beach near a backpackers hostel on rarotonga

There are only a handful of properties offering affordable accommodation in the Cook Islands Rarotonga and Aitutaki are both only small so if you're exploring the sites it doesn't matter a great deal on the location as everything is easily accessible. If you're looking for a Cook Islands budget holiday and don't want to share bathroom facilities, be prepared to spend at least NZ$120 per night. The Cook Islands is one of the more expensive South Pacific destinations to visit and its not just the accommodation you'll pay a premium for. The majority of food and beverages are imported from New Zealand which in itself is an expensive country, so have cash in your wallet. If you want to visit Aitutaki, the only practical way to get there is by plane and this will set you back another $500 for the return flight and ground transfers.

The following selection of budget resorts in Cook Islands are highly recommended by Beautiful Pacific Holidays. Simply click on an accommodation name to find out more with independent reviews, photographs of the rooms and environment and information about the amenities offered. Or click on "Instant Quote" for our best available rates.

Cook Islands Budget Accommodation
Top Picks
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. Tianas Beach Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
6 rooms
Units
$ 155 - 185 get hotels best rate quote
. Inano Beach
Ootu, Aitutaki Lagoon
7 rooms
Bungalows
$ 130 - 170 get hotels best rate quote
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. The Cooks Oasis
West Rarotonga
8 rooms
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$ 170 - 210 get hotels best rate quote
. Aroko Bungalows
East Rarotonga
6 rooms
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$ 130 - 150 get hotels best rate quote
. Gina's Garden Lodges
South Aitutaki
4 rooms
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$ 120 get hotels best rate quote
. Rarotonga Backpackers
West Rarotonga
20 rooms
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$ 30 get hotels best rate quote