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Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

2-star2 stars
BP 44983, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

City centre hostel, steps from Papeete Market
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • A superb location and clean facilities were sadly completely overshadowed by paper thin…Oct 27, 2018
  • very nice hostel in downtownMay 16, 2018

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

from £58
  • Bed in 12-bed Mixed Dorm
  • Bed in 6-bed Female Only Dorm
  • Bed in 4-bed Mixed Dorm
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker


  • Heart of Papeete
  • Papeete Market - 2-minute walk
  • Papeete Town Hall - 2-minute walk
  • Black Pearl Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception - 4-minute walk
  • Place Vaiete - 4-minute walk
  • Port de Pape'ete - 6-minute walk
  • Parc Bougainville - 7-minute walk

Getting around

  • Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) 11-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No on-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker’s small print

Also known as

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


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 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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

  • Does Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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.
  • Is parking offered on site at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
    Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker.
  • Are pets allowed at Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • 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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Restaurant Le Sully (3-min walk), Les 3 Brasseurs (3-min walk) and LE RETRO (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 80 reviews

Fair 4.0
They promised breakfast. There was none. Just a hunk of hard bread.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean. Central. Very nice staff. Just try to find anything in that price range in French Polynesia...
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, very nice staff, clean and welcoming.
sabine, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean. Stayed in a private room. Walk to ferry terminal. not much of a breakfast but it was something! Bread/jam/peanut butter. Lock door that access rooms. Bank ATM right across the street. Difficult to carry heavy suitcases up large flight of stairs.
Tracy, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Courteous staff, clean facilities around the property, close to amenities, in the downtown. Highly recommend and will come back here when next I visit Tahiti.
au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good hostel in the heart of Papette
This hostel is very clean, secure, comfortable, with air condition excellent for good night of sleep, very helpful staff and friendly (t will organized hey, located at 2 blocks of the Papeete Market and 1 block of the port if you are taking a cruise and roulettes, within walking distance to attractions. The location is very good and it is the only hostel in downtown.
ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place to stay , very well looked after clean, not too packed, simple but good breakfast and very helpful and friendly staff. Stayed 2 nights only as not much to do in Papeete but highly recommended.
André, au2 night trip
Good 6.0
Wifi is terrible.
us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
We checked in at 6:00 am. They got us to our tiny room quickly. Breakfast was bread and coffee. Lovely paintings all over the walls. Perfect location for us to walk to our cruise ship.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good for budget and convenience
Very convenient to waterfront and downtown marketplace. Room was very spartan, no window, but simple and clean. Front desk was very friendly and accommodating. We would return for convenience and affordability. Shuttle to airport was fairly priced (divided among travelers) and on time which we appreciated.
Leslie, us1 night romance trip

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker