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Where to stay in Apia, Samoa?

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1. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 11y

Has anyone stayed at a decent backpackers in Apia which they would recommend? ALso, I've got three weeks in Samoa, so how would you split the time between Upolu and Savai'i?

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

We stayed at the Outrigger, which was pretty good value I thought, characterful, friendly enough and clean, with a swimming pool though it is 15 minutes walk from the centre. We met people who stayed at the Princess Tui, and that sounds very similar.

I would go for 2 weeks on Upolu and 1 week on Savaii, I reckon there is a little bit more to see on Upolu plus you can retreat to Apia when the mozzie bites get too much :-) - we also went to Namua Island which was great, and some people we met had been to Manono Island which they found interesting.

3. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 11y

Cheers for the tips.

My flight arrives at 9:30pm so will it be easy enough to get transport to the hostel at that time, or will I be better off arranging a pick-up before I get there? Is there an airport bus, or if not how much will a taxi cost approximately from the airport?

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

There are taxis to meet all the international flights - I think we paid 40 Tala, which works out at about 8 quid. It takes about 45 minutes to get into town from the airport 'cause the road is rubbish and there are brazen pigs on it.