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7 Best Backpacker Accommodation in Niue

5 Best Backpacker Accommodations in Niue [2024]

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Places to Stay in Niue for Backpackers

In the tiny island nation of Niue, there are no dorms paid by the bed, 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 guesthouses. Some guesthouses 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 accommodations in Niue.

For more backpacking advice for Niue, see The Budget & Backpacking to Niue and the Niue Budget Itinerary: 7 Days.

How to Book Accommodation in Niue

With only a rare few accommodations in Niue having websites, it might not be entirely obvious how to book a place to stay in Niue. We include booking links where available, but to learn more about booking accommodations over the phone or via Facebook Messenger, check out our complete guide on How to Book Accommodation in Niue.

1. Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega

Enjoy your own private double, triple or family room at Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega, a budget guesthouse close to the town centre of Alofi. The locally-run guesthouse 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 Accommodations in Niue.

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2. Peleni’s Guesthouse

A long-established guesthouse, Peleni’s Guesthouse is a former family home turned backpacker accommodation within walking distance of the centre of Alofi. The guesthouse 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 Accommodations in Niue.

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3. Kololi’s Motel

Enjoy an affordable stay at Kololi’s Motel (a.k.a. Kololi’s Guesthouse) in Alofi, where you have a choice of backpacker-style rooms in the main guesthouse, as well as self-contained standalone units. Stay in one of the double, twin or triple rooms in the guesthouse for the cheapest room rates, each sharing a communal bathroom. Alternatively, there is an ensuite family room in the guesthouse or either a one-bedroom self-contained unit or a two-bedroom self-contained unit. Facilities in the guesthouse include a communal kitchen with all of the essentials, as well as a lounge to complete the homely ambience. See more accommodation similar to this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodations in Alofi.

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4. Lialagi Dorm and Units

One of the very few accommodations on the east coast of the island and a fantastic option if you’re travelling as a large group, Lialagi Dorm and Units was once an abandoned school, lovingly restored to now contain ultra-affordable dorm rooms downstairs and two private accommodation units upstairs, exclusively for families and large groups! Both of the upstairs units have a queen-sized bed and a single bed with a fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom, while downstairs has communal kitchen facilities, a bathroom block and a spacious lounge. Additional mattresses and bedding can be supplied to fill up the floor of the communal hall, so there’s no group size too big! Find this accommodation in the village of Lakepa. Plus, check out more stays for groups in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Niue.

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5. Damiana’s Holiday Motel

An excellent option in Avatele, Damiana’s Holiday Motel offers affordable refurbished one-bedroom units with two extra beds in the living area. Your stay includes laundry facilities and paid WiFi. Kitchen facilities include a gas stove, mini-oven, fridge and kettle. Outside you have plenty of grassy areas to relax, as well as your own private verandah with camping chairs. See more accommodations like this in the 5 Best Motels in Niue.

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[CLOSED] 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.

[CLOSED] 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.

More About Backpacker Accommodations in Niue

That’s it for the best backpacker accommodations in Niue. For more stays without breaking the bank, check out the following:

Finally, check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can see how these stays compare.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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