The Top Nuku’alofa Guesthouses
Stay with the locals and enjoy a home-away-from-home experience at one of the guesthouses in Nuku’alofa. That’s right, not all accommodations in the capital are hotels and villas! Enjoy an affordable stay, socialise with your hosts and other guests in the communal areas and get a taste for the Tongan life. Check out some of our top recommendations for guesthouses in Nuku’alofa.
Note: Tonga is an ever-evolving country, especially in terms of accommodation. With that in mind, some services listed below might have changed (or new services have been added) without notice. If you have any updates, feel free to reach out.
1. Malau Lodge
A boutique and homely accommodation, Malau Lodge provides an affordable stay close to the waterfront. The family-run accommodation features private double and triple rooms with shared bathrooms and a communal kitchen, should you want to prepare your own meals. Breakfast is included in the stay, as well as free WiFi, hot and cold water, laundry facilities and more. See similar accommodation in the 5 Best Homestays in Nuku’alofa.
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2. NOA Guesthouse
One of the larger guesthouses in town, NOA Guesthouse has something for every type of traveller on a budget. Choose from a 10-bed dorm, single/double rooms with shared bathroom facilities and twin king rooms with ensuites. There is also a six-bedroom holiday home available for larger groups and families. Guests have access to two communal kitchens and dining rooms, making self-catering a breeze. Other paid services include breakfast, laundry and airport transfers. Car, van, scooter and bicycle rentals are also an option.
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3. Acu-Reflex Guest House
A guesthouse next door to Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa, the Acu-Reflex Guest House is all too tempting for a relaxing getaway… The guesthouse provides an affordable stay in the suburbs of Nuku’alofa, just a short walk from the town centre on Mateialona Road. You have a choice of family rooms and double rooms. Creative breakfasts are available during your stay, as well as the option for packed lunches and dinners to be made by your Filipino hosts on request. Alternatively, a communal kitchen is available for self-catering.
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4. Dayspring Lodge
Providing an alternative location in Nuku’alofa, Dayspring Lodge is near the hospital. The well-appointed and colourfully decorated six-bedroom lodge has single and double rooms with shared bathrooms. A free continental breakfast is included each day, as well as free WiFi and guest access to a spacious kitchen, dining room and lounge. Get your supplies from a small supermarket next door, or drive into town using the rental cars and bicycles available. For more accommodation like this, see the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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5. Toni’s Guesthouse
Toni has a few guesthouses across Nuku’alofa and Tongatapu, but travellers looking for budget stays in the city should set their sights on Toni’s Guesthouse in Tofa’koloua – 5km (3 miles) from the city centre. The accommodation features separate houses with their own outdoor spaces. The Green House has backpacker dorm rooms and the Yellow House has double and twin rooms with some ensuite options. Finally, the Blue House is the family and student rooms. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Nuku’alofa.
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6. Winnie’s Guest House
Stay a little out of town near the hospital at Winnie’s Guest House, which is has a bus stop into town just outside. The long-established guesthouse, which has been recently renovated, is a homely five-bedroom house with superking or twin configurations with an ensuite. Some rooms have breakfast-making facilities, while others have full kitchenettes. The common areas include a garden and barbecue area, while paid services include WiFi, TV and laundry.
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7. Backpackers Townhouse
A homely guesthouse for backpackers, Backpackers Townhouse offers a selection of dorm rooms, single rooms, twin/double rooms and private units. The guesthouse is conveniently just across the road from the Royal Tombs and a short walk from the city centre. Make use of the full kitchen facilities, hot showers, electric fans or upgrade to an air-conditioning room. Laundry services, breakfast, dinner, airport transfers and island tours are also available on request.
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8. Sela’s Guest House
Join the social experience of Sela’s Guest House! The 18-room guesthouse attracts backpackers and other budget travellers with its dorm, single and double rooms. Rooms are simple but comfortable enough, opening up onto a central courtyard where guests can get together. Make use of the communal kitchen or indulge in the amazing cooked breakfast available with tropical fruit. Find this guesthouse approximately 1.5km from the city centre.
9. Robyn’s Nest B&B
For something a little more upmarket, check out Robyn’s Nest B&B. Located across from the Royal Palace, the B&B guesthouse has an ultra-convenient location. Stay in one of the five spacious bedrooms, where guests have access to free WiFi, a modern kitchen, communal dining and living area, an indoor bar and outdoor space. There are single rooms, double rooms and ensuite rooms available. Airport transfers, bicycle hire and tour bookings are available.
10. Lose Lodge
Enjoy a stay with true Tongan hospitality at Lose Lodge. Guests have their own space of either single/twin rooms, double rooms, ensuite rooms and self-contained studios. Rooms are well-appointed, leading out onto a shared patio and a picturesque garden to enjoy. Facilities at the lodge include hot water, TV, WiFi, a spacious kitchen, laundry, bicycle hire and car hire. Airport transfers can also be arranged on request. Find Lose Lodge on Fatafehi Road, just a short stroll from the city centre.