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Located within a 11-minute walk of Plage Hokule'a and 0.7 miles of Paofai Gardens, Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Papeete. The property is around 7.2 miles from Point Venus, 9.3 miles from Museum of Tahiti and 12 miles from Faarumai Waterfalls. The property has a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also feature free WiFi, while some have a city view. The rooms have bed linen. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker. Speaking English and French at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always on hand to help. The nearest airport is Tahiti International Airport, 1.9 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

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Room Type
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1 full bed
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Guest reviews


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Guests who stayed here loved

  • John
    Canada Canada
    We had a private room with shared bathroom. The room was small with just a bed no window but had air-conditioning. The washrooms/showers were clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. In the morning they have complimentary bread, jams, orange...
  • Margaret
    Switzerland Switzerland
    At the port. Perfect for one night. Added curtains for beds. Electricity and personal light. Good breakfast.
  • Lief
    United States of America United States of America
    Great price and super close to the morning market and ferries/bus stop

Area info

Amenities of Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Wifi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules
Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker takes special requests – add in the next step!

From 14:00 to 00:00
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
From 00:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 6 are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 70 years old
Pets are not allowed.
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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note this property has no elevator and is accessed via stairs only.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

  • Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker is 2,450 feet from the center of Papeete. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 2,600 feet from Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Buffet