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Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

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Bed in 4-bed Mixed Dorm | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Front of property
Children’s area
Bathroom shower

Overview of Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

2.0 star property
Papeete hostel in city centre
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

133 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
The price is NZ$150
Price available on 01/06/2023
BP 44983, Papeete, Tahiti
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
  • Locker space
Feel at home
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Papeete
  • Papeete Market - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Moorea (MOZ-Temae) - 13.3 miles/21.4 km


  • Café Maeva - 1 min walk
  • Les 3 Brasseurs - 3 min walk
  • Café Maeva - 2 min walk
  • Le Retro - 4 min walk
  • L'oasis - 4 min walk

About this property

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

A great choice for a stay in Papeete, Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker is only 4 mi (6.5 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Shopping centre on-site
  • Lockers available

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: XPF 150.00 per person, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mahana Lodge Hostel Backpacker Papeete
Mahana Lodge Hostel Backpacker
Mahana Backpacker Papeete
Mahana Backpacker
Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker Papeete
Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
As of 29 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker on 1 June 2023 start from NZ$150, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What's the area around Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker like?
Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker is in the heart of Papeete, a short 1-minute walk from Papeete Market and 3 minutes' walk from Papeete Town Hall. Travellers recommend the hostel for its central location.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Adequate crash pad for a night
this is a fine, bare-bones hostel in a good location. The main problem is zero sound insulation. Any noise in the room next to us sounded like it was happening in our room, so it was hard to sleep. Harsh fluorescent lighting. The one window in our room opened into the hallway where the main ceiling light shined right in our eyes in bed, and we couldn't cover it because there was no curtain.
Matt, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great base for exploring the Coromandel Peninsula
Very friendly welcome and roomy accommodations.
Lance, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great overnight after a long flight
The staff were wonderful. The location for visiting Papeete was first rate. The accommodation was clean and the breakfast simple but ample.
Esther, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No hair dryer!!! Stinky towel. Terrible breakfast (only baguettes and jam). No shuttle from/to airport. There are other facilities that provide cleaner and cheaper accommodation WITH free airport shuttles.
Rei, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Edward, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean hostel.
I stayed here as a day room before a late night flight. It’s convenient for the things I like to do in Papeete. Le Marche and food trucks. I’m too old for top bunks so only used room to store my things! They did try to accommodate my request for a low bunk.
Joan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s cool ok overall … fun!
Alex, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice location very convenient and clean
Najib, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean and simple. Great location for easy access to ferry & city
Briana, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly and clean hostel
Very convenient, neat and clean for a hostel plus very friendly staff, super centrally located. Very good deal, good value for your money.
Felix, 1-night trip
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