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Painapaopao Backpacker

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Pk 13.1 Pihaena Cote Montagne, 98728 French Polynesia
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#3 of 47 Speciality lodging in Moorea
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Two double room with private bathroom, dormitory for 6 person with shared bathroom, fully equipped kitchen 100 m from lagoon access and 2 km from the public beach located between cook bay and opunohu bay
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Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bicycle rental
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Laura M wrote a review Aug 2019
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I really enjoyed this place and the way it is organized for both backpackers and small families or ppl needing a private space. The kitchen and common spaces are perfect for staying autonomous and enjoying social exchange at the same time. Also the host was super attentive and offered a lot good information to be able to move around the island and meet the nice spots. I’d definitively stay there for a longer period of time.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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laluna05 wrote a review Aug 2018
Porta a Prato153 contributions38 helpful votes
I had the great pleasure and luck to spend 6 days at this lovely backpacker.... Firstly I would like to say that is like to stay at home due to the comfort and cosiness we get . It is located in s very strategic position of the island, close to the fantastic Tropical garden.The Painapaopao has fantastic separated and very comfortable small bedroom where you can enjoy privasy and silence. The bathroom is do close you have showers and toilet so near so this means extra comfort and you will not have to walk outside to reach it. The kitchen is immaculate, big and extremely very equipped so that you can enjoy in full cooking. the common area has also some books, games and precious fliers and information guide you can use as well as a very comfortable amaca right outside. I recommend really everyone who's intended to visit Moorea to defenetly consider this option and I promise you will not regret. One more word is for the lady who runs the place, She is the very big asset as she is so lively and spare not efforts in helping you whatever is needed. For any excursions, it is very wise to ask her and she will give you the best options. Can't wait to go back .....
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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s-j-777-ch wrote a review Aug 2018
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This is a relatively new, botique-ish backpacker hostel with two bungalows and a six-bed dorm, to my knowledge the only genuine backpacker hostel on Mo'orea. The location is great for exploring the most popular (and populated) area of the island, including Cook's Bay, the "Pineapple Road" and the Belvedere lookout. The kitchen was reasonably equipped and quite clean, the communal area makes for a great hangout and place for meeting others, and from what I've seen, the dorm is brilliant, almost like little rooms you have to yourself. Since no dorm beds were available when we booked, we stayed in one of the bungalows, which was clean, if quite small (the bathroom, on the other hand, is quite generous). In terms of value for money, you probably can't beat the cozy dorm - the bungalows, on the other hand, are a relatively average price for what you get. Certainly no rip-off by Mo'orea's expensive standards, but the place we'd stayed before was a more spacious two-bedroom bungalow with its own kitchen, and had cost less. Overall, a positive experience, but the best value for money is probably the dorms.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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edgeoftheworld42 wrote a review Jul 2018
Ottawa, Canada109 contributions42 helpful votes
This hostel is amazing and is especially good value for French Polynesia. The dormitories are essentially individual rooms - they just have curtains in place of a door and an open roof. Each dorm "room" has a safe for your valuables (although this isn't really necessary in most of French Polynesia), a fan (although it cools down nicely at night, at least in June), a lamp, an outlet for charging, and the wifi was strong enough for me to use it in bed. The kitchen has a good number of burners and plenty of pots, pans and dishes for all cooking needs (my only minor quibble would be that you can't count on oil and salt being stocked). It's a nice open concept so you can cook but still socialize with everyone whether they're cooking or just hanging out in hammocks. The bathrooms are extremely clean and although they're shared, they're also in individual rooms so you get perfect privacy while showering. With regards to location, there's no getting around that Moorea is a big enough island that you either need a vehicle to properly explore it (I rented a scooter one day) or you're going to need to hitchhike your way around (which worked fine for me the rest). With that said, PainoPaopao Backpackers is about as "central" as you can get - it's right between the two bays which means it's not too far to the Belvedere or to any of the beaches. One of my favourite hostels I've ever stayed at.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Felicitas79 wrote a review Mar 2018
Mainz8 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed in this Hostel for at least 1 week and i loved it! The dorm is great, everybody has like a separate Little room. Everything is very clean and in the Kitchen you can find everything you Need. It is easy to get im contact with other People. Mary is do nice!!! She helped me a lot, gave us great Tipps to see things and organized everything. I can really recommand to stay in this Place!!!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$82 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
French PolynesiaSociety IslandsMoorea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Painapaopao Backpacker
Which popular attractions are close to Painapaopao Backpacker?
Nearby attractions include Ron Hall Pearls (2.1 km), P.originals Pearls Moorea (8.0 km), and Eva Perles Pearl Buying (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Painapaopao Backpacker?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and bicycle rental.
Is parking available at Painapaopao Backpacker?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Painapaopao Backpacker?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fare La Canadienne, Allo Pizza, and Rudy's.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Painapaopao Backpacker?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Painapaopao Backpacker?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tiki Village Cultural Center (8.7 km).