Cheap Accommodation in ‘Eua
Spoiler alert: all of the accommodation in ‘Eua is cheap! That’s why this listicle of the best budget accommodation is almost entirely the same as our 6 Best Accommodation in ‘Eua!
Nevertheless, if you were looking for cheap accommodation in ‘Eua Island in Tonga then you’ve still found the right place where staying in private rooms will hardly send you over the TOP$100 mark. Plus, you can keep things ultra-cheap with the backpacker dorms and rooms available. So, see why ‘Eua is a backpacker’s mecca with the list of budget accommodation below, as well as in The Guide to ‘Eua on a Budget.
Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country with some services that accommodations provide changing with little notice. While we try to keep our accommodation listings up-to-date, know that some services may have changed. If you have an update, feel free to reach out.
1. Ovava Tree Lodge
Close to the wharf where the ferries arrive in ‘Eua and where whale, fishing and diving tours depart, Ovava Tree Lodge could be more convenient for a stay on the island. What’s more, the 10 attractive timber fales (bungalows) are ultra-affordable, suitable for solo travellers and couples. Rooms have mosquito nets, electric fans and boast polished timber interiors. Breakfast is included in your stay, while lunch and dinner meal plans are available. Ovava Tree Lodge also offers airport transfers, WiFi, hot water, laundry service, as well as in-house whale swimming and cave diving tours. Learn more about the whales swimming (run by Deep Blue Diving) in The Best Whale Tours in ‘Eua.
2. The Hideaway
Not only does Hideaway offer a huge range of activities in ‘Eua, but the accommodation is a blessing to the budget traveller! All rooms here feature and a queen and a single bed, as well as an ensuite with hot showers. You pay according to the occupancy of the room, providing refreshing prices for solo travellers wanting a private room. Airport/wharf transfers are available, as well as a meal service with vegetarian options on request. Toast, Tongan tea, coffee and fruit are included during your stay for a simple breakfast, while a kitchen is available for self-catering but requires a small fee after the first use.
3. Taina’s Place
Set on the edge of a forest with expansive greens for camping and a selection of accommodation bungalows, Taina’s Place has something for most types of budget traveller. Choose from dorm rooms, private single rooms, private double rooms and private triple rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Alternatively, a cottage with a bathroom is available. Self-catering facilities are also a feature, where produce can be bought at local markets and fale koloa (convenience stores) or you can simply order meals from the accommodation. All the practicalities aside, you’ll hardly get bored here with Taina’s Place offering most activities that are available on the island at some of the cheapest rates. Check out some of their activities in the 10 Free & Cheap Things To Do in ‘Eua.
4. Blue Water Retreat
With the sandy Tufuvai Beach on its doorstep, Blue Water Retreat (formerly The Deep Resort) presents a dreamy location for a budget price. The resort offers a small selection of ocean-view ensuite bungalows, three with either a queen bed/two king singles and three family bungalows. The bungalows are recently renovated and feature their own deck where you can watch the sunset and see whales on the horizon during the whale season. Ferry/airport transfers are included in the accommodation rates, while transport, tours and meals at the onsite restaurant can all be organised with the resort for an effortless stay. The resort accepts cash, credit/debit card and direct bank transfers.
5. Seta Homestay
Get the holiday home experience at a budget price at the Seta Homestay. Located on the edge of Tufuvai Village, Seta Homestay offers a two-bedroom home that sleeps up to five guests. You’ll have your own bathroom, lounge and fully-equipped kitchen with tea, coffee, sugar and sometimes fresh fruit to get you started for your time in ‘Eua. Your hosts also offer homemade meals, food and vegetable supplies for self-catering, car hire, airport/wharf transfers and a 4WD tour. What’s more, you’re only a three-minute walk from the beach! See more accommodation like this in our 5 Best Family Accommodation on ‘Eua.
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6. ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House
A guest house in a quiet village, ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House is all about the experience with your host, Kiko. Not only does he offer whale swimming tours but offers guided hikes and 4WD tours. As for the guest house, choose from 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!), as well as hot showers, laundry facilities and cooked dinners are available.