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5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Suva

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Where to Stay in Suva on a Budget

If your world travels have brought you to the South Pacific hub of Suva then you are in for a treat! Backpackers have a great selection of free and cheap things to do in Suva, as well as many opportunities to mingle with the locals. Treat yourself to the fabulous street eats in Suva (we recommend the Indo-Fijian curries), go for a walk in the gorgeous Colo-i-Suva Forest Park and much more on a budget stay in Suva! What’s more, you can save on the cents by staying in one of the backpacker hostels in Suva.

While you’re here, you might as well check out our Guide to Suva on a Budget and the 10 Best Backpacker Resorts in Fiji.

1. Colonial Lodge

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet still within walking distance of the city centre’s attractions, Colonial Lodge is a renovated bungalow offering a homely atmosphere. The hostel, shared with the friendly hosts and their pets, feels like a hybrid of a hostel and homestay experience. Choose between double rooms upstairs or the dorm room downstairs with shared facilities. Check out more hostels like this in the 10 Best Hostels in Fiji.

Check Colonial Lodge out:
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2. South Seas Private Hotel

South Seas Private Hotel is a fantastic choice for solo travellers, couples and small groups on a budget. Almost within sight of the Fiji Museum, the hostel makes an ideal base for exploring the city – check out some of the attractions in our 10 Things to Do in Suva. At the end of each day, you’ll return to a clean and comfortable accommodation with a characterful nautical theme. The hostel is made up of dormitory rooms, single rooms, twin/double rooms and ensuite rooms.

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3. Pisces Hostel

Stay in a nine-bedroom home-turned-hostel at the Pisces Hostel in central Suva. The hostel offers comfortable private rooms, one of which is occupied by the hostel owners who will make you feel welcome. A highlight of the hostel is its very own coffee shop and a restaurant serving some of the cheapest breakfasts in town!

Check Pisces Hostel out:
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4. Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort

Escape the city and get into holiday mode at the Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort. This peaceful haven located in the beautiful Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, just a 10-minute drive from Suva city centre, and has a wide range of budget accommodation for couples, families and groups. While the accommodation no longer has dorms, you won’t have to pay too much extra for their budget double rooms. The resort includes a restaurant overlooking a tranquil lake, a swimming pool, kayaks to hire and proximity to the Colo-i-Suva Forest walks and waterfalls.

Check Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort out:
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5. Suva Homestays

Looking for more accommodation at a backpacker-friendly price? Consider doing one of the many homestays available in Suva. Locals around Suva list their spare rooms on websites like Airbnb for a very reasonable price. Backpackers will also have the opportunity to have a “locals” experience and share Fijian meals with the families. Check out our 8 Best Homestays in Suva for recommendations.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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