10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Flying Annie Moa
10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga

10 Best Guesthouses in Tonga

(c) Flying Annie Moa

Guesthouse Accommodation in Tonga

Keep the costs low, stay with the locals and become part of the family at one of the guesthouses in Tonga. Guesthouses are your most affordable option for staying in The Kingdom, with plenty of guesthouses to choose from in the main towns of each island group: Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u. Each guesthouse in Tonga has its own unique character and offerings, but what we like the most is that they allow us to stretch our Pa’anga further to explore more of Tonga. Check out some of our top picks when it comes to guesthouse accommodation across the islands in the list below!

Note that Tonga is an ever-changing country, which often means that accommodations don’t stay the same. While we try to keep our listings up-to-date, be aware that accommodations are known to change their facilities and services with no notice. If you have any updates, feel free to reach out so we can update our listings.

1. NOA Guesthouse

Looking for budget accommodation that is only a quick stroll from the centre of the capital? Check out the NOA Guesthouse in Nuku’alofa, which has a budget room to suit most group sizes, whether you’re a backpacker looking for a dorm, a solo traveller needing a private room or even a group of six. Rooms are tiled and airy leading onto the communal wraparound verandah. While some rooms have private bathrooms, most have a shared bathroom, as well as other communal facilities like a kitchen. Although meals are available to purchase, note that the breakfast is not free. For more accommodation like this, see the 10 Best Guesthouses in Nuku’alofa.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) NOA Guest House

2. Dayspring Lodge

Providing an alternative location in Nuku’alofa, Dayspring Lodge is located in a quieter suburb near the hospital, which makes for a good central base to explore Tongatapu. The six-bedroom lodge has single and double rooms available with shared bathrooms. Guests receive a free continental breakfast each day, as well as free WiFi. You’ll also have access to a spacious kitchen, dining room and lounge. There’s a small supermarket next door should you need supplies or drive into town using the rental cars and bicycles available. For like this see the 10 Best Guesthouses in Tongatapu.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Dayspring Lodge

3. Fifita Guesthouse

A popular guesthouse in the islands of Ha’apai, Fifita Guesthouse is located on the top of the Mariner’s Cafe in Pangai on Lifuka Island. Stay in one of the seven affordable double, twin and single rooms where guests share a bathroom with hot water while those staying in the ensuite rooms have cold water. Each room, however, is kitted out with mosquito nets, fans (you will possibly need to ask for a fan) and guests receive free daily breakfast. Although dinner is available to order at the guesthouse, most guests head to the Mariner’s Cafe downstairs for food. Alternatively, there is a communal kitchen if you need it. Check out more guesthouses in the area in the 5 Best Guesthouses in Ha’apai.

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4. Flying Annie Moa Bed & Breakfast

A well-presented guesthouse with free breakfast in Neiafu, Flying Annie Moa Bed & Breakfast is worth considering for a stay in Vava’u. Stay just a short walk from the town centre and close to the whale swimming, dive and fishing tours. The large guesthouse has a variety of rooms, from standard single rooms with shared bathroom facilities to double ensuites. Enjoy amazing sunsets across the harbour from the balcony and make use of the communal lounge and kitchen. Services include free WiFi and airport transfers. See more accommodation like this in the 6 Best Guesthouses in Vava’u.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Flying Annie Moa

5. Toni’s Guesthouses

Toni’s Guesthouses consist of several budget accommodation options around Tongatapu. Stay in the city of Nuku’alofa at the “Green House” with dorms for backpackers, the “Yellow House” with private rooms with either shared facilities or ensuites and the “Blue House” dorms ideal designed for families and students. Alternatively, stay at Toni’s Beach House on the south coast of Tongatapu which offers twin and double rooms with shared facilities.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Toni's Guest House

6. ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House

Looking for a guesthouse on the island of ‘Eua? Check out ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House, which is as much about the experience with your host, Kiko, as it is staying at this budget accommodation. Not only does Kiko offer whale swimming tours in the season but offers guided hikes and 4WD tours around the island. As for the guesthouse, it has a selection of no-frills family rooms with a double bed and two single beds, as well as double rooms. There’s a pool table for entertainment (not to be played on Sundays, as per Tongan custom which is taken seriously here), as well as hot showers, laundry facilities and cooked dinners are available.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Sandra's Airbnb

7. Lindsay Guesthouse

The largest guesthouse in Ha’apai, Lindsay Guesthouse is just a 10-minute walk from Pangai town centre and conveniently located next door to the island’s bakery! There are 12 rooms, including single, double and triple rooms with cold-water shared bathroom facilities, as well as a double and triple ensuite room. Guests spend time here relaxing in the communal lounge or out on the spacious verandah and lawns smelling the waft of freshly baked bread from the bakery. Speaking of food, breakfast is included each day of stay, while lunch is also available to arrange for a fee. Other features of the guesthouse include bike hire, mosquito nets and fans in your room on request.

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8. Port of Refuge Villas

This collection of villas on a hill in Neiafu, Vava’u offers guesthouse-style backpacker rooms, single rooms and double rooms, as well as private two-bedroom and four-bedroom villas. The Port of Refuge Villas is set among 2 acres (0.8ha) of attractive gardens, boasting amazing views of the Port of Refuge – all of this just a short stroll from town. Services include airport transfers, WiFi, laundry and meals on request. Additionally, the guesthouse offers in-house tours, such as an island land tour, an island-hopping tour and a Sunday Tongan umu feast.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Yvette's Airbnb

9. Malau Lodge

Three units with three guest rooms each means that your stay at Malau Lodge in Nuku’alofa feels uncrowded and relaxed. Malau Lodge is a family-run accommodation featuring private double and triple rooms and communal facilities – some with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast is included in the stay, which is served in the guest kitchen while the kitchen facilities are also free to use throughout your stay. Other facilities at the guesthouse include free WiFi, hot and cold water, laundry machines and more.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Malau Lodge

10. Winnie’s Guest House

Last but certainly not least, Winnie’s is a long-established guesthouse in Nuku’alofa that’s also worth considering. That doesn’t mean that the accommodation has gone stale through, as the guesthouse has gone through renovations over the years to keep things in top shape. Winnie’s is a homely five-bedroom guesthouse featuring super-king and twin room configurations all with ensuite bathrooms. Some rooms have basic breakfast-making facilities, while others have kitchenettes for making basic meals. Additionally, self-caterers can make use of the barbecue area in the attractive gardens. Note that Winnie’s a short drive from the city centre, but there is a bus stop right outside.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tonga(c) Winnie's Guest House

More About Guesthouses in Tonga

That’s it for the best guesthouses in Tonga. See more amazing stays in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga. Plus, get even more trip-planning tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Tonga.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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