other facilities include WiFi, basic toiletries and hot water.
3. Turtle Lodge
A modernly furnished and decorated backpackers in Makefu, Turtle Lodge consists of four rooms and communal facilities. Stay in either one of the double rooms, the triple room with a double bed and a single bed, or the double room with a double and single bed, as well as a balcony. All guest rooms have a shared bathroom, as well as a spacious kitchen and lounge area. The laundry facilities, free airport transfers and large lawn and parking area are also a welcome addition. See more accommodations like this in the 5 Best Lodges in Niue.
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4. Peleni’s Guesthouse
A long-established guest house, Peleni’s Guesthouse is a former family home turned backpacker accommodation within walking distance of the centre of Alofi. The guest house is simple but well-kept, providing a comfortable stay in one of their double or triple rooms (of which there are only three rooms in total). An added luxury is that each room has its own ensuite bathroom, while guests also have access to a communal kitchen, dining area and lounge. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Niue.
5. Kololi’s Motel
Enjoy an affordable stay at Kololi’s Motel in Alofi, where you have a choice of backpacker-style rooms in the main guest house, as well as self-contained units separate from the guest house. Stay in one of the double, twin or triple rooms in the guest house for the cheapest room rates, each sharing a communal bathroom. Alternatively, there is an ensuite family room in the guest house or either a one-bedroom self-contained unit or a two-bedroom self-contained unit. Facilities in the guest house include a communal kitchen with all of the essentials. There’s also a gas barbecue, snorkelling gear available, WiFi and picnic baskets to order. See more accommodation similar to this in the 9 Best Budget Accommodation in Alofi.
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6. Kumar Enterprise / Guest House
Conveniently located between Alofi, Hanan Airport and the Swanson Shopping Complex, Kumar Enterprise / Guest House is an ideal place to stay, especially if you plan to get around by bike. The guest house has three private rooms, each well-appointed and modernly furnished for a comfortable stay. Guests share communal facilities, also modernly furnished and decorated, and may also want to spend some time in the garden playing bowls. Free airport transfers are included.
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7. Teresa’s Guesthouse
Last but certainly not least, Teresa’s Guesthouse offers affordable single, double, triple and quad rooms in their four-bedroom guest house. This is one of the more affordable options for solo travellers, while you’ll also be able to save money on food thanks to the communal kitchen. Keep cool with the fan in each room and enjoy the ocean views from the property.