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Old 16-05-2013, 17:38   #1
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Papeete: Looking for a Host

Hey all--

May 22nd I'll be flying through Papeete en route to Nuku Hiva to joining the S/V Kyanos.

I'm looking for a place to stay that night before catching an early morning (6:45 am) flight.

Any help would be appreciated!!

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Old 16-05-2013, 17:49   #2
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Re: Papeete: Looking for a Host

There are cheap backpackers hostels near the airport that will pick you up, and drop you off. If you can afford the flights you can afford a hostel.

I can't remember the one I stayed in, but it was listed in Lonely Planet.
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Old 16-05-2013, 17:54   #3
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Re: Papeete: Looking for a Host

Thanks for the reply, I found a couple hostels near the airport but they require that you book a minimum of two nights, and had no shuttle. I couldn't find the exact name of any hostel in Lonely Planet, it just stated that they existed.

I was looking to stay with a fellow cruiser to get some insight and advice on the islands since I've never been there, and would love to learn anything I can.
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Old 16-05-2013, 17:59   #4
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Re: Papeete: Looking for a Host

Hotel Tiare Tahiti in Papeete <Pah-pieh-teh> is around $150 USD per night; not sure how far it is from FAAA <Fah-ah-ah> International airport. Arrange for a taxi with the front desk before going to bed, for your morning trip to the airport. There are several mini hotels across from the airport, or within a mile or so...but many are not very pleasant. Prepare a sandwich or two prior to departing, the night before; water bottle will be confiscated as you go through security. Enjoy the Marquesas! (I hope that you speak a little French or Tahitian.) If it's not too late, buy the travel guide, "Frommer's South Pacific"; worth the $20 USD. This guide will recommend you hotels, places to visit and actual costs. French Polynesia is very pricey!!! Mauritz
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It looks like Hotel Tiare Tahiti is sold out for the time you'll be there. Try Tahiti Airport Motel, instead; around $150 USD/night and space is limited. Mauritz
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Old 16-05-2013, 18:24   #6
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I think I stayed at Chez Fifi. Basically just a room under someone's house. It was the cheapest place I found, and was across the road from the airport so you can walk if you want. I had lots of luggage so they picked me up in a small truck. It was fine for a stopover, but if you were staying longer you would probably want something cleaner in a better neighbourhood.
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Thanks! I'll look up Chez Fifi.
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Old 25-05-2013, 01:37   #8
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Re: Papeete: Looking for a Host

We overnighted once at Tahiti Airport Motel. Cheap, clean enough and a short walk directly across from the airport. No need to set alarm in the morning - a chorus of neighbourhood roosters starts up around 3.30am

oops - just noticed the date - oh well, next time.....
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