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8 Best Homestays in Suva

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Budget Suva Homestays

Fiji and the South Pacific Islands are alive with a vibrant culture that is well worth discovering when visiting. A great way to engage with the locals is through a homestay. In one of Fiji’s most populated cities, you can be sure you’ll find plenty of homestay opportunities. From city centre family stays to homes with a view to even a farmhouse nestled in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, homestays in Suva are varied and exciting. Check them out in this list of some of our favourite Suva homestays!

While you’re here, take a look at our Guide to Suva on a Budget, as well as 10 Budget Accommodation in Suva.

1. The Sweet Escape

An Airbnb listing worth checking out is The Sweet Escape hosted by Sera. Sera has two spare rooms open to guests. They offer the local’s experience and are happy to share authentic Fijian food and games with guests or leave you to your own devices. Plus, the rate is extremely affordable ideal for those on a budget. For things to do in Suva on a budget, check out 10 Free & Cheap Things to do in Suva.

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2. Farmhouse by the River

Get the real Fiji experience just a short drive away from the city at this Airbnb stay in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Stay in a family farmhouse surrounded by lush greenery and access to walking trails only moments away. The budget homestay provides breakfast with the option to have lunch and dinner with the family. The room available is a double room, perfect for couples and solo travellers.

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3. Kidsfirst Apartments

Travelling with a large tribe? Enjoy your own space within walking distance (or a quick taxi ride) away from the city centre in a large three-bedroom apartment. While perfect for families and large groups, your stay in one of the Kidsfirst Apartments supports a local school through the Kidsfirst Fiji organisation. For more accommodation like this, take a look at 10 Family Accommodation in Suva.

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4. Williamson House

Another private apartment homestay close to the city centre, Williamson House accommodates up to four people across two bedrooms. The modern decor has a fresher look than other apartments available in Suva. Plus, guests have access to a swimming pool.

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5. Cottage on a Hill

A fabulous escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, this Cottage on a Hill Airbnb listing is an excellent “treat yourself” homestay in Suva. Located in the Lami suburb of Suva, the cottage is surrounded by attractive greenery and overlooks the ocean. Guest will have their own private room and allocated bathroom during their stay with Nicholas and the family. Breakfast is included, but it’s definitely worth paying a little extra for dinner on the veranda while taking in the views.

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6. Colonial Lodge

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet within walking distance of the city’s attractions, Colonial Lodge is a renovated colonial bungalow offering a homely atmosphere. The accommodation is a hybrid of a homestay and a backpacker hostel. The lodge has hostel-style dorms within the home of friendly hosts. For more accommodation like this, take a look at 10 Family Accommodation in Suva.

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7. Suva Hideaway Villa

Another homestay with great views is the Suva Hideaway Villa overlooking the Suva Harbour. Breakfast is available at cost at this homestay experience that you’re likely to share with other guests. There are two double rooms and a family room to choose from. Those who stay three nights or more get a complimentary cruise to Mosquito Island. The property also has free WiFi.

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[CLOSED] Al’s Bed & Breakfast

Book early for this popular budget b&b/homestay experience at Al’s Bed & Breakfast. Although the home is a short drive from downtown Suva, it’s nothing that a quick bus or taxi ride can’t remedy. Stay in a well-appointed guest room for couples or couples with one child and enjoy the famous Al’s breakfasts!

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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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