Where to Find Cheap Accommodation in Nadi
Fiji isn’t just a destination for luxurious honeymoons. In fact, Fiji is not only an epic backpacking destination, but it makes an amazing location for a budget family holiday. A great place to start when arriving/leaving Fiji is in the city of Nadi with budget accommodation available across the city and even on the beachfront destination of Wailoaloa Beach. Most of the budget accommodation in Nadi has its own pool and bar so you won’t be missing out on experiencing true “Fiji time” while visiting Nadi on a budget.
Take a look at the list of cheap accommodation in Nadi below with something for all types of budgeting traveller. While you’re here, don’t miss our The Guide to Nadi on a Budget, as well as 6 Ways to Get to Nadi (& Get Around Nadi).
1. Bamboo Backpackers
Many backpackers’ go-to when they first arrive in Nadi is the fun and affordable Bamboo Backpackers. The beachfront hostel at Wailoaloa Beach offers 24h airport transfers to transport you straight to their resort complete with a pool, cheap food at Cafe Bamboo, a beach bar with live Fijian music and more. They also know how to keep guests entertained with kava parties, volleyball sessions and can organise affordable day trip excursions to the islands. They offer a range of private rooms with linen provided, as well as dorm rooms.
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2. Nadi Downtown Hotel
Perfect for couples, families, friends and solo travellers wanting their private space, the Nadi Downtown Hotel provides affordable beds in the heart of the city. The central location on Main Street means you’re a short stroll away from services, restaurants (don’t forget to check out our Top Cheap Eats in Nadi), markets and the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Rooms are basic with en-suite, tea/coffee making and a fridge. There’s a barbecue should you want to make your own meals, otherwise the on-site restaurant has plenty of options.
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3. Smugglers Cove Beach Resort
Back to Wailoaloa Beach, another backpacker destination on the stretch of sand is the Smugglers Cove Beach Resort. The resort is famous for its inclusions, such as free WiFi, luggage storage, kayak hire, airport transfers, beach activities, scuba diving lesson and nightly entertainment. As for accommodation, choose from private double rooms, family suites, girls dorms to mixed dorms. Private rooms have hotel-like facilities, such as a fridge and ensuite. Dorms have a shared ensuite.
Check Smugglers Cove Beach Resort out:
- Smugglers Cove Beach Resort on Booking.com
- Smugglers Cove Beach Resort on Trip.com
- Smugglers Cove Beach Resort on Expedia
4. Wailoaloa Beach Resort
For something with more room types in the Wailoaloa Beach area, try the Wailoaloa Beach Resort. It’s the perfect place for families, groups and couples on a budget who want to have a room with self-catering facilities. There are 3-bed dorms too for backpackers. As for facilities, you have a pool, restaurant and bar, airport shuttle and town shuttle, babysitting services, car hire and much more!
Check Wailoaloa Beach Resort out:
- Wailoaloa Beach Resort on Booking.com
- Wailoaloa Beach Resort on Trip.com
- Wailoaloa Beach Resort on Expedia
5. Airport Ace Hotel
Should you need a cheap place to stay before or after your flight, then check out the Airport Ace Hotel. While the exterior of the hotel is quite stylish, there’s nothing too flashy on the inside with basic budget rooms. Nevertheless, they do the trick with each room having an ensuite, air conditioning and a basic kitchenette to make basic meals. Rooms occupy solo travellers, couples and small families.
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6. Aquarius on the Beach
Couples and families can find great beachfront accommodation at a budget price at Aquarius on the Beach. The hotel-style rooms include a mini-fridge and ensuite bathroom. The pool, bar and restaurant are great places to hang out in between the complimentary activities such as a beach volleyball court and kayak hire.
Check Aquarius on the Beach out:
- Aquarius on the Beach on Booking.com
- Aquarius on the Beach on Trip.com
- Aquarius on the Beach on Expedia
7. Bluewater Lodge
A backpacker hostel with all the basics sorted, Bluewater Lodge is another option in the Wailoaloa Beach area. There’s a pool, free WiFi, airport shuttle and evening entertainment. Some double rooms have an ensuite, whereas the Standard Double rooms and dorms have shared facilities.
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8. Capricorn International Hotel
Located in the Martintar side of Nadi, a hotspot for nightlife and eateries, the green exterior and fresh-feeling rooms of the Capricorn International Hotel has a bit more character than some of the other budget hotels in Nadi. Capricorn has affordable ensuite rooms with breakfast included in the rates. Couples, families and groups will feel right at home here. Airport transfers are available, as well as restaurant facilities.
Check Capricorn International Hotel out:
- Capricorn International Hotel on Booking.com
- Capricorn International Hotel on Trip.com
- Capricorn International Hotel on Expedia
9. Mercure Nadi
Set among tropical gardens and only a few minutes away from the airport, the Mercure Nadi hotel is worth considering if you want that more “upscale” feel at a budget to mid-range price. Breakfast is included in the price for this hotel most suitable for couples and families. While you are not too far from the eateries of Nadi, there’s an on-site restaurant should you want to indulge. Free WiFi is also available in your room!
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10. Tropic of Capricorn
Your final beachfront backpacker accommodation at Wailoaloa Beach is the Tropic of Capricorn. The backpacker resort has a pool, island-style bar and cafe, free WiFi and airport transfers. Rooms include hotel-style doubles with a fridge and ensuite, as well as budget doubles, twins and dorms with ensuites.
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That’s it for the best budget accommodations in Nadi. You might also want to check out the 10 Best Budget Resorts in Fiji. Plus, don’t forget to bookmark The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji on a Budget. Trust us, there’s a lot of useful tips in there!