Best Places for Backpackers in Samoa.

Enjoy backpacking around Samoa without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Samoa.

Top 7 hostels in Samoa.

These are the 7 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Samoa.

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Matareva Beach Fales

96 /100

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Matareva Beach Fales

Our property offers affordable beach accommodation. All prices include Breakfast and Dinner. We have three types of accomodation: Option one, a beautiful open beach fale with stunning views to the ocean. Bedding, towels and mosquito net provided, can sleep up to three people Option two, a Beach C...
Matareva Beach Fales is a guesthouse in Upolu. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Savaiian Hotel

87 /100

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The Savaiian Hotel

At the Savaiian Hotel, we are passionate about people. We believe that travelers come to Samoa not just to see our wonderful environment, but to experience our people, our culture, our family. It is with this philosophy that we run our operation like an extended family. We strive to ensure that you...
The Savaiian Hotel is a hotel in Savaii. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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3
Dave Parker Eco Lodge

80 /100

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Dave Parker Eco Lodge

Dave Parker Eco Lodge is a unique mountain top property set in the tropical hills of Tapatapao, above the city of Apia. Its million dollar view right out to sea and including the magical lights of Apia city will leave you breathless. Nature lovers can enjoy a cold drink at our cocktail bar whil...
Dave Parker Eco Lodge is a hotel in Apia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Tatiana Motel

73 /100

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Tatiana Motel

Tatiana Motel - Fugalei - Located within the busy precincts of the Apia Central Business District with a quick access and walking distance (2 to 5 minutes) to the Fruits & Handicrafts Markets, restaurants and Bars, supermarkets and into the heart of Apia City. Ideally for those who like to be...
Tatiana Motel is a hostel in Apia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Samoan Outrigger Hotel

71 /100

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Samoan Outrigger Hotel

'A touch of class for budget travellers' 'Best budget hotel in the South Pacific Region' TSCP's excellence in Tourism award. 'One of the best budget hotels in the South Pacific' Frommer's South Pacific handbook. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel is without doubt the most popular budget hotel i...
Samoan Outrigger Hotel is a hotel in Apia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Ulalei Lodge Samoa

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Ulalei Lodge Samoa

Ulalei Lodge is hidden in the corner of Apia town. It is by the Marina where all the Cargo and Cruise Ships dock, and home to Apias famous bars and restaurants. A minute walk down and you will find Palolo Deep Marine Reserve which is very good for swimming and snorkeling. Ulalei Lodge is family...
Ulalei Lodge Samoa is a guesthouse in Apia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Samoan Village Accommodation

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Samoan Village Accommodation

Welcome to Samoan Village Homestay! If you're looking for that culture experience while holidaying in Samoa, then we cordially invite you into our home as our guest, to live with our family for that Samoan Culture experience. Join other guests and our family for a free complimentary breakfast...
Samoan Village Accommodation is a hostel in Apia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Things to see and do while backpacking in Samoa.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Samoa.

If you're already planning to visit Samoa - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Settling in to Island Life

Late October 2015, right at the end of the Samoa’s peak tourist season, my partner and I jumped on a plane in Auckland to experience our first taste of the Pacific. We settled on Samoa (I say we, but it was probably 90% me) as I wanted to experience a touch of paradise but without being totally removed from the islands culture and heritage. It was perfect. As I stepped off the plane and breathed in the heat, to the sound of palms rustling in the breeze – I was immediately immersed in island time. Traditionally dressed musicians serenaded the tourists with upbeat tunes as we waited for our luggage and it was hard not to feel the holiday vibes already.

Georgia May

Samoa : Travel Tips for the Real Life Side of Island Paradise

Samoa : What to Expect I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Samoa recently. I went, as many people would, with a surreal expectation of tropical days sipping cocktails on the beach; flowers in my hair and golden glowing skin. Although all of this is possible on the islands of Samoa, what I found was that the realities of being a human being (sweating, getting burnt and ill, sweating more, etc) intefered.

bella-grace

Samoa: Highlights of Upolu and Savai'i

I would just like to start by saying I visited Samoa a week after Cyclone Gita hit which caused terrible flooding and damages.

Samantha Robinson

Samoa for backpackers

Samoa is an independent state in South Pacific formed by two islands: Upolu and Savai’i. Probably everyone has heard about it because of the tribal tattoos very fashionable on the past years. Most of the islands from Polynesia are known as a luxury destination and the honey moon paradise for couples. But Samoa is an oasis for backpackers and travelers with a tight budget who are crazy about adventures pure nature.

Anna Paloma

Samoa Travel Guides

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