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Formule 1: Fairly cheap accomodation

This is a basic hotel, but clean, comfortable, convenient to town, and relatively cheap for the area. You can fit 3 people in a room. The rooms with air conditioning do cost more - I think 6500 VT a night (about US$60). The non-air conditioned rooms are 4500 VT (about US$41). Breakfast can be bought for 600 VT (about US$5.50) - all you can eat, continental breakfast (cereal, toast, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, etc) served buffet style.

This has a great courtyard, good for socializing and relaxing. However, like I said, this is a basic hotel. It's a step up from a hostel - you get a private room and bath. If you want a pool and a bit of a view, go next door to Kaiviti Village (but be prepared to pay almost double!)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written July 28, 2005
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Vila Hibiscus Motel: Clean, cheap, but has it's pitfalls

The Vila Hibiscus Motel is clean and has working air-conditioning in the rooms that are listed as air-conditioned. There is only one tap in the shower, which means that you cannot pick the temperature. Whatever is in the pipes is what you get, which can be a rude shock (generally a cold one). Also, we booked a double room but we ended up with two single beds pushed together with a sheet over them because someone without a booking turned up the day before and took the room that we had originally booked. We had this experience again after we returned from our visit to Tanna. We had booked a double airconditioned room for our return, but when we arrived we were informed that our room was still occupied and that we would have to sleep in one of the non-airconditioned dorms for a night at a HIGHER price! Needless to say we were not happy and ended up wasting an afternoon looking for another place to stay. To sum up, although the place was clean and the staff were friendly it was very disappointing to find that on both arrivals our original bookings had been compromised. If you’re looking for a confirmed booking, this is not the place for you!

This accommodation had no outstanding characteristics.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel, Beaches
  • Written April 30, 2005

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Kalfabun Guest House: Decent Budget Accomodation in Port Vila

I have to make mention of this place because at the time of my visit it was the only accomodation geared mostly towards backpackers and other budget travelers. I had no complaints; it was a fine place to stay despite it's location right on a main road.

Convenience. That's why I chose to stay here. The location is probably not the best, but there's certainly nothing wrong with it. It is a little ways out of town, but there are enough minibuses going up and down the street that transportation really isn't a problem.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written October 30, 2004

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