10 Best Guest Houses in Tongatapu(c) Pixabay
10 Best Guest Houses in Tongatapu

10 Best Guesthouses in Tongatapu

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Tongatapu Guesthouse Stays

Stay with the locals and stick to your budget by taking advantage of the wonderful guesthouses in Tongatapu. Tonga’s main island is well worth staying around to see some of the spectacular historical sites, epic blowholes, mystical caves and, of course, whale swimming. Set yourself a base in one of the island’s guesthouses with options both in the capital, Nuku’alofa, and dotted around the island of Tongatapu.

Note that Tonga is an ever-changing country, which often means that accommodations don’t stay the same either! While we try to keep our listings up-to-date, just be aware that changes to services do happen. If you have any updates, feel free to reach out.

Plus, while you’re here, dig a little deeper into your Tongatapu research with The Complete Guide to Tongatapu.

1. Toni’s Guesthouses

Toni’s Guesthouses offers a range of budget accommodation options on Tongatapu. Stay in the city of Nuku’alofa at the “Green House” with dorms, the “Yellow House” with private rooms with either shared facilities or ensuites, and the “Blue House” dorms ideal for families or students. Alternatively, there’s Toni’s Beach House on the south coast of Tongatapu offering twin and double rooms with shared facilities. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Tongatapu.

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


2. NOA Guesthouse

Stay in Nuku’alofa at one of the city’s largest guesthouses, the NOA Guesthouse. Make use of communal facilities, such as two communal kitchens and dining rooms, bathrooms and a wrap-around balcony. As for accommodation, it has budget in mind with a 10-bed dorm, single/double rooms, and twin-king rooms with ensuites. There’s also a six-bedroom holiday home on offer. Other facilities include breakfast (not included in the rate), laundry, airport transfers, as well as vehicle and bicycle hire. See more guesthouses in the town in 10 Best Guest Houses in Nuku’alofa.

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


3. Oceanside Guest House

For those wishing to stay off-the-beaten-track, check out the Oceanside Guest House just north of Niutoua village. Nearby is the iconic Ha’amonga ‘a Maui Trilithon, as well as a village supermarket and fruit stalls for self-catering (note there is a small fee for using the kitchen in the guesthouse). The guesthouse has four guest rooms in a double and twin layout all well-presented with some having shared bathroom facilities. The “Master Room” has an ensuite.

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4. Petani Lodge

Just outside of Nuku’alofa, in the village of Havelu, Petani Lodge offers rooms for a range of traveller types. There are seven rooms and two family units with electric fans, shared bathrooms, a communal kitchen, a large dining and living area. Petani Lodge also offers a laundry service and tour bookings. See more suggestions like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation on Tongatapu.

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5. Acu-Reflex Guest House

Just try and resist getting a massage at the next door Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa, hence the name of the Acu-Reflex Guest House! You can learn more about the spa in The Best Spas on Tongatapu, but we’re here to talk about the budget accommodation they offer. Stay just a short walk from the centre of Nuku’alofa on Mateialona Road in one of the guesthouse’s family rooms or double rooms. Catering during your stay is available with creative breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners to be made by your Filipino hosts. Alternatively, a communal kitchen is available for self-catering.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tongatapu(c) Acu-Reflex Guest House


6. Winnie’s Guest House

Winnie’s might have been a part of the accommodation scene for years in Nuku’alofa, but it has gone through renovations over the years to keep things in top shape. This homely five-bedroom guesthouse features superking and twin room configurations with ensuite bathrooms. Some rooms have basic breakfast-making facilities, while others have full kitchenettes. Otherwise, self-caterers can make use of the barbecue area. 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 Tongatapu(c) Winnie's Guest House


7. Backpackers Townhouse

A homely and social guesthouse with backpackers’ needs in mind, Backpackers Townhouse offers a selection of dorm rooms, as well as private single rooms, twin/double rooms and units. There are full kitchen facilities, hot showers, and electric fans. It’s also possible to upgrade to an air-conditioned room. Services at the guesthouse include laundry, breakfast, dinner, airport transfers and island tours. What’s more, Backpackers Townhouse is located in the city centre. See more backpacker accommodation in the 6 Best Backpacker Hostels on Tongatapu.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tongatapu(c) Backpacker's Townhouse


8. Dayspring Lodge

Yes, this is another guesthouse in Nuku’alofa, but Dayspring Lodge presents an alternative location a little on the outskirts near the hospital. Here, you can stay in one of their single and double rooms with shared bathrooms, free continental breakfast and free WiFi. Self-catering is also available in the communal kitchen, dining room and lounge. If you need to drive to get supplies, there are rental cars and bicycles available. For more accommodation like this, see the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.

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10 Best Guest Houses in Tongatapu(c) Dayspring Lodge


9. Malau Lodge

You will be one of very few guests at this three-bedroom guesthouse near the waterfront of Nuku’alofa. Malau Lodge is a family-run accommodation featuring private double and triple rooms and communal facilities. Breakfast is included in the stay, which is served in the guest kitchen. Other facilities include free WiFi, hot and cold water, laundry machines and more. See similar in the 5 Best Homestays in Nuku’alofa.

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Malau Lodge 7(c) Malau Lodge


10. Lose Lodge

Last but certainly not least, Lose Lodge is a short stroll from Nuku’alofa city centre and is well worth considering. Stay in one of the single/twin rooms, double rooms, ensuite rooms and self-contained studios, leading out onto a shared patio and a picturesque garden. Other facilities include hot water, TV, WiFi, a spacious kitchen, laundry, airport transfers, bicycle hire and car hire.

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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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