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7 Best Backpacker Resorts in Nadi

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Backpackers in Nadi

If your world travels have brought you to the islands of Fiji, then you’re onto a good thing! Despite Fiji having a reputation as a luxurious honeymoon destination, there are many backpacker-style accommodation options to keep the price of exploring these fascinating South Pacific islands to a minimum. Nadi is the first and last place backpackers visit when backpacking Fiji, with an awesome selection of budget accommodation at beachfront locations! The biggest backpacker hub is at Wailoaloa Beach, about a 10-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, while there are a few other gems scattered across the coast of Nadi. Check them out in this list of backpacker resorts in Nadi!

While you’re here, don’t miss our The Guide to Nadi on a Budget, as well as 12 Things to Do in Nadi.

1. Smugglers Cove Beach Resort

Our first suggestion for the famous backpacker location of Wailoaloa Beach, Smugglers Cove Beach Resort has a generous offering of inclusions. Make use of the free WiFi, free luggage storage, free kayak hire, free airport transfers, free beach activities, a free scuba diving lesson and free nightly entertainment! There are rooms for every type of budget traveller, from private double rooms, family suites, girls dorms to mixed dorms. Private rooms have hotel-like facilities, such as a fridge and ensuite, while dorms have a shared ensuite. See more like this in the 10 Best Hostels in Fiji.

Check Smugglers Cove Beach Resort out:
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2. Bamboo Backpackers

The fun, social and affordable Bamboo Backpackers is an epic place to start your trip in Fiji. The Wailoaloa beachfront hostel offers free 24h airport shuttles, a swimming pool, cheap food at Cafe Bamboo, a beach bar with live Fijian music and more. They keep guests entertained with kava parties, daily volleyball games, and can organise affordable day trips to Nadi and excursions to the islands. Choose from a range of dorms and private rooms. We also list this accommodation in the 10 Best Backpacker Resorts in Fiji.

Check Bamboo Backpackers out:
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3. Bluewater Lodge

The Bluewater Lodge has all the basics sorted for a Wailoaloa Beach holiday: a swimming pool, free WiFi, a free airport shuttle and free evening entertainment. It’s your classic hostel that you might find overseas but with a Fiji flare. Expect some double rooms have an ensuite, whereas the Standard Double rooms and dorms have shared facilities.

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4. Tropic of Capricorn

Another typically “backpackery” accommodation on Wailoaloa Beach is the Tropic of Capricorn. The backpacker resort has a pool, island-style bar and cafe, free WiFi and free airport transfers. Rooms include double rooms with a fridge and ensuite, as well as budget doubles, twins and dorms with ensuites.

Check Tropic of Capricorn out:
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5. Wailoaloa Beach Resort

The Wailoaloa Beach Resort offers a slightly different vibe to the backpacker resorts mentioned above, providing and more quiet and relaxing stay. The resort has room types to suit couples, families and backpackers. Choose from 3-bed dorms or treat yourself to some accommodation with self-catering facilities so you can spruce up some cheap meals with the produce you bought from the local Nadi markets. As for facilities, there’s a swimming pool, restaurant and bar, airport shuttle and town shuttle, babysitting services, car hire and more.

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6. Rendezvous Surf Camp

Located around 25km south of Nadi city, at Rendezvous Beach near Momi Bay, the Rendezvous Surf Camp provides excellent budget accommodation for a surf holiday in Fiji. The surf camp provides dorms and private rooms with shared facilities, as well as private ensuite rooms. Meal packages are compulsory to purchase along with each night of stay but are super affordable. Lunches can be bought at their cafe. Consider the surf camp if you want to hit the waves of the Mamanuca Islands.

Check Rendezvous Surf Camp out:
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7. Oasis Palm Hotel

A hotel resort that just happens to have some backpacker dorms, the Oasis Palm Hotel is the perfect option if you want that Fiji resort experience at a cheap rate. The rate includes airport transfers to their Nadi Bay location wedged between Nadi and Denarau Island. Each dorm has 3-4 beds with a shared ensuite bathroom equipped with shampoos and the usual hotel amenities. As for other facilities, there’s a pool, restaurant and bar, complimentary laundry service, free WiFi and a whole array of activities to book.

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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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