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1 room, 2 adults

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

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

City-center 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.

  • They promised breakfast. There was none. Just a hunk of hard bread.Feb 5, 2020
  • Great location, very nice staff, clean and welcoming.Jan 9, 2020

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

from $70
  • 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 min walk
  • Papeete Town Hall - 2 min walk
  • Black Pearl Museum - 4 min walk
  • Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception - 4 min walk
  • Place Vaiete - 4 min walk
  • Port de Pape'ete - 6 min walk
  • Parc Bougainville - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Tahiti Faaa Intl. Airport (PPT) - 10 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite 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
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing 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 onsite 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 81 reviews

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
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
Very Good 8.0
It was a first time adventure in a place like this. It was a great surprise. We were basically using this lodge for cleaning up after an 8 hour safari excursion across Tahiti, and before flying back to Orlando, FL later in the evening. The restroom/shower was shared, but the double room was private. The restroom/shower did have privacy, just not attached to room, but nearby. Everyone, including other guests were very respectable! Would definitely stay again, maybe even sleep! A/C worked excellent in the room, and the price was right!
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very very clean. Nice place to stay. Beyond what I expected for the price.
us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
I landed in Tahiti at 2100 with no hotels available under $325 per night. The Mahana Hostel had one bed left - a 6 woman dorm, upper bunk, $28 per night. I hadn’t stayed in a hostel for 35 years - and thought this one was great! It’s clean, air conditioned, quiet and right across the street from the ferry building. Wifi worked well and the staff (especially Maui) was awesome. As a result I stayed 2 more nights, the last one in a bottom bunk. My only complaint is the breakfast - it’s just bread & coffee. Other options would be nice.....fruit, cheese,
Ann, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Location, clean, friendly staff. Showers and bathroom could need cleaning more often. However, it was clean enough. Bunkbeds comfortable and towels and bedding provided clean.
us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Great downtown location, right across the street from the nightly collection of food trucks. Staff was very friendly although some had limited English. One needs to bring ones own shampoo, soap, towel, and lock for the room lockers.
John, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic, close to everything,super clean, quiet and secure.
George, us2 night trip

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker